Groove Armada, Paul van Dyk, and Armand Van Helden will help Ministry of Sound celebrate its 30th birthday. Three sessions will be streamed live to YouTube and Mixcloud on Friday, September 17th and Saturday, September 18th from The Box, showcasing the club’s main room.
The streams will traverse all genres that Ministry has hosted with a rare three-hour set from Paul van Dyk, a UK Garage bonanza with DJ Zinc, Todd Edwards, and Zed Bias, then a final session with Armand Van Helden and Groove Armada.
The live streams are part of a collaboration with Free Now who will also be presenting three documentaries celebrating and exploring different subcultures and scenes in British dance culture. Titled ‘A Journey Into Dance’, the documentaries will dive into how dance music is shared and experienced and offer a safe space of expression for those in often marginalised communities.
Mariusz Zabrocki, Free Now UK General Manager, said: “We are proud to be creating a series that will not only explore but celebrate different dance subcultures throughout the UK. This is where so many of the interesting and innovative elements of UK dance culture hail from but the contribution of the people of colour who create them rarely reaches the mainstream. We hope that by documenting the work being done in these spaces that this will ensure that credit is given where it is due.”
For full details of both nights go to ministryofsound.com.