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Ministry of Sound: Testament — Sydney, 5th & 6th August 2023

TMRW Music & Ministry of Sound Events Australia

Ministry of Sound: Testament — Sydney, 5th & 6th August 2023

4:00pm, Sat 5 August, 2023 - 10:00pm, Sun 6 August, 2023
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Ministry of Sound: Testament — Sydney, 5th & 6th August 2023

A Testament to the legend of 90s & 00s club culture 

Over the decades pockets of dimly lit, late night, often secretive locations around the country provided the backdrop to the cathartic ritual of dance. From Australia’s acid house infancy to the many reinventions of rave through the 90s and the peak of 00s nightlife, communities were formed on the dancefloor, cemented over deep 4am conversations had in the safety of a likeminded hive of excitement, escape and elation.
This unmatched era of nightlife has become the stuff of folklore and legend.

TESTAMENT pays tribute to the sounds and the people of this club generation, and the vibrant late-night cities and cultures across the country which they cultivated.

With an impressive revival of each cities’ local DJ talent of the era, this tour welcomes global icons to the lineup, whose influence is woven into the fabric of modern club life; with house music queen Barbara Tucker (USA), Detroit Techno pioneers Inner City (USA), English DJ/Producer Tall Paul (UK), and Phil Hartnoll of iconic UK acid-house-meets-trance duo Orbital – all bringing their 90s mastery to Session One on Saturday 5th August in Sydney.

For Session Two on Sunday 6th August, audiences will be transported directly back to well-worn naughties dancefloors with a 1,2 Woop Woop as masked electropunk The Bloody Beetroots (IT) take centre stagealongside Kitsuné 00s electronica darlings Digitalism (GER), and legends of breaks Freq Nasty (NZ/UK) and Stanton Warriors (UK). 

Joining the national touring party are the Australian DJs synonymous with Ministry of Sound – Goodwill, John Course, Groove Terminator and Mark Dynamix – who between them compiled and mixed album titles which went on to sell millions of copies through the decades across The Annual, Sessions, Clubbers guide and more.


SESSION ONE LINEUP | 90s: Saturday 5th August, 4pm-12am
Featuring: Barbara Tucker (USA) / Inner City (USA) / Phil Hartnoll (UK) / Tall Paul (UK)
Plus: Alan Thompson / Illya / Jade / John Course / John Ferris / Johnny Gleeson / Jumping Jack / Kate Munroe / Lexie Bradfield / Lorna / Mark Dynamix / Mike Dotch / Ming D / Nick Field / Nick Law / Phil Smart / Simon Caldwell / Suzie Q / Tim McGee / Trent Rackus

SESSION TWO LINEUP | 00s: Sunday 5th August, 2pm-10pm
Featuring: The Bloody Beetroots (IT) / Digitalism (GER) / Freq Nasty (NZ/UK) / Stanton Warriors (UK)
Plus: Act Yo Age / Bang Gang Deejays / Cassette / Dirty South / Elroy / Goodwill / Groove Terminator / Jace Disgrace / John Course / Kato / Kid Kenobi / Minx / Ritual / Shamus / Skool of Thought (UK) / StePHan / Sveta / Tommy Trash / Yolanda Be Cool


Ministry of Sound: Testament — Sydney, 5th & 6th August 2023
Overseas Passenger Terminal, 130 Argyle St, The Rocks


Tickets are valid for single entry on the date specified on the ticket only.
To attend both sessions you must purchase valid tickets for both dates.


The Overseas Passenger terminal is accessible to wheelchair users. There are lifts inside the venue to access the multiple floors, and there will be accessible toilets at the event.  This event is a celebration of clubbing culture and will be held in an adult environment with loud music, strobe/bright lights and lasers. Valid companion cards will be accepted at the event entry and do not need to be pre-booked.