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Ministry of Sound: Testament — Melbourne, 12th & 13th August 2023

TMRW Music & Ministry of Sound Events Australia

Ministry of Sound: Testament — Melbourne, 12th & 13th August 2023

3:00pm, Sat 12 August, 2023 - 11:00pm, Sun 13 August, 2023
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Ministry of Sound: Testament — Melbourne, 12th & 13th August 2023


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 The Timber Yard on Sunday 13th August.

On Saturday 12th 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 stage, alongside 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 | 00s: Saturday 12th August, 3pm-11pm

Featuring: The Bloody Beetroots (IT) / Digitalism (GER) / Freq Nasty (NZ/UK) / Stanton Warriors (UK)
Plus: Andee Van Damage / Bang Gang Deejays / Boogs / Dirty South / Gab Oliver / John Course / Minx / Orkestrated / Sunshine / T-Rek

SESSION TWO LINEUP | 90s: Sunday 13th August, 2pm-10pm

Featuring: Barbara Tucker (USA) / Inner City (USA) / Phil Hartnoll (UK) / Tall Paul (UK)
Plus: Anthony Pappa / Jason Digby / John Course / Kasey Taylor / Mark Dynamix / Mark Pellegrini / Papa Smurf / Sean Quinn / Sgt Slick


Ministry of Sound: Testament — Melbourne, 12th & 13th August 2023
The Timber Yard, 351 Plummer Street, Port Melbourne


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 Timber Yard is accessible to wheelchair users. The venue is on one level, with flat paths throughout. 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.