Opening on 21st September 1991 and inspired by New York’s Paradise Garage, Ministry of Sound was the UK’s first nightclub dedicated to house music. The site was a derelict bus garage in a part of South London considered more infamous than famous.
On the opening night there was no alcohol, three flashing lights, moody security and unless you knew the names of at least a half-dozen Chicago DJs, you were unlikely to get past the legendary ‘pickers’. These strict club custodians were responsible for ensuring only the best mix of party people would pass the prison-like gates.
Despite the lack of booze and the fearsome location, people arrived in droves. Within a matter of weeks, word had spread that something special had landed smack in the middle of SE1 and London’s nightlife would never be the same again.
For over 25 years Ministry of Sound has been an icon for clubbers everywhere providing the biggest headline DJs and breakthrough talent to venues around the globe, resulting in a musical output and event experience of the highest calibre.
From London to New York, Amsterdam to Dubai, and Turkey to Thailand, they are established in every territory and making their UK debut at Silverstone.