Ministry of Sound’s The Annual Classical, shook the foundations of London’s Royal Festival Hall in January with the sold out world premiere performance flooring clubbers old and new with orchestral reinterpretations of the classic dance tunes from the first five The Annual compilations originally released in the 1990s. Now heading out on a 7-city tour that comes to The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester on the 14th June The Annual Classical are pleased to announce that the special guest DJ & host for the evening will be house legend Brandon Block.
Perhaps one of the most loved and best known DJ’s to have emerged from the 90’s club scene, Brandon Block has had an Ibiza residency since 1990 and regularly plays across Europe and as far afield as Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, Australia, Israel and the USA. He became a presenter on Kiss FM and MTV Dance and has released music under his Blockster alias via Ministry Of Sound.
A special documentary celebrating Ministry of Sound’s The Annual has also been made, which will be screened exclusively at all of The Annual Classical shows.
The documentary explores the history of The Annual, the club and features never before seen footage. It features interviews with the DJs who launched their careers at the club and became Ministry of Sound legends, including the likes of Judge Jules, Paul Oakenfold, Todd Terry and Brandon Block, alongside the key Ministry of Sound players including co-founder Justin Berkmann and chairman Lohan Presencer.
Recognising the cultural significance of the tour, Classic FM has been announced as media partner, which sees the UK’s most popular classical music station team up with The Annual Classical for this classical crossover project. Classic FM will be promoting the orchestral tour to its 5.2 million weekly listeners on air, online and on social media.
Tickets for The Annual Classical are available now from Ministry Of Sound also via SeeTickets, Ticketmaster and The Bridgewater Hall.
18th May 2019 Birmingham, Symphony Hall
31st May 2019 Cardiff, St David’s Hall
6th June 2019 Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
8th June 2019 Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
14th June 2019 Manchester, The Bridgewater Hall
21st June 2019 Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
31st August 2019 Chelmsford, City Racecourse