Dance music innovator and longterm friend of the club, Judge Jules has been announced as our special guest DJ for the debut of The Annual Classical at Royal Festival Hall, London on 26th January.
Jules launched his career at the club and went on to become a staple DJ for The Annual. He mixed three platinum-selling editions of The Annual and a further three chart-topping The Ibiza Annual compilations.
Regarding his forthcoming appearance at the London premiere, Jules said:
“The Ministry of Sound has always been one of the most iconic brands in dance music and its legendary London venue has played an important part throughout my career. To be asked by Ministry of Sound to curate and perform at The Annual Classical orchestral show in London's Royal Festival Hall is a real honour.”
The Annual Classical is a celebration of our legendary compilation series with a full orchestral UK tour. The Annual Classical will include some of the biggest dance tracks, which have featured on the earliest editions of The Annual.
Speaking about his role in the recreation of the music, Jules said:
“The Annual series has always been snapshots of the scene. With such a rich history in music to choose from, ensuring we were able to represent all the important moments in dance music over nearly three decades was a big task. But we've gone and created something truly memorable. The experience of listening to a live orchestra is on another level anyway, and to be able to fuse that feeling with the music of a lifetime promises a very special night.”
A special documentary celebrating Ministry of Sound’s The Annual has also been made, which will be screened exclusively at The Annual Classical shows across the UK. The documentary explores the history of The Annual, with never-before-seen footage. It features interviews with the DJs who launched their careers at the club, before becoming dance music legends, including the likes of Judge Jules, Paul Oakenfold, Todd Terry and Brandon Block.
Tickets for The Annual Classical are available now, get yours here.
26th January, London, Royal Festival Hall
18th May, Birmingham, Symphony Hall
31st May, Cardiff, St Davids Hall
6th June, Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
8th June, Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
14th June, Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
21st June, Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall