TRADE 19th Birthday @ MOS

Featuring spectacular choreographed performances and shows, custom made decor, laser shows, pyrotechnic displays and live visuals.
Unique Trade soundtrack across four rooms of music from the Fierce Rulin Trade DJ’s and Special Guests.
Also returning is an industry institution, the world famous “Trade Test Lounge” where entrants will battle it out behind the decks to become the newest Trade DJ as we look to the future.
The first 500 Trade Babies through the door will receive a commemorative Birthday Gift.
FULL DETAILS to be released shortly!
Saturday Night / Sunday Morning 4th October 2009
@ The Ministry of Sound, 103 Gaunt Street, London SE1 6DP.

Advance Tickets available online from ticketweb here
Advance Tickets £15
Early Bird Tickets £13
Strictly Limited VIP Tickets £25* (Order online only)
* VIP Tickets include; Fast Track entry, Exclusive access to the VIP Bar and private viewing balcony’s overlooking the Main Bar & Box Room where our headlining DJ’s play.
Tickets available on the door (Subject to availability)
Ministry of Sound operates a ZERO TOLLERANCE Drugs Policy.
TRADE & MOS are committed to Safe Clubbing; keep GHB & GBL out of our clubs. Trade UK


  1. J:-)

    September 3, 2009 at 5:57 PM

    Why is the birthday on the 4th October? The birthday has always been the weekend the clocks change towards the end of October & close to Halloween. Halloween is normally a big weekend on the clubbing calender. Although Trade never normally advertise as a Halloween Party it certainly benefits from the atmosphere and bigger numbers of people who choose to go out this weekend and make extra effort with costume. Checkout ALL previous birthday photo’s and remind yourselves Trade Collective. . .

  2. AL

    September 3, 2009 at 10:04 PM

    The Trade Birthday has never had anything to do with halloween, but it is usually around the 25th (end of summer time)

    But in this econimic climate having such a big event before “pay day” makes little sense to me….that’s why i assume it has been moved to the begining of October.

    Anyway, LOVED the first one @ MOS and really looking forward to the Birthday :)

  3. Andy

    September 4, 2009 at 9:27 AM

    Trade birthday was usually late October. I have heard this is the best date MoS can offer. Personally I think it makes sense as the clock change thing was always so confusing :). This should be the ONLY party for that weekend so is sure to be a good one. Please Trade keep the music uplifting on the main floor for this party. Looking forward to this one. See you all there.

  4. HoxtonBoys

    September 4, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    We always found the time change bit confusing too, Oct 4th works better for us.

    I hope, as it’s the Birthday, that the main floor is a more classic Trade Line-up too as don’t think need for special guests when it the birthday :)


  5. J:-)

    September 4, 2009 at 4:15 PM

    Unfortunately for me MOS did not have the ‘Chi’ – it lacked energy. There have been more positive comments regarding the recent Orange Trade party that the event held at MOS. I can’t help thinking an earlier start time in a space that has not been used before would be a better option.

    I don’t know who is running the show at Trade but they really don’t appear to have their finger on the pulse! It’s all very very lame and uninspired.

  6. K

    September 4, 2009 at 4:39 PM

    Couldn’t make July trade as we were away. Looking forward to what we thought would be trade at it’s “official” birthday at the end of October,only to find out it’s celebrating 3 weeks early! Because of the management faffing over the dates for this, we cannot go. First time in 12 years that we won’t be there. Very disappointed by this.

  7. iBoy

    September 4, 2009 at 6:42 PM

    For what it’s worth, I thought Trade’s Pride party was one of the best I’ve been to all year, and easily the best Trade event outside Turnmills. Different strokes for different folks I guess.


  8. Richy

    September 4, 2009 at 6:47 PM

    Can’t wait for this….. loved Trade @ MOS in July. its good for a gay club to be in decent quality venue for a change.

    Why does it matter that its not exactly on the same date as usual, loads of clubs move dates around a little

    makes sense because there is supermartxe over the road just before – perfect feeder club…and like AL said its best that its not b4 pay day :-)

    Roll on 4th! :-)

  9. iBoy

    September 4, 2009 at 7:17 PM

    And from what I’ve been told, Trade’s birthday celebrations haven’t always been fixed to the last weekend in October.

  10. Andy

    September 4, 2009 at 10:25 PM

    MoS worked really well for Pride party. Security were friendly, and once inside the venue,unobtrusive. Good that clubbers were not getting too trashed but just having a great time. My only comment was that the main room (Box) took too long to really get going. This is a not a plea to return to old Trade classics but just to make a clear music distinction between the Main Bar and the Main Room, with Main room being tougher but still uplifting. Unless the guest is a real star I would stick to the ‘Fierce Rulin’. Hope Gonzalo can play this time as well.

  11. J:-)

    September 7, 2009 at 7:48 PM

    Change your artwork designers Trade – they are awful at the moment!

  12. AL

    September 7, 2009 at 9:41 PM

    We get the point J:-), you dislike the artwork, don’t like MOS & think trade is “lame and uninspired”

    Well i suggest you don’t bother going to the birthday then……pretty easy, and let those uf us excited about the second trade @ MOS to enjoy it!

  13. Diana Nancy Taylor

    September 8, 2009 at 1:04 PM

    I really enjoyed the last one at MOS and hope to make this one XX

  14. iBoy

    September 9, 2009 at 2:51 PM

    Is there any word on the DJ line-up yet, especially regarding guest DJs? Mark Knight was a cool choice last time, but I know some of the regulars didn’t like seeing an “outsider” in one of the main slots.


  15. Andy

    September 9, 2009 at 4:02 PM

    A bit of perspective is good :). Of course the quality if the music, sound, light, crowd is the most important thing. Not sure if this is relevant but i stopped going to Orange events when I found myself outside with a ticket for over an hour while they let in people without tickets. It is called respecting your customers. Matinee do try to do things well and i am sure these comments will help them negotiate with the venue to keep improving the whole experience.

  16. Andy

    September 9, 2009 at 4:03 PM

    Ooops – wrong thread!

  17. Andy

    September 10, 2009 at 2:14 PM

    Is the gift going to be the next (3rd?) instalment of the Last Dance or has that idea been given up? It would be good if MoS and Trade took note of the discussion on queues and coat checks. In July the weather was great so a lot of us did not bother with using coat check – that won’t be the case this time round i doubt. Oh – a great DJ line up would also be nice – :)

  18. The Trade Collective

    September 10, 2009 at 6:41 PM

    Ministry of Sound are use to dealing with large crowds, and have very extensive “Coat Check” facilities.

    We shall however ensure this issue is raised at our next meeting as well, so no problems arise for The Trade Birthday.

    Further details, Inc Dj’s etc, will be posted very shortly.

    The Trade Collective

  19. HoxtonBoys

    September 13, 2009 at 9:34 PM

    Ordered our Early Bird £13 tickets today, BARGAIN!!

    SO EXCITED, bring it on :)

    The Hoxton Boys

  20. kevins

    September 14, 2009 at 2:32 AM

    got a flyer in soho today… pagano, pete, malcome, ladyb, steve thomas, nick t, plus other other Djs in other rooms! should be good!

  21. The Trade Collective

    September 14, 2009 at 2:22 PM

    Party Proactive Host Baby Box @ Trade 19th Birthday!

    The Trade Collective are pleased to announce that “Party Proactive” will be joining us at Ministry of Sound for our 19th Birthday.

    They will be hosting the Baby Box.

    If you like you music a bit Harder… check out their event at Area, Vauxhall on Saturday 3rd October after that…


    The Trade Collective

  22. Pistolpete

    September 15, 2009 at 11:14 PM

    Erm, hello!
    has anyone else received the evolving Trade line up on Facebook yet?
    It’s looking pretty shit-hot. Example: SharpBoys are making a return to the lite-lounge which is a very very Trade thing. Them and Fat tony are the lite-lounge!

    Been listening to Lady Bianca’s sounds a lot more lately and she really is finding her own sound. I used to be critical of her hard-house sets but what’s she playing at Egg now is VERY good. Very energy: very warm with a twist. loving it!

    I don’t wanna appear ungrateful but where is the talented Gonzalo??

    Looking forward to this party night. Roll on October!

  23. J:-)

    September 16, 2009 at 9:32 PM

    Where can you listen to some recent sets from Bianca?

  24. Pistolpete

    September 17, 2009 at 6:02 AM

    i listen to them all the time

    and no i do not know lady bianca, she is not my friend. the music speaks for itself.

  25. Jacob Moss

    September 17, 2009 at 5:00 PM

    Am really excited to be spinning at this one :o) On another note, thanks for poasting up the Bianca mix links Pete- rocking as per usual!

  26. Pistolpete

    September 18, 2009 at 12:55 AM

    hey you’re welcome!
    i think i should post one of my own that i made directly inspired by trade.
    there is even a track that cheekily samples “Lets Rock” by E-trax
    see if you can find it.. ;-D

  27. wop

    September 18, 2009 at 8:27 AM

    That mix is brilliant Pete.
    Love “Edding 850″ which was also played by Pete Wardman at the last Trade/Orange.

  28. Pistolpete

    September 18, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    Hey thanks WOP.
    Yeah it’s a pretty cool mix eh? It just smacks or Trade for me.
    And that Edding track, when I first heard it I wasn’t sure if I liked it and now I can’t stop listening to it.

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