Ministry of Sound has revealed the line-up for He.She.They, a new party that puts its focus on inclusivity and individuality.
The event, run in partnership with fellow London promoters LWE, aims to tackle prejudices and issues that still exist in the club music world today by providing an atmosphere that champions diversity in terms of race, gender, sexuality, religion and social background.
The debut He.She.They party is happening in Ministry of Sound on Saturday 24th February and will be headlined by Maya Jane Coles, Ellen Allien and Satoshi Tomiie. Other sets on the night will come from the likes of Maze & Masters, Scratcha DVA, Jonathan Bestley, Mickey Pearce and special guest KDA.
London hip hop promoters behind the So Fresh, So Clean, The Menendez Brothers, will host room 3 on the night, with the mighty DJ Barely Legal headlining and support coming from Rinse FM’s Emerald.
Also performing on the night will be London-based dance troupe Little Gay Brother.
“We want to create a sanctuary; a place without prejudice; where people can be people,” explain the event’s organisers. “To create a utopia where people feel they belong whilst expressing their utmost individuality...It’s a really simple ethos: have a good time whilst being respectful to others. If you bring a bad attitude, if your intolerances come to the surface, you will not be welcomed.”
The topic of inclusivity and the importance of abolishing prejudice and sexism in the club music world has never felt more vital and DJs, artists and promoters across the board have been contributing in a variety of ways to tackling these issues. Last year, DJ Mag's digital editor Charlotte Lucy Cijffers wrote about how women are at long last claiming their rightful position at the fore of dance music. Recently, several women spoke to DJ Mag about their experiences of sexual assault in the industry.
You can get tickets for the first He.She.They event here. Take a look at the full line-up below.