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Martin Guttridge-Hewitt
11 February 2022, 12:28

London queer party Adonis announced as special guests at Trade’s 24-hour 30th birthday

The Sunday takeover promises "harder dance" with "no speed limits"

London queer party Adonis announced as special guests at Trade’s 24-hour 30th birthday

London queer party Adonis has been confirmed as the special guest at this weekend's 24-hour marathon event celebrating 30 years of dance institution Trade, at London club Egg. 

Grace Sands, Marie Malarie, Michelle Manetti, and founder Shay Malt have been announced to play the takeover, which will commence on the club's middle floor at 10AM on Sunday 13th February. Those still standing are promised "harder dance" with "no speed limit".

"Trade has always been a melting pot for it's crowd and it's music. I can't wait to welcome back our Trade family and introduce new audiences to our journey through sound," said Trade founder, Laurence Malice.

DJ Mag's recent long read on Trade - published to mark the anniversary — explores the history of the legendary UK party, which was instrumental in bringing "on-and-on party culture" to Britain by way of LGBTQ+ after hours events, initially from 3AM to 9AM.

Paying homage to the session's slogan — 'The All Night Bender' — DJs including Pete Wardman, Ian M, and Steve Thomas were among those in charge of the soundtrack, alongside the late-Tony de Vit, often cited among the most influential figures in underground 1990s British dance music. 

Tickets for Trade's 30th birthday, which runs Saturday 12th - Sunday 13th February, 6PM to 6PM, are on sale now. The full line-up, featuring original regulars like Andy Farley, Smokin' Joe, The Sharp Boys, Tall Paul and Knuckleheadz, alongside debutants including Frankel & Harper and Remco Beekwilder, was announced in January.

Adonis Trade 30th Birthday