HE.SHE.THEY. announce fifth anniversary world tour, share line-up for tomorrow’s London event

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HE.SHE.THEY. has announced its fifth anniversary world tour and unveiled the full line-up for tomorrow’s (January 28) party at Ministry of Sound to kick off the global celebrations.

Peaches (Live), Kittin, Boris, DJ Paulette and SYREETA are on the programme, alongside Hannah Holland, Dan Beaumont, Grace Sands and Maze & Masters, to traverse clubbers through techno, electro, disco and house soundscapes.

There will also be a takeover by London’s goth/alternative queer night Monster Queen, headed by Wax Wings, with R&B and bashment sounds to be heard in the Loft.

Across the venue, there are going to be 15 dancers to energise punters, who are encouraged to wear whatever they want, from jeans and a t-shirt, to drag, to their favourite PVC boots and leather harness.

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“This first 5 years of HE.SHE.THEY. have been the wildest journey of our lives, from our very first show at Ministry of Sound, to Fabric, Ibiza, Berlin, New York,” co-founders Steven Braines and Sophia Kearney tell Mixmag. “During the pandemic we focused on supporting social causes close to our heart online, launching our clothing, HE.SHE.THEY. Records and an app, to now having been in 13 countries and dozens of cities.

“Our message of tolerance and inclusivity in mainstream spaces has grown so much and it moves us how much people round the world say this brand means to them be they straight, LGBTQIA+, all gender spectrums, all races; we are honoured and so excited to celebrate this fifth birthday, back where it all began, with a line-up of dreams – this Saturday 28th at Ministry of Sound”

HE.SHE.THEY. has also unveiled acts confirmed for global dates. So far, those on the billing include VTSS, Horse Meat Disco, DJ Stingray, SPFDJ, Jennifer Cardini, ABSOLUTE., UNIIQU3, Mella Dee, Kilimanjaro, Denis Sulta and Amanda Lepore.

They’ve added that there are still more “huge names” yet to come, too.

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Over the next few months, the party is set to takeover various cities in the UK, Ibiza, Barcelona, LA, Chicago, Miami, Toronto, Italy, San Francisco and more. You can check out some of the dates and further details here.

You can still get tickets for tomorrow’s Ministry of Sound event which kicks off at 11pm; do so here.

Niamh Ingram is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor, follow her on Twitter

Written by: Tim Hopkins

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