The humungous Echostage in the American capital of Washington DC has jumped a huge 19 places since its new entry into the chart last year. Started by Panorama Productions owners Antonis Karagounis and Pete Kalamoutsos less than three years ago, the main feature of Echostage is its one gargantuan centre space with various balconies around the side.
It's the ideal place to see big name DJs such as David Guetta, Hardwell, Tiësto, Eric Prydz, Kaskade, Above & Beyond, Dash Berlin and Carl Cox, who have all played Echostage recently.
Set-up for big stage shows, Echostage has expanded its booking policy recently to also include big rock and pop gigs, with Ellie Goulding, Cut Copy and Phoenix amongst recent bookings.
An ideal place to watch a band as much as a DJ, Echostage was where Markus Schulz and Ferry Corsten birthed their New World Punx project, and it's received rave reviews from DJs such as Knife Party, BT, Above & Beyond and Wolfgang Gartner amongst many others.
“Echostage is my new favourite venue on the east coast. And I'm from the east coast,” said Porter Robinson, gushingly.