Skip to main content
GUVERNMENT
down 31
Position: 
69

A serial high flyer in this poll, The Guvernment served as one power we didn't have to fight. Once even landing 8th in this poll (2008). However on 1st May 2014, only a month after the club featured at 38th position in these pages, Ink Entertainment, the club's parent company, announced the closure of their spellbinding auditorium inside the Koolhaus entertainment complex in January 2015.

What followed were a string of epic farewell parties which culminated in a final event with Deadmau5 on 25th January, rounded off emotionally with one last play of 'I Feel Love', dropped tearfully by owner Charles Khabouth and resident DJ Mark Oliver, to rapturous applause. Over the years, despite the implications of its misspelt name, The Guvernment permitted the sort of revelry most authorities look to ban.

Immense sound and mind-blowing light shows of ginormous scale, everyone from Steve Aoki through to Sasha played here during its 18-year lifetime. Therefore to hear that the complex has been sold so a “commercial-residential community” can be built is a particular sting in the tail. This is one “guvernment” that will be sorely missed.

Topics

1
GREEN VALLEY
2
SPACE IBIZA
3
HAKKASAN
4
PACHA IBIZA
5
AMNESIA
6
OCTAGON
7
ZOUK SINGAPORE
8
BCM PLANET DANCE
9
USHUAïA
10
SIRENA
11
MINISTRY OF SOUND
12
THE WAREHOUSE PROJECT
13
BERGHAIN / PANORAMA BAR
14
DC10
15
FABRIC
16
COCORICO
17
PARADISE CLUB
18
ECHOSTAGE
19
ANZUCLUB
20
PAPAYA
21
LiFE
22
BOOTSHAUS
23
CAVO PARADISO
24
MOTION
25
DRAI'S
26
WARUNG
27
MARQUEE
28
YALTA
29
GUABA BEACH CLUB
30
TROUW
31
SANKEYS IBIZA
32
SURRENDER/ENCORE
33
AIR AMSTERDAM
34
SKY ROOM
35
DIGITAL NEWCASTLE
36
ARMA 17
37
NOA BEACH CLUB
38
ZOUK KL
39
DUEL:BEAT
40
EXCHANGE LA
41
MATAHARI
42
ELROW / ROW 14
43
BAUM
44
Altromondo Studios
45
AVALON HOLLYWOOD
46
CLUB SPACE MIAMI
47
EL FORTIN
48
WOMB
49
GUENDALINA
50
WAREHOUSE LEEDS
51
FABRIK
52
NEW CITY GAS
53
AQUARIUS ZRCE
54
Studio 80
55
LIGHT NIGHTCLUB
56
CACAO BEACH
57
D-EDGE
58
MANSION
59
OUTPUT
60
PRIVILEGE IBIZA
61
Pacha New York
62
CONTROL
63
STEALTH
64
VERSUZ
65
REX CLUB
66
CIELO
67
SUB CLUB
68
WATERGATE
69
GUVERNMENT
70
EGG LONDON
71
SANKEYS MCR
72
Fuse SG
73
MINT CLUB
74
LOST BEACH CLUB
75
VALKYRIE CLUB
76
DANGHAI CLUB
77
LA HUAKA
78
FOUNDATION
79
BETA (WATERLOO)
80
CORSICA STUDIOS
81
CONCRETE
82
XOYO
83
ROBERT JOHNSON
84
CASTLE CLUB
85
SPACE SHARM
86
CULTURE CLUB REVELIN
87
TRESOR
88
E11EVEN
89
Teatro Amador
90
The Arches
91
KITTY SU
92
THE MID
93
LUX FRAGIL
94
Spartacus Club
95
Liv Nightclub
96
VELVET
97
LOFT METROPOLIS
98
MYST SHANGHAI
99
TENAX CLUB
100
RAINBOW VENUES

Subscriptions

Get a copy of DJ Mag delivered direct to your door and inbox every month