The results of this year’s DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs poll will be announced today, 24th August.
Voting for this year’s poll launched back in May, after being slightly delayed due to the impact of the pandemic on the nightlife industry. Launching in a reimagined format for current times, this year’s edition of Top 100 Clubs intends to celebrate global club culture during an incredibly difficult period.
The coronavirus pandemic continues to force the closure of thousands of clubs worldwide. While clubs in some parts of the world are beginning to reopen, many remain unable to do so. Under the unifying belief that now is not the time to hide clubs away, DJ Mag made the decision to use their platforms to celebrate and support the global nightclub industry as we start to imagine a return to the dancefloor globally.
Since May, DJ Mag has celebrated venues through the Top 100 Clubs 2021 Virtual World Tour, a nine-week virtual showcase open to clubs of all sizes across the globe, which you can revisit on DJ Mag’s YouTube and Twitch pages.
Sets as part of the Top 100 Clubs 2021 Virtual World Tour took a variety of forms: from DJ sets from empty clubs, classic sets from clubs at their peak, and live sets from clubs that is currently able to open legally and safely.
Alongside this, DJ Mag has been supporting clubs through a directory — available to any venue around the world — on top100clubs.com and linked from voting pages during the event period. This directory has collated fundraising efforts by clubs across the world. Each territory is in a different position in terms of the pandemic this year. So each club is in a different situation.
These fundraising efforts included direct links to Crowdfunder campaigns supporting the club in question; some included links to purchase advance tickets for the venue when it’s open, or to buy merchandise that helps fund the club. Some have also been linked to a charitable organisation that a club is supporting locally, such as a food bank or local community organisation.
Learn more about how you can help support clubs around the world here.