Hï Ibiza has been voted the World’s No.1 Club in this year’s Top 100 Clubs poll.
Top 100 Clubs is a celebration of the world’s definitive dancefloors, ranked entirely by votes from DJ Mag’s global audience. More than 600,000 verified votes were counted in this year’s poll.
Top 100 Clubs typically runs from December-April, but has been delayed due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, as restrictions ease and the electronic music world opens up again, clubs in many countries are gladly returning to some semblance of normality.
Voting opened on 9th March at 12:00 GMT and ran until 11th May at 23:59 BST. The results were announced today (28th June) via a countdown on our social media channels.
“We've waited a long time to welcome our worldwide music family back to Hï Ibiza,” said Yann Pissenem, CEO and founder of The Night League, the company that presides over both Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza. “So it was an amazing feeling to open the club doors on April 30th for our first opening party in two years, titled Better Together — a celebration of opening both Ushuaïa and Hï Ibiza, as well as the return to the dancefloor and Ibiza for thousands of excited clubbers.”
It’s been a long anticipated moment for this year’s Top 100 Clubs winner. And loyal clubbers were rewarded with the fruits of Hï Ibiza’s lockdown freshen-up. First up is the giant mural by Argentinian-Spanish street artist Felipe Pantone, which adds a vivacious splash of colour to the club’s entrance. Inside, a rebuild of the stage means it now covers the full width of the venue, making the setup fully customisable for each party. A brand new high-resolution, full-width LED screen has also been added, allowing for bespoke visuals. And the club’s ‘The Twist’ lighting structure, which ran down each side of the venue, has been replaced with three hundred lights covering the walls and ceilings, their different sequences of colour allowing an incredible array of effects and atmospheres. Accompanying all of this is a brand-new, bespoke L-Acoustics soundsystem, ensuring that Hï Ibiza is at the cutting edge of world-beating sound.
All this merely augments the venue’s already stunning design. Main room, The Theatre, is based around an Italian amphitheatre, its dancefloor surrounded by a raised terrace hosting the VIP area. As well as boasting six BB4 lasers, a CO2 Megatron and confetti fans in the ceiling, its production is bespoke for each party. The Club Room then offers an underground vibe. With the low ceiling giving it an intimate closeness, accentuated by a dancefloor-level DJ booth, its darkness is punctuated by lighting that sends out hundreds of coloured beams. The Wild Corner, meanwhile, is a unisex bathroom that also boasts a DJ booth — big-name guests often drop in for unannounced DJ sets — and The Magic Garden and The Secret Garden are two outdoor spaces for alfresco adventures or simply chilling out. There’s also an outdoor rooftop terrace and bar when you need to escape the crowds. Into this comes the club’s biggest line-up so far, not only welcoming back favourite residents from previous seasons, but also hosting new residencies in both The Theatre and the Club Room.
“Hï Ibiza is a venue where everyone is welcome,” said Pissenem when speaking about winning DJ Mag's Top 100 Clubs. “From locals to seasoned clubbers and all those that have a love for the music and the island. We want people to dance, smile, feel free and go home rejuvenated. We’re already deep into planning for 2023 as well, with many exciting changes and improvements. But, for now, we’re focused on making this our best summer ever!”