We are now into the final week of voting for Top 100 Clubs 2015, powered by Miller Genuine Draft. Every year we see new contenders arrive on the scene primed to challenge the old guard, and 2015 will be no different!
Here are four clubs, who have never featured before, but have designs on shaking things up in 2015. You can still cast your votes here.
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Location: Zrce Beach, Island of Pag, Croatia
That Croatia is competing with Ibiza as the go-to clubbing destination in Europe — especially for your average clubber not interested in remortgaging their house for a round of drinks — is undeniable. And central to Croatia's draw is the idyllic Island of Pag, home to several Top 100 Clubs, including Noa Beach Club. Impressively, the club breached the Top 100 in its debut year and has been an ever-present since 2015. And it's not hard to see why.
With a stunning location on the Adriatic sea — pine-crested mountains to the rear and the Instagram-perfect coastline yawning in front — the main decision you have to make is where to take in the views (and the stellar cast of DJs), with 11 bars, cabanas, VIP lounges, massage tables and the main pool all on offer. Or, if you're a baller, you could rock up in your yacht and berth it at their private marina.
Open daily during the summer until 6am (and quite often beyond), Noa had a huge summer of events last year, including return visits from Steve Aoki and Robin Schulz. The club was also once again part of the EDM-heavy Black Sheep Festival, which took over the four leading clubs on Zrce Beach. With new set designs each year (made out of local sustainable wood, eco-dancers will be pleased to know) and bookings that draw in thousands each night over the summer, Noa Beach Club is set to be a name to remember for a long, long time.
Location: Zrce Beach, Croatia
The influx of festivals to Croatia has meant that local clubs have had to keep innovating to win the attention of visiting rave tourists. As such, Noa Beach Club has once again switched up its interior design in the last 12 months. The whole place is made out of wood, so the team also have a job maintaining it, and often have to replace any old or weak components. Ahead of the summer season, a whole new stage is also planned.
Big names from the EDM and trance world like Steve Aoki and Robin Schulz, plus more underground techno artist Fritz Kalkbrenner and mysterious house man Claptone have all played here in the last 12 months. There aren’t regular nights here, but throughout summer DJs are booked nearly every day, with key residents Aldo Morro, Robert MKC, DJ Miss Kay Dee, Marco Cole and Clay Clemens all providing able support.
Add in a D&B Audiotechnik system, nature-oriented decor with a lot of wood, palm trees, water elements, and a circular club design with views of the Adriatic, and it’s not hard to see why this beautiful space is so well loved.