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BARBARELLAS
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Location: Pirovac, Croatia

Capacity: 2,500

Website: thegarden.hr/barbarellas-disco

There was a certain amount of serendipity in the founding of Barbarella’s. When Garden Festival founder Nick Colgan had to find a new location for his respected dance music event, he went scouting for sites near Tisno (where The Garden brand now hosts many other dance festivals rather than its own).

Colgan discovered a derelict venue in Pirovac that seemed to tick all the boxes, and then some. He fell in love. “It used to be an old club, which lay dormant for a good few years,” Colgan says. “It was exactly what we wanted — open-air, by the sea, surrounded by pine trees. There’s nothing else quite like it, and it tapped into iconic clubs of the past — especially from Ibiza’s very early days, plus with a great Funktion One soundsystem we installed and an intimate dancefloor for everyone.” Spruced up — but not excessively — Barbarella’s now holds parties for some of Croatia’s best festivals.

In 2018, shindigs are promised from Love International, Soundwave, Dekmantel, Suncébeat, Hospitality On The Beach and Defected. And when you consider that talent of the magnitude of DJ Harvey, Ben UFO, Kerri Chandler, Kenny Dope, The Black Madonna, Craig Richards, Midland, Horse Meat Disco, Josey Rebelle, Medlar and Alexander Nut have played there, it should be on the bucket list of any self respecting dance fan.

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GREEN VALLEY
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USHUAïA
3
ZOUK SINGAPORE
4
ECHOSTAGE
5
HÏ IBIZA
6
PAPAYA
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OCTAGON
8
PACHA IBIZA
9
FABRIC
10
BERGHAIN
11
BOOTSHAUS
12
AMNESIA
13
NOA BEACH CLUB
14
Printworks
15
DC-10
16
MOTION
17
GUABA BEACH BAR
18
WARUNG BEACH CLUB
19
ZOUK KL
20
WHITE DUBAI
21
ELROW (ROW14)
22
EXCHANGE LA
23
OMNIA
24
MINISTRY OF SOUND
25
AQUARIUS
26
EL FORTIN
27
THE WAREHOUSE PROJECT
28
OUTPUT
29
LAROC
30
HAKKASAN
31
AVALON HOLLYWOOD
32
BARBARELLAS
33
KALYPSO
34
EGG LONDON
35
MARQUEE
36
TOBACCO DOCK
37
FABRIK
38
CAVO PARADISO
39
BAUM
40
CULTURE CLUB REVELIN
41
MYST
42
PRIVILEGE
43
BEACHCLUB
44
LOST BEACH CLUB
45
DIGITAL NEWCASTLE
46
ELEMENTS
47
WATERGATE
48
ILLUZION
49
VERSUZ
50
REX CLUB
51
Schimanski
52
CONCRETE
53
RAZZMATAZZ
54
MATAHARI
55
DUEL:BEAT
56
WOMB
57
TRESOR
58
XOYO
59
TENAX CLUB
60
VELVET
61
FOUNDATION NIGHTCLUB
62
YALTA CLUB
63
PANAMA
64
ROBERT JOHNSON
65
Space Plus
66
PHONOX
67
CÉ LA VI
68
GUENDALINA
69
SANKEYS IBIZA
70
SKY GARDEN
71
MAD CLUB
72
THE PALACE
73
SPACE ONE
74
Eden
75
Oqtagon
76
De School
77
ONYX
78
SOS CLUB
79
ARMA 17
80
Heart Nightclub
81
D-EDGE
82
CHINESE LAUNDRY
83
LUX FRAGIL
84
Propaganda
85
Jewel Nightclub
86
Goa Club
87
Halcyon
88
Catwalk
89
STUDIO 338
90
ZIG ZAG
91
Club Galame
92
COLOSSEUM CLUB
93
E11EVEN
94
Home Sydney
95
CLUB SPACE MIAMI
96
AGEHA
97
House of Yes
98
SUB CLUB
99
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