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GREEN VALLEY
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Location: Camboriú, Brazil

Capacity: 12,000

Website: greenvalleybr.com

They've done it again! The club that topped the poll in 2013 and 2015 — and has been in the top three all decade — has risen to the apex once more for 2018. So it's congratulations to Green Valley in Brazil, who even had world class footballer Neymar supporting their campaign again this year.

Green Valley is a fantastic place to party. More like a mini-festival than a traditional walled club, the fact that it's largely open-air — thanks to the warm climate in the state of Santa Catarina in the southern part of Brazil — simply adds to the allure.

When you consider that Green Valley was nothing more than a makeshift tent in the middle of an airfield a decade ago — surrounded by lush vegetation — its meteoric rise has been incredible. The legendary Carl Cox played that first rave, creating enough of a stir for the demand to be there in the locality to create a permanent structure. GV quickly built up, and now boasts three main areas, multiple bars, a merchandising boutique and a lovely picturesque lake in the centre of the grounds.

The main room is covered by tented canvas, and plays host to a wealth of international big room names. Sonically, it is equipped with the latest VerTec Series technology by JBL, combined with the latest Funktion One system for DJ monitoring. Huge attention is paid to visuals and lighting, with LED walls transmitting cutting-edge visuals from the various in-house VJs, and several 'light hubs' working overtime. Add in CO2 cannons, lasers and other special effects and you get an amazing immersive experience.

The second room, Underline, is for more underground sounds. A platform has been built at one side in the past 12 months to give a great view of the lake, and new LED walls and lighting put in to amplify the experience of being on a long rectangular dancefloor. And up at the top of GV, the Lagoon Stage — used on especially big nights during Carnival and the like — is like another festival stage in itself.

In the past year, Green Valley has booked the likes of Claptone, Bontan, Duke Dumont, Amine Edge & Dance, Oliver Heldens, Steve Angello, Steve Aoki and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano, while also foregrounding top Brazilian artists like Gui Boratto and Felguk. Among the residents are Alok and Vintage Culture — who both rank prominently in the Top 100 DJs list, and who undoubtedly owe part of their success to Green Valley — as well as Chemical Surf, FTampa, Fabrício Peçanha, San Schwartz and the unstoppable Rodrigo Vieira. Backstage, the 'green rooms' are more than ample for visiting DJs.

Green Valley embarked on an international tour recently, taking in China (Hangzhou, Shanghai), Tokyo in Japan, La Coruna in Spain, and Madeira and The Algarve in Portugal — spreading the brand name far and wide in the process. But the main concern is the home club, which is set to put on a host of top nights well into the future. The club will surely be celebrating their status as the No.1 club in the world again, Brazilian-style — reclaiming the Top 100 Clubs crown for 2018.

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GREEN VALLEY
2
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
Club Piccadilly
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