Location: Limassol, Cyprus
Guaba continues to dominate the club scene in Cyprus, from its humble origins as a small beachside kiosk on the Mediterranean. And according to co-founder Yiannis Antoniades, things are just getting better and better. “Guaba is like a non-stop festival for five months,” he says, its opening fiesta kicking off this year's season in May. “Last year was another great season. It was an unforgettable summer. Our fans are the best crowd in the world. We've tried all different genres of music and it all seems to work out, from trance to techno, house to psy. Our goal is for people to have an amazing experience.”
The right programming helps, of course. Dutch pairing W&W have pitched up, along with the likes of Fedde Le Grand. Israeli psychedelic trance duo helped their Summer Carnival go with a bang, and the beach arena saw sets from the S-Man himself, Roger Sanchez, and Mark Knight, as well as Gabriel & Dresden. Yiannis is also proud of the club's IV parties, or Immature Veterans, tailored for an older crowd. “They can party harder than any teenager,” he says. We don't doubt it.