Location: Valinhos, Brazil
Capacity: 5,500 people
Situated slap-bang in tropical paradise due north of São Paulo in Valinhos, Laroc is a truly singular venue in every sense. A breath-taking open-air structure in the middle of a lush valley surrounded by forests and mountains, it’s a place where festival and super-club vibes combine by way of a pool, huge LEDs, a precision soundsystem and a stunning sunset vantage point.
A less-is-more party policy amplifies its reputation, too; only hosting 19 events a year — one every three weeks — Laroc doesn’t just throw down parties for the sake of it. The club invests hugely in each night and the local-championing and top level international line-ups reflect. Last year saw the likes of Kölsch, Armin van Buuren, Alesso, Galantis, Robin Schulz, Guy Gerber, Luciano, Jonas Blue, Hernan Cattaneo, Erick Morillo and Tchami all hold court in the venue’s unique arena, supercharged by dancers, confetti bombs, pyrotechnics, CO2 cannons and all the theatrics expected of a venue at this level… Or from a team who’ve had experience with some of Brazil’s biggest events since the early 2000s (including São Paulo’s Electric Zoo and Tomorrowland in recent years). Still very young at three years old, Laroc’s climb up the Top 100 proves its buzz is only just beginning to grow.