Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Opening its doors back in1985 within the now uber-fashionable Flon district of Lausanne, MAD Club is one of the city’s longest-running nightclubs. Once an old hangar that was sometimes used as a theatre/concert hall, these days MAD is a buzzing late-night attraction, running across five floors with three dancefloors and one restaurant.
Over the years, the club has invited an abundance of local talent and international headliners to play the main floor: Loco Dice, Carl Cox, Roger Sanchez and Marco Carola have all made an appearance, plus the likes of Claptone, Timmy Trumpet, Bob Sinclar, Nicky Romero, and Defected’s Simon Dunmore within the past year. “At MAD, we are constantly adapting to musical trends, that's essential, but technology is also important. We invest in sound, lights and pyrotechnics. Full ears and full eyes,” say the team behind MAD Club.
The venue boasts a hi-tech lighting system plus a colossal 30-metre LED screen behind the DJ booth of the main floor; guaranteed to cause a spectacle. MAD has a loyal following of clubbers and each floor takes on a different theme, from Moroccan in La Mezza to the trendy Mad Café that features photos of famous artists who have graced the club.