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Illuzion
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Location: Phuket, Thailand 
Capacity: 5,000+

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From shopping to bopping: Illuzion used to be a boring old mall, now it’s one of Thailand’s premiership clubs with action every night of the week. Sprawling over multiple floors and three rooms, the club has been a mainstay in the Top 100 since 2016 and it keeps on growing and developing year on year. 2019 was no exception, as the team supersized the LED wall and stage in the cavernous Outline soundsystem-equipped main room, making it even more of a dramatic scenario for big room blowouts.

As you’d expect from such a supersized enterprise, Illuzion excels in big ticket line-ups across the board, from EDM and hip-hop players to heavyweight techno stars all performing across the venue’s different areas. As well as the main room, there’s the Funktion-One-installed, techno-flavoured Shelter room and the plush Empire Club room, home to live acts, singers and hip-hop nights.

Whichever room you find yourself in you’re in safe hands, as the club’s faithful residents Kraiz, Samatsky, Guan Cuba, Mighty Mo and Miranda have been captaining the Illuzion controls for years, warming up for the biggest possible guests. Last year’s headliners alone ranged from Tiësto and DJ Snake to Marco Carola and Sven Väth, via Steve Aoki and Lil Jon.