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Academy LA

Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Capacity: 1,500

In the last couple of years, under Insomniac’s and Exchange LA’s direction, Academy has maintained its identity and continued to thrive — despite its many metamorphoses and being right next door to competitor, Avalon Hollywood. Only open on the weekends, Academy hosts special events in addition to its usual club-nights, and summer series Day Trip (held on Sunday mornings) takes maximum advantage of the venue’s delightful outdoor terrace.

Booking a high-energy and Jumbotron-worthy selection of talent — including Deadmau5, Tiësto, Kaskade, Afrojack, Lee Foss, Moon Boots, JSTJR and more — Academy keeps the traffic moving through its doors. Inside, 145 customisable, curved LED ceiling panels look down on an upstairs VIP Lounge and the massive dancefloor, which is regularly bombarded by CO2, resulting in a heightened nightlife experience.