Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
Since making its mark as Bulgaria’s first-ever nightclub in 1959, Yalta has gone on to become one of the most respected club venues in the Balkans. Ringing in a new clubbing era after the fall of communism in 1989, it built a name as a haven for globe-trotting DJs and thousands more rhythm-hungry revellers. The space offers a big room atmosphere in Room 1, but also the more intimate Room 2 for underground aficionados to hear the most cutting-edge tracks in a dark, concrete space on the basement level. Under the SOLAR events brand, the team have also been holding events outside Yalta, including Black Coffee and Russ Millions at Hall 3, NDK and CamelPhat at Arena Sofia, as well as the SOLAR Island festival on the tiny island of St. Anastasia, which this year will be headlined by Hot Since 82.