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Poll 2024: Green Valley
Green Valley

Location: Camboriú, Brazil  

Capacity: 10,000  

Green Valley continues to bounce back better since it was shuttered in 2020 by a double whammy of disasters. Not only was it forced to close, alongside virtually every other club in the world, by the Covid pandemic, but a few months later it was pretty much totally destroyed by a freak cyclone. The club has now been completely rebuilt and returns to the No. 2 spot this year.  

The beautiful Brazilian club started out simply as a party in the jungle. Some electronic dance music fans wanted to put on a big rave in 2007, and booked none other than Carl Cox to headline in a makeshift tent on an old airfield in the heart of the huge South American country. When this event was a spectacular success, they started booking other international DJs and growing some infrastructure to begin making it into a permanent venue. Three years later it had shot into the Top 100 Clubs poll at No. 27, and by 2013 it had been voted the No. 1 club in the world! It’s remained consistently popular globally, being voted into the top three every year since 2011 — an amazing achievement.  

In the past 12 months, Green Valley has continued to transform itself internally, tweaking the layout and air-con and redesigning the VIP and backstage areas. The main stage has undergone modifications to bring performers closer to the audience in order to foster closer connections between artists and fans, and a more immersive screen has also been added in order to enhance visual effects.  

The club offers a sublime mixture of musical attractions. In terms of the talent, Green Valley has continued to book everyone from the biggest names to underground heroes and local sensations. In the last 12 months these have included: Peggy Gou, Duke Dumont, Meduza, Eli & Fur, Vintage Culture, ANNA, Claptone, CamelPhat, Layla Benitez, Boris Brejcha, Yotto, Tale Of Us, WhoMadeWho, Adriatique, ARTBAT, Eric Prydz and Cristoph, to name just a few.  

“As Green Valley continues to evolve and adapt to the ever-changing landscape of electronic music and nightlife, one thing remains constant — its unwavering commitment to providing exceptional experiences for its customers,” says Antonio Afonso, International Managing Director of Green Valley. “With its blend of stunning natural surroundings, cutting-edge technology and world-class talent, GV stands as a beacon of innovation and creativity in the global dance music scene.”