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Global Clubs Special

After intensive, early lockdowns, China's events industry is gradually returning to pre-pandemic levels, with safety measures in place. Bruce Tantum speaks to a selection of DJs...

In mid-August of last year, scenes from an electronic music festival at a water-park in Wuhan, China were beaming across the internet. The photos and...

Green Valley in Brazil experienced a double disaster last year. First came the COVID-19 pandemic, then the venue itself was destroyed in June by a...

At the start of 2020, everything was looking great for Green Valley. The Brazilian venue, which is more like a festival experience, had been voted...

Georgina Quach discovers how Saigon crew Nhạc Gãy's homegrown sound, queer-friendly ethos and raucous raves are an antidote to tourist-centric nightlife in Vietnam

When Hanoian punk band Cút Lộn stormed the stage at Ho Chi Minh City club Arcan last June, a mosh-pit ensued. Red light bathed the...

In the UK and elsewhere, there’s now a pathway towards a staggered reopening of clubs and festivals. But how have venues coped in the past...

When UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the government’s “roadmap” out of lockdown on the 22nd February — a series of dates over which COVID-19 restrictions...

How can we make clubbing better for disabled people? When events return in 2021, clubs need to be more accessible for disabled guests and performers...

Dance music has never appeared to be more accessible. Despite clubs being closed for over a year, new crews and initiatives are constantly popping up...

Slowly but surely, dance music in northern England is rebuilding, and the past year has encouraged some promoters to rethink how they can make clubs...

“The clubs are coming back, pass it on!”

Like a whisper rippling through a crowd, excitement is mounting as venues prepare to reopen their doors...

Ireland’s venues and event promoters have struggled under archaic legislation for years, but thanks to the work of the Give Us The Night campaign, it...

Clubbing in Ireland has been in crisis since long before the pandemic shuttered the island’s nightclubs last March. Over the past five years, developers have...