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Poll Clubs 2021: Lux Fragil

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Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Capacity: 1,500

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Lisbon’s Lux Fragil is without a doubt one of the Portuguese capital’s most popular, long-running and world-renowned nightclubs. Launched in 1998 and located on the stunning River Tagus, the venue features a club space, bar and terrace. Lux Fragil has played host to some impressive names over the years: Goldie, Jeff Mills, Kerri Chandler, Dr. Rubinstein, Ivan Smagghe, Avalon Emerson and Ben UFO have all made appearances, as well as longstanding residents Rui Vargas, Yen Sung, Tiago Miranda, Zé Pedro Moura, Dexter and Leonaldo De Almeida.

The club regularly celebrates an abundance of local Portugese talent such as Violet and her naive imprint, and Jorge Caiado of label and record store Carpets and Snares. While the club has been closed it has continued the Lux Fragil FM radio shows on SBSR.FM, dedicating eight weeks worth of shows to some favourite local record stores in Lisbon and Porto.

 

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Poll Clubs 2020: Lux Fragil

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Capacity: 1,500

luxfragil.com

Lisbon club Lux Fragil is undoubtedly Portugal’s most internationally famous nightclub. The venue has a capacity of 1,500 and features a club space, bar and terrace. Having first opened its doors in 1998, the riverside venue is known for its exceptional bookings, which in the last year alone have included underground stalwarts like Goldie, Ben UFO, Kerri Chandler, Nathan Micay, Avalon Emerson, Lena Willikens, Karenn and DJ Bone.

Headliners aside, Lux is also celebrated for its residents Rui Vargas, Yen Sung, Tiago Miranda, Zé Pedro Moura, Dexter and Leonaldo De Almeida, who’ve all been with the club since its opening.

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Poll Clubs 2019: LUX FRAGIL

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Capacity: 1,500

luxfragil.com

Located on the River Tagus, Portugal's coolest venue turned 20 in 2018, and certainly made sure it was a year to remember. Bookings at Lux Fragil — which houses a club space, bar and terrace — included Sonja Moonear, Dr. Rubinstein, Shanti Celeste, Job Jobse, KiNK, Avalon Emerson, Jane Fitz, Juan Atkins, Paula Temple, Peggy Gou, and two shows by Circle of Live, the live trio featuring Sebastian Mullaert, Johanna Knutsson and Tobias. And those are hardly outliers. Throw a dart at any Lux Fragil calendar weekend and you’re guaranteed to hit a party featuring the best DJs in the world — just the way we like it.

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Poll Clubs 2018: LUX FRAGIL

Location: Lisbon, Portugal

Capacity: 1,500

Website: luxfragil.com

Lisbon's enduringly cool Lux Fragil sustained its pivotal vibes through 2017 and into 2018, with some stunningly impressive programming. Rivalling any top flight club you could care to mention, there have been visits from Dâm-Funk, Prosumer, Optimo, Steffi, Danny Krivit, K-Hand, Jeff Mills, Daphni, Michael Mayer, Maya Jane Coles and Levon Vincent, spanning everything from weirdo electronica to driving Detroit techno. Elder statesman of house DJ Harvey chose the venue, along with the likes of Berghain, Ministry in London and Concrete in Paris, for his series of worldwide residencies. And he knows his onions. Long may Lux continue to shine.

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