DJ Mag has announced that voting opens for the 2016 edition of the annual Top 100 Clubs Poll powered by Miller Genuine Draft at midday (UK time) on 10th December 2015. Voting closes at 11:59pm (UK time) on 19th February 2016, with the results revealed via a coordinated social media countdown and release of a commemorative print edition on 31s March 2016.
The annual Top 100 Clubs poll is the definitive list of the best clubs on earth – from small intimate venues to huge, large-scale temples to electronic music. Over 400,000 clubbers voted in 2015, with Brazilian club, Green Valley, regaining the No.1 spot from Space, Ibiza.
Above all, Top 100 Clubs is a celebration of the venues that underpin global electronic music culture, these dancefloors play an incredibly important role in shaping new sounds, scenes, and genres, hosting renowned resident DJs, rising new talent and huge international names alike, and creating cultural waves that reach beyond their walls.
This is the third year that Top 100 Clubs has been presented in partnership with leading beer brand Miller Genuine Draft. Miller are long-time supporters of electronic music and have been instrumental in the growth of Top 100 Clubs since launching the partnership in 2014 - specifically in helping to raise awareness of the poll in new and emerging territories for dance music.
DJ Mag are huge supporters of the international nightclub industry, the magazine’s ‘Save Our Club’s’ campaign highlights the positive contribution the nightlife industry makes to global cultural and financial economies, as well as helping club owners and clubbers fight against threats to local and regional venues from increasing gentrification and excessive legislation from state-run authorities.
Top 100 Clubs powered by Miller Genuine Draft is a public vote. No registration is required. Voting takes place at http://vote.top100clubs.com. Voters must verify their identity using, Facebook, Google or email before choosing up to 5 clubs, which are ranked in order from 1 (highest) - 5 (lowest). The club placed in first position gains 5 points, and the club placed in 5th position gains 1 point. The final list is dictated by the 100 clubs with the highest number of points.
For the second successive year, Top 100 Clubs powered by Miller Genuine Draft will include a bonus question, asking voters to name their favourite festival. The winner of this vote will be announced in DJ Mag’s Festival Edition, released on 28th April 2016. Last year’s winner was Tomorrowland in Belgium.