Voting has begun for DJ Mag‘s annual Top 100 Clubs, but it would seem there’s been a leak of the top portion of the yet-unveiled list, although due to visible security measures on the file, we cannot confirm its origins.
While the available portion only displays the top 11 or so entries with #12 cut off and illegible, if it’s authentic, the annual ranking spin-off already looks to be going the way of its Top 100 DJs counterpart.
Here’s how we presume this was decided upon:
10. Six Flags Great Adventure, Jackson, NJ
With the two-day Electric Adventure returning in August for its fourth year, New Jersey’s Six Flags Great Adventure breaks into the top 10 dance clubs in the world.
9. Red Rocks Amphitheater, Golden, CO
The gorgeous Red Rocks Amphitheater gradually attained its nightclub status since around 2012 with performances by Skrillex, Pretty Lights, Bassnectar, and more helping to shift the image of the venue from old sloppy country music fans to young sloppy EDM fans.
8. Randall’s Island Park, New York, NY
A rocky few years for its flagship event Electric Zoo have likely seen this avant-garde megaclub slip a few rankings, but Randall’s Island still slides in at the #8 best nightclub on Earth.
7. HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA
You’re not a music fan in the bay Area if you haven’t been clubbing at HP Pavilion. Did you even SEE that Lady Gaga show? Girl slayed.
6. Rogers Centre, Toronto, Ontario
This 12.7-acre nightclub is a centerpiece of Toronto’s vibrant clubbing scene, rising to power on a sharp climb that began with booking Swedish House Mafia on their One Last Tour in 2013 and continues today with tastemaker events like Bud Light Sensation in late 2014.
BONUS: Has capability to host “on ice” events.
5. Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
The home of LA’s favorite basketball team is also the heart and soul of the music scene as the go-to place to see today’s most highly reputable and profitable DJs from Kaskade to Tiesto.
4. O2 Arena, London, UK
It wouldn’t be a list of the world’s best clubs without a representative of the good ol’ UK, and the O2 Arena is as “massive” as it gets.
3. Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, NV
A standout favorite of the West Coast, LVMS is only open for three nights a year during EDC Las Vegas, making it among the most exclusive of clubs for which EDM fans from across the globe travel through the Nevada desert just to experience its magic.
2. Central Park, New York, NY
After hosting Steve Angello’s Size In The Park event and being featured on ABC‘s Good Morning America hosting Zedd, it seems Central Park is climbing the ladder of the world’s most respected electronic music venues.
1. Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Madison Square Garden has established itself over the past year as the Holy Grail of nightclubs, with once-underground names like Hardwell and Steve Aoki taking their rightful place in the spotlight after landing bookings there.