The Usual Suspects @ Soho - winner
The Usual Suspects has made waves across the scene, becoming an icon of Sydney’s exclusive Potts Point. With names like AJAX, Rob Pix, Hook N Sling and Tommy Trash taking to the floor, we can only expect this night to keep drawing big names and even bigger crowds.
Chinese Laundry - runner up
It’s back on our charts again, and Chinese Laundry hasn’t stopped providing the best. So far this year we’ve seen Marcus Intalex, Jaytech, Bassnectar and Henry Saiz, with Goldie and Hybrid a taste of those planned to shake up the club in the near future. The international acts keep coming back for more.
Majik Saturdays - winner
Topping the competition last year, Majik Saturdays remains one of Melbourne’s top club nights. Majik is more than trance, delving into the niches of electro, tech and minimal.
Sorry Grandma! - runner up
Sorry Grandma! may be a newcomer to the list, but it’s made a name for itself on the streets of Melbourne. With the best electro, tech house, RnB and even burlesque dancers, this is one club night you shouldn’t sleep on.
Trinity Bar - winner
Trinity surges up and over past favourites as the chosen nightspot for our nation’s capital. While they’ve already drawn superstars like The Aston Shuffle, Bass Kleph and Bag Raiders this year, expect to see Trinity brining in the big guns over the next 12 months.
Alliance @ Academy - runner up
Canberra has seen some huge nights at its super club Academy, and it continues with Alliance. The converted cinema continues its legacy from last year with Alliance, making sure the nation’s capital stays on its feet with acts such as Jack Beats, TyDi and Bag Raiders.
Saturdays @ Platinum - winner
Again and again Platinum prove that Queensland is worth it, finally nudging past its past ITM rival Family. Resident DJs and ITM regulars like the Stafford Brothers and Craig Roberts keep clubbers hooked on their Saturday nights.
Fridays @ Family - runner up
Just slipping below Platinum, Fridays @ Family holds strongly to the forefront of the Queensland scene. A history of neck-in-neck competition with Platinum has established it as an icon of the house and trance world. After all, it’s what house king Carl Cox described as one of ‘the best in the world’.
HQ Saturdays - winner
HQ Saturdays’ sprawling line-up of resident DJs draw thousands to Adelaide’s neon nightclub every week. For the past four years, the infamous HQ has been voted SA’s best. Let’s see how long they can keep this up for.
Trancefusion - runner up
HQ Complex dominates all things Adelaide with Transfusion, yet another HQ night. Armada will soon be added to the night’s impressive history which already includes Ministry of Sound’s Trance Nation and Airport.
Limelite @ Metropolis Fremantle - winner
In only its second appearance on ITM’s list, Limelite creeps past veteran victors Japan 4. Acts like the Aston Shuffle and the Stafford Brothers already on the future line-up, Limelite's also managed to hook up with Stereosonic for a string of shows later this year.
Japan 4 @ Ambar
Already voted the state’s best three times, Ambar has kept Perth in everyone’s sights since appearing on the ITM50. Local heroes like Micah and Ben Mac make crowds desperate for the weekend.