HISTORY & QUICK FACTS
History& Quick Facts
- Zouk opened its doors in Singapore in 1991 and has become a world-renowned clubbing institution, credited with introducing dance music and club culture to the region and remaining its strongest perpetuator to this day.
- Zouk has been voted one of the best clubs in the world annually since 1993 to present day in the world’s leading music publications having been ranked #5 on DJ Mag Top 100 Clubs 2012 and 2013 Poll and #7 in 2014 and 2015.
- ZoukOut was conceived in 2000 to be the region’s definitive dance music festival and bring Zouk’s spirit and energy to the great outdoors and an even larger audience.
- Past big names to grace the decks and stages include Avicii, Above & Beyond, Paul van Dyk, 2ManyDJS, Armin van Buuren, Carl Cox, Masters at Work, Gilles Peterson, Richie Hawtin, Sven Väth, David Guetta, Tiësto and many, many more making ZoukOut the largest, most notable outdoor dance and music festival in South East Asia.
- In 2014, ZoukOut saw its largest turnout of 50,000 in attendance over 2 nights, with numbers increasing every year since the first installation in 2000 that had a mere 9,000 in attendance.
- ZoukOut has seen a large increase in visitors from Australia, India and Europe in the past few years.
- Musical genres at ZoukOut include House, Techno, Trance, Electro, Alternative/Indie-Electronic, Hip-Hop and of course the inimitable Mambo Jambo, the iconic clubbing night, playing the classic anthems from the 80’s to rocking present-day tunes.
- 40% of the total turnout are tourists that come from the region, mainly from Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Hong Kong but also stretches as far off as the United States, Europe and beyond.
- ZoukOut 2004 and 2007 won the Singapore Tourist Board’s “Best Leisure Event Experience” award along with Zouk winning the “Best Nightspot Experience” award 9 times.