Shine, located in Belfast, is Northern Ireland's best-known and largest dance club.

The club was started in 1996 by DJ Alan Simms. Since it's inception it has been held in The Mandela Hall, part of Queen's University student's union. However on certain nights, such as the club's birthday, the whole of the student's union building and the various bars it contains are also used, greatly expanding the capacity.

The club has no formal music policy, but techno is prevalent on most nights.

DJs and live acts that have played in Shine include Carl Cox, Green Velvet, Deep Dish and Felix da House Cat.

The club's founder Simms also has a record label called Shine Recordings. The label's two main releases so far have been by Jon Carter and Justin Robertson, who also play regularly at the club.

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