For six days and seven nights in August a growing family of Defected fans, house heads of all generations and over 80 world-class DJs and musicians gather for Defected Croatia festival. Travelling from all corners of the globe to The Garden, Tisno on the shores of the Adriatic, the festival celebrates Defected’s house music values – inclusivity, togetherness and escapism in the sunshine and under the stars.
Festival-goers are treated to headline sets from house legends and global superstar DJs. Twice-daily boat parties take the party out to sea with the best underground selectors and hottest new dance music talents. Above all, the festival’s warm family vibe means that it’s a chance to hang out with all your favourite DJs. There’s no VIP, just a whole lot of unity and love for house music.
A typical day at the festival kicks off with mindfulness sessions at the beach including meditation and yoga, led by wellbeing professionals and designed to instil peace and restore balance after long days and nights of dancing. The house hedonism ensues in the early afternoon across four unique stages at The Garden site, rolling well into the night and on to after-hours parties at the world famous Barbarella’s nightclub.
Armand Van Helden / Bob Sinclar / Dave Lee / Derrick Carter / Dimitri From Paris / Eats Everything / Gorgon City / Honey Dijon / Horse Meat Disco / Jayda G / Kenny Dope / MOODYMANN / Nightmares on Wax / Purple Disco Machine / Roger Sanchez / Todd Terry / Crazy P Live / Dave + Sam Live / Fiorious Live / Inner City Live / Julie McKnight Live / Shovell Live / Teni Tinks Live / The Vision
Last year's lineup
Defected Croatia A-Z
Armand Van Helden / Derrick Carter / Dimitri From Paris / Eats Everything / Gorgon City / Honey Dijon / Horse Meat Disco / Jayda G / Joey Negro / Kenny Dope / Nightmares on Wax / Purple Disco Machine / Roger Sanchez / Todd Terry
Artwork / Danny Krivit / Dan Shake / Darius Syrossian / Dennis Cruz / DJ Spen / Folamour / Jellybean Benitez / Karizma / Kiddy Smile / Late Nite Tuff Guy / Low Steppa / Luke Solomon / Mambo Brothers / Mele / Mike Dunn / Monki / Riva Starr / Sam Divine / Simon Dunmore / The Shapeshifters / Themba
Crazy P / Inner City / The Vision
Breakbot / Catz 'N Dogz / David Penn / Dirty Channels / Dr Packer / Eli Escobar / Endor / Ferreck Dawn / Heller & Farley / Jkriv / John Morales / Jullian Gomes / Kon / Lovebirds / Mat.Joe / Melvo Baptiste / Mighty Mouse / Mousse T. / Mr. V / Natasha Diggs / Offaiah / Roberto Surace / Yuksek
Alaia & Gallo / Blacksoul / Brodie Edwards / Brodriguez / DJ Mkhuseli / Dunmore Brothers / Hijaxx / Jess Bays / Joe Bennet / Kate Goodman / Oli Welch / Qestlife / Seamus Haji / Sef Kombo / Smokin Jo
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Travelling to/from the festival
Tisno, Croatia is conveniently located halfway between the cities of Zadar (45mins) and Split (60 mins), which are both served by international airports. Many well-known airlines fly from the UK to Croatia.
Taxi boats are available with just a phone call to whisk you to and from Tisno and nearby towns directly into the festival site for the most glamorous entrance imaginable. You can even take a dramatic nighttime voyage to the Barbarella’s after-parties.
The 40 person Tisno Party Train runs on a loop between the festival entrance and centre of town throughout the day and into the evening.
Map of Hotels near festival site
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The history of Defected Croatia festival
The very first Defected Croatia Festival took place in August 2016, with the UK record label showcasing the best artists in house music on Croatia's Adriatic coast.
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