Going one step further in establishing Defected Croatia as the world’s best house music festival, Defected announce Dimitri From Paris and Masters At Work as their first artists for 2018. Kicking off Phase 1 of a comprehensive line-up including international house greats, underground heroes and disco masters, a further 60 artists will be announced daily across the next two weeks. Returning to The Garden, Tisno on August 9th-14th for six days of world-class DJs and sunshine, Defected Croatia’s third yearly instalment is shaping up to be the biggest yet. Keep an eye on Defected’s Facebook and Instagram to see who is next to be announced.

Louie Vega and Kenny Dope aka Masters At Work, with their 30 years making and spinning records, are acknowledged among the most influential and prolific contributors to the house genre. As longstanding friends of Defected Records it is only fitting that their first ever appearance in Croatia as a duo would be for the label, setting the bar high for their fellow DJs in August. Also making his Defected Croatia debut by overwhelming popular demand, maestro Dimitri From Paris joins the line-up for the first time, bringing his superior brand of dancefloor heat and disco fever to the festival. Joining them on the bill will be a massive 60 more artists yet to be announced, covering the whole spectrum of house flavours across the festival week.

A gathering for the extended Defected family from around the world, Defected Croatia 2017 saw 3,000 house heads from the UK, Australia, L.A., South Africa and all corners of Europe come together to experience six glorious days of house music heaven, the ultimate festival escape. Like all Defected events the festival is a family affair; house heads of all generations and their favourite DJs united on the shores of the Adriatic.

Early Bird tickets have now sold out but Phase 1 tickets are available at £185+BF. Group tickets and a deposit scheme are also now on sale, please see the Defected Croatia website for all details: defected.com/croatia.