Defected Croatia will be back at The Garden, Tisno from Thursday 5th – Tuesday 10th August 2021. Like so many other event operators, the Defected team had no choice in April but to postpone the 2020 edition due to the global pandemic, but have wasted no time confirming the majority of the 90-strong line-up for next year’s festival.
Headliner highlights will include Armand Van Helden, Gorgon City, Honey Dijon, Moodymann, Purple Disco Machine and many more as planned for 2020, with the addition of Bob Sinclar, who will play for the label for the first time in nine years. The charismatic French DJ made an exceptional virtual impression on sister label Glitterbox’s Virtual Festival streamed via YouTube, Facebook and Twitter in April, meaning his appearance in Croatia will no doubt be hotly anticipated.
As well as festival debuts from Bob Sinclar and Moodymann, the festival will host Danny Krivit, Jayda G, Natasha Diggs, Franky Wah and Endor as well as seminal Detroit group Inner City for the first time. Returning as festival favourites will be Dimitri From Paris, Nightmares On Wax, The Shapeshifters, Dan Shake, Karizma and Mike Dunn, as well as residents Sam Divine, Roger Sanchez, Simon Dunmore, Todd Terry, Melvo Baptiste and Monki.
With a bigger live contingent than ever, Defected Croatia 2021 will welcome the live sounds of burgeoning acts The Vision, who received critical acclaim with Defected debut single ‘Heaven’ in 2019, and new duo to Classic Music Company Dave + Sam, who turned heads with their album No Shade early in 2020. Fiorious, Julie McKnight and Teni Tinks, all of whom have lent their voices to house anthems old and new, are set to bring down the main stage with their performances, while Shovell brings his unmistakeable percussive character to sets throughout the week.
Aside from the unbeatable array of artists and DJ’s, Defected Croatia’s idyllic setting is what keeps music lovers returning year on year. The Garden, Tisno has set the scene for the festival perfectly since 2016. Every day festival-goers can choose from beach parties, boat parties, Main Stage and Olive Grove sets, a wellbeing programme of meditation and yoga sessions and after-parties at the legendary Barbarella’s nightclub, all with a backdrop of Adriatic sea and endless sunshine.
Tickets for Defected Croatia 2021 are available now, from £229 for a full festival pass. For tickets, travel and accommodation visit defected.com/Croatia.
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
AMINE EDGE & DANCE / ARTWORK / DAN SHAKE / DANNY KRIVIT
DARIUS SYROSSIAN / DAVID PENN / DEETRON / DENNIS CRUZ
DJ SPEN / FRANKY WAH / JELLYBEAN BENITEZ / KARIZMA / KIDDY SMILE
LATE NITE TUFF GUY / LOW STEPPA / LUKE SOLOMON / MAMBO BROTHERS
MELÉ / MIKE DUNN / MONKI / MOUSSE T. / NATASHA DIGGS / RIVA STARR / SAM DIVINE
SIMON DUNMORE / THE SHAPESHIFTERS / THEMBA / TODD EDWARDS
CRAZY P LIVE / DAVE + SAM LIVE / FIORIOUS LIVE / INNER CITY LIVE / JULIE McKNIGHT LIVE
SHOVELLLIVE / TENI TINKS LIVE / THE VISION
AUSTIN ATO / BREAKBOT / CATZ ‘N DOGZ / COPYRIGHT / DIRTY CHANNELS / DR PACKER
ELI ESCOBAR / ENDOR / FERRECK DAWN / HATCHA / HELLER & FARLEY
JKRIV / JOHN MORALES / JULLIAN GOMES / KON / LOVEBIRDS / MATT JAM LAMONT
MAT.JOE / MELVO BAPTISTE / MIGHTY MOUSE / MR. V
OFFAIAH / OLIVER DOLLAR / ROBERTO SURACE / SNIPS / YUKSEK
ALAIA & GALLO / BLACKSOUL / BRODRIGUEZ / DJ MKHUSELI
DUNMORE BROTHERS / HIJAXX / INSTINCT / JESS BAYS / JOE BENNETT / KATIE GOODMAN / OLI WELCH
PEZNT / QWESTLIFE / SEAMUS HAJI / SEF KOMBO / SMOKIN JO
AUGUST 5TH – 10TH 2021
THE GARDEN RESORT, TISNO, CROATIA
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW.