Defected In The House recently announced that they will not be returning to Ibiza this summer, instead focussing on their Glitterbox residency at Space Ibiza and their new Croatian festival. Instead of their usual Ibiza season, Defected have launched a new venture, Defected Croatia 2016, five days of house hedonism taking place at the Garden Resort in Tisno, Croatia.
"Defected has always looked forwards to new challenges and today’s clubbing landscape is offering more diverse opportunities,” said Defected founder Simon Dunmore of the decision not to return to Ibiza this year.
"Last summer we enjoyed yet another successful season at Amnesia,” continues Simon “and, despite numerous offers for the coming season, we feel that it is time for a fresh challenge. We have decided that hosting a festival in Croatia is a hugely exciting opportunity and we look forward to offering house music fans something a little different this summer.
"Ibiza has been an integral part of Defected's summer calendar for over a decade and we are certain it will remain a key part of our future following this hiatus. This season, we will remain present on the island by hosting our much loved Glitterbox party at Space every Friday."
Taking place in the corner of Croatia’s Adriatic coast, Defected Croatia 2016 will see house superstars, disco icons and underground heroes playing all-day beach sessions and boat parties by day, and Barbarella's by night, with the full line-up coming soon.
Season listings for Glitterbox's Friday residency at Space Ibiza were recently announced: a roll call of house and disco DJs including Basement Jaxx (DJ set), Kenny Dope, Dimitri From Paris, Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry, Joey Negro, Simon Dunmore, Purple Disco Machine and more.
Defected Croatia 2016 takes place between Thursday 11 and Monday 15 August at The Garden Resort, Tisno.
Glitterbox will return to Space Ibiza this year, hosting Friday nights from 03 June to Friday 23 September.