Defected’s journey continues with two New Year’s events in London and Manchester. Established in London in 1999, next year marks 20 years of London-based label Defected, one of the longest running and most influential imprints in house music. The New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day events will kick off the 2019 campaign under the slogan HOUSE MUSIC ALL LIFE LONG.
On Monday 31 December, Printworks London will hold Defected’s first event to mark the label’s 20th year in music. The multi-purpose venue is possibly changing the face of the capital’s cultural scene, with lighting and sound production, original machinery and industrial features retained from its time as a fully operational printing press.
On Tuesday 1 January, O2 Victoria Warehouse will hold the very first Defected event of 2019 and its first event in Manchester for two years. Situated on the edge of Trafford Park, the canal-side warehouse venue continues the city’s raving legacy and aims to make the first clubbing day in the calendar a memorable one.
Defected’s New Year parties will celebrate everything there is to love about house music – inclusivity, togetherness and escapism on the dancefloor. Both nights will feature house DJs playing the music to which Defected owes its enduring prestige, with line-ups to be announced in early October. Tickets for both parties are on sale now.