Defected recently revealed the full break-down for their four-day festival event, which will take place across five venues – Cova Santa, Eden, Heart, Hï Ibiza and a secret beach location. After throwing parties in Ibiza for 20 years, this brand-new concept for the island showcases the full Defected family roster.
Kicking off the festival at Cova Santa, Defected will open the four-day affair with Sam Divine, David Penn, Roberto Surace, Simon Dunmore and Manu Gonzales providing the sunset soundtrack. Known for its after-parties, the venue’s countryside surroundings and gardens offer a great setting for the opening night, with a sound-system prepared for feel-the-music moments from the label.
Friday night sees Defected’s opening night at Eden, with a sunset session at Café Mambo to warm things up beforehand. The line-up features Gorgon City, Purple Disco Machine, Sam Divine, Riva Starr and Monki. Now in its fourth season at the club, Defected have added a new element to Friday nights by bringing in heritage label 4 To The Floor to curate Room 2, with Chicago’s Mike Dunn and Big Love’s Seamus Haji kicking off the residency.
With the day to recover from Friday night’s events, the label’s secret beach party will start at 5pm (running until 11pm) at a secret beach club location, bringing Louie Vega, Mambo Brothers, Simon Dunmore, Lovebirds and DJ Pippi to ‘one of the island’s favourite daytime locations’, before heading to Ibiza Town for Classic Music Company’s takeover of Heart. With Honey Dijon now added to the bill, she will be joined by Natasha Diggs, Luke Solomon, Austin Ato and Dirty Channels.
The final day of the festival is all about Glitterbox, where the brand will be delivering a heavy dose of disco hedonism to San Antonio with a sunset pre-party at Café Mambo, before heading to Playa d’en Bossa club Hï Ibiza (11.30pm – 6am). With the full line-up for Sunday to be announced in due course, Glitterbox’s drag queens, club kids, performers and dancers will all be in attendance.