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. 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 French DJ made a virtual impression on sister label Glitterbox’s Virtual Festival streamed via YouTube, Facebook and Twitter in April.
As well as festival debuts from Sinclar and Moodymann, the festival will host Danny Krivit, Jayda G, Natasha Diggs, Franky Wah and Endor as well as Detroit group Inner City for the first time. Returning 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, the event will welcome the live sounds of acts The Vision, who released their Defected debut single ‘Heaven’ in 2019, and new duo to Classic Music Company Dave + Sam, who released their album ‘No Shade’ early in 2020.
Fiorious, Julie McKnight and Teni Tinks, all of whom have lent their voices to house tracks old and new, are set to play the main stage with their performances, while Shovell brings his percussive character to sets throughout the week.
The Garden, Tisno has set the scene for the festival 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 sunshine.