Following the cancellation of the 2020 edition, Defected is set to return to Croatia this August, returning to The Garden, Tisno from Thursday 5 – Tuesday 10 August 2021 for six days of house on the Adriatic coast. Carl Craig, Floorplan, Louie Vega, Jamie 3:26 and Jaden Thompson, join 90 plus DJs and live acts performing with headliners including Armand Van Helden, Honey Dijon, Jayda G, Moodymann and Purple Disco Machine.
A year without events in 2020 has allowed The Garden, Tisno to fine-tune the festival site, making improvements like ‘amped up lighting and sound production, cashless bars, and new-and-improved stages’. The Beach Stage, with its unobstructed views of the Adriatic, has been fully renovated and expanded, offering more beach space for daytime lounging and a larger, tiered dancefloor for dancing into the night under the stars.
The enhanced Beach Stage and other upgrades to the site have been designed to enrich the festival experience by fully immersing festival goers in the natural beauty of The Garden’s Adriatic setting. 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 Barbarella’s nightclub.
With live events on pause for the last 12 months, Defected makes its return to the live scene this summer after the Defected Virtual Festival and We Dance As One live stream series. With their first event back, two days at London venue The Drumshed selling out, the appetite for Defected’s unique brand of ‘house parties’ seems to still be popular.
*As with all planned events this summer, Defected Croatia 2021 will go ahead in accordance with UK, Croatia and EU COVID-19 regulations, and is therefore subject to change. Defected remains transparent with ticket holders and will provide regular updates regarding travel and restrictions. For more information and tickets head to defected.com/Croatia