After a year of aiming to bring people together through their Virtual Festival series, Defected and Glitterbox recently announced two club and festival tours across 29 dates, featuring their first events back in over 14 months. Defected’s Virtual to Reality tour will see the brand take its house parties across the UK and Europe for a run of events from July through to New Year’s Eve. Sister brand Glitterbox will also hit the road, celebrating the release of its documentary Where Love Lives with the tour that will come to a close on New Year’s Day 2022.
Featuring festival appearances at Tomorrowland, Creamfields, We Are FSTVL and Extrema, as well as club shows at Ministry of Sound London, District 8 Dublin and Motion Bristol, plus Defected’s own London and Croatia events, both tours will allow the clubbing brands to return to with a soundtrack of house and disco.
Defected has over two decades of experience in hosting events, which include the Defected Croatia festival, annual seasons in Ibiza and international tours across the USA, Australasia and beyond. Since its inception in 2014, Glitterbox has been bringing various line-ups as well as its troupe of club kids, drag queens and go-go dancers to cities across the globe, plus its Ibiza parties at Hï Ibiza.
Both tours will start at the end of July with Defected’s first event back, a two-day party at The Drumsheds, an outdoor events space in north London. Defected will then commence the fifth edition of its Defected Croatia festival, comprised of six days on the Adriatic coast with over 80 DJs and live acts, bringing together all the brands in the Defected family of labels.