Defected Croatia is all set for 2022, releases first names

Defected Croatia is all set for 2022, releases first names

After putting on an epic edition just a few months back, the team at Defected Croatia are now gearing up for August 2022…

The full phase 1 lineup has arrived and tickets are now on sale!

They’ll be taking over Tisno’s beautiful Garden Resort in Croatia for 6 days & 7 nights through 4 – 9 August 2022 – once again hosting more than 80 DJs & live acts across numerous stages, boat parties and at an open-air discotheque.

Regarding the lineup, Defected boss Simon Dunmore said:

“So excited by our Croatia 22 Phase one, our sixth event at The Garden Resort, Tisno. We know that our audience knows their shit and there is so much new, exciting talent out there I am sure that the announcement will be received with real enthusiasm.

Discovering new DJs & producers is still vital to our progression and longevity at Defected, and I believe that our lineup reflects the full spectrum of House… past, present & future!”

In no particular order, some notable names include Bob Sinclair, Jayda G, Spiller, Boys Noize, Catz ‘N Dogz, A-Trak, Darius Syrossian, Gorgon City, Derrick Carter, Eats Everything, Floorplan, Harry Romero, Honey Dijon, Late Nite Tough Guy, Louie Vega, Mousse T., Riva Starr, Sam Divine and The Shapeshifters.

Defected Croatia 2022 (photo from boat party)

What to expect

Travelling from all corners of the globe to The Garden, Tisno on the shores of the Adriatic, the festival celebrates Defected’s house music values – inclusivity, togetherness and escapism in the sunshine and under the stars.

Festivalgoers are treated to headline sets from house legends and global superstar DJs. Twice-daily boat parties take the party out to sea with the best underground selectors and hottest new dance music talents. Above all, the festival’s warm family vibe means that it’s a chance to hang out with all your favourite DJs. There’s no VIP, just a whole lot of unity and love for house music.

A typical day at the festival kicks off with mindfulness sessions at the beach including meditation and yoga, led by wellbeing professionals and designed to instil peace and restore balance after long days and nights of dancing. The house hedonism ensues in the early afternoon across four unique stages at The Garden site, rolling well into the night and on to after-hours parties at the world-famous Barbarella’s nightclub.

Blurb taken from Defected Croatia.

Defected Croatia 2022 (Tisno)

Stages, boat parties & Barbarella’s

As well as daily boat parties, the Defected Croatia festival site has three distinctive stage settings and boasts one of the best open-air discotheques in Europe – Barbarella’s!

Beach stage: Nestled directly on the Adriatic at the end of The Garden’s beach, this is the ultimate spot for soaking up Defected Croatia’s stunning setting. During the day, the Beach Stage offers uninterrupted views across the bay and crystal clear waters. The music kicks off here in the early afternoon, soundtracking the last hours of sunshine until dark, when flooded with multi-coloured light the stage really comes into its own. The Beach Stage is the festival’s tucked-away party piece.

Main stage: Kicking off every evening with performances from the festival’s headliners including live acts and superstar DJs, the Main Stage is the centre of attention after dark. The largest at the site, the Main Stage is at the heart of The Garden, surrounded by the bars, food shacks and facilities. Expect to see all your favourites of the world’s biggest DJs on their very finest forms.

Olive Grove: The Main Stage’s sidekick is the Olive Grove with its large canopy, making it perfect for daytime raving. Beautifully shaded and surrounded by trees, it’s a picturesque spot in the heart of the festival site. Just a couple of minutes from the beach and close to the bars and amenities, this is your first place to head when arriving at the site.

Boat parties: There are at least two boat parties every day during the festival, setting sail from the site’s jetty on The Garden’s famous boat The Argonaught. With an upper and lower deck, a top quality soundsystem and its own bar, The Argonaught is the ultimate party-equipped vessel. Boat parties last for two hours and venture out into Tisno’s calm coastline, returning to the festival in time to continue the party on site.

Barbarella’s: Barbarella’s discotheque is without doubt one of the most exceptional nightclubs in Europe. Harking back to the original days of clubbing in Europe with its open-air setting and breath-taking location, Barbarella’s invites you to dance all night under the stars. Like all the most magical parties, nights at Barbarella’s are rarely over until 7 – 8am. Reach the club via a short ride on a free shuttle bus, taxi, or water taxi from the main site.

Blurbs taken from Defected Croatia.

Defected Croatia 2022 lineup:

Full phase 1 lineup, A-Z:

A-Trak | Aline Rocha | Art of Tones | Ash Lauryn | Bob Sinclair | Boys Noize | Breakbot & Irfane | Catz ‘N Dogz | Coeo | Dames Brown (Live) | Dan Shake | Darius Syrossian | Derrick Carter | Dirty Channels | Djoko | Eats Everything | Ferreck Dawn | Floorplan | Girls On The Internet (Live) | Gorgon City | Harry Romero | Honey Dijon | Jaden Thompson | Jayda G | Jellybean Benitez | Jitwam | John Summit | Kiddy Smile | Kitty Amor | Late Nite Tough Guy | Louie Vega | Luke Solomon | M-High | Mele | Melvo Baptiste | Mike Dunn | Monki | Mousse T. | Natasha Diggs | Prunk | Rimarkable | Riva Starr | Sam Divine | Sef kombo | Simon Dunmore | Smokin Jo | Sophie Lloyd | Spiller | Syreeta | The Shapeshifters | TSHA | Vintage Culture + +.

Defected Croatia 2022 Lineup flyer:

Defected Croatia 2022 - initial lineup flyer

Tickets & essential info

Defected Croatia 2022 will take place at Tisno’s stunning Garden Resort in Croatia for 6 days & 7 nights through 4 – 9 August 2022.

Early bird and Tier 1 tickets have sold out, with Tier 2 now on sale priced at around £250 + booking fee. This gives you access to all 6 days & nights (boat parties NOT included in that price).

For a more comprehensive breakdown about tickets, accommodation and travel, head over to Defected’s official website. There they have an FAQ page that links to a WhatsApp group you can join.

Defected Croatia 2021 aftermovie


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