11-15 August 2016
The Garden Resort
PHASE ONE LINE-UP
VERY SPECIAL GUEST: BASEMENT JAXX (DJ SET)
Dennis Ferrer / Julio Bashmore / Kenny Dope / Roger Sanchez / Guti (Live) / Nick Curly / Noir / Osunlade / Riva Starr / Sandy Rivera / Tube & Berger / Sonny Fodera / Sam Divine / Franky Rizardo / &Me / Adam Port / David Mayer / Dario D’attis / Eli Escobar / Fred Everything / Purple Disco Machine / John Morales / Anotr / Worthy / Luke Solomon / Simon Dunmore + More TBA
Defected announce a new landmark festival taking place in Croatia this August, with full details and phase one line-up now revealed. Taking place at The Garden Resort, Tisno in the most idyllic corner of Croatia’s beautiful Adriatic coast, Defected Croatia 2016 will see a diverse selection of world-class DJs playing both beach and main stages, with daily boat parties all adding to a unique outdoor clubbing experience.
The first phase line-up comprises a stellar cast of established and up-and-coming house talent, including Basement Jaxx (DJ Set), Dennis Ferrer, Julio Bashmore, Kenny Dope, Roger Sanchez, Guti (Live), Nick Curly, Osunlade, Noir, Riva Starr, Sandy Rivera, Tube & Berger, Sonny Fodera, Sam Divine, Franky Rizardo, &Me, Adam Port, David Mayer, Purple Disco Machine, John Morales, ANOTR, Dario D’Attis, Eli Escobar, Fred Everything, Worthy, Luke Solomon and Simon Dunmore.
Amongst the full festival programme, Defected In The House, Strictly Rhythm, Glitterbox, Classic and DFTD will host a range of different stages and events throughout the festival, boasting the finest superstar house artists, underground DJ talent and the highest standards of production that have been a staple of Defected parties over the years.
The Garden Resort is a truly unique setting for a festival and boasts a range of venues. The Main Stage will showcase headline artists from around the globe and is set in a tree-lined area of parkland just a short stroll away from the shores of the Adriatic. With waves lapping right up to the dancefloor and stunning views out to the islands, the Beach Stage provides a magical experience for DJs and festival-goers alike.
The legendary outdoor nightclub Barbarella’s Discotheque gives revellers the chance to experience what is today an almost unique opportunity: to dance under the stars until sunrise. Finally, twice-daily boat parties will be hosted aboard the good ship, Argonaught, an infamous old wooden vessel that will play host to unforgettable parties afloat. Further acts and the programme for each of the stages and boat parties will be announced in the coming weeks.
The Garden Resort, Tisno is a true slice of paradise in Croatia, home to some of the most beautiful and unspoilt coastline in Europe. Azure Adriatic waters, shimmering sandy beaches, guaranteed sunshine, exquisite sunsets and star-lit night skies make for a fantastic festival setting where The Garden’s natural amphitheatre rolls gently into the surrounding forest-covered hills. Located just a short walk or water taxi ride from the historic old town of Tisno, which has many waterside bars, cafés and restuarants, the site itself not only has a true festival feel but retains an intimacy so often missing from many modern-day electronic music festivals.
Tisno is conveniently located halfway between the cities of Zadar (45mins) and Split (60 mins), which are both served by international airports. Low-cost airlines such as Croatia Airlines, EasyJet, Monarch, Jet 2, Germanwings and Ryanair fly in from over 50 destinations across Europe. Full airport transfers will also be available.
The Garden Resort offers a range of on-site accommodation options to suit all budgets. Overlooking the bay are 80 air-conditioned apartments all with balconies or terraces, an exotic selection of iconic Airstream trailers or glamorous wooden yachts moored in the festival bay, there’s luxury boutique camping in stunning Indian Shikar tents, as well as a Podpads and DIY camping. Wherever you choose to stay, you’ll be surrounded by like-minded souls, all just seconds from the action.