Defected Croatia announces full festival programme & arena breakdown

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Defected has revealed the full programme for their new landmark festival in Croatia, 11-15 August 2016, detailing for the first time the arena breakdown and boat parties hosted by their long-term partners and friends of the label.

Taking place at The Garden Resort, Tisno, in the most idyllic corner of Croatia’s beautiful Adriatic coast, Defected Croatia 2016 is a 5-day event featuring the world’s finest house music talent playing both beach and main stages, with daily boat parties adding to the unique outdoor clubbing experience. Within easy reach of airports across the UK, Europe, and beyond, Defected Croatia is one of the most affordable festival options you’ll find this summer. For further details please see: www.defected.com/croatia

The Beach Stage will present sets from FCL, Atjazz, Karizma, Black Motion, Joeski, Adam Port and countless others across the week, with festival partners Soul Heaven, Point Blank, and Soundwall presents Keinemusik hosting this beautiful waterside dancefloor. Full listings information across the 5 days continues below.

A moment’s walk from the beachside area lies the impressive main stage and its sizeable open-air dancefloor. Again, spectacularly lit, this will be the performance area for some of the dance world’s biggest acts such as Basement Jaxx, Dennis Ferrer, Kenny Dope and Roger Sanchez. Accompanying these legends is a selection of the freshest, most forward-thinking names in contemporary house music – including Lee Walker, Josh Butler and Sonny Fodera. Full listings information across the 5 days continues below.

On the opposite side of the bay, and two minutes’ walk from the beachside stage, lies a jetty from which the Argonaughty boat sails twice daily, transporting festival goers round a thrilling tour of neighbouring islands, each trip soundtracked by specially curated line-ups. Lasting between 4 or 6 hours, these 10 boat parties are hosted by handpicked friends of the label – from the Osunlade-owned Yoruba Records to Belgian club La Rocca, and Defected’s own Glitterbox to Jimpster’s legendary Freerange Records. Full listings information on the boat parties continues below.

The final performance area is the stunning outdoor club Barbarella’s, located in a countryside area, 10 minutes’ drive by car from the main site. Regular coaches or taxis will spirit festivalgoers the short ride to (and from) this much-loved afterhours spot which has, in recent years, been voted one of Europe’s best clubs. This is one of the finest spaces in the world in which to dance under the stars. Each night Defected will be there until dawn, providing a unique open-air clubbing experience with performances from Guti (LIVE), Noir, Kings of Tomorrow, Honey Dijon and plenty of others playing records into the early hours of the morning. Full listings information across the 5 days continues below.

Defected Croatia 2016 presents a dream line-up of both established artists and emerging underground names 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, Crookers, DJ Spen, Karizma, Atjazz, FCL, Nightmares On Wax, Honey Dijon, Red D, San Soda, Low Steppa, Black Motion, Lee Walker, Adesse Versions, Kai Alcé, Dr Packer, Joss Moog, Studio Heist, ATFC, The Shapeshifters, Simon Dunmore, and Andy Daniell.

Defected In The House, 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 across the world.

ABOUT THE GARDEN RESORT

With its superb sunshine record and a wide range of accommodation options, The Garden Resort is a truly unique setting. More than a music festival, Defected Croatia is a holiday in itself, with a range of venues running across the 5 days.

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, Argonaughty, an infamous old wooden vessel that will play host to unforgettable parties afloat.

A true slice of paradise in Croatia, the Garden Resort in Tisno combines azure Adriatic waters, shimmering sandy beaches, guaranteed sunshine, exquisite sunsets and star-lit night skies that make for a fantastic festival setting as well as a completely viable summer holiday alternative.

Beyond its outstanding beauty, Croatia is also extremely affordable – accommodation, food and drink represent excellent value for money. Served by two airports with flights originating from over 50 cities around Europe, the Garden Resort is also highly accessible and there’s an extensive range of on-site accommodation from the more exotic – luxurious Airstreams, traditional Shikar tents or even yachts – in addition to well-presented apartments and DIY camping facilities. There’s also varied offsite accommodation options to suit all budgets.

Located just a short walk or water taxi ride from the historic old town of Tisno, with its waterside bars, cafés and restaurants, the Defected Croatia site has both a true festival ‘feel’ and retains an intimacy so often missing from many contemporary electronic music festivals.

DEFECTED CROATIA 2016 PROGRAMME

Thursday 11th August
 
Beach – OPENING PARTY
Tube & Burger
Sam Divine
Franky Rizardo
FCL
Purple Disco Machine
Andy Daniell
Brown S

Boat Party 1
LA ROCCA
Special Guest TBA
DJ Licious

Boat Party 2
SNATCH
Riva Starr
Paul C & Paolo Martini
Santos

Barbarella’s – DFTD
Guti (LIVE)
Nick Curly
Noir
Blacksoul
Friday 12th August
 
Beach – SOUL HEAVEN
 
Osunlade
DJ Spen
Karizma
Atjazz
Tom Bug

Special Guest TBA

Main Stage – DEFECTED IN THE HOUSE
Basement Jaxx
Riva Starr
Sam Divine B2B Franky Rizardo

Boat Party 1
WE PLAY HOUSE
FCL
Kai Alce

Boat Party 2
KITTBALL
Tube & Berger
Special Guest TBA
Special Guest TBA

Barbarella’s – GLITTERBOX
Deepah Ones
The Shapeshifters
Simon Dunmore
Purple Disco Machine

Saturday 13th August
 
Beach – DEFECTED powered by DATA TRANSMISSION
Black Motion
Joss Moog
Kai Alce
Soul Minority
StudioHiest
Tommy Bones

Main Stage – DEFECTED IN THE HOUSE
Dennis Ferrer
Simon Dunmore
Lee Walker

Boat Party 1
YORUBA RECORDS
Osunlade
Atjazz
Mike Steva
Toto Chiavetta

Boat Party 2
D-VINE SOUNDS
Sam Divine
Will Clarke
Carnao Beats

Barbarella’s – DEFECTED IN THE HOUSE
Kings Of Tomorrow
Joeski
Joss Moog
Peznt

Sunday 14th August
 
Beach – DFTD powered by POINT BLANK
ANOTR
ATFC
Dario D’Attis
Joeski
Worthy
Point Blank Take DJ Over

Special Guest TBA

Main Stage – DEFECTED IN THE HOUSE
Roger Sanchez
Sonny Fodera
Josh Butler

Boat Party 1
FREERANGE VS DELUSIONS OF GRANDEUR
Jimpster
Session Victim

Boat Party 2
GLITTERBOX
John Morales
Dr Packer

Barbarella’s – TRAXSOURCE LIVE
Honey Dijon
Session Victim LIVE
Eli Escobar
Fred Everything
Luke Solomon

Monday 15th August
 
Beach – KEINEMUSIK powered by SOUNDWALL
&me
Adam Port
David Mayer
Nightmares on Wax
Blacksoul B2B Tom Bug

Main Stage – GLITTERBOX
Kenny Dope
Julio Bashmore
Crazy P (Soundsystem)
Fred Everything

Boat Party 1
CLASSIC MUSIC CO
Adesse Versions
Luke Solomon
Very Special Guest TBA

Boat Party 2
SIMMA BLACK
Low Steppa
Man Without A Clue
ANOTR

Barbarella’s – CLOSING PARTY
Doorly
Crookers
Lee Walker
Dario D’Attis

For more information regarding location, accommodation, travel and the festival programme, check www.defected.com/croatia

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