Defected Croatia 2022 announces first phase of acts…

With plans for Defected Croatia 2022 in full swing organisers are proud to announce Phase 1 of their colossal line-up for next year’s six-day spectacle of house hedonism on the Adriatic coast. From Thursday 4th – Wednesday 10th August 2022 you can expect to see a host of artists from all corners of the dance music world.

While each year the festival celebrates the amazing residents and returning favourites, the 6-day duration of the festival allows organisers to showcase talent from beyond the immediate Defected family, from rising stars of the scene to certified dance legends. 2022 will see exciting festival debuts from the likes of A-TRAK who delivered his phenomenal live set in the Virtual Festival series, BOYS NOIZE who released 2020’s summertime banger ‘Mvinline’ on Defected and friends of Classic Music Company and go-to Defected remixers, GIRLS OF THE INTERNET.

Defected Croatia will also welcome breakthrough Amsterdam house label PIV for the first time, bringing their groovy blend of US and modern underground house in a stage takeover from label founder Prunk, rising-star DJOKO and in-demand producer M-High.

As well as the festival debuts, you will also see the return of all-star headliners who graced the Main Stage in 2021, including BOB SINCLAR, HONEY DIJON, JADEN THOMPSON, JAYDA G AND JOHN SUMMIT. BREAKBOT & IRFANE, DAN SHAKE, CATZ ‘N DOGZ, KIDDY SMILE, MIKE DUNN and NATASHA DIGGS all return as festival favourites as well as the beloved Defected family and residents including THE SHAPESHIFTERS, SAM DIVINE, SIMON DUNMORE, SEF KOMBO, MELVO BAPTISTE and MONKI.

Aside from the unbeatable display of artists and DJ’s, Defected Croatia’s heavenly setting is what keeps music lovers returning year on year. The Garden, Tisno has set the scene for the festival perfectly since 2016. Every day festival-goers can choose between beach parties, boat parties, Main Stage and Olive Grove sets, a wellbeing programme and after-parties at the legendary Barbarella’s nightclub, all with a backdrop of sea and endless sunshine.

Defected Festival Croatia 2022 first phase poster