During six days and seven nights in August, the house music industry gathered at The Garden in the town of Tisno to celebrate the Defected Croatia Festival

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

People who attended the festival were attracted to the 2021 line-up sets from house legends and global superstar DJs. Twice daily boat parties took the party out to sea with the hottest talents playing all the classic house tracks like Ultra Nate – “Free” or Bob Sinclar’s – “Love Generation”. Above all, we felt the festival’s warm family vibe, chance to hang out and feel closer with fellow party-goers. No VIP, just a whole lot of unity and love for house music.

Defected Croatia

The festival highlights the importance of the well-being of the participants. Every morning yoga instructors and mindfulness professionals guided the attendants through sessions at the beach including meditations designed to instil peace and restore balance after long days and nights of dancing.

This years lineup did not leave anyone indifferent between the four unique stages.

Town of Tisno

Throughout the week Defected partnered up with Toshiba, curating an exclusive six-episode television programme ‘Y/OUR HOUSE’ which enables people who did not have the chance to attend the event to immerse themselves in the festival. Melvo Baptiste invited legendary DJs to join him on the sofa, such as Louie Vega, Kenny Dope, Todd Edwards, Roger Sanchez, Mike Dunn, Sam Divine and more. Check out the Best of Defected Croatia 2021 re-caps on the Defected Youtube Channel

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