Defected Croatia
Defected Croatia at The Garden in Tisno overview. 2020 - Credits : Defected Records

Defected Croatia 2022 line-up Phase 1 announced

Defected Croatia 2022 has announced the Phase 1 of a colossal line-up that will come on the Adriatic coast from Thursday 4th – Wednesday 10th August 2022.

Alexandre Trochut

While each year the festival celebrates our amazing residents and returning favourites, the 6-day duration allows Defected Croatia 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 a phenomenal live set during Defected’ last Virtual Festival series, Boys Noize who released 2020’s summertime banger ‘Mvinline’ on Defected Records.

Defected Croatia 2022 Lineup Phase 1
Defected Croatia 2022 Lineup Phase 1 Poster. 2021 – Credits : Defected

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.

Defected All-stars returns

Set into The Garden in Tisno, The attendees will see the return for 2022 of 2021 headliners like 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 our beloved Defected family and residents including The Shapeshifters, Sam Divine, Simon Dunmore, Sef Kombo, Melvo Baptiste and Monki.

Defected Croatia’s heavenly setting is what keeps music lovers returning year on year.  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. See you in the coming weeks for new names unveiled.