Taking place in the most idyllic corner of Croatia’s beautiful Adriatic coast, Defected Croatia 2016 will see main stage house superstars to disco icons and underground heroes play all-day beach sessions, with daily boat parties all adding to a unique outdoor clubbing experience. And when combined with great food and the chance to genuinely relax, we’ve found the perfect spot for our very own music festival come holiday in the sunshine.


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 our parties over the years.


  • It’s safe to say that Croatia is one of my favorite destinations: great spots, splendid islands, weather, food and WINE! Also, they all say it’s the next Ibiza and I couldn’t agree more. You get an AAA holiday location and top notch lineups at parties and festivals, and it’s way cheaper than Ibiza… do you need any more?

    Riva Starr

  • While the world is fast becoming ‘more of the same’, a few places manage to remain authentic. Croatia is one of those places. It should be on everyone's bucket list for more reasons than one. My personal reason? Music just sounds better in a setting like this and I never miss a chance to play there. See you in August, party people!

    Dennis Ferrer

  • One of my favourite DJ experiences of last year was playing on a boat party in Tisno, so to be returning this summer along with the Classic family is beyond exciting.

    Luke Solomon

  • The sheer value for money stakes makes Tisno an attractive holiday option, your money goes further! Food is simple but wonderful and the local hospitality is unlike anything I’ve witnessed in recent years. Add to that a diverse choice of musical programs over the summer and you’ve got one hell of an alternative summer destination.

    Mark Broadbent

  • Croatia is one of my favourite places to play next to Ibiza! The scenes from the moment you touch down are breathtaking with undisturbed islands for as far as the eye can see. Once you hit the party island you can feel the vibe almost instantly. I can’t wait to play for Defected Croatia 2016, it really is going to be 5 days of House music hedonism.

    Sam Divine

  • Croatia is one of my favorite places to play: the country is lovely and the crowds are true house music lovers! I can't wait to return this summer to play the Defected Festival.

    Roger Sanchez

  • My experiences in Croatia have always been great. It’s one of these places where you can easily lose time and space. It’s a place like nowhere else, with great people and amazing nature. It’s definitely in my top ten places to visit!

    Nick Curly

  • Croatia is the new Ibiza: beautiful people, stunning landscapes, great parties set in the most calm surroundings of nature. You can’t really ask for much more. Definitely some of the best festivals and parties around.


  • I have fallen in love with Croatia. I found an innocence there that I’ve not witnessed in any other holiday destination past or present. People genuinely want you to have a nice time whilst enjoying their hospitality. It’s not unusual to be asked “can I help you in any way?” if you're looking a little lost... which happens!

    Mark Broadbent


Boat Parties

Running away to sea takes on a whole new meaning with the twice-daily boat parties planned aboard the good ship, Argonaught. This famous old wooden vessel is simply fabulous for unforgettable parties afloat.

Venues & Parties

Main Stage

The Main Stage showcases 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.

Beach Stage

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 all revellers what is today an almost unique opportunity to dance under the stars until sunrise.



Charter your own boat from Tisno and sail around the numerous islands scattered along the coast. Boats are usually rented for 1 week, and comes complete with skipper so you can remain fully relaxed and carefree. Head here for more info.


Massage is offered at various locations in Tisno, with full body massages and other treatments guaranteed to fully relax you on this festival come holiday. Just ask on site and at selected hotels and guesthouses, and let the experienced masseurs soothe away the excesses of the night before.


Held at the Tiki Bar on the pontoon, this location of the previous night’s revelry and decadence transforms into one of absolute serenity. Starting your day with our yoga sessions blows away the fog from the night before and prepares you for another full day of all the delights Defected Croatia has to offer.


For those seeking adventure further afield from the festival site there are various things to do in the local area. Head here for more info.


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 restaurants, the site itself not only has a true festival feel but retains an intimacy so often missing from many modern-day electronic music festivals.



The bars have not fixed their prices for this season yet, but last year a 1/2 litre of draught beer was 30 kn and cocktails 30 kn – 70 kn. Wines, spirits and soft drinks are of course available too.

Onsite at The Garden Resort there is the trattoria Magnolia which is open from breakfast till late and also wraps and sandwiches at the beach food area. In Tisno village there are lots of konobas to choose from, serving a selection of local and international cuisine.

No, you can’t, but there are plenty of bars selling cocktails, beers, wines and soft drinks and also food is available too.

Just bring your Eventbrite confirmation and ID to the box office to collect.

We do not post any tickets, but ask that you print off your Eventbrite confirmation and bring to the box office with valid ID to collect.

No, all festival goers must collect their ticket in person with a positive photo ID. Please assure that all bookings made with multiple attendees have the correct details of each attendee so that they can collect them individually. Amendments can be maker by login in to your Eventbrite account. For all further questions please email

Unfortunately not. However, you can pass the ticket onto a friend. See previous question on how to transfer the name on the ticket.

Basically, forget trains! The buses are altogether quicker, cheaper and connect all cities with a regular service. You can buy tickets on board the bus, but you should get a receipt. Longer journeys have service stops included in the travel time.

Yes, so long as you are over 21 years old and have held a licence for minimum of 1 year.

No – tickets for these are sold separately.

In the main reception for the apartments or info point of The Garden Resort.

There should be plenty going on at the festival to keep you entertained, but if you’re in need of some further culture, head over to Tisno’s tourist site here

Recreational drugs are as illegal in Croatia as they are in most places around the world and their use will be looked upon very seriously by the Croatian Police.

There is an ATM machine on the festival site, in the main reception area of the apartments. In addition there are 8 other ATMs in the centre of Tisno, which is about a 10-15 minute walk from The Garden Tisno.

Metered taxis can be found at the entrance to the festival site in the main car park.


Tisno Town Centre

The Garden Tisno is a true slice of paradise nestled on the Dalmatian coastline blessed with crystal clear azure Adriatic waters, sizzling sunshine, and star-lit night skies, where you are so close to the sea you are almost dancing in it. The old town of Tisno is charming and picture-perfect with a host of restaurants, cafes, apartments.

Croatia Sunsets

Croatian sunsets are celebrated as some of the most beautiful found anywhere in the world, comparable with those seen at the legendary Café Mambo in Ibiza.

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Just a short drive away, Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe and the largest national parks in Croatia. This beautiful site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register in 1979.

Kornati Islands National Park

The nearby Kornati National Park is often mentioned as "nautical paradise" in tourist publications. And really, in "slalom" sailing through the 89 unforgettable islands, islets and reefs in the Kornati National Park, you will test all of your nautical skills, particularly if the weather puts in some effort.