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DEFECTED CROATIA 2017
Defected Croatia 2017

THE STORY

The Garden Resort

Following a hugely successful first year, we return to the idyllic corner of Croatia’s Adriatic coast next August for Defected Croatia 2017. Once again, there will be an array of main stage house superstars and disco icons, joined by underground heroes on the beach stage and boat parties, all making for a truly unique outdoor clubbing experience. Combined with delicious food and a chance to genuinely relax, we’ve discovered the perfect spot for our very own musical festival come holiday.

The Main Stage

Stage

Stage

VENUES & PARTIES

Next year will also see some of our closest musical friends host a range of stages and events throughout the festival, from the boat parties to Barbarella’s, boasting the finest house artists and underground DJ. Coupled with the highest standards of production and the family-like feel between the crowd, DJs and staff, this is the ultimate Defected party.

LINE-UP: PHASE ONE

  • MK
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  • EATS EVERYTHING
  • DENNIS FERRER
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  • ROGER SANCHEZ
  • TODD TERRY
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  • JULIO BASHMORE
  • SOUL CLAP
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  • JOEY NEGRO
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  • RIVA STARR
  • SONNY FODERA
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  • SAM DIVINE
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  • SANDY RIVERA
  • CROOKERS
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  • DJ SPEN
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  • KARIZMA
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  • DENNIS CRUZ
  • FRANKY RIZARDO
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  • PURPLE DISCO MACHINE
  • LUKE SOLOMON
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  • JOSH BUTLER
  • ELI ESCOBAR
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  • DARIO D'ATTIS
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  • WILL CLARKE
  • THE SHAPESHIFTERS
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  • JOHN MORALES
  • FRED EVERYTHING
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  • SIMON DUNMORE
  • MAN WITHOUT A CLUE
  • PETE GOODING
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  • THE DEEPSHAKERS
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  • GET DOWN EDITS
  • SEF KOMBO
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  • DJ LICIOUS
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  • BLACKSOUL
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  • ANDY DANIELL
  • WEZ SAUNDERS
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  • HENRY ST. SOCIAL
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  • BROWN S
  • IDQ
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  • TOM BUG
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  • PEZNT
  • MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED
Defected Croatia 2017

PROGRAMME

Programme

Boat Parties

Some of our fondest memories were created on board the famous Argaonaught, with a little help from Glitterbox, D-Vine Sounds, Simma Black and more. Expect more of the same, as we sail daily on the Adriatic Sea.

Boat Parties

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.

The Main Stage

Beach Stage

With waves lapping up to the dancefloor and stunning views out to neighbouring islands, the Beach Stage provides a magical experience for all. Lilo parties included.

Beach Stage

Barbarella’s Discoteque

We fell in love with this legendary outdoor nightclub, a place where we party under the stars until sunrise. Expect more unforgettable moments and surprise guests in 2017.

Barbarella's Discoteque

Activities

Sailing

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.

Sailing

Massages

Massage is offered at various locations in Tisno, including on-site, with full body massages and other treatments guaranteed. Just ask at reception or selected hotels / guesthouses, before letting the experienced masseurs soothe away the aches and pains from a night full of dancing.

Massages

Excursions

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

Location

The Garden Resort, Tisno is a slice of Croatian paradise, 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 the most charming 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 manages to retain an intimacy so often missing from many modern-day electronic music festivals.

Tisno Town Centre

The Garden Resort

Croatia Sunset

Defected Croatia 2017

PURCHASE TICKETS

TRAVEL

The Garden resort in Tisno is conveniently located halfway between the cities of Zadar (45mins) and Split (60 mins), which are both served by international airports. Low-cost airlines such as Croatia Airlines, British Airways, Eurowings, EasyJet, Monarch, Jet 2 and Ryanair fly in from over 50 destinations across Europe. Full airport transfers will also be available. Check www.skyscanner.net to find your most appropriate flight from multiple carriers.

Flights

Lots of you will now want to book your flights as Croatia Airlines, British Airways, Eurowings, Easyjet, Jet 2 and Monarch (from all over Europe) are at ideal prices for the festival dates to both Zadar and Split airports. Also, Ryanair have a couple of new flight routes (all direct to Zadar) from Manchester, Dublin (IRE), Dusseldorf/Frankfurt/ (Germany) - Paris, Marseille (France) – Billund (Denmark) – Brussels(Belgium) – Oslo and Haugesund (Norway) – Stockholm and Gothenburg (Sweden). Check out some of the tips here to ensure you’re getting the best deal on your flights here.

Flights to Croatia

Airport Transfers

We recommend that you book an organised airport coach transfer through Shuttle Tours, who will bring you from Zadar or Split airport with lots of other festival revellers direct to Tisno. Their website is www.shuttletours.net

Alternatively you can make your own way to fit in with your travel plans. There are airport buses from all airports to the main centre bus terminals, and from all cities you will find regular buses to Zadar or Sibenik. Once at Zadar / Sibenik main bus terminal take a local bus to Tisno.

For details on how to get from Zagreb airport to Tisno by public bus email info[at]thegardenzadar.com and they will help with bus times.

Ferry from Ancona Italy to Zadar

This is a popular way of travelling to the festival site from Italy. More information and timetables can be found here.

Ferry

Accommodation

The Garden Resort offers a range of on-site accommodation options to suit all budgets. Wherever you choose to stay, you’ll be surrounded by like-minded souls, all just seconds from the action. A variety of off-site accommodation is also available.

Onsite Accommodation

The Garden Resort offers a range of on-site accommodation options to suit all budgets.

Onsite Apartments

The main festival site boasts 80 air-conditioned apartments, all of which come with their own private balconies or terraces. With all the apartments located only a short stroll from both the main and beach stages, these are perfect for those coming with a group of friends who want to stay as close to the festival action as possible. The onsite apartments all have air conditioning, a small kitchen and a bathroom with shower and WC. Towels are provided for the bathroom but please bring your own beach towels.

Type A: 2 to 3 persons – 7 nights 525.00 GBP (2 x single beds in bedroom and sofa bed for extra 3rd person) – £75 / additional night.

Type B: 3 to 4 persons – 7 nights 672.00 GBP (3 x single beds in bedroom and sofa bed for extra 4th person) – £96 / additional night.

Croatia Accommodation

Offsite Accommodation

Tisno and its surrounding areas has an array of offsite accommodation ranging from budget apartments for you and your entire crew to luxurious villas for you and your family. For more information please contact Helena at The Garden Resort – enquiries@thegarden.hr

Defected Croatia 2017

FAQs

You should receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite with your tickets attached. Please print out your ticket or download it onto your phone. Bring your ticket along with your photo ID to the venue box office onsite at The Garden Resort, you will be then given wristbands.

We do not post tickets. You should receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite with your tickets attached. Please print out your ticket or download it onto your phone. If you haven’t received an Eventbrite confirmation please email croatia@defected.com

Yes, each ticket holder will be asked to show photo ID when collecting wristbands at the venue box office.

The box office opens each day at 12pm and closes at 12am.

No, all festival goers must collect their ticket in person with photo ID. Please ensure that all bookings made with multiple attendees have the correct details of each attendee so that they can collect them individually. Name changes can be made by logging in to your Eventbrite account and following the instructions on how to change a name.

You will need to change the name on each of the tickets. You can do this by logging into your Eventbrite account and following the instructions on how to change a name.

No – tickets for these are sold separately. Boat Party tickets will be announced closer to the festival. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep updated.

Unfortunately not. However, you can pass the ticket onto a friend. Name changes can be made by logging in to your Eventbrite account and following the instructions on how to change a name.

You can pass the ticket onto a friend. Name changes can be made by logging in to your Eventbrite account and following the instructions on how to change a name.

Once you have booked your ticket(s) on Eventbrite, you should receive an email confirmation containing an attachment for each ticket that you booked. If you haven’t received an Eventbrite confirmation please email croatia@defected.com

No, you will need a ticket to the main festival before you are able to attend one of the boat parties or after parties.

Yes, but please ensure you have downloaded the ticket onto your phone so that the barcode can be scanned. You will also need to bring photo ID.

Please take your Eventbrite ticket to the box office when you arrive. You can either print your ticket or download it onto your phone. Your ticket will then be exchanged for a wristband. Don’t forget you will also need photo ID.

Please email us and we’ll do our best to help croatia@defected.com

Yes, the box office at Barbarella's is open from midnight to 4am.

Yes, but please make sure you have your wristband on you at all times, as this will enable you to regain entry to the festival.

LINE UP

We’ll be announcing the line-up closer to the festival. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep updated.

BOAT PARTIES

No – tickets for these are sold separately. Tickets for boat parties will be announced closer to the festival. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep updated.

Please email us and we’ll do our best to help croatia@defected.com

Please email us and we’ll do our best to help croatia@defected.com

As we have so many events to choose from, it is unfortunate that some events will clash. We’ll be announcing the line-up closer to the festival. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep updated.

No, you will need to purchase tickets to the festival in order to attend the boat parties and after parties.

ONSITE AT THE GARDEN RESORT

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

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.

The bars have not fixed their prices for this season yet, but last year a 1/2 litre of draught beer was 35 kn and cocktails 50 kn – 70 kn. Wines, spirits and soft drinks are of course available too.

Yes, the only cards not accepted are American Express and Diners Club Card.

Private changing facilities are reserved for the use of Campers and Glampers. However, there is an open air shower on the beach and a public toilet for general use.

EATING & DRNKING

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.

ACCOMMODATION

For onsite accommodation (apartments, airstreams & glamping) please check the Garden Resort Tisno website
www.thegarden.hr/the-garden-resort

In the first instance please try the Garden Resort website for Apartments, Airstreams & Glamping.

www.thegarden.hr/the-garden-resort

You will also find a good selection of Hotels, B&Bs, Speciality Lodging & Holiday Rentals on Trip Advisor or Air BnB

www.tripadvisor.co.uk
www.airbnb.co.uk

TRAVEL

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

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

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.

By Air:
The nearest airports to the village of Tisno are Zadar (45 mins), Split (90 mins) or Zagreb (4 hrs). Other airport options in Croatia are Dubrovnik, Rijeka or Pula.

Try Skyscanner to compare millions of flights to find you the cheapest deal.

By Bus:
Please check out www.autobusni-kolodvor.com or www.buscroatia.com for prices and timetables.

Different bus operators may run on the same routes, so always check prices before you book.

Car Rental:
So long as you are over 21 years old and have held a licence for minimum of 1 year you can hire a car.

Argus Car Hire & Uni Rent both offer car hire in Croatia.
www.arguscarhire.com
www.uni-rent.net

GENERAL

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.

Defected Croatia 2017

TISNO & CROATIA

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.

Tisno Town Centre

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.

Sunset cruise

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.

Plitvice Lakes National Park

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.

Food & Drink

Croatia is home to some incredible cuisine with speciality Dalmatian seafood and steak dishes plentiful across both the Festival site itself and in the town of Tisno.

Seafood

The Festival Site

On the site itself there is a restaurant as well as various different food outlets, so you won’t have to go far to find something delicious to satisfy your appetite.

Croatia dining

Drinking

From cracking open that first beer of the day, to getting the party started with one of the many cocktails available on-site, a plethora of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options are available from the many bars at Defected Croatia. Sipping in the sun has never been this fun...

Croatia dining

Off-site

There’s a great selection of restaurants serving both international and local fare in Tisno. Here’s a selection of some of the them.

Traditional Restaurants

Carmen – Beautiful sea views and a traditional atmosphere awaits. Address: Pod Garmom 33, Tisno

Tavern Broscica - Famous for their black risotto and grilled steak speciality served in a traditional tavern setting. Address: Obala Sv. Put Brošcice 12, 22240 Tisno

Toni – The steaks at this seafront restaurant are not to be missed! Address: Put Broš?ice 13, Tisno

Kapela – A relaxed traditional restaurant with an outdoor terraced area. Address: Dubrava kod Tisnog 60, Tisno

Martin Pizzeria – Serves delicious and reasonably priced stonebaked pizzas late into the night. Address: Obala svetog Martina 3 Tisno, 22240, Tisno

Banovi Dvori – An unassuming but highly recommended restaurant serving a huge variety of local Croatian dishes. Address: Biograd na Maru, Tisno

Seafood Restaurants

Antonio – A very popular seafood restaurant with a buzzing atmosphere. Address: Put Jazine 37, Tisno

Prova – A beautiful and relaxing dining experience with international and Mediterranean dishes to suit any palette. Address: Fut Jazine 41 22240, Tisno

Ferali – Try the famous seafood platters for a true taste of the Adriatic. Address: Obala Sv.Martina 5, Tisno

The Garden