If you have left your packing for Croatia to the last minute, here at Defected HQ we've got your back. Now in our fourth edition of the festival, we have figured out what really are the essentials you need for your trip with a little help from our friends at the D-Store. 

Fresh threads

It wouldn’t be a holiday without some new summer-ready garms, the D-Store have you sorted with a tonne of new styles for this season. Find perfect day-to-night looks from the Glitterbox X Religion collab, or turn heads in the Mr Koya X Defected Hawaiian shirt

Beachside essentials

Between the partying there is plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful scenery and sunshine on your trip to Croatia. Come prepared with a Defected beach towel (the hammam versions are perfect for if you're sticking to hand baggage only) and your sun-cream.

This year we are aiming to make the festival plastic free, so a re-usable water bottle is also a great way to help do your bit for the planet. Our Defected ones are made from high-grade stainless steel to keep your drinks cold. Re-usable straws are also a great way to reduce your waste - these colourful ones from Urban Outfitters are perfect for sipping cocktails poolside.

Wireless speaker

While there is a plethora of amazing music on at the festival a wireless speaker is perfect for downtime at your apartment, tuning into a chill-out playlist, or amping yourself up for a big night with pre-drinks. This Ultimate Ears Waterproof speaker is perfect for squeezing in your luggage, available at John Lewis.

Keeping cool

With temperatures on the Adriatic coast often reaching the 30’s in the summer, keeping cool while partying can be a challenge. Channel your inner Glitterbox performer with one of our fabulous fans, or invest in a cooling spray. This Mario Badescu facial spray will leave you feeling refreshed, and the aloe vera can aid any accidental sunburn...

Saving the memory

If there's anything to get you through dark and gloomy winters it is reliving the memories through the best pictures and videos from your trip. Running out of battery is far from ideal when trying to capture the moments with your friends, a portable charger is definitely a suitcase essential - go retro with this classic Duracell one, available on Amazon. Get enviable content for your instagram with this fisheye lense for your phone that only costs £5.99, or go old school with this classic polaroid camera.


Of course you'll also need your passport and festival tickets too ... See you on the beach!

Limited day tickets are still availble for Defected Croatia: https://defected.com/croatia/booking.html