Defected takes a hiatus from Ibiza after 14 glorious seasons - My Ibiza

Defected takes a hiatus from Ibiza after 14 glorious seasons

Change… every once in a while, change is required to shake things up a little and with the announcement of Defected In The House not returning to the party capital of Ibiza for 2016, this definitely left some Defected loyalists lost for words.

However, not to worry! Whilst Defected In The House will be absent from the Ibiza calendar after 14 incredible seasons on the White Isle, this highly decorated residency has instead turned its focus to their Glitterbox residency at Space Ibiza for the super-club’s final year of existence and a brand new concept – the Defected Croatia 2016 Festival.

 As opposed to returning to Ibiza for a 15th consecutive summer in a row, Defected have opted to pursue a new challenge entitled Defected Croatia 2016. This will consist of five days of heavenly house hedonism and pleasure all taking place at the beautiful Garden Resort in Tisno, Croatia.

This highly anticipated Defected venture will take place between Thursday 11th August and Monday 15th August will limited early-bird tickets still on offer.

Defected Croatia will play host to a variety of house sensations, disco headliners and underground heroes playing all-day beach and boat parties as well as the incomparable Barbarella’s on the night.

Croatia is currently one of the hottest rising prospects in terms of locations for electronic music. The proof is in the pudding following the recent success of Hideout Festival and therefore makes perfect sense for Defected to test the waters in Croatia.

Commenting on the decision of not returning to Ibiza for 2016, Simon Dunmore said “Defected has always looked forwards to new challenges and todays clubbing landscape is offering more diverse opportunities.”

He then added “Last summer we enjoyed yet another successful season at Amnesia and, despite numerous offers for the coming season, we feel that it is time for a fresh challenge. We have decided that hosting a festival in Croatia is a hugely exciting opportunity and we look forward to offering house music fans something a little different this summer.”

Dunmore finally said “Ibiza has been an integral part of Defected’s summer calendar for over a decade and we are certain it will remain a key part of our future following this hiatus. This season, we will remain present on the island by hosting our much loved Glitterbox party at Space every Friday.”

Speaking of Glitterbox Ibiza, their line-ups for their 2016 residency at Space Ibiza on Fridays were recently announced and will feature house and disco heavyweights including Basement Jaxx (DJ set), Kenny Dope, Dimitri From Paris, Roger Sanchez, Todd Terry, Joey Negro, Simon Dunmore, Purple Disco Machine and many more. The Glitterbox Ibiza opening party takes place on Friday 3rd June and will continue throughout the summer until the date of the closing party on Friday 23rd September.

The key thing to remember here is this is meagrely a hiatus from Ibiza for Defected, it isn’t forever.


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