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Back for its third year, Defected Malta is excited to be returning to the Mediterranean for a weekend-long party and celebration of dance music next October.

Taking place 4-6th October 2024, Defected Malta will once again bring together an impressive blend of talent from across the house spectrum for an unforgettable Island takeover hosted against a backdrop of sandy beaches and crystalline waters.

Venues across the weekend will include St. Paul’s Bay’s luxe beach club Café del Mar, the largest multi-room venue, UNO, providing the ultimate club experience with its impressive sound system, indoor club and open-air rooms set to host party goers until the early hours and a unique location new for 2024. Offering unrivalled views of the Island, a schedule of intimate boat parties will round off the weekend’s activity, soundtracked by a line-up of house excellence.


The VIP ticket includes:

  1. Exclusive areas and facilities in Cafe Del Mar & UNO.

  2. Fast track access to venues via a separate queue at Cafe Del Mar & UNO.

  3. Early access to buy boat party tickets.

Once you confirm your purchase, you will receive a confirmation email with all your booking details. You can log into your account on to view and download your ticket(s) at any time. This makes it easy to locate your ticket/booking when needed and avoids misplacing on your device! Otherwise, your ticket (PDF) will be sent to you via email 7 days prior to the event. 

Please note that if you have purchased Payment Plan Festival Tickets and/or Payment Plan Accommodation, then these ticket types will not be available to download until they are paid in full. 

For any other queries, please contact us on

Yes, so long as you are present to collect the tickets. 

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 account and following the instructions on how to change a name.

Yes, we actually encourage you to show your ticket on your phone! Please ensure you have downloaded the ticket onto your phone so that the barcode can be scanned.

Last year’s edition sold out, so would not leave it that late! Grab your tickets here now:

Defected Malta

You will be asked to show your photo ID when collecting wristbands at the venue Box Office to prove that the name on the ticket matches the name on your ID.

Information regarding box office location and opening times will be revealed closer to the time of the event. 

Follow us on @defectedevents to keep up to date with all Defected Malta info.

Unfortunately, as part of our T&C'S, we do not accept refunds on tickets.

Please see the section below on ticket resale. 


If you can no longer attend and want to resell your ticket, you can do so by logging into your Easol account HERE where you will find your booking with the option to resell items. From there you can select the tickets you want to resell. You will receive an email notification to confirm when your tickets have been resold and another email when your refund is processed.

You can also resell your ticket via Ticketswap. Please follow the link HERE which  gives you a step-by-step guide on how to sell your ticket.

Please note that you have the option to list your tickets for resale on both platforms, but they can only be bought on one of them. 

Only the lead booker can resell tickets in a booking.

There are no additional fees, however you won’t be refunded your original booking fee.

No, you cannot set the resale price. You will receive the amount you paid for the ticket(s) minus the booking fee.

We recommend using our official resale platform to ensure a secure and reliable resale process. 

Please note, If you buy your ticket from any other ticket re-seller platforms, this ticket will not be accepted at the box office.

No, your booking must be fully paid before you can put your ticket(s) up for resale.

Payment Plans

Yes, we have a payment plan option available. Please select the payment plan option on the ticket page.

If you pay via the payment plan option, you will pay the first instalment at the time of booking and then pay the subsequent instalments monthly. A £30 payment plan fee is added for this service. 

The first instalment may differ between ticket tiers. Payment plan options will not be available once the allocation sells out or if you book on/after the 27th September 2024.

Balance payments must be made as per the terms of your payment plan. Failure to do so would put you at risk of the booking being cancelled and losing any money already paid towards the ticket(s).

Yes, Klarna is available and will appear upon checkout.

If you have booked a payment plan and we have your card saved, you can update your payment details by logging into 

It is your responsibility to ensure that the payment card details remain valid and up to date. If you need to change your payment card details you must do this before payment of the next instalment becomes due.

If a payment plan has been set up, we will automatically take the instalment on each payment date on the plan. It is your responsibility to ensure payments do not fail.

If we are unable to charge your card, due to your card being expired, insufficient funds or it has been declined by the bank, don’t panic. We’ll attempt to take the payment again in seven days, giving you time to fix the issue or update your payment method.

Please be aware, if the same payment fails 3 times, then your booking is at risk of being cancelled.

Firstly, check with your bank as they will be able to advise you why your transaction has declined.

The issue may be because of the rollout of 3D Secure across all financial institutions, which is causing some technical difficulties for customers shopping online. To alleviate this, always ensure that your bank has your most up-to-date contact details, so you can verify the transaction.

If you believe that any details on your booking confirmation (or any other document) are wrong, you must advise us immediately. Please contact us on and we will advise accordingly.

Programming, Lineups and Boat Parties

Please follow this link HERE to see the Defected Malta 2024 line up!

We’ll be announcing the set times closer to the festival. Set times will be available exclusively on the app. Boat party line ups will be revealed shortly. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep updated.

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

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

Information regarding the number of boat parties has not been announced yet. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to keep updated.

The boat parties will be 3 hours long.

Please ensure you bring a copy of your ticket either printed or on your phone as they will need to be scanned for entry. No wristbands are required. Tickets will also be sent via email 7 days before the event. However, you can log into your Easol account and download your ticket at any time.

Information on departure location will be revealed closer to the festival. 

The time on your ticket is the departure time of the boat. Please arrive at the pontoon 30 minutes before the departure time. The boats run a tight schedule and always depart on time. Failure to turn up 30 mins before the departure time might result in you missing the boat.

Locations of venues

The festival will be held across UNO, Café del Mar and a new unique location for 2024. Head to our gallery to see these venues in action!

  • UNO: 
Crafts Village, 
Attard ATD, 
  • Café del Mar: 
Triq it-Trunciera
St Paul's Bay, 
SPB 1500, 


We recommend staying in the Bora Bora hotel, which is located in St. Paul’s Bay (central point to all the venues).

- This hotel is exclusive to Defected Malta Ticket Buyers, meaning you can stay with likeminded festival goers. The hotel is not available to book from any third party websites.

- Check in and get your wristbands from hotel (no need to queue at box office) 

- Exclusive poolside parties for hotel guests

- Exclusive Yoga sessions for Bora Bora guests

- Klarna is the smooothest & safest way to get what you want today, and pay over time. Klarna available at check out!


The minimum stay for Bora Bora Hotel  is 4 nights (between Thursday 3rd till Monday 7th October). 


Yes, payment plans are available at check out!

Sure, email our team on and they'll answer any questions you have.

We would recommend staying in St. Paul’s Bay.

Unfortunately, Defected Malta does not offer camping.

Travel / Transport

 The best way to get between St Paul’s Bay and UNO is by using Uber / Bolt.

It is approximately a 20 minute drive between both venues. 

The airport is approximately a 30 minute drive from Café del Mar.

The airport is approximately a 20 minute drive from UNO.


Yes, there is an age restriction for Defected Malta. The minimum age requirement for attendees is 18. 

  1. There are picturesque, incredible beaches in Malta. Please see list below for the best recommended beaches in Malta:
    1. Blue Lagoon
    2. Golden Bay
    3. Xlendi Beach
    4. Ramla Bay
    5. Ghajn Tuffieha
    6. San Blas
    7. St Peter’s Pool
    8. Mellieha Beach
    9. Gnejna Bay
  2. Visit the ancient capital of Mdina
  3. Scenic walks and gardens – Upper Barraka Gardens and San Anton Gardens
  4. Amazing diving opportunities
    1. Cave diving in Comino 
    2. Shipwreck diving to see the WWII HMS Maori at a relatively shallow depth
  5. Day trips to Gozo – beautiful sister island of Malta – 20 mins by ferry

Yes, you can re-enter the festival, as long as you have your wristband on.

There will be food stalls available on all sites and also many restaurants surrounding the festival sites.

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

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