Fri 4 Aug 2023 Freddie Hill

8 reasons why you should come to Defected Malta

Right this second, house fans from all around the world are living it up at Defected Croatia 2023. Our new social page @defectedevents and of course @defectedrecords are buzzing with content, but if you didn’t get a chance to join the action, there’s still a chance to secure your tickets for our October weekend festival.

As our second Defected Malta approaches, here's a short guide as to why you should join us for our weekend festival and become part of our growing family.

The reviews are in!

Following on from our debut, this year’s Defected Malta promises to build on the amazing experiences of last year. Our 2022 expansion into a new territory (featuring music from 50+ DJs and live acts) was described by DJ Mag as a "sparkling success". We hope to take those successes and channel all of that positive energy into one incredible weekend.

25˚C in October ☀️

While October in the UK may mark the beginning of shorter days and cooler climes, in Malta the heat is still in full swing. If extending your summer sounds like an appealing option then look no further than Defected Malta.

Day-to-Night parties at a hot new clubbing destination 🌅

Much in the way Croatia was tipped as the ‘hottest new clubbing destination’, Malta’s vibrant scene has been expanding with bigger musical and festival offerings in the last few years. Drenched in sunshine for 300 days of the year, Malta’s unique late-license, outdoor venues in Europe makes dancing from sunset to sunrise a year-round option for avid club-goers.

From the afternoon through until sunrise, days at Defected Malta will be soundtracked by exceptional music from world-class talent. Our parties are made by the people who come to them. Come and meet like minded people and maybe even friends for life.

5 amazing venues 🕺

Taking full advantage of Malta’s incredible clubs, we’ll be hosting day parties at Café Del Mar, which offers stunning views of Malta’s crystal blue waters. As night draws in, open air parties will see you through until sunrise. With the evening venues very close to one another, it’s incredibly easy to explore the island and try out the different clubs on offer.

With stages curated by Defected, Glitterbox, Classic Music Company, Sondela and 4 To The Floor, party goers can expect household headline acts alongside the rising stars of the scene and underground names on the line-up.

50+ incredible DJs 🎶

With a huge blend of talent from across the globe, we’ve got top names in the industry like Groove Armada, Riva Starr, Todd Edwards, Danny Howard and many many more joining us for the second edition of Defected Malta. Joining them are a slew of underground icons and rising stars from all over the globe. Expect three days of house and disco excellence. Check out our full line-up below.

3-day festival 📆

Taking place from Friday - Sunday, Defected Malta can just as easily be a weekend trip, or if you’re looking for a holiday, why not extend your stay to explore what the island has to offer. Historical marvels and world heritage sites are dotted all around the visually stunning island country; we will be posting about some of them in more detail here in the coming weeks – stay tuned!

Affordability 💰

With flight prices skyrocketing in the current peak summer season, Defected Malta’s October date means travel is still more affordable, with the island remaining one of Europe’s cheapest destinations for food, drink and accommodation. Click here for our Malta flight guide, updated weekly with flights from some of Europe’s popular destinations.

Last festival of summer! 😎

Extend your summer for one last dance in the sunshine! Defected Malta closes out our season of events for the year, following our longest ever Ibiza season. 

Tickets for Defected Malta are now on sale. For more information head to

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