Defected Records organisers have announced their inaugural Defected Virtual Festival, following the cancellation of their spring live events due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Kicking off on Friday 20th March, the Virtual Festival will feature 12 hours of music, live-streamed from London’s Ministry of Sound, with featured sets from the likes of Joey Negro, Sam Divine, Monki and The Shapeshifters. Defected boss Simon Dunmore will also be playing, alongside Low Steppa, Dan Shake and Melvo Baptiste. Glitterbox dancers will also be present.

“Music and clubbing are an escape for many and, with social gatherings being rightfully restricted, we wanted to connect people online in the hope that they appreciate they are not alone.” says label-boss Simon Dunmore – “The reaction to Defected Virtual Festival has been incredible and we have been inundated with DJs and performers wanting to get involved. Our thoughts will remain with everyone affected by the current situation, but believe we have a role to remain positive, and bring people together however we’re able.” he continues.

The virtual festival will also mark the first part of Defected’s digital efforts, which will also include an extended version of Sam Divine’s weekly radio show, alongside a wealth of behind-the-scenes content.

Stay locked on Friday 20th March to Defected’s official YouTube and Facebook.