Oasis Festival unveils the second wave of acts bound for Marrakech this September, bolstering an already impressive line-up for the pioneering festival’s landmark fifth edition. Seth Troxler, Amelie Lens and Recondite lead today’s new additions, along with a host of festival debuts and mainstays of the Moroccan underground scene.
Founded in 2015, Oasis Festival has firmly established itself as North Africa’s premier electronic music festival. Welcoming the world’s biggest DJs and live acts to Morocco, many for the first time, as well as showcasing a wealth of regional talent, the festival’s carefully curated programme has helped bring plenty of international attention and new audiences to the flourishing local scene.
Three Oasis debutants lead the latest additions: Detroit innovator Seth Troxler, Belgian breakout techno star Amelie Lens, and master of techno melancholy, Recondite. Expect spaced out breakbeats in a special back to back between deep diggers BINH and Nicholas Lutz, plus immersive dub soundtracks from the masterful Sebastian Mullaert playing one of his spellbinding live sets.
Plenty of local grooves come from returning favourites Driss Bennis, who runs vital house, electro and techno label Casa Voyager, and Bassam, a minimal maestro known for slick releases on Perlon and Le Renard Records. Casablancan DJs Yasmean and Jessin also bring plenty of earthy local flavours.
A live show from Kosh will serve up a fusion of ambient and dub, downtempo and drum & bass, whilst Parisian selector and DEMENT3D label-head François X brings warm house sounds in abundance. Elsewhere, Iranian born Mozhgan will be on hand to serve up her dark and mysterious contemporary club sounds, and Dutch Red Light Radio hosts Carista connect the dots between bass, soul, hip hop and tech.
All this, of course, comes on top of the first wave of names, including Four Tet, Dixon B2B Âme, Sonja Moonear, Apollonia, Mall Grab, Loco Dice, Jayda G and many more. Plus, with yet more still to be announced, the fifth edition of this boutique beauty is shaping up to be the best yet.
Find Your Oasis: Vitamin Sea
As well as the carefully curated mix of arts, culture and world class DJs, this year Oasis also offers pre-festival surf trip Find Your Oasis: Vitamin Sea. This is a chance to hang out at world famous surf heaven Anchor Point in Morocco, centre yourself with beachside yoga practice and soak in the stunning beauty of the Atlantic Ocean before you cut loose and party under the hot sun and glowing stars at Oasis Festival in the shadows of the Atlas Mountains. You will be staying in The Yogi Surfer, perched on the top of a small hill in the bay of Taghazout above banana plantations and long sandy beaches that guarantee you an unforgettable time. Find out more at theoasisfest.com/trip.
Oasis Festival is a unique experience that marries music, arts and culture with a world-class line-up in the ancient city of Marrakech. Set against the stunning backdrop of Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains, the intimate destination festival plays out in a party paradise of tropical gardens, palm trees, cacti and swimming pools. With three stages, daily yoga, the finest local cuisine and a cultural programme that offers plenty of opportunities to explore and soak up the vast history, arts and culture of the region, Oasis is an utterly authentic North-African holiday experience. With a range of ticket options available, including pocket-friendly group offers, spread-the-cost payment plans and a range of hotel packages, there’s plenty of ways to plan your trip to Oasis.
Morrocco Moves You!
Read the LA Times Travel section’s glowing review of Oasis Fesivalt. Writer August Brown reviews his experience at the 2018 edition leaving us all the more excited for what 2019 has in store. A must read for anyone thinking about attending this years festival.