Oasis festival reveals the final wave of acts confirmed for 2017, completing a world-class music line-up bound for luxury music resort The Source in Marrakech from 14-17 September. New additions include back-to-back sessions from Jackmaster B2B Axel Boman and Joy Orbison B2B Kornél Kovács, plus DJ sets from Modeselektor, Tijana T, Driss Skali and more. With acts including Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex, Nicolas Jaar, Charlotte de Witte, Solomun, Marcel Dettmann, Dr. Rubinstein, KiNK, Willow and Daniel Avery also on the bill, the festival’s third edition is set to be the biggest to date.
There are not many festivals in the world where you can ride a camel in the desert by day and dance beneath the stars by night, soundtracked by the biggest stars of the electronic music scene. Founded in 2015, Oasis has put North Africa firmly on the map as the must-visit festival destination of the moment. Nestled on the outskirts of the bustling city of Marrakech, the festival continues to showcase the finest international talent, as well as shining the spotlight on the flourishing Moroccan electronic music scene.
The complete line-up and day-by-day schedule are revealed today. This year, for the first time, the festivaladds an extra day with an official Opening Party on Thursday 14th September, where Solomun will make his first ever appearance in Morocco! Ibiza’s leading man will be joined by Morocco’s underground ambassador Amine K, Diynamic mainstay Karmon, and Kenny Glasgow B2B My Favorite Robot.
Day 1 of Oasis festival on Friday 15th September brings headline shows from two of techno’s biggest players, pioneering electronic artist and technological innovator Richie Hawtin and Berghain resident Marcel Dettmann. Hardware maestros KiNK, Karenn and Harvey Sutherland will all perform live, plus there’s back-to-back sessions from the newly-announced Joy Orbison B2B Kornél Kovács and Dolan Bergin B2B Move D. Completing the line-up for Day 1 are Willow, Young Marco , Mike Servito, Jaza, HAAi and Thris Tian.
As revealed today, German electronic duo Modeselektor will make their Oasis debut with a DJ set, co-headlining Saturday 16th September alongside Ellum label founder and Ibiza favourite Maceo Plex. The same day brings techno flavours from Berlin, Brussels, London and Detroit with Shed, Dr. Rubinstein, Charlotte de Witte, Daniel Avery, Call Super and DJ Stingray. Dial regular Pantha du Prince and analog protagonists Agents Of Time will both perform live, plus there’s music from Alex Niggemann b2b Amine K, Chloé B2B Ivan Smagghe, Driss Skali, Fassi and Matt Medved.
On Sunday 17th September, Chilean-American musician Nicolas Jaar will bring his captivating live show to Oasis, plus Glasgow and Stockholm’s finest unite as Jackmaster and Axel Boman join forces for a back-to-back special. Henrik Schwarz & Jesse Rose present their emotive collaborative project Black Rose, Italian multi-instrumentalist Giorgia Angiuli will perform live, plus there’s music from the Moroccan dance scene’s founding father Unes, Detroit selector Marcellus Pittman, rising star Tijana T, eclectic selector Auntie Flo and My Love Is Underground founder Jeremy Underground. Finally, topping off an impressive weekend of music are Anja Schneider, Artunique, Mar1, Matthias Meyer B2B Patlac, Patrice Bäumel and Polyswitch.
Located in between the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean, Oasis Festival can guarantee a gorgeous climate with days lounging by the pool and evenings under the stars. New for 2017 is The Secret Garden, a Wellness lounge complete with open-air yoga and meditation sessions, massage, shaded relaxation areas and a champagne bar. This year, Oasis has also partnered with L-Acoustics —who have provided sound for the Olympics, the FIFA World Cup, and The Hollywood Bowl—to provide the most immersive, crystal-clear listening experience possible, from every point on the dance floor.
Watch the magic from Oasis Festival 2016 in the aftermovie: youtu.be/r9qW2l6rzb0
Oasis Festival Marrakech. Where the desert meets the dancefloor. Packages (inclusive of hotel and festival wristband) start from €209 EUR + BF. Book your place at theoasisfest.com.
OASIS FESTIVAL 2017
The Source, Marrakech, Morocco
Thursday 14th September – Opening Party*
Solomun (4 Hour Set)
Amine K, Karmon and Kenny Glasgow B2B My Favorite Robot
Friday 15th September
Marcel Dettmann | Richie Hawtin
Dolan Bergin B2B Move D | HAAi | Harvey Sutherland (live)| Jaza
Joy Orbison B2B Kornél Kovács | Karenn (live) | KiNK (live) | Mike Servito
Thris Tian| Willow | Young Marco
Saturday 16th September
Maceo Plex | Modeselektor (DJ Set)
Agents Of Time (live) | Alex Niggemann b2b Amine K | Call Super | Charlotte de Witte
Chloé B2B Ivan Smagghe | Daniel Avery | DJ Stingray | Dr. Rubinstein
Driss Skali | Fassi | Matt Medved | Pantha du Prince (live) | Shed
Sunday 17th September
Jackmaster B2B Axel Boman | Nicolas Jaar (live)
Anja Schneider | Artunique | Auntie Flo | Giorgia Angiuli (live)
Henrik Schwarz & Jesse Rose present Black Rose | Jeremy Underground
Mar1 | Marcellus Pittman | Matthias Meyer B2B Patlac | Patrice Bäumel
Polyswitch | Tijana T | Unes
*Opening Party (Thursday) | Tickets from €52 on sale now at theoasisfest.com/tickets/opening
Weekend Pass (Friday – Sunday) | Tickets from €179 at theoasisfest.com/tickets
Packages (inclusive of hotel and festival wristband) start from €209 EUR + BF.
Book now at theoasisfest.com/packages
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ALL ACTS A-Z (new acts in bold)
Agents Of Time (live) | Alex Niggemann b2b Amine K | Amine K | Anja Schneider | Artunique | Auntie Flo | Call Super | Charlotte de Witte | Chloé B2B Ivan Smagghe | Daniel Avery | DJ Stingray | Driss Skali | Dr. Rubinstein | Fassi | Giorgia Angiuli (live) | HAAi | Harvey Sutherland (live) | Henrik Schwarz & Jesse Rose present Black Rose | Jackmaster B2B Axel Boman | Jaza | Jeremy Underground | Joy Orbison B2B Kornél Kovács | Karenn (live) | Karmon | Kenny Glasgow B2B My Favorite Robot | KiNK (live) | Maceo Plex | Mar1 | Marcel Dettmann | Marcellus Pittman | Matt Medved | Matthias Meyer B2B Patlac | Mike Servito | Modeselektor (DJ Set) | Move D b2b Dolan Bergin | Nicolas Jaar (live) | Pantha du Prince (live) | Patrice Bäumel | Polyswitch | Richie Hawtin | Shed | Solomun | Thris Tian | Tijana T | Unes | Willow | Young Marco
*Moodymann is cancelled
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Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.