Morocco's Oasis Festival Announces Dates For Landmark Fifth Edition
After a hugely successful sold-out event in 2018 which saw the festival's programming incorporate some of Morocco's thought leaders at the forefront of art, food and fashion alongside an exceptional music lineup, Oasis Festival has announced the dates for its landmark fifth year in 2019. Returning to Marrakech on September 13-15, a limited number of early-bird passes are on sale now for the boutique destination festival which will once again take place in one of the world's most breathtaking corners.
After a coming-of-age edition this past September 14-16, the festival hosted a melting pot of over 5000 local and international festival goers from all corners of the globe. Attracting some of electronic music's finest, Oasis was pleased to welcome Ben Klock, Black Coffee, Carl Cox, Derrick Carter B2B The Black Madonna, Nastia to the festival's stages. Representing Morocco's homegrown heroes were Amine K, Monile, Polyswitch and Unes, while Avalon Emerson, Damian Lazarus, Denis Sulta, DJ Koze, Honey Dijon, Paula Temple, Powder, Sasha and Virgil Abloh blew fans away with their stellar sets. Stand out live acts included Chicago house legend Larry Heard aka Mr Fingers, unique live performer Mr. G, fast-rising star Octo Octa and German techno veteran Stephan Bodzin.
Expanding their programming beyond the music, this year Oasis welcomed an on-site museum curated by The Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) and an immersive creative space presented by renowned Moroccan fashion designer, Amine Bendriouich. Alongside the Moroccan Square showcasing Marrakech's local cuisine, these spaces offered an authentic glimpse into Africa's contemporary scene and the continent's rich artistic history. With a variety of activities on offer including daily yoga sessions, Arabic calligraphy, complimentary makeovers, a hookah lounge, stage-side swimming, and plenty of plush chill out places adorned with colorful Moroccan rugs and pillows, there was plenty to entertain attendees in between dancefloor sessions. Festival fans wanting to relive the magic can now do so by watching the Oasis Festival 2018 After Movie.
WIth new innovations and surprises in the works, Oasis Festival 2019 will once again provide a bespoke destination experience perfect for those with a taste for adventure, quality music and a desire to explore all that Morocco has to offer.
Early bird passes for Oasis Festival 2019 are on sale now via TheOasisFest.com starting from $115 USD.
Founded in 2015, Oasis Festival has steadily proved that it is about more than just music: it is a genuine North African experience soundtracked by world-class talent. Its carefully curated program showcases not only international but a wealth of local and regional acts, which has helped bring plenty of international attention and new audiences to the flourishing local scene. The opportunity to explore the desert and ancient city of Marrakech and all the customs and culture makes it a must for every lover of electronic music with a passion for adventurous travel.