OASIS FESTIVAL 2017 OPENS IN STYLE
Solomun makes his Moroccan debut with a marathon 8-hour set at the festival’s official opening party
The sold-out, third edition of the Moroccan electronic music festival takes place from 15th-17th September with performances from Nicolas Jaar, Richie Hawtin, Charlotte de Witte, Maceo Plex, Dr. Rubinstein, Marcel Dettmann, Willow and more still to come
Resident Advisor will stream live from the Arena stage on Saturday 15th September at ra.co/live
Morocco’s Oasis Festival opened in style on Thursday 14th September, with Diynamic founder and Ibiza kingpin Solomun making his Moroccan debut at the festival’s official opening party. The house maestro’s first ever performance in Morocco showed exactly why he’s one of the most in-demand DJs on the scene, bringing a powerhouse 8-hour set that exceeded the captivated crowd’s wildest expectations and kept them dancing until dawn. Earlier in the day, Morocco’s very own Amine K opened up proceedings on the main stage, followed by My Favorite Robot B2B Kenny Glasgow and a set from Solomun’s label mate Karmon.
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.
Oasis continues today, Friday 15th September, with 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 music from Willow, Young Marco, Kornel Kovacs, Mike Servito, Jaza, HAAi and more.
Day 2 will see German electronic duo Modeselektor and Ellum label founder Maceo Plex headlining the main stage, along with performances from Charlotte de Witte, Daniel Avery, Agents Of Time (live) andAlex Niggemann B2B Amine K. Over at the Arena, stage hosts Resident Advisor will live stream performances from Call Super, Chloe b2b Ivan Smagghe, DJ Stingray, Dr Rubinstein, Pantha du Prince (live), Shed (DJ) and Moroccan DJs Fassi and Driss Skali. Tune in to the live stream from 4pm GMT on Saturday 16th September at ra.co/live.
The final day, Sunday 17th September, sees Chilean-American musician Nicolas Jaar 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, Marcellus Pittman, Tijana T, Auntie Flo, Anja Schneider, Patrice Bäumel, Polyswitch and much, much more.
Oasis Festival Marrakech. Where the desert meets the dancefloor. Find out more at theoasisfest.com.
OASIS FESTIVAL 2017
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