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MOGA Essaouira reveals final lineup inc. John Talabot, Francesco Del Garda, Habibi Funk, Alyssa & Gia, Parallells, Moullinex

MOGA FESTIVAL

Sep 28 – Oct 2

Essaouira, Morocco

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MOGA was born in 2016 in Essaouira in Mogador and after 3 Moroccan editions and two editions exported to Caparica in Portugal, it’s now set to return to Morocco from September 28 to October 2, 2022. Five days of dance, music, food and discoveries in the heart of the pearl of the Atlantic awaits with final lineup additions John Talabot, Francesco Del Garda, Moullinex, Alyssa & Gia, Parallells, and Habibi Funk, who will join phase 1 artists such as Polo & Pan, Acid Arab, Sébastien Léger, CC:DISCO!, DJ Python, Jimi Jules, Petre Inspirescu, Lee Burridge, DJ Tennis, Soichi Terada and many more.

A bastion of hippies in the 1960s, Essaouira remains a haven for  digital nomads and surf and yoga enthusiasts from all over the world. MOGA was born in 2016, with a thoughtful programme that blends the avant-garde of international sounds and local scenes. The boutique festival works with local curators to promote the destination and the Souiri lifestyle through free access events such as culinary courses, yoga classes, free performances in the Medina, brunches, masterclasses and more. 

The festival is organized in two parts — on September 28 and 29, MOGA OFF offers free access throughout the city: open parties, art, wellness, food, talks and more with a programme revealed soon.

On September 30, October 1 and 2, MOGA IN at SOFITEL Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa, from 13:00 until midnight, allows festival-goers to enjoy the panoramic swimming pool surrounded by a garden of olive trees and a programme that welcomes more than 50 artists on five stages within the property. Yoga classes and a “souk” designer market will also be part of the weekend programme.

FINAL LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT

Additions to MOGA Essaouira 2022 include revered Italian selector Francesco Del Garda, Habibi Funk — the Berlin label founded by DJ Jannis Stürtz which explores the funk, jazz and disco treasures of the Arab world — the mysterious Barcelona DJ and producer John Talabot, Moullinex — an essential artist of the Portuguese electronic scene — as well as Dutch brothers Parallells who offer electro-acoustic live sets, and the ultra dynamic Berlin duo Alyssa & Gia.

These artists join the likes of Polo & Pan, Acid Arab and Sébastien Léger, CC:DISCO!, DJ Python, Jimi Jules, Petre Inspirescu, Lee Burridge, DJ Tennis, and Soichi Terada, as well as a host of  Moroccan performers such as Mr. ID, Kawtar Sadik and Guedra Guedra.

LINEUP (A-Z)

ACID ARAB dj set (fr)

ADAM DIRK’HEIM (ma)

AHM RED (ma)

ALYSSA & GIA (de)

ATLASSI (ma)

BEL ÂGE (ma)

BLOSSOM DOUDOU (ma)

CC:DISCO! (aus)

CORTEGA (sen)

DEL AMICO (ma)

DIASS (bg)

DJ PYTHON (usa)

DJ TENNIS (it)

DJ VIBE (pt)

FRANCESCO DEL GARDA (it)

FUNKTONIO (fr)

GUEDRA GUEDRA dj set (ma)

HABIBI FUNK (de)

HASSAN (ma)

IRENEE S (ma) 

JIMI JULES (ch)

JOHN TALABOT (es)

KAWTAR SADIK live (ma)

KICH (ma)

LADYGOULE (ma

LEE BURRIDGE (uk)

MAOU (ma)

MEIBI (pt)

MONILE (ma)
MOON.WAV (ma)

MOULLINEX (pt)

MR. ID (ma)

NATHABES (ma)

NOMADS (ma)

PARALLELLS live (nl)

PETRE INSPIRESCU (ro) 

POLO & PAN dj set (fr)

RAMMÖ (nl)

RETRO CASSETTA (ma)

RUI VARGAS (pt)

SAIB (ma)

SASSY J (ch) 

SÉBASTIEN LÉGER (fr)

SHIMON (fr)

SIMO JETTOU (ma)

SLIM PEACE (ma)

SOICHI TERADA live (jp)

SONJA MOONEAR (ch)

TIMINU (ma)

VLADA (ru)

YAHYA live (ma)

*BOLD = final lineup additions


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ABOUT ESSAOUIRA

Essaouira, first called Amogdul (“The well-kept” in Berber) then Mogador following the passage of the Portuguese and Spanish conquerors. The medina of Essaouira, the old traditional city, with its ramparts and its souks, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was also the setting for Game of Thrones and many films (Othello, Kingdom of Heaven). It is now a popular spot for surfers and kite surfers from all over the world who appreciate its relaxed lifestyle and its inherited hippie lifestyle. Indeed, the libertarian movement of the 1960s experienced a great boom in Morocco. These young travelers in search of enjoyment, coming from all over the world, have found in Essaouira a favorable place to live their libertarian dream. Among them Jimi Hendrix and Cat Stevens found refuge there.

ABOUT MOGA

MOGA is a boutique festival dedicated to electronic music and inspired by bohemian culture, the Atlantic and its laid-back, surf-oriented lifestyle. The singularity of the festival lies in its unique experience connecting festival-goers from all over the world of different cultures and origins around dance, music, art and well-being but also values ​​of sharing, openness, exchange and interculturality. MOGA has created a tribe over the years — a strong community of nomads, the #mogatribe now stretches from Portugal (MOGA Caparica edition in June) to Morocco (MOGA Essaouira edition in October) and soon beyond. MOGA is the discovery of a place, a culture, a city at the heart of the concept of the festival, in association with the local tourist offices in both Morocco and Portugal.

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