They join the likes of A Guy Called Gerald, Gene On Earth, Guedra Guedra, Jayda G, Fumiya Tanaka, Malika, Margaret Dygas, Maayan Nidam, Peach, Maurice Fulton, Quest, Dyed Soundorom, Portable, Rhadoo, Oceanvs Orientalis, and Prins Thomas
October 4-8th, 2023
MOGA Festival is an unmissable meeting place for lovers of electronic music and nomadic culture, and today it announces the second phase of its line-up for the 2023 edition which will be held from October 4-8th in Essaouira. The likes of Antal, Luca Saporito (Audiofly), Miss Monique, Viken Arman, Worakls, Stasi Sanlin, Deer Jade, Gerd Janson and others complete the IN program which will be held from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th at the Sofitel Mogador. This new wave of more than 30 artists comes on top of an already rich lineup which includes Jayda G, Shkoon (Live), Rhadoo, Dyed Soundorom, A Guy Called Gerald, Oceanvs Orientalis, Margaret Dygas and more.
Essaouira is the home of this cultural event which is more than just a music festival: MOGA offers an immersive experience with electronic music next to a rich array of Souiri cultures with a full OFF program. For five days, local experts will offer activities and events from surfing to yoga, cooking classes, writing workshops, mixing, an introduction to traditional Gnawa music, a pop market, musical brunch, kite show and much more with the complete OFF program revealed soon.
THE #MOGAESSA23 EXPERIENCE
MOGA OFF is five days of cultural activities and workshops in Essaouira as MOGA is not only a music festival but offers a global experience that combines cultural encounters, historic discoveries and local explorations in the heart of one of the jewels of an UNESCO World Heritage site across several venues. Think cooking, DJ sets, workshops, exhibitions, kite surfing, surfing lessons, conferences, concerts and much more, most of which will be free for MOGA pass holders.
There are plenty of amazing places in Essaouira to explore during your stay and some establishments will offer special discounts to MOGA pass holders with all manner of bars, restaurants, cafes, shops, well being spots and activity centers offering quad biking, camel riding, spas, hammam, massages and more.
MOGA IN is three days of pure celebration with dive stages and more than 70 artists at the Sofitel Mogador. The IN program includes not only DJ Sets and live performances, but also musical surprises, wellness activities, catering spaces, art installations, designer markets, workshops and much more.
FINAL LINE-UP ADDITIONS
Antal is the Amsterdam DJ behind one of the most influential labels in Europe: Rush Hour. Luca Saporito is half of the legendary deep house duo Audiofly with a 20-year career. Miss Monique is a Ukrainian DJ producer,and perhaps the most recognized female progressive house DJ in Europe. Viken Arman has a unique fusion of electronic beats and acoustic compositions with jazz, house, minimal and hip-hop influences. Classically trained DJ/composer Worakls plays and produces organic electro, Stasi Sanlin is one of the leading DJs in the Middle East who mixes powerful melodic techno with hypnotic afro rhythms and Deer Jade’s melodic music takes you on a mystical journey, while Running Back boss Gerd Janson is one of the most respected house and techno DJs in the underground.
FULL LINE-UP (A-Z)
A GUY CALLED GERALD (live) – ADAM DIRK’HEIM – AMNAYE – ANJA SUGAR b2b EDDIE MEGRAOUI – ANTAL – ANTHÖNY – ASTRAL WAYNE – ATLASSI – AY:YU – BALOO – BASSAM – CARUAN – CHAOU B – CORTEGA – DAOX – DEER JADE – DYED SOUNDOROM – FIONA – FUMIYA TANAKA – GENE ON EARTH – GERD JANSON – GUEDRA GUEDRA – HI JANE – JARNI – JAYDA G – JULIAN PRINCE – KALABRESE – KHALID SANSI – LEA KDOCH – LEUZ ZARAK – LILYA MANDRE – LUCA SAPORITO (AUDIOFLY) – LUXE – MAAYAN NIDAM – MAGUPI – MALIKA – MARGARET DYGAS – MAURICE FULTON – MISS MONIQUE – MISTY – MOLLY – MONILE – NDRK – NORDIKS – NUNO LOPES – OCEANVS ORIENTALIS (live) – ODRIK – ONY – OSENS – PASO DOBLE – PEACH – PORTABLE (Live) – PRINS THOMAS – QABOO – QUEST – RHADOO – RITA NAS – SAFAR – SASSON – SHADO – SHIMON – SHKOON (live) – SHUGI – SOFTI – STASI SANLIN – SXTO – TAYLAH ELAINE – TEKI LATEX B2B GLITTER55 – tINI – VIKEN ARMAN – WORAKLS – YAYA (ma) – YOU SHTAK! – ZAKARIA
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.