Northern Africa might not seem like the most hospitable place for an electronic music festival, but the promoters of Oasis Festival have made it work. The team behind Oasis is now working on their second edition of the festival, which takes place in Marrakech, Morroco.
Just saying, Marrakech makes one think of an exotic land filled with dates, fez hats, and exotic spices. For your average tank top-clad reveler, the thought of Africa might just be a little too exotic - which is why Oasis looks so damn inviting for the more seasoned festival goer looking for something more exciting. The aftermovie, unfortunately, doesn't seem to do the location much justice and almost looks like it could be one for Coachella or any other festival in a sunny SoCal location.
I was hoping to see some docu-style footage that established the location and the culture a little more vibrantly. Oh well, it's Morroco, so I'm sure it's pretty damn amazing despite the weak aftermovie. Watch for yourself in the YouTube player above.
Festivals like BPM in Mexico have kicked off a new breed of boutique festival that caters to the adventurous traveler and electronic music aficionado, and gatherings like Oasis are the new frontier of electronic music festivals that seem well worth a look. Chances are you'll never forget a festival in Marrakech with guys like techno pioneer Derrick May on the decks.
Oasis Festival has unveiled its 2016 aftermovie and announced its dates for 2017, putting a limited number of pre-sale tickets on sale from 3:00 PM CEST on Wednesday, October 12th.
The second edition of Oasis took place from September 16th-18th of 2016, and welcomed over 3,200 guests a day to luxurious music resort The Source in Marrakech. World-class acts including Dixon, Jeff Mills, David August, Job Jobse, Helena Hauff, Maya Jane Coles, Tale of Us and The Black Madonna performed alongside homegrown heroes Amine K, Fassi, Kaybe & Majdo and Unes. With stageside swimming pools, daily yoga, massage and reflexology, The Secret Souk and stunning views of the nearby Atlas Mountains, Oasis brought a slice of festival paradise to Morocco, shining the light on North Africa as the latest must-visit festival destination. Watch the magic from Oasis Festival 2016 in the event's official aftermovie.
Oasis 2017 will take place from September 15th-17th. A limited release of 100 pre-sale tickets are on sale now, priced at just €100. Book your place and keep up to date with all of the latest news by visiting the event website.