Oasis Festival 2024: Returning to Its Roots in Marrakech

This September, the Oasis Festival returns to its roots, taking over the luxurious music resort The Source in Marrakech from September 6-8, 2024. Today, the pioneering Moroccan festival unveils the first wave of acts set to provide the ultimate North African escape, featuring Laurent Garnier, Jungle, Amine K, HAAi, Jyoty, and TSHA.

For nearly a decade, Oasis has been the ultimate destination festival, authentically showcasing Morocco and inviting global festivalgoers to dance in a unique setting. After two years on the road with “Oasis: Into the Wild,” introducing adventurous music fans to lesser-known regions of the country, Oasis is now returning to one of its most beloved locations, presenting another world-class lineup of artists.

The Source, a wonderfully indulgent resort with lush gardens, winding walkways, and azure pools, is nestled in a two-acre site just moments from Marrakech Airport and close to the city’s bustling medina. This stunning sanctuary, offering unrivalled views of the nearby Atlas Mountains, provides the perfect backdrop for Morocco’s premier electronic music festival.

The soundtrack is just as special as the setting, with techno icon Laurent Garnier making his debut with a much-anticipated three-hour set. The Frenchman has been at the forefront of the underground music scene for decades, always evolving his famously epic and emotional sound. His latest work, “33 Tours Et Puis S’en Vont,” is packed with incredible musicianship. Having recently announced his retirement from touring at the end of this year, this is a unique chance to see him perform in an intimate location.

Jungle also leads the charge with an exclusive DJ set. One of the most respected global dance music acts of the past decade, the innovative British outfit has won over audiences worldwide with their eclectic mix of dance sounds, neo-soul, funk, and nu-disco. Alongside their captivating live performances, Jungle has built a reputation as exemplary DJs and impeccable curators, and this special set at Oasis Festival will allow them to share wide-ranging electronic influences and club sounds.

This year’s lineup also includes Moroccan scene mainstay and Moroko Loko label head, Amine K, who has played at every Oasis since its inception. Manchester’s genre-spanning star Anz makes her debut, while HAAi returns for a second time with more of her psyched-out and textural techno. Rinse FM host and renowned tastemaker Jyoty, an integral part of the Oasis family since her first performance in 2022, makes a welcome return with her genre-blurring sets and colorful sound. DJ and activist Nooriyah will join, connecting global music cultures. Contemporary Ninja Tune selector TSHA and China’s Yu Su, who mixes up fourth-world ambience and left-field dance, also make their Oasis debuts.

Oasis has always aimed to uplift local artists with its line-ups, providing a platform for many fantastic talents. This year, that commitment goes up a level with an all-new stage designed by revered Moroccan artist Hassan Hajjaj, dedicated solely to Moroccan acts from the ever more fertile national scene.

Convergence label founder KOSH, another Oasis regular who now plays many of the world’s most cult clubs, will showcase his precise take on electro with an impressive live show. Casablanca’s ANÏA brings trance, acid, breaks, dub, and techno that transcend space and time, while Capra mixes up several genres with versatility and creativity. Hi Jane will take the audience on an out-of-this-world electro trip. Additionally, Moon.Wav will deliver a groove-filled set mixing disco, funk, and house with plenty of energy, and Sodfa, the trio of Candle, Qaboo Qaboo, and Kiki, will use mesmerizing melodies to tell their immersive stories. Sound Sisters, the first women+ DJ collective in the country, known for revolutionizing the Moroccan scene and providing a safe space for women+ to showcase their skills, will also perform. Last but not least, the talented YAYA will bring storytelling sounds from electro to spaced-out house and hip hop.

With sun-kissed days and starlit nights soundtracked by world-class electronic music talent, Oasis Festival’s Marrakech homecoming is shaping up to be this summer’s most essential festival experience.

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