In its third year taking place this September 14-17 on the outskirts of Marrakech, Morocco, The Oasis Festival has announced their final wave of artists and the day-by-day schedule for 2017. Taking over the luxury music resort, The Source, the aleady stacked lineup of major house and techno talent has grown to the include Jackmaster playing back to back with Axel Boman, JoyOrbison back to back KornélKovács, as well as DJ sets from Modeselektor, DrissSkali, MattMedved, and TijanaT. Heavy-hitters Solomun, Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex, Nicolas Jaar, Marcel Dettmann, Anja Schneider, KiNK and Charlotte de Witte join the roster of immense talent, making this year’s Oasis Festival the biggest edition to date.
For the first time, Oasis kicks off with an official opening party on September 14 with Diynamic label boss Solomun who will take festival-goers on a four hour melodic journey as he makes his Moroccan debut. Joining him for opening night are Morocco’s underground ambassador AmineK, The Netherlands’ Karmon, and Canada’s My Favorite Robot playing back to back with No. 19 innovator KennyGlasgow.
Day 1 on September 15 brings headline shows from two of techno’s biggest players, Richie Hawtin and Berghain resident Marcel Dettmann. Hardware maestros KiNK, Karenn, and Harvey Sutherland will all perform live, and back to back sets will come from Joy Orbison and KornélKovács, DolanBergin and Move D. Completing the day’s musical offerings are HAAi, Jaza, Mike Servito, Thris Tian, Willow, and Young Marco.
German electronic duo Modeselektor (DJ set)will make their Oasis debut headlining Day 2 alongside Ellum label founder Maceo Plex. Techno gurus Call Super, Charlotte de Witte, Daniel Avery, DJ Stingray, Dr. Rubenstein and Shed will also take to the decks. Analog protagonists Agents of Time and dial regular Pantha du Prince will both play live. Playing back to back are Alex Niggemann and Amine K, Chloé and Ivan Smagghe, alongside Driss Skali, Fassi, and Matt Medved.
Day 3 will see the Chilean-American artist Nicolas Jaar bring his captivating live show to Oasis, and Resident Advisor’s number 2 in their 2016 ‘Top 100 DJ Poll’ Jackmaster, will unite with one of Stockholm’s finest, Axel Boman for a back to back special. Teaming up, Henrik Schwarz and Jesse Rose present their emotive collaboration Black Rose, and multi-instrumentalist Giorgia Angiuli will showcase her live performance. Auntie Flo, My Love is Underground founder Jeremy Underground, Detroit selector Tijana T, and Moroccan dance scene founding father Unes will add to the day’s impressive lineup. Finally, topping off a stellar weekend of quality music are Anja Schneider, Artunique, Mar1, Marcellus Pittman, Matthias Meyer back to back Patlac, Patrice Bäumel, and Polyswitch.
OPENING PARTY (September 14th) Solomun (4 hour set) | Amine K | Karmon Kenny Glasgow B2B My Favorite Robot
Day 1 September 15 Marcel Dettmann | Richie Hawtin | Dolan Bergin B2B Move D | HAAi | Harvey Sutherland (live) | Jaza | Joy Orbison B2B Kornél Kovács | Karenn (live) | KiNK (live) | Mike Servito | Thris Tian | Willow | Young Marco
Day 2 September 16 Maceo Plex | Modeselektor (DJ set) | Agents Of Time (live) | Alex Niggemann B2B Amine K | Call Super | Charlotte de Witte | Chloé B2B Ivan Smagghe | Daniel Avery | DJ Stingray | Dr. Rubenstein | Driss Skali | Fassi | Matt Medved | Pantha du Prince (live) | Shed
Day 3 September 17 Jackmaster B2B Axel Boman | Nicolas Jaar (live) | Anja Schneider | Artunique | Auntie Flo | Giorgia Angiuli (live) | Henrik Schwarz & Jesse Rose present Black Rose | Jeremy Underground | Mar1 | Marcellus Pittman | Matthias Meyer B2B Patlac | Patrice Bäumel | Polyswitch | Tijana T | Unes
Oasis Festival is made complete with stageside swimming pools and for the first time, a wellness lounge known as The Secret Garden will offer open-air yoga, meditation sessions, massages, and a champagne bar. Partnering with L-Acoustics, festivalgoers can expect to experience the most immersive and crystal clear sound possible from every corner of the dancefloor. Continuing to showcase the finest underground dance music talent, Oasis also shines the spotlight on the flourishing Moroccan electronic music scene, making it a must-stop on the international festival circuit.
OASIS FESTIVAL – Where the desert meets the dancefloor