24 Jan First Wave of Acts Announced for Oasis Festival 2018
And so it begins . . .
It’s our sincerest pleasure to welcome to Oasis Festival the most universally beloved and enduring presence in dance music: Carl Cox.
Despite recently bringing his legendary 15-year residency at Space Ibiza to a close, Cox’s legacy as a DJ and producer is still very much being written and his insatiable passion for making dance floor’s move is set to chime perfectly with a Moroccan crowd known for giving it.
Chicago mainstays Derrick Carter and The Black Madonna will be going back-to-back, jettisoning through their back catalog of infectious house, techno and disco. This will be both artists’ second year at Oasis Festival, while we’ve been told that this is Derrick Carter’s first announced b2b set in years, so strap yourself in.
Avalon Emerson is one of the most hyped new acts in the European underground scene right now and is fast becoming a fixture at Panoramabar. The SF-born, Berlin-based producer is coming into Oasis Festival hot off a year that saw her smash through the ranks and ignite some of the most revered dance floors with her uniquely radiate brand of techno.
Tim Sweeney, founder of the NYC-based label and widely respected radio show Beats in Space, will be digging deep and channeling the warm groove that has become a hallmark of his sound.
On the darker end of the lineup, we’ve got German R&S regular Paula Temple will be bringing her distinctly acerbic shades of techno in the wee hours, while Berghain strongman Rødhåd and Ukraine’s Nastia will be bringing the heat to the techno cauldron.
Honest Jon’s influential experimentalist Actress is teaming up with Warp’s Mount Kimbie in what will unquestionably be one of the unmissable sets of Oasis 2018, and an exclusive festival collaboration in 2018. Ontario’s Jessy Lanza is another intriguing must-see at this year’s festival. Her off-kilter strand of synth pop is a fresh vibe for Oasis, and will be the perfect soundtrack to the golden hour poolside.
There are a lot more exciting announcements beyond the horizon. We remain staunchly committed to bringing the most influential and interesting international dance music to Morocco, whilst continuing to rep the hugely exciting local selectors that are forging a bold new scene in North Africa.
Tickets will sell out in advance this year, and the prices will rise during the year so lock this in and point your summer towards Marrakech.
We can’t wait to dance with you again from September 14-16 2018 in Marrakech.