BEFORE OASIS

About Oasis

What is Oasis?
Oasis is an intimate destination music festival experience in Marrakech, Morocco, featuring today’s top underground electronic music talent and a range of activities.

 

When and where is Oasis held?
Oasis 2016 will be held at The Source Music Resort in Marrakech, Morocco from 16-18 September. Read more about our new home for 2016 HERE.

 

How old do you have to be to attend Oasis?

Oasis attendees must be 18 years of age or older at the time of the festival. Proper identification will be required for wristband pick-up and entry.

 

Why should I attend Oasis?
Why wouldn’t you want to listen to the world’s best underground electronic talent in a warm, exotic location surrounded by friends old and new? It is time to dance somewhere different.

Ticketing

What are the ticket options? How can I purchase tickets?

Tickets are currently available as 3-day festival passes that grant admission to the full weekend of Oasis programming. You’ll have access to two stages, swimming pools, yoga, food vendors, and much more. A limited number of single-day passes will be available as the festival nears.

 

You can buy tickets online through our ticketing page, as well as through Resident Advisor and Festicket. Tickets will get more expensive as the festival date approaches, so get your ticket now for the best deal.

 

When and how do I get my wristband(s)?

Once you purchase your ticket, you’ll receive an email confirmation with your ticket, which you should bring to the festival along with a government-issued photo ID. You can exchange your ticket for a wristband at Will Call. More detailed instructions will be available as the festival nears.

 

What is the refund policy?
Refunds and exchanges are not available. Oasis is a rain or shine event and artists are subject to change.

Travel

How do I get to Marrakech?

Marrakech is easily accessible for European travelers, with direct flights from several major airports. The city is served by two Moroccan airports: Marrakech Menara Airport, located 6 kilometres from the city centre, and Casablanca Mohammed V International Airport, located 227 kilometres north of the city. For more information on both airports, as well as how to get from them to Oasis and your hotel of choice, head to our Essential Info page.

 

Are travel packages available?

Hotel packages are available through Festicket.

 

Where should I stay?

We recommend staying at one of the hotels that are included in our hotel packages, as these are where the free festival shuttles will pick-up and drop-off attendees. You can also check out our Shuttle page for the neighbourhoods the free Oasis shuttle will stop in.

 

Do I need a Visa to get to Morocco?

If staying in Morocco for less than 90 days, visitors from Algeria, Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Republic of Congo, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guinea (Conakry), Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kuwait, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United States of America and Venezuela DO NOT need a visa.

 

Visitors that wish to stay beyond the allotted 90 days can request permission from the nearest Police Precinct to their place of residence in Morocco. If your country of citizenship is not listed above, head to the Moroccan Consulate website for Visa application instructions.

 

Do you have any tips for planning my trip to Morocco?

Visit our Essential Info page to get information about airports, transportation, money, and more.

 

Is Morocco a safe country to travel to for foreigners?
Morocco is a safe holiday destination for travellers, largely because Morocco’s economy is supported by tourism. Reforms, such as registering tour guides and placing Tourist Police in every major city, are in place to ensure visitors a carefree stay.

 

Politically, Morocco is stable and has witnessed a peaceful process in its democratic and modernizing reforms. Unlike some neighboring North African countries, Morocco has remained free of political upheaval in its journey towards a democratic government.

 

Moroccans practice a moderate and tolerant form of Islam and, while Islamic extremism has existed, terrorist attacks have been extremely rare.

 

The most common complaint from foreign travellers in Morocco tends to be their experience with locals hassling them to buy their goods. The best way to avoid these interactions once they begin is to simply walk away.

Contact and Apply

Can I apply to perform?

To be considered for Oasis 2016, please email bookings@theoasisfest.com.

 

How can I apply for press/photo/video credentials?

Publications wishing to apply for a press pass can fill out our press application and our press team will be in contact before August 1, 2015. For any additional press inquiries or pre-festival features, please contact clare@globalpublicity.uk.

 

Can I volunteer?

Information about volunteering will be available in the spring. In the meantime, if you’d like to apply, please email info@theoasisfest.com.

 

Can my company sponsor Oasis?

If your company would like to be an Oasis sponsor, please contact sponsorship@theoasisfest.com and include as much information as possible on your company as well as your contact info.

DURING OASIS

Venue + Shuttles

Where is Oasis?
Oasis will take place within the grounds of The Source Music Resort, located a 10-minute drive outside of Marrakech’s city centre. For more information about the venue and how to get there, head to our Venue page.

 

How do I get between Oasis and my hotel?
Oasis will provide free shuttle transportation during the festival weekend. The shuttles will run between the festival site and select hotels that will be included in the Oasis hotel packages. More information, including locations and times of operation, will be available before the festival. Check out our Shuttle page for the most updated information.

 

How can I buy a shuttle pass?
The shuttles are free and included in your Oasis festival pass, but you will need to register for the shuttle separately. We’ll post the instructions on the Shuttle page when it’s time to register, and if you bought a ticket, you’ll get an email reminder.

Wristbands

Where and when can I pick up my wristband?

You will be able to exchange your ticket confirmation for a 3-day wristband at the Will Call booth located outside the festival gates.

 

What can I do with my wristband?

All attendees will receive a wristband with an RFID chip. These wristbands will allow you to enter the festival each day, and will also be your method of payment for all food, drinks, and activities offered on-site. There are several top-up points across the festival site where you can purchase credits to spend at Oasis. These top-up points take cash (Dirhams, Euros, Dollars, and British Pounds), and some accept credit cards.

 

I lost/forgot my wristband, what do I do?

Your wristband will not be replaced if lost, stolen, mutilated or destroyed. Take care of your wristband and remember it is your access to all 3 days of Oasis!

To Bring or Not to Bring

What should I bring to Oasis?

We suggest bringing sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, towels, bathing suits (yes, we have pools!), earplugs, non-professional film and digital cameras, small backpacks, lighters, dancing shoes and a valid form of identification to pick up your wristband.

 

What am I NOT allowed to bring to Oasis?

The following items are NOT allowed inside the festival site:

  • Weapons of ANY kind
  • Fireworks/explosives
  • Illegal substances
  • Large coolers
  • Pets
  • Glass containers
  • Food or drink
  • Musical instruments
  • Chains/chain wallets
  • Large backpacks
  • Laser pointers
  • Drones/remote control aircrafts
  • Items attached to a stick (flags, totems, umbrellas, selfie sticks)
  • Tents
  • Hula hoops
  • Professional camera equipment (detachable lenses, tripods)
  • Audio/video recording equipment
  • Unauthorized or unlicensed vending is not permitted

Money

What do I need to know about money at Oasis?

Oasis is a mostly cashless event. You can use your wristband to pay for food, drinks, and wellness services. Each wristband is equipped with an RFID chip on which you can add credits to make purchases at several locations on-site at the festival. Cash and credit cards will also be  accepted but there are no ATM machines on-site at the festival. For more information about money in Morocco check out our money page.

Experience

What are the food and drink options at Oasis?

Food and beverages will be sold on-site at Oasis. A variety of local restaurants will set up pop-up sites at the festival. Purified bottled water will also be readily available.

 

What is the drinking age in Morocco and at Oasis?

There is no official minimum legal drinking age in Morocco, though liquor stores and wine shops will require their patrons to be at least 16 years of age. Since Oasis is an 18+ event, all attendees will be able to drink within the festival site. Proper identification will be required at the point of entrance.

 

Are there vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free options available?

Yes, vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free options will be available at Oasis.

 

Besides the music, what activities can I expect at Oasis?

Oasis will have a lot to offer besides the music, from a traditional Moroccan souk and live painting, to yoga and pools. Check out our Activities page for more information.

Safety + Accessibility

Is Oasis accessible to people with disabilities?

Oasis’ stages are wheelchair accessible though, we cannot guarantee all of the non-music activities will be in accessible areas. Most areas are handicap accessible with the exception of a few VIP areas as well as the Secret Souk. There will be handicap accessible bathrooms.

What’s the deal with security?

Everybody will be subject to search entering the festival site. Our primary goal is to create a safe and secure environment for all festival attendees. To ensure this, there will be on-site security provided by local police and private security companies. If you are experiencing any problems whatsoever, locate a festival staff member.

Will there be medical personnel available on-site?

Yes, doctors and paramedics will be available on-site at Oasis at all times.  If you need assistance, go to the medical area located under the DJ Booth at the Desert Oasis, or look for a festival staff member.

I need to take prescription medicine, can I bring it into Oasis?

Guests can bring their medical prescriptions into Oasis but the name on the prescription must match the guest’s valid government issued identification. All prescription pills must be in the original medical container with only one type of pill per container.

What important emergency numbers should I know?

Throughout Morocco, dialing 19 will direct you to the police and dialing 15 will connect you with an ambulance. However, if you do not speak French or Arabic, you may find it difficult to communicate over the phone. If in a populated area, find a police officer on duty on the streets or hail a cab to take you to a hospital.

If you need assistance while on-site at Oasis, locate a security guard or head to the medical area under the DJ booth at the Desert Oasis festival area.

AFTER OASIS

Stay Connected

How can I keep up to date with Oasis news and updates throughout the year?

Like Oasis on Facebook and Follow Oasis on Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with Oasis throughout the year. You can also find Oasis on Soundcloud and YouTube or subscribe to our newsletter!

 

How can I show my love for Oasis?

Use the hashtag #theoasisfest on social media to share your love with our team and the entire Oasis community.

 

Is there an Oasis newsletter?

Yes! You can stay up to date on all Oasis happenings with our newsletter, and we promise not to flood your inbox with spam.

Get Involved

How can I share my questions/comments/concerns?

We love hearing what Oasis fans have to say and we’re here to answer any and all questions. Get in contact with us at info@theoasisfest.com!