The first MOGA Festival - the African festival for electronic music and electronic culture - will take place from Friday 14th October to Sunday 16th October in Essaouira, the UNESCO World Heritage listed city on the Moroccan coast (also one of the sets from Game of Thrones).
International line-up ÂME —- ÂME & MAALEM GNAWA SPECIAL LIVE —- BABY VULTURE —- BELLA SARRIS —- CHAIM —- CULOE DE SONG —- DARWIN —- DJ TENNIS —- dOP dOP & MAALEM GNAWA SPECIAL LIVE —- EDDY RAMICH —- GORJE HEWEK & IZHEVSKI —- HUERCO S —- IDRISS D —- KODE9 —- LEE BURRIDGE —- LEFTO —- LE MELLOTRON DJS —- MAGDA —- M.A.N.D.Y. —- MIND AGAINST —- RENAAT —- RON MORELLI —- RUBA KPØ —- SAM BANGURA —- SEUIL & LE LOUP AKA HOLD YOUTH —- SHAUN REEVES —- SIS —- SUCRÉ SALÉ —- TEREKKE —- YokoO —- ALL DAY I DREAM SHOWCASE —- HALF BAKED SHOWCASE
Moroccan line-up ACHIL —- AYRAD —- DAOX —- DRISS SKALI —- ETSU —- HSN —- INSPECTAH DEEP —- JAY DOUZI —- KALI G —- KODDI —- LEO WALLACE —- MADJY & MASSIMO —- MR ID —- NEHJI —- OMARIO —- RAIO —- SEEJAY —- SECRET47 —- YASMEAN —- YACINE DESSOUKI
Through its eclectic program and inclusive approach, MOGA aims to create linkages between different musical scenes, cultures and generations. MOGA is a platform that fosters constructive exchange between those involved in the African electronic music scene and their counterparts from around the world.
Venues The festival will take place in various venues spanning from the heart of Essaouira and its medina, to the stunning beaches and nearby countryside within an argan tree forest.
Skala Medina It’s the iconic venue of the festival, located on the city age-old ramparts. Meeting place for residents, lovers, craftsmen and tourists at sunset. The Skala will host the exclusive collaborations between “gnaoua” and electronic music artists. It’s one of the Game of Thrones emblematic movie sets. Free entrance for everyone and streamed live on Dailymotion. Friday & Saturday 2pm > 7pm
The main night stage is located in a typical moroccan Riad with expansive gardens. It will be the meeting point of all the festival goers each night until the early hours…: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 7pm > 4am
**Sofitel Essaouira Mogador**
Nestled in the lush surroundings of a wild beach lined with eucalyptus and mimosa trees, the Sofitel evokes peace and calm in an oasis of hospitality. The huge and beautiful pool will be the perfect playground for memorable day parties. Saturday & Sunday 12am > 8pm
Dar Caravane Situated on the outskirt of Essaouira, Dar Caravane is a guesthouse which sits within a beautiful garden. It cultivates an artistic and bohemian spirit, with juxtaposition of antique furniture, moroccan crafts and baroque elements creating a relaxed atmosphere… : Saturday & Sunday 10am > 5pm
Beach and Friends The best party spot in town, Beach and Friends, will highlight the moroccan electronic scene with a selection of its most established and upcoming artists. Friday & Saturday 8pm > 3am
Hotspots Taros (the ultimate rooftop of Essaouira), Dar Souiri (The city cultural centre and headquarters of the Essaouira-Mogador Association), Institut Français (headquarters of the French Cultural Organisation): Open every day.
For tickets, please visit the Moga Festival website
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