Morocco’s Oasis Festival gives you a reason to dance somewhere different
| 26th September 2019
As the festival season draws to a close, VIVA darted over to the enchanting Moroccan Oasis for one last party to say goodbye to summer and, as festivals go, it was definitely one to remember.
Based in the grounds of a boutique hotel in Marrakech, Oasis brings together the life and soul of its hosting city in the country of Morocco where a quirky medley of art, yoga, food, culture and music fuse together nicely. What more could you wish for?
What we loved about this festival was that it genuinely felt like a holiday, allowing you to experience the city in the day without missing out on any of the fun of a festival.
We took our time, enjoying mornings by the pool of a hotel hidden away in the Medina, lunch at traditional restaurants and strolling over to the free shuttle bus in the afternoon in time for the daily yoga sessions at the Bamboo stage to set us up for the evening’s festivities.
Although small in comparison to others across the globe, this festival has everything you could ask for and the size means the friends you make on the first night, you’re always bound to bump into multiple times throughout the rest of the weekend. By the end we felt like we knew most of the crowd.
Every day we made the most of the sun by lounging by the pool which was situated amongst Moroccan rugs and cushions, bars, food stalls and a shisha lounge.
Unlike many other festivals we’ve attended, Oasis truly made us feel relaxed, whilst bringing the heart of the culture of the city to every aspect of the weekend.
The line-up was jam packed with a host of incredible electronic DJ’s that we spent our nights darting between the 3 stages OASIS, Mirage & Bamboo stage, all of which offered their own unique style.
Our top act for the weekend had to be Moodyman at OASIS stage on Friday night, which set the tone for the rest of the weekend, bringing an incredible atmosphere as everyone sang along to his best-known tracks.
And it wasn’t just the music that made this festival so special. Every day the Bamboo stage hosted an hour-long yoga session when the site opened. It was the perfect way to make the most of what they had to offer before all the crowds arrived. Not to mention how good a bit of yoga before an evening of bar hopping and dancing until the early hours can make you feel!
If all this wasn’t enough, they had the most incredible break out areas which were perfect to sit down and relax or talk to new friends.
The champagne bar was a firm favourite, but the Moroccan Square was also a brilliant spot. It had some great food stalls selling a variety of different local dishes, and even a man with a candy floss stall.
This really was an incredible experience, so to anyone who’s looking for an opportunity to combine a weekend of festival fun with the chance to explore a new city and dip into a whole array of its’ unique culture, make sure Oasis is on your list for next summer!
Follow their social channels for more information on the line up next year.