Prefer your festivals served with a hearty side of epicness? There’s nothing quite like Oasis Into The Wild, which is located on the opposite side of the Atlas Mountains on the lip of the Sahara.
Yep, this one slaps. The festival will take place in Atlas Studios, the Moroccan film set that’s played host to film and TV sagas such as Gladiator, Game of Thrones and The Mummy. Originally launched in Marrakech, Oasis in the Wild has relocated to Ouarzazate to provide festivalgoers with the opportunity of dancing somewhere different while discovering local culture and exploring a travel destination through the prism of music, culture and wellbeing. And, for revellers and audiophiles looking to catch some late summer sun, the Sahara delivers during late October.
Oasis Into The Wild has a lineup that promises to expand the mind as much as its desert setting, leaning heavily into house and techno with a psychedelic edge. Pampa Boss and sonic trickster DJ Koze will be sharing top billing with Honey Dijon, a dancefloor veteran who recently come into mainstream attention for collaborating with Beyonce. Otherwise, international names such as Jyoty, Partiboi69 b2b LB aka Labat, Romy, Sofia Kourtesis and TSHA will be sharing the stage with a deep roster of talented Moroccan musicians.
The bedouins invented the chillout tent. Those venturing off the dance floor will have the opportunity to deep dive the contemporary flavours of Morocco as well as some classic dishes (a trip to the desert isn’t complete without a tagine). They’ve put together a raft of art and culture pop-ups from some of North Africa’s most interesting artists and creators.
Hotels aren’t necessarily going to break the bank in Morocco. Check yourself into one of the top Ouarzazate properties ahead of time and your hangover might be a bit more manageable. The Karam Palace and the Kenzi Azghor will give you that leg up.
Full lineup here.
How do I get there?
Getting to Ouarzazate: Ouarzazate is about three and a half hours from Marrakech and six hours from Casablanca by car. Into the Wild is running a private coach service between Marrakech and Ouarzazate, leaving Marrakech on Thursday 26 October and Friday 27 October, and returning on Monday 30 October and Tuesday 31 October.
Flying: If you are coming from overseas, we recommend flying into Marrakech International Airport and taking an Into the Wild shuttle to Ouarzazate, a 3-4 hour drive. There are also limited flights to Ouarzazate Airport (OZZ). These are best for people taking long-haul flights that arrive in Casablanca, as there is a connection on most days.
Festival Pass (28-29 Oct 2023): £164.16
Weekend Pass (27-29 Oct 2023): £209.76
When can I get them?
Tickets on sale now
Where can I get them?
Tickets are available from the website.