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).
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.
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 is the most iconic venue of the festival, located in 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.
The main night stage – Takniwine – 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. Nestled in the lush surroundings of a wild beach lined with eucalyptus and mimosa trees, Sofitel Essaouira Mogador evokes peace and calm in an oasis of hospitality. The huge and beautiful pool will be the perfect playground for memorable day parties.
Situated on the outskirt of Essaouira, Dar Caravane is a guest house which sits within a beautiful garden. It cultivates an artistic and bohemian spirit, with a juxtaposition of antique furniture, Moroccan crafts and baroque elements creating a relaxed atmosphere. 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.
ÂME // ALL DAY I DREAM SHOWCASE // BABY VULTURE // BELLA SARRIS // CHAIM // CULOE DE SONG // DARWIN // DJ TENNIS // dOP // EDDY RAMICH // GORJE HEWEK & IZHEVSKI // HALF BAKED SHOWCASE // 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
Plus support from:
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