The Oasis Festival will not take place this year, following the dangerous spread of the coronavirus, the event organizers announced.
The flagship electronic music festival which takes place in Marrakech every year since 2015 will not make its festivalgoers dance in 2020, as the organizers explained in a publication posted on social networks.
The Oasis Festival was originally scheduled from September 11 to 13. However, the organizers explained that they did not want to take any risks given the current situation, with the health crisis that continues to weigh on the kingdom.
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Oasis Festival will not take place this year. Although we recognize that it may seem too early to predict what the world will look like in September, after examining the information available at that time, it is irresponsible to proceed as planned in the current climate,” they wrote before adding :
“It was a very difficult decision. Over the past few weeks, our team has explored many scenarios that could have allowed us to continue this year’s edition. But in the end, it became clear that moving forward would have meant compromising the quality of the festival and, more importantly, the safety of our community.”
As for those who have already purchased their tickets, the Festival states in its press release that it is possible either to transfer their ticket for the 2021 edition or to request a refund before May 8, 2020.
Launched in 2015, Oasis Festival has since asserted itself as the first electronic music festival in North Africa. It welcomes the best DJs and planetary producers in Morocco – often their first visit to this country – and also offers an overview of the talents of the region.
His carefully crafted program features not only international stars, but also a profusion of local and regional stars, who have helped attract the attention of the world and a whole new audience on the thriving local scene.
A strong choice in the development of the festival platform which allowed to give more visibility and a new audience to a local scene in full development.