In five weeks, Atlas Electronic Music & Arts kicks off a brand new four day music and arts festival in a beautiful, exotic location just outside the bustling city of Marrakech, Morocco. Between September 1st and 4th, art, visuals, local music and culture intersect with performances by leading electronic music artists such as James Holden & Maalem Houssam Guinia, DVS1, Roman Flügel, Optimo, Ryan Elliott, Funkineven, Acid Arab, secretsundaze and more. Besides passe-partouts, single day tickets are on sale now.
Next to the outstanding musical programming, Atlas Electronic presents local and international graphic, video and performance art. Kechlight is a light painter, who will brighten up the Atlas nights. Street artist Kalamour Abdellatif and designer Yassine Morabite will live paint special masterpieces during the festival. Various international and local VJ’s, a shisha lounge, traditional story tellers and among other surprising acts will add extra flavour to the festival.
Atlas Electronic is a collaboration between festival organizer Karim Mrabti and Triphouse Rotterdam. Out of their Rotterdam based office, preparations are made for the debut edition of Atlas Electronic. With partners Resident Advisor, secretsundaze, Red Light Radio, DJBroadcast, Cartel Amsterdam, Cosmo records, FMR Experience, and the local art and travel scene, Atlas Electronic promises to deliver an exciting crossover event. Cutting edge Western electronic music meets Arabic influences, all served at the foot of the Atlas mountain range, just outside Marrakech.
Festival location Villa Janna is heaven on earth. This eco-friendly complex has an amphitheatre where James Holden & Maalem Houssam Guinia will open the first edition of the festival on September 1st with an exclusive concert. The swimming pool, olive groves and other sites are part of the idyllic festival grounds. Atlas Electronic keeps it intimate in terms of the amount of visitors and aims to draw an interesting mix of international public and locals.
Throughout history, Marrakech always had an enchanting and luring effect on the international art, music and fashion scene. As in the rest of the world, electronic music is also spreading in Morocco. The local scene is growing rapidly and international trends in music are being picked up by local frontrunners. More and more travellers are discovering the country as a holiday destination because of its lovely scenery, sunny climate and friendly prices. Atlas Electronic aims to stimulate the local electronic music scene by bringing it under their attention and in return have the visitors enjoy the great vibes and flavors Marrakech has to offer.
Thursday September 1st
James Holden & Maalem Houssam Guinia
Jugurtha & BeatuniQue
Festival September 2nd – 4th
DVS1 | Ryan Eliott | Acid Arab | Optimo | Kornél Kovács | Boris Werner | Polyswitch | Nu Guinea | Anil Aras | Jamal Moulay | Tenzers | Sophia Moulay | Thomas Hayat
Bambounou | Masomenos | Adil Hiani | Molly | Radiq | Gerd & Serge | Nathan Melja | Wu15 (Henry Wu & K15) | Yes’In | Moods | Julian Alexander | Opal Sunn
Roman Flügel | Funkineven | Fred P | secretsundaze | Lando | Beautiful Swimmers | Frits Wentink | Kosme | Philou Louzolo | Moxie | Hicham Hi-Tack | Steven Pieters | Khalil | Taylan Alan | Mino Abadier
Atlas Electronic Music and Arts
Thursday September 1st till Sunday 4th
Villa Janna | Douar El Mghazli CR Al Ouidane | BP 2691-40000 Guéliz Morocco
Thursday opening concert: €25
Friday presale: €45
Saturday presale: €45
Sunday presale: €45