Atlas Electronic is a party for world travellers and those who've grown tired of the corporate festival blueprint
If you're fed up of identikit festivals and in search of something new, Morocco's Atlas Electronic awaits. The fourth edition of the festival will take residence once again this year in an oasis on the outskirts of Marrakech in Morocco, nestled next to a palm tree-studded desert in the award-winning Villa Janna ecolodge.
The festival is dedicated to music, arts and culture and from 24-27 August, creative travellers from all over the world will be inspired to 'experiment, learn and teach.' The line-up is usually a who's who of the year's hottest international taste making DJs and this year includes acts like Ben UFO, Fatima Yaha, Bicep, Floating Points, Shanti Celeste, Midland, Hieroglyphic Being and Tama Sumo alongside African acts like Awesome Tapes From Africa artist Ata Kak.
Line-ups aside, the venue and Moroccan setting is as much a star of the show. Villa Janna's main stage is an impressive amphitheatre which gathers the crowd in a semi circle around the stage at its bottom. The venue also boasts a pool, olive tree laden gardens and a spa.
There will be a pop up art village on site to illustrate the traditional arts and crafts that Marrakech is famous for and the audience are invited to get creative. You won't see many dribbling bros in vests. But if you're a regular at festivals like Dekmantel or Nuits Sonores, then Atlas Electronic could be your next step.
Opening Concert - Ampitheatre
Hieroglyphic Being & Youssef Chegra (live)
Fatima Yamaha (live)
Philou Louzolo & Groupe Bana (live)
Boddhi Satva & Maalem Hamam (live)
Full Line Up
Afrobot I Anil Aras | Ata Kak (live) | Awesome Tapes From Africa | Bambounou | Banoffee Pies | Beesmunt Soundsystem | Ben Buitendijk | Ben UFO I Bicep | C.love | Cengiz Arslanpay (live) | De Los Miedos | Detroit Swindle | Dex Le Maffo | Driss Bennis | Festimi Soundsystem | Floating Points | Gerd Janson | Groupe Bana (live) | Jamal Moulay | Jameszoo | Jeff Solo | Jugurtha (live) | Khalil Ryahi | Khidja | Kosh | Krywald & Farrer | Lounes | M.A.O.U. | Maalem Houssam Gania (live) | Makam | Midland | Mino Abadier | Nu Guinea | Palmbomen II | Perdu | Philou Louzolo | Prace & Sattar (live) | RAFF | San Soda | Saoirse | Shanti Celeste | Sophia Moulay | Space Dimension Controller | Steven Pieters | Tama Sumo | Tala Drum Corps | Taylan Alan | Tenzers | The Pilotwings | Vakula | Yasmean