MOGA Festival unveils first phase lineup for 4th edition in Portugal 

MOGA Caparica
May 29 – June 2, 20234
Costa da Caparica, Portugal

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MOGA Caparica is proud to announce the Phase 1 lineup for its 2024 edition, marking a groundbreaking transformation in the festival’s history. Set to take place from May 29th to June 2nd, 2024, this year’s event promises to elevate the experience to new heights, transitioning from a series of beach parties to a full-fledged beach festival with a single expansive site and three stages. The carefully curated mix of headliners has been revealed: Acid Pauli, Dekmantel Soundsystem, Dixon, Jan Blomqvist (Live), Luca Saporito (Audiofly), Mr. ID, Pachanga Boys, Satori, Xinobi & Desiree

MOGA Festival was originally created in Essaouira (Morocco) in 2016. After 3 editions in Morocco, MOGA organized its first edition abroad right after the pandemic in 2021 on the beautiful beaches of Costa da Caparica (Portugal) sister land of Essaouira, only 20 min from Lisbon. It is a compact and boutique gathering for real music lovers inspired by Atlantic vibes and aimed at connecting people from all over the world.

In a bold move, MOGA Festival Caparica edition is departing from its previous format of beach parties across multiple venues. Instead, festival-goers can expect an immersive and unified experience as the festival merges two iconic beach clubs in Praia de Morena: Waikiki and Borda d’Agua, into a single festival site. This consolidation aims to create a cohesive environment where attendees can fully immerse themselves in the music, culture, and community of MOGA Festival Caparica with one venue, three stages along with two afterparties, a creator market and additional experiences.

This transition marks a significant milestone in MOGA Caparica’s history, representing the festival’s evolution into a new phase of development. After laying solid foundations during its first three editions, MOGA Festival Caparica is ready to embark on this exciting journey towards a more integrated and expansive festival experience following its edition in Essaouira (Morocco).

The Phase 1 lineup reflects this evolution, featuring an eclectic mix of renowned artists and emerging talents from the electronic music scene. From mesmerizing live performances to captivating DJ sets, MOGA Festival Caparica promises an unforgettable musical journey for all attendees.

Phase 1 lineup IN (May 31 – June 2) :


But that’s just the beginning. Stay tuned as MOGA Festival Caparica continues to unveil the full scope of its immersive musical experience with another phase of artists set to be announced in the coming weeks and its OFF program announcement with free parties and activities all around Costa da Caparica on May 29th and 30th.

Early bird tickets for MOGA Festival Caparica 2024 are now available for purchase. Don’t miss your chance to be part of this groundbreaking event and witness the next chapter in the festival’s evolution.

Follow MOGA Festival Caparica @mogafestival for the latest updates and announcements

MOGA Festival returns to Essaouira with DJ Tennis, Soichi Terada, Sonja Moonear, Petre Inspirescu, DJ Python, Lee Burridge, Sassy J and more

Sep 28 – Oct 2
Essaouira, Morocco



After the unquestionable success of the Portuguese event in June, MOGA Festival returns to Essaouira for a fourth edition in its Moroccan homeland from September 28th to October 2nd 2022. Amongst the carefully curated lineup are Acid Arab, DJ Tennis, Polo & Pan, Lee Burridge, Jimi Jules, Petre Inspirescu, DJ Python, Sassy J, Soichi Terada (live), Sonja Moonear, CC:DISCO!, Vlada and many more.

Electronic music, nomadism, creativity and discovery are the core values of the hugely cultural MOGA Festival. This now much-loved event was born in 2016 in Essaouira, which is where it returns after two years of Covid-related absence to the Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa resort. MOGA is a boutique festival dedicated to electronic music and inspired by hippie culture, the Atlantic and its laid-back, surf-oriented lifestyle. The uniqueness of the festival lies in the fact it connects people of all different cultures from around the world through dance, music, art and wellbeing but also the values ​​of sharing, openness and cultural exchange.

MOGA has created a tribe over the years – a strong community of nomads known as the #MogaTribe which now stretches from Portugal and MOGA’s Caparica edition in June to Morocco and the MOGA Essaouira edition in October, with more planned for the near future.

The festival includes an OFF programme with free access events including workshops, sports activities, talks, and cuisine with official ticketed evenings which mix the avant-garde of the international and local scene and take in everything from disco to house music, the oriental and the exotic, the deep and the hypnotic.


During the two years of forced absence in Morocco (2020 and 2021), MOGA exported a new edition to Portugal, south of Lisbon, on the Costa da Caparica. From June 1 to 5, 2022 the second Portuguese edition was a huge success with 10,000 festival-goers from 30 countries coming to watch the sets of nearly 50 DJs in the best beach clubs of this famous surf spot with digital nomads partying and enjoying these unique moments in a magical setting with their feet in the sand facing the Atlantic Ocean.

In Morocco, MOGA returns for five days throughout the city of Essaouira. On September 28th and 29th, two days of OFF scheduling with free events plays out in different Souiri establishments: within the Medina and by the beach. From September 30th to October 2nd, the Sofitel Essaouira Mogador Golf & Spa resort will host three days of the festival with no less than five stages installed and a lineup that mixes Moroccan, Portuguese and international artists.



The mouthwatering lineup features Polo & Pan, a Parisian house, disco, and electro duo used to the world’s best festivals. Acid Arab, the Parisian collective which gave a voice to Arab culture in electronic music, also lines up as will French artist Sébastien Léger.

Internationals like Melbourne’s CC:DISCO! with her choice disco, house and boogie cuts, deep reggaeton master DJ Python, the Swiss multi-instrumentalist DJ Jimi Jules, Petre Inspirescu, the master of Romanian house, and All Day I Dream boss Lee Burridge. There is more from Italian producer and DJ DJ Tennis, aka Manfredi Romano, cult minimal selector Sonja Moonear and Soichi Terada, the Japanese electronic music composer known not least for his work in the video game series Ape Escape. Add many Moroccan artists like Mr. ID, a key figure in electro-fusion music in Morocco, Kawtar Sadik, the singer-songwriter who mixes rock, rap, electro, fusion and Arabic and Berber sounds or even Guedra Guedra and her electronic music steeped in traditional desert tribal sounds, and you have an unmissable lineup.


Acid Arab (DJ set)
Bel Âge
DJ Python
DJ Tennis
Guedra Guedra (DJ set)

Jimi Jules
Kawtar Sadik (live)
Lee Burridge
Mr. ID
Petre Inspirescu
Polo & Pan (DJ set)
Retro Cassetta
Rui Vargas
Sassy J
Sébastien Léger
Soichi Terada (live)
Sonja Moonear
Yahya (live)


Essaouira, first called Amogdul (“The well-kept” in Berber) then Mogador following the passage of the Portuguese and Spanish conquerors. The medina of Essaouira, the old traditional city, with its ramparts and its souks, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and was also the setting for Game of Thrones and many films (Othello, Kingdom of Heaven). It is now a popular spot for surfers and kite surfers from all over the world who appreciate its relaxed lifestyle and its inherited hippie lifestyle. Indeed, the libertarian movement of the 1960s experienced a great boom in Morocco. These young travelers in search of enjoyment, coming from all over the world, have found in Essaouira a favorable place to live their libertarian dream. Among them Jimi Hendrix and Cat Stevens found refuge there.


MOGA Festival & Pianity to Launch Live Music Performance as an NFT at Non Fungible Conference in Lisbon

MOGA enters a new era as it combines real world musical experiences with the latest internet technology to offer an audio recording NFT that captures an exclusive live performance. It will be unveiled on the industry-leading Pianity platform at the Non Fungible Conference in Lisbon on April 4th and 5th 2022 and is a groundbreaking new development for festivals and live events.

Next week, the real world experience combines with internet technology to make for an exclusive new NFT offering. First, there will be a live showcase on April 4th at 4pm featuring performances by Moroccan artist Maalem Omar Hayat and Parallels DJs. The artists’ collaborative work will be mixed and mastered overnight and minted as an NFT the next morning. The NFT will be available for purchase on the 5th of April at 10 am at the MOGA pop-up store at the NFC Summit and online via Pianity’s website.

All holders of the NFT will also receive a video of the showcase. A few golden tickets hidden inside random NFTs will include a full pass for both editions of MOGA 2022 Festivals in Caparica and Essaouira. To link even more the real and digital worlds, some NFT holders will be invited to a private Moroccan diner on the 5th with members of the MOGA Tribe and the artists.

MOGA unlocking the festival experience with web3

Going from a live showcase experience directly into a NFT in the digital world is something that has never been done before. It marks the start of the new era for MOGA unlocking new experiences with web3 technology. Also, in the future, there will be a series of collectibles offered as NFTs. These collectibles will offer unique access and experiences at MOGA festival. This is in partnership with Pianity, a music NFT platform where musicians and their community gather to create, share, trade and collect limited-edition tracks. It is built on environmentally-conscious Arweave technology and is very much a leader in the space.

MOGA original creations and essence that inspired the NFT release

Since its creation in Essaouira in 2016, MOGA festival has set up collaborative projects with electronic artists and traditional Moroccan musicians. Five days prior to the event every year, the artists go into the studio, get to know each other, discover each other’s art and create original music that they play LIVE during the festival. The Moroccan National Tourism Office is supporting the showcase at the NFC to bring the essence of MOGA in the web 3.0.

Over the years, the MOGA team has united people from all over the world and are excited to bring them an even more meaningful festival experience. Says the MOGA team, “Since its creation in Essaouira, the spirit of MOGA has been deeply linked by nomadism, curiosity, and discoveries. Over the past years, MOGA Festival has united people from all over the world into a community – self-proclaimed the MOGA TRIBE. Today, it is time for us to enter a new era and offer our tribe a unique way to live and own the festival experience. We are currently creating a limited series of collectibles that will be soon available as NFTs. They will not only fuse the members of the tribe together, but they will allow exclusive access to a completely new festival experience.”

This is an exciting new development for MOGA that offers fans around the world the chance to get involved with the festival on a whole new level. So, join MOGA TRIBE on DISCORD and be the first to know about upcoming Moga NFT releases.

Moga Caparica:
Date: June 1 to 5, 2022
Location: Caparica, Portugal

Moga Essaouira:
Date: Sep 30 to Oct 2, 2022
Location: Essaouira, Morocco

About Non Fungible Conference: 1st European Physical Conference about NFTs
Date: April 4th to 5th
Location: Carlos Lopes Pavilion, Lisbon

About Pianity
Pianity is a music NFT platform – built on environmentally-conscious Arweave technology – where musicians and their communities gather to create, sell, buy, and collect songs in limited editions, certified by blockchain technology. Pianity’s pioneering approach – which includes free listening for all – enables deeper connections between artists and audiences. Because Pianity treats music as fine art, artists can gain a new source of independent revenue while simultaneously enabling fans and collectors to grow and showcase their music collections. Pianity is privately held and headquartered in Paris, France.

MOGA Caparica Festival Debuts in Portugal with DJ Tennis, Behrouz, Maher Daniel, Birds of Mind and more

October 6-10, 2021

Costa da Caparica, Portugal


The much anticipated new edition of MOGA Festival will feature world-class DJs Behrouz, Birds Of Mind, Cc:Disco!, Daox, DJ Tennis, Gusta-vo, Gescu B2B Maher Daniel, Matthew Dekay, Mr. Id and more from the 6th to the 10th of October 2021. This year it takes place in Costa da Caparica, Portugal rather than the usual location of Essaouira, but still allows all dreamers and dancers to be reunited under another Atlantic skyline with endless wellness and music to make for an immersive experience. 
Since its creation in Essaouira in 2016, the spirit of MOGA Festival has been deeply inked by nomadism, curiosity, and discoveries. As a matter of fact, Essaouira was once named Mogador by the Portuguese and as a reminder of this ancient history, Morocco and Portugal decided that the cities of Essaouira and Caparica in Almada would become sister-lands. It was obvious that this year that connection had to be explored. 

Marked by old traditional villages, endless sand beaches, incredible sunsets and seagulls watching the return of the fishermen, Caparica feels like a home away from home for MOGA and so will make a  very special location for this year’s 4th edition. 
Over the past years, MOGA Festival has united people from all over the world and backgrounds into a community – self-proclaimed the #mogatribe. Wellness is genuinely central to the festival’s identity and so this year again the boutique event will focus on the union of body and soul, designing an à la carte experience that is a fusion of electronic music and a myriad of extra goings-on. These include three special beach parties, yoga events, surfing, biking, hiking, food, talks, free events and many more surprises to come. 

The festival will take place in various locations along the waterfront with venues and full line-up to be announced soon. The first wave includes Behrouz, Birds Of Mind, Cc:Disco!, Daox, DJ Tennis, Gusta-vo, Gescu B2B Maher Daniel, Matthew Dekay, Mr. Id and more .

Line-up (a-z)









Special thanks to the Camara Municipal de Almada for their unwavering support.