Rabat – The 17th Mawazine Festival Rhythms of the World is going big this year. Maroc Cultures has announced that the R’bati festival is innovating, starting earlier than scheduled with a “before” concert at the international stage OLM Souissi.
“Mawazine, the Before” will be an evening of concerts on June 19 at 9 p.m., days ahead of the festival, June 22-30.
The “Before” concert will boast the presence of more than 22 artists from the French and Moroccan music scene: Maîter Gims, Dadju, Aminux, Ihab Amir, Bahaoui Zouheir, BigFlo & Oli, Black M, Vitaa, Benabar, Pirate Heart, Métis Collective, Emmanuel Moire, Hyphen Hyphen, L’Algérino, Alonzo, Amir, Naestro, Nassi, Romeo Elvis, Slimane, Synapson, and Tal.
On the program is a musical evening of madness animated by T-Miss and Samid. Access will be free so that all festival-goers can have a taste of the 17th Mawazine Festival Rhythms of the World. Spaces will be reserved in front of the stage for the festival’s card holders.
Mawazine will welcome this year 100 artists on the six stages installed in Rabat and Salé. Big names of the international and national music industry are expected, such as Bruno Mars, The Weeknd, Jamiroquai, Saber Rebai, Najwa Karam, and more.
Established in 2001, Mawazine is the essential rendezvous for music lovers in Morocco, and was attended by 2.4 million fans last year. Held every year over nine days, the festival’s rich and diversified program unites stars from the four corners of the world to transform the cities of Rabat and Sale into a grand stage for international music.