Taking place in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, the Beat Hotel’s first international adventure is set to feature a line-up of live music and DJs, one-off culinary collaborations and a talks programme with some of today’s great minds and voices.
What: A four-day cultural residency taking over a boutique hotel on the outskirts of Marrakech
Where: Fellah Hotel, Marrakech, Morocco
When: 28th -31st March, 2019
Who’s playing: Alexis Taylor | Amateurism | Andrew Weatherall | Annabel Fraser | Auntie Flo | Awesome Tapes from Africa | Bill Brewster & Frank Broughton | Casavoyager | Dan Beaumont & Nadia Ksaiba | Deep Throat Choir | Dom Chung | Donna Leake | Driss Bennis | Elder Island | Flamingods | Gerd Janson | Gilles Peterson | Grainger | Haai | Heavenly Jukebox | Hunee | James Holden & Maalem Houssam Guinia | Jessin | Job Jobse | Justin Gardner | Kosh | Laraaji | Lemmy Ashton | Love Glove | Mafalda | Maribou State | Master Musicians of Joujouka | Mike Jones | Moscoman | Moshi Moshi DJs | Nabihah Iqbal | New Business | Not An Animal | Palms Trax | Peach | People Get Real | Perel | Polyswitch | Teleman | The Sonic Emporium | Unabombers | Yasmean | Young Fathers
Tickets here www.beat-hotel.com
How to get there: Fly into Marrakech airport & jump in a taxi to Fellah Hotel(approx 30 mins).
What to expect: Inspired by the Beat Generation’s quest for creativity without boundaries, the Beat Hotel arrived at Glastonbury in 2011, providing a hedonistic refuge for artists and punters, much like its mid-century namesake in Paris.
Following in the footsteps of the original Beats, who travelled Morocco’s cities and deserts finding inspiration and cultural counterpoints, the Beat Hotel’s next chapter continues in a similar vein.
The Beat Hotel Story
The original Beat Hotel (Paris, 1933-1963), though small and run down, has a strong legacy that lives on through the words of its principal residents. A place of unbridled and raw creativity, the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, William Burroughs and Brion Gysin all stayed for a time, writing some their most memorable works in the late 50s and early 60s.
“Follow your inner moonlight, don’t hide the madness.”
– Allen Ginsberg