Essaouira is just 3 hours away from Marrakech and we are connected by an excellent coach service that runs several times a day. Essaouira already has a reputation for hosting several world class festivals and now we have a brand new one being added to the calendar. The MOGA Festival 2016 is the first festival of contemporary music and electronics and is being held 14-16 October. We are promised video projections, music, workshops and a variety of other events.
It sounds like a great addition to the festival cycle. For those unable to make the MOGA you may be interested in Essaouira's Gnawa Music Festival which will be next held in May 2017. The Atlantic andalusíes Festival TBA. Festival des Jeunes Talents TBA and many many more.