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Gnaoua Festival 2019

  • Essaouira, Morocco
  • 20-23 June 2019
  • Alternative
  • Jazz
  • Multi-Genre
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A North African extravaganza

Gnaoua Festival is an eclectic music, arts and culture festival in the Moroccan port city of Essaouira.

Deeply rooted in North African styles, sounds and traditions, the festival is a vibrant and immersive experience, filling the city's streets, squares, docks and performance venues with a fantastic extravaganza of sound and colour. 

The lineup also extends beyond traditional local rhythms to include contemporary funk, blues, jazz and soul both from Africa and from further afield, transforming Essaouira into a musical, artistic and cultural hub over the course of four days.

Headliners

  • Tinariwen
  • Baloji
  • Susheela Raman
  • Moh! Kouyaté

Lineup


BAB DOUKKALA

  • Parade d’ouverture

SCÈNE MOULAY HASSAN

  • Maâlems Abdelkebir & Hicham Merchane
  • Fusion Maâlem Omar Hayat & Moh! Kouyaté
  • Moh! Kouyaté
  • Maâlem Omar Hayat
  • Concert d’ouverture: Résidence Maâlem Hassan Boussou & Osain Del Monte

DAR LOUBANE

  • Maâlem Said Boulhimas & guest

DAR SOUIRI

  • Issaoua d’Essaouira
  • Lila Rbatia: Maâlems Fathellah Chaouki & Rachid Ladhass & Mahjoub El Gouchi & Abderrazak Moustakim


SCÈNE BORJ BAB MARRAKECH

  • Osain Del Monte

SCÈNE MOULAY HASSAN

  • Tinariwen
  • Maâlem Hassan Hakmoun & The Universal Force
  • Maâlem Mustapha Baqbou
  • Afro Gnaoua Jazz Ensemble
  • Majid Bekkas

SCÈNE DE LA PLAGE

  • Maâlem Mohamed Kouyou
  • Imdiazn
  • Nabyla Maan
  • Mogador Band

DAR LOUBANE

This year's lineup has yet to be announced for this stage.


DAR SOUIRI

This year's lineup has yet to be announced for this stage.


ZAOUIA ISSAOUA

This year's lineup has yet to be announced for this stage.



SCÈNE BORJ BAB MARRAKECH

This year's lineup has yet to be announced for this stage.


SCÈNE MOULAY HASSAN

  • Maâlem Abderrazak El Hader
  • Susheela Raman
  • Fusion Maâlem Hamid El Kasri & Susheela Raman
  • Maâlem Hamid El Kasri

SCÈNE DE LA PLAGE

  • Fusion Maâlem Houssam Gania et Hahouma
  • Baloji
  • La relève Gnaoua de Rabat - Maâlems Said El Wassif & Issam Art & Driss El Hadri
  • Betweenatna

DAR LOUBANE

  • Fusion Maâlem Saïd Oughassal & Jorge Pardo
  • Maâlem Rachid Hamzaoui

DAR SOUIRI

  • Issaoua De Meknès
  • Lila Chamalia en hommage à Randy Weston: Maâlems Abdelouahed Stitou & Abdellah El Gourd & Abdelkader Haddada & Abdelmajid Domnati

ZAOUIA ISSAOUA

  • Maâlem Abdeslam Kardan
  • Maâlems Kbiber & Moulay Tayeb Adhbi

Gnaoua Festival takes place in Essaouira, a port city on Morocco's Atlantic coast, famed for its bustling streets and beautiful beaches. The city is also a designated UNESCO World Heritage site.


Address

Various Venues, Essaouira, Morocco

FAQs

Most international flights will arrive into Marrakech. From there, you can take a taxi or bus onto Essaouira, however the journey will take over 2 and a half hours and will cost around £50, while a bus from Marrakech city centre will cost much less (around £3), but will take longer. 

Gnaoua Festival 2019

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