The “Moga Festival”, an event dedicated to electronic music and culture, will be held from September 28 to October 2 in Essaouira, the organizers announced. Initially organized in 3 days, this event will be spread out for the first time in 2022 over 5 days with, opening on September 28 and 29, the “Moga Off” throughout the city of Alizés, which places the destination of Essaouira in headliner of Moga, they say in a press release. “With the desire to establish itself as a “boutique festival” where experience takes precedence and to pay tribute to the history of Essaouira, Moga has developed its Off program in collaboration with the tourist and cultural actors of the city”, points out the same source. “A city that we come to discover from all angles. Its Medina protected by 18th century ramparts, called the Skala de la Kasbah which was used for the sets of Games of Thrones and many films (Othello, Kingdom of Heaven) and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2009. The Atlantic Ocean and its beaches ideal for surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing, thanks to the powerful trade winds that make it famous.Its bohemian spirit inherited from the past, bastion of the hippies in the 70s, a city bathed in spirituality and inhabited by sportsmen and creatives, Essaouira reinvents the chic hippie spirit to the point of becoming an essential place for digital nomads and lovers of surfing and yoga from all over the world”, reads- we in the press release. It is on this basis, it is explained, that the program was built with the key to “+free ride session+ on the beach, rental of free surfboards and kite boards for festival-goers, a concert of opening in the sets of Game of Thrones, DJ sets in the best clubs in the city, an outdoor photo exhibition in the alleys of the medina, traditional cooking classes, music production or musical writing workshops, talks at Bayt Dakira (house of memory), …”. “We are very proud of this brand new Off program which highlights the different actors of the city. It was important for us that this festival be inclusive by introducing Essaouira and its region to our 9,000 festival-goers, but also by offering residents free events. so that they can share the Moga experience. Sharing and exchange are the key words of this edition”, explains Matthieu Corosine, co-founder of Moga, quoted in the press release. It is also about 3 days of celebration, with 60 artists on the program, a designer market, yoga classes, gong ceremony and a fun zone, notes the same source. Moga is a “boutique festival” dedicated to electronic music and inspired by bohemian culture, the Atlantic and its laid-back, surf-oriented lifestyle. The singularity of the festival lies in its unique experience connecting festival-goers from all over the world from cultures and origins around dance, music, art and well-being but also the values of sharing, openness, exchange, interculturality. Moga has created a tribe over the years, a strong community of “#MogaTribe” nomads that now extends from Portugal (Moga Caparica edition in June) to Morocco (Moga Essaouira edition in October) and soon beyond.