Saturday 13 February 2010

Essaouira Gnaoua and World Music Festival 2010 - June 24-27

UPDATE 4 July 2010

Now that the festival has been and gone, if you want to read my festival report, listen to some of the music, watch some videos, or see some of the photos that I took, just follow this link

UPDATE 10 May 2010

At last, the official dates are now up on the festival web-site, so you don't just need to take my word for it. Here's the image that is currently posted there:

The dates are as I previously posted - Thursday to Sunday, June 24-27, 2010.

I've been in touch with the Festival organisers and am pleased to announce that the 13th Essaouira Gnaoua and World Music Festival will be held Thursday to Sunday, June 24-27, 2010.

The official festival website at is still showing the 2009 dates, and almost none of the links there work, but I'm sure that they will sort that out before too long. The line-up and the updated website are usually posted until late-May/early-June, but they usually update the banner image with the dates round about now. If any of you need to books flights or hotels, and want to confirm the dates, I suggest you call A3 Communications (contact details on the festival web page).

If you can't wait until June and need to hear some gnaoua music right now, you'll find plenty on the playlists here or over on my YouTube channel.