Music in Essaouira

Gnaoua World Music Festival

Essaouira overflows every year for the celebrated Gnaoua and World Music Festival, a four-day extravaganza with concerts staged at venues including the beach and Place Moulay Hassan.
Music in Rabat

Festival Mawazine

This long-established festival draws the biggest names from the international pop music scene, as well as some major Arabic music stars. Christina Aguilera's headline act in 2016 drew 250,000 people to the OLM Souis…
Music in Rabat

Jazz au Chellah

Partly funded by the EU, this long-running festival features collaborations between European and Moroccan jazz musicians and is staged in the atmospheric surrounds of the Chellah. Check its Facebook feed for program…
Cultural in Northern Atlantic Coast

Festival International Jawhara

Staged in the towns of El Jadida, Azemmour and Bir Jdid, this cultural festival includes sport, theatre and visual arts, but it concentrates on music, staging performances by big-name Moroccan and African artists.
Music in Casablanca

Anfa Festival

Free outdoor music and performance festival staged on the beach in Ain Diab. Includes dance, theatre and music in a variety of genres, with an emphasis on Moroccan chaabi.
Cultural in Casablanca

L’Boulevard Festival of Casablanca

This five-day music and arts festival in the city's historic abattoirs building features free concerts, circus arts and a handicrafts souq.
Music in Essaouira

Festival des Andalousies Atlantiques

An eclectic mix of Andalusian music, art and dance featuring local and international performers.
Music in Casablanca


Weeklong jazz festival at the Hippodrome de Casa-Anfa featuring local and international acts.
Cultural in Asilah

Asilah Festival

The Centre de Hassan II Rencontres Internationales is the main focus for this annual festival, when artists, musicians, performers and spectators descend upon the town. Events include workshops, public art demonstra…