If you're a fan of Game of Thrones and techno/house, Moga Festival just might be the gathering for you. Approaching its third installment, the three-day event will return this fall to Essaouira - one of the locations in which the massively popular television series is filmed.

Between performances by the likes of DJ Tennis, Mind Against and Acid Pauli and the picturesque scenery, previous editions of Moga have cemented its reputation as a destination festival. Its 2016 debut event amassed 6,000 revelers, and after skipping a year the crowd grew to 8,000 2018.

Game of Thrones isn't Essaouira's sole claim to fame. Originally a Portuguese settlement on the Moroccan Atlantic Coastline, the city was swept by the hippy movement of the 1960s. Between sprawling beaches and a vibrant bar/restaurant scene, festivalgoers will have plenty to do offsite. 

Moga Festival's organizers have yet to announce the 2019 lineup at the time of writing. The event will run from October 11th-13th.

Recommended Articles

Hard Summer

HARD Summer 2021: Here are the Highlights of the SoCal Music Festival's Return

With over six stages, dazzling light displays, a glowing ferris wheel, and colorful decor throughout the venue, the festival felt like a smaller EDC.


"Headbanger's Paradise": Excision Announces New Oceanfront Music Festival in Cancún

The inaugural Paradise Blue festival will feature performances by Zomboy, Virtual Riot, 12th Planet, and three sets from Excision himself.


"Rave Horse" Steals the Show at Tokyo Olympics With EDM Dressage Routine

Mopsie the "rave horse" is growing a colt following.

Follow Moga Festival:

Facebook: facebook.com/mogafestival
Instagram: instagram.com/mogafestival


A photo of ODESZA courtesy of Tonje Thileson.

Game of Thrones Season 8 Promo Features Music from ODESZA

Live electronic duo ODESZA lent some of their music to HBO to hype up the final season of Game of Thrones.

Janet Jackson - Panorama 2018

Panorama NYC will not Return in 2019

The promoters have been denied a permit and is looking to host future iterations of the festival.


The Chainsmokers, Migos, and More Create Vocal Cover of Game of Thrones Theme

The Chainsmokers join forces with Migos and a variety of famous athletes to recreate the Game of Thrones theme for Mountain Dew.

A photo of the Tomorrowland 2012: The Book of Wisdom main stage.

Anjunabeats, Eric Prydz, ASOT and Q-Dance Among Tomorrowland 2019 Hosts

Tomorrowland has announced the hosts for its 2019 edition.

Global Dance Festival 2018

Global Dance Festival Releases Lineup for 2019 Edition

Denver's biggest EDM festival returns this July.

Spring Awakening Music Festival crowd photo.

Spring Awakening Announces Headliners and New Location for 2019 Event

Illenium, Martin Garrix and Rezz will perform at Spring Awakening 2019.


Metarama Gaming + Music Festival Has Been Canceled

The festival was set to host Marshmello, Alan Walker, and more before its cancellation.