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New Festival, Moga, To Take Place On Set Of Game Of Thrones In Morocco


Everyone is getting VERY excited for the return of Game Of Thrones this Sunday night on HBO. Filming may be done and dusted for season six, but that does not mean the sets for across the realm lay silent. Anyone can go see Kings Landing in Dubrovnik, Croatia (seriously go) and now the city where Khaleesi, Queen of Dragons, rules over Astapor and Yunkai is being used for a music festival this fall. The city of Essaouira, Morocco, known for its strong fortifications and views of the ocean, will host the MOGA Festival this coming October.

MOGA is a brand new electronic music festival that hopes to bring together talented DJs from across Africa in addition to some international names.

Morocco has become a spot for a small, but growing festival market in an otherwise turbulent region of the world near hotspots like Libya. Last year another festival debuted, Oasis, with some strong buzz. It boasted a lineup that included the likes of Dixon, Dusky, Motor City Drum Ensemble, Derrick May, The Black Madonna and others.

This isn't the first festival in the area situated on the set of a major movie or TV set. In Tunisia, there is Les Dunes Electronique just outside of Nefta, which takes place on the grounds of the Star Wars set for Tatooine.

MOGA will take place this fall over three days from Oct. 14-16. No names have been announced yet, but there is one DJ that HAS to be on the lineup, Kristain Nairn, better known as the one word wrecking ball DJ Hodor.

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