Iconic Desert Festival returns to Tunisia’s Star Wars location
Les Dunes Electroniques was founded in 2014 as a collaboration between the Ministry of Tourism and Handicrafts of the Republic of Tunisia. After three years away, the festival makes a welcome return in 2019 from September 21-22nd. The action goes down at Ong Jmel, near Nefta, at the gateway to Tunisia’s southern desert—globally recognised as the setting of Luke Skywalker’s hometown, Mos Espa, in the original Star Wars franchise.
This unique musical adventure will serve up 30 hours of uninterrupted music from the Tunisian, French and international electronic scenes with more than 30 artists on the bill.
The festival will also extend to the medina of Nefta and Tozeur and offer a multidisciplinary program that will make the whole region vibe to an electronic rhythm for three days amongst exceptional natural scenery.
THE DUNES ELECTRONIQUES’ mission is to contribute to local development and tourism in the Jerid region, from Nefta to Tozeur, targeting a large audience from all over Tunisia and the world. The event is carried out with the strong support of the Tunisian Minister of Tourism Mr. René Trabelsi, Ministry of Tourism and Handicrafts of the Republic of Tunisia and Governor of Tozeur, Mr. Aymen Bejaoui. Mr. Jack Lang, president of the Arab World Institute remains faithful to the Electronic Dunes as a godfather.
An unprecedented format, an exceptional natural scenery, a strong representation of the Tunisian youth … all the ingredients are gathered to make this third edition unforgettable, in the process providing a unique experience to the public of DUNES ELECTRONIQUES.
The programme will be unveiled soon and the ticketing is already open thanks to the historic partnership with Travel To Do, the first travel agency in Tunisia led by Tarek Lassadi.
The Tunisian company Les Dunes Electroniques is a producer of the festival that was created in 2014 by the initiative of Panda Events, Dar Hi Life & Palm Lab.
Panda Events is directed by Benoit Géli and Matthieu Corrosine, key players
in the culture and tourism sector based in Nice, France.
With international events such as Martizik on the beach of Sainte-Anne in Martinique, MOGA Festival in Essaouira in Morocco, Les Plages Electroniques in Cannes and Lisbon or the Miami Miami Miami Jazz Festival, Panda Events has been exporting its industry expertise around the world for 15 years now.
Combining all the skills inherent in the production of large-scale events (organization, administration, logistics, communication, partnerships, marketing, artist reception, tourist package development), Panda Events is the ideal partner for developing any region’s tourism.
HI LIFE & PALM LAB
Dar Hi Life
is an eco-lodge imagined by hoteliers Ali Patrick El Ouarghi and Philippe Chapelet and designed by Matali Crasset. A contemporary accommodation project somewhere between a guest house and boutique hotel on the edge of the desert and the city of Nefta, it offers
initiation, discovery, serenity, healing, body care, and an openness to others in an exceptionally beautiful, natural and ecological environment.
is a think tank creation dedicated to the restoration of the oasis of the basket of Nefta, Tunisia, imagined by Ali Patrick El Ouarghi, Philippe Chapelet and brought to life by the designer, Matali Crasset of Dar Hi life.
The idea behind Artgriculture is to put contemporary culture at the heart
of an agricultural project, local development and fair trade. The educational plot and cabanne is a place to learn about permaculture, and the home studio Houch Music is a place where young people can mix and somewhere that highlights the expertise of women and make the inhabitants of Nefta feel proud.