Fes Festival of World Sacred Music 2019

The Fes Festival of World Sacred Music will be celebrated this year from June 14 to 22. The festival was created in 1994 by Mohammed Kabbbaj and Faouzi Skali to find an answer and spiritual harmony before the first Gulf War of 1991. Since its creation, it has enjoyed growing success by attracting more and more people from the many regions of the globe. The festival was nominated in 2001 by the UN as one of the milestones that contribute to the dialogue among cultures and civilizations and place the festival in one of the 12 most important events for the promotion of peace and international understanding.

The festival has always attracted internationally renowned artists from all areas of life, and we would like to highlight some of them: Joan Baez, Patti Smith, Björk, Ben Harper, Paco de Lucia, Ravi Shankar, Sabah Fakhri, Kadhem Saher, Mounir Bachir, Asmaa Lamnawar, Wadi al Safi, Julia Boutros, Sheikh Yasin al Tuhami, William Christie, Barbara Hendricks or Jessie Norman.

Twenty-five years later, a quarter of a century since the launch of its first edition, the Festival of World Sacred Music continues to be a perfect occasion to experience great moments, with conferences and meetings in an atmosphere of extraordinary cultural fervour. The event is a mythical event where every year numerous exciting surprises and emotions await you, according to the chosen theme. This is, without a doubt, a great opportunity to discover the magic of Fez.


Seats and tickets for the Fes Festival of World Sacred Music

  • Arrive with enough time if you want a good seat because they cannot be reserved.
  • In Bad al Makina you can buy seats A or B, the former are closer to the stage than the latter. If you buy a pass automatically you have A seats.
  • A pass that includes all events of the festival costs € 350 and includes entries for concerts in Bab al Makina.


All venues of the Festival

  • The evening concerts take place in the Jna Sbil gardens, while the evening concerts take place in Bab al Makina.
  • Each night there are also free concerts in the Boujloud square, near Bab Boujloud.
  • The Nights in the Medina concerts are held in small venues such as the Dar Adiyel music conservatory, the Sidi Mohamed Ben Youssef cultural complex, the Palais Glaoui and the Singoga Ibn Danan in Mellah.
  • In Dar Tazi at 23:00 you can enjoy the nights of Sufi, totally free of charge.
  • The Fez Forum is held in the mornings and take place in the Prefecture Hall in Batha, in front of the Batha Museum.


Book your accommodation ahead of time, this will guarantee you the availability before you visit the city. You can reach all the places on foot, except for the Ibn Daan Synagogue in Mellah, but you can take a taxi that will take you to all parts of the city.

Enjoy this fantastic festival and don’t miss the chance to have an unforgettable experience!




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