There’s a Star Wars-themed music festival, located in the North African country of Tunisia that began in 2014 and, thanks to a new feature from Forbes, the event is now on everyone’s radar.
The exhibition, titled Les Dunes Electroniques, just wrapped a successful third year earlier this month (after a mysterious three year hiatus between 2016 and 2018) and there’s no end in sight. The gathering describes itself as a “30-hour rave like no other,” famed for being the setting of Luke Skywalker’s hometown of Mos Espa in the original Star Wars film franchise. It comes complete with facilities that are also modeled after original set pieces.
Co-founder of Panda Events, Matthieu Corosine explained to Forbes: “It all started in the heart of Nice where we were organizing crazy parties on the Promenade des Anglais at our friends’ Patrick Elouarghi and Philippe Chapelet private beach. They created this eco-lodge near the desert in Tunisia, which they eventually invited us to…. Once we got there, we found out that the very first Star Wars movie sets were just minutes away from the hotel and we were like ‘whoa, how cool would it be to throw a giant party here?’”
From there, the idea was born and has grown from an expected 1,500 to 8,000 attendees from all around the world.