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This Tunisian festival takes place on the set of Star Wars

​At one point or another most of us have imagined ourselves in Tatooine, lightsaber in hand, cloak over our shoulders, fighting across the sand swept desert as a fully-fledged Jedi.

  • Mixmag
  • 3 March 2015

At one point or another most of us have imagined ourselves in Tatooine, lightsaber in hand, cloak over our shoulders, fighting across the sand swept desert as a fully-fledged Jedi.

It'd be hard to find someone who thought of it as the perfect place for a rave, but it appears someone's done just that and made it happen.

At the end of last month thousands flooded to the Dunes Electroniques festival, which is nestled away in Nefta in Tunisia, also the place where parts of Star Wars were filmed.

The festival takes place on the site of Mos Espa, known to lovers of the film franchise as the spaceport on Tatooine. IRL, the exact spot is known locally as Ong Djemel and was built four decades ago by George Lucas especially for Star Wars.

Now in its third year, Dunes Electroniques welcomed Kölsch, Superpitcher and Derrick May, among many others, to the dusty town.

On top of this, attendees were given the opportunity to explore the set and watch artists from the Tunisia's local music scene in an area surrounded by beautiful landscapes.

While not everyone gets into the spirit of things at the event, a number of festival-goers take it upon themselves to dress up as their favourite characters, so seeing a Darth Vader or Princess Leia wandering round isn't considered a strange sight.

For more information on how to get involved next year, click here.

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