Fifteen minutes outside Marrakech, set in a 27-acre boutique resort, the Beat Hotel Marrakech features a lineup of live music and DJs, one-off culinary collaborations, and a talks programme with some of today’s great minds and voices.
a new festival
from the creators of the
Beat Hotel at Glastonbury
The festival takes place across several villas, set amongst secluded gardens, with swimming pools, palm trees, bars, and pop up restaurants.
The unique location, framed with stunning views of the Atlas Mountains, comes to life throughout different parts of the day with intimate sunset live shows, daytime poolside sessions, and late night house parties.
The original Beat Hotel was a small, run-down “class 13” hotel in the Latin Quarter of Paris, gaining fame as the home of the extended family of Beat writers and artists who stayed there in the late 1950s and early ’60s. Hot water was only available Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, its rooms had windows facing an internal stairwell, and the linen was only changed once a month – if you were lucky. Freed from the conservative morals of 1950s America, the Beats – William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and their many friends and collaborators – made it a hothouse of creativity.
Feelings check in, but they never check out.
Taking inspiration from its namesake, and acting as a welcoming sanctuary for anyone who stumbled inside, The Beat Hotel opened its doors at Glastonbury Festival in 2011. Described by one patron as “a fully-furnished freak-zone”, and with the mantra: “Eat, Drink, Dance” emblazoned on a towering sign out front, the venue quickly became a fixture, serving up an extensive drinks list, a round-the-clock DJ line-up, and food from some of the UK’s leading chefs.
Wild times call for wild pleasures.
In March 2019, the story continues, as the Beat Hotel follows the original Beats to Morocco, for a four-day sojourn in Marrakech.