So we're going to be in marrakech at the end of june and wanted to make a day trip to essaouria for some relaxing beach time. we could technically avoid the music festival if we wanted but at the same time i'm quite excited to see what it's all about.
Looking on the website i see the performances all take place very late in the evening and as its only a day trip we'll have left by the time they start. My question is; are there any noticeable differences during the day when the performances aren't taking place? If we're not going to see any of the live music do you suggest coming to essaouira before the festival begins as it won't be as busy or is it still worth it for the atmosphere?
I hope this doesn't seem like a silly question as i accept it is quite broad. Any advice is welcome. Thanks in advance.