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Duna Jam
Flyer with details on the 2009 edition.
Background information
Genre(s) Psychedelic Rock, Stoner Rock, Desert Rock
Date(s) June or July
Location Sardinia, Italy
Venue(s) Costa Verde (Various Locations)
Years active 2006 - Present
Promoter(s) Duna Jam
Website Duna Jam Website

Duna Jam is a private festival held in Sardinia, Italy and active since 2006. Unlike most festivals held at venues or at an outdoor campground area, Duna Jam is held on the coast at different parts of an island in Sardinia. Because of the unorthodox nature of the festival, the crowds are limited to 150 and more of a "gathering of friends" or a "birthday party" than a proper festival. The event spans roughly an entire week with bands performing throughout that time period.

Duna Jam is held on various parts of the island and much of the details since 2010 has been kept in secrecy, adding to the mysterious and inclusive nature of the event. Almost all of the live performances are held outside, replicating the "generator party" nature of the Desert scene but with the added twist of exotic locales within the island. While the festival has mostly employed desert rock and psychedelic in the context of the same performers jamming in locations over several days, Duna Jam has since evolved into a private festival featuring a host of performing acts ranging from a wider variety of genres such as blues, doom metal, sludge metal, indie rock, experimental and hip-hop.



The inaugural edition (Billed as "The Pilot Episode") of Duna Jam was held between 3 and 10 June 2006. Brant Bjork was the featured artist, performing many times over the week.[1]

  • Brant Bjork and The Bros
  • The Islanders
  • The Hangee V
  • The Delicious Deadly Octopus
  • Les Habitudes de ma Jeunesse
  • Pete Slovenly
  • The Jugs


The 2007 Edition of Duna Jam was held between 20 and 27 May 2007. Brant Bjork was again featured as the main attraction while Alfredo Hernández was also featured as a special guest among other acts.[2]


2008's Duna Jam was held between 8 and 15 June 2008.


2009's Duna Jam was held through the first week of June (1 June - 6 June) in 2009, featuring the most acts yet to that point and billed as "Ad Metallum" on their webpage.

  • Colour Haze
  • Karma To Burn
  • Dyse
  • Dozer
  • Gonga
  • Hypnos 69
  • Eva Nahon (Beaver)
  • Natalio Fowler (Oxes)
  • Chris Spencer (Unsane)
  • Black Atlantic
  • Highway Child
  • Tracker
  • Dean Allen Foyd & The Gimmicks
  • Poseidon Heeth
  • Son of Old
  • Tom Snively III
  • Dudeman
  • The Black Atlantic
  • Carusella


The 2010 Edition of Duna Jam was again held in early June, boasting as much as 22 bands at that point. The full list of performers is unknown.


The 2011 edition of Duna Jam was held between 6 and 12 June 2011, featuring 20 acts.[3]


The 2012 edition of Duna Jam was held between 4 and 10 June 2012, featuring sixteen known acts.[4]


The 2013 edition of Duna Jam was held between 3 and 12 June 2013, featuring 22 acts.[5]


The 2014 edition of Duna Jam was held between 16 and 22 June 2014.[6]


The 2015 edition of Duna Jam was held between 15 and 24 June 2015.[7]


The 2016 edition of Duna Jam was held between 21 June and 1 July 2016.


The 2017 edition of Duna Jam was held between 19 and 29 June 2017 in Sardinia, featuring twelve acts.

  • Bright Curse
  • Death Alley
  • Elepharmers
  • Giöbia
  • Kadavar
  • Les Gry-Grys
  • Night Viper
  • Salem's Pot
  • TAU
  • The Morlocks
  • The Sonic Dawn
  • Travelin' Jack


The 2018 edition of Duna Jam was held in June in Sardinia, with twenty-six known performing acts (Though the full list is unknown.)

  • Ecstatic Vision
  • Kadavar
  • La Morte Viene Dallo Spazio
  • Maidavale
  • Sacri Monti
  • Terakaft
  • Town Portal
  • Wedge
  • Wucan
  • Zone Six


The 2019 edition of Duna Jam happened in early June 2019 in Sardinia. However information on a lineup has yet to surface. One YouTube channel owned by a "alin ludu" details several clips confirming a 2019 edition of Duna Jam did indeed happen.[8]

  • Colour Haze
  • Cosmic Skylark
  • Child
  • David Celia
  • Ferbegy
  • Gianni Giublena e i Rosacroce
  • Glitter Wizard
  • Haywire Desire
  • Humulus
  • Ionic South
  • Jame's Leg
  • Keplero
  • King Buffalo
  • La Witch
  • Masua
  • Meltdowner
  • Naxatras
  • Radio Moscow
  • Shame on Youth
  • Stonefield
  • Su Contrattu Seneghesu
  • Tropical Fuckstorm
  • Xixa


After Duna Jam would be canceled due to The CO-VID19 Pandemic, Duna Jam would happen again in 2022. The lineup is largely unknown but with videos surfacing and posts from socials it can be confirmed the likes of Elder, Ecstatic Vision, MaidaVale, Bismut and Spiral Drive would be among the performing acts.[9][10][11][12]

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