Israel’s festival scene is growing constantly, there are new festivals of all kinds every year! Whatever it is you are looking for, you can find in this beautiful country; from trance and techno music raves with DJs or big productions with top Israeli bands, to hippie spirituality and art festivals, we have it all.
We’ve lovingly complied a list of Israel’s very best scroll down to find out which are Israel’s Best Festivals!
Trance Music | 3 days with Camping | North Israel | April
Doof is one of Israel’s largest trance music labels. They host over 50 top Israeli and Internationals DJs for a non-stop 72-hour music festival. Bring your tent and get ready to party with beautiful psychedelic people from all over Israel and the world! While The Doof Festival is the big one, Doof and their partner the Paganka crew host parties throughout the year. Read more.
Live Music | 3 days with camping | North Central Israel | May
A fun 3-day festival, with live performances from over 80 top Israeli bands across all genres – the lineup has included amazing bands like Red Band, Daniella Spector, Tatran, The Hoodna Afrobeat Orchestra, and many more. There are two main music stages, plus loads of workshops, stalls, and art zones, all in the spirit of a strong social statement and connection to nature. Read more.
Art and Music Festival | 5 Days with Camping | Negev | May – June
Burning Man’s Israeli offshoot, and now the second largest regional Burning Man after Africa Burns, Midburn is a special 5-day festival held in the Negev. This is not a music festival – there are no official stages – it is more of an art, self expression and community festival where camps host parties – and in the center of the playa are incredible art displays and a huge temple that is burned at the end. Read more.
Spirituality, Music, Dance, Meditation and Music | 5 Days with Camping | Negev | May and October (Succot)
Israel’s largest hippy festival, The Zorba Festival happens twice a year at the Desert Ashram in the Negev, in Spring and at Succot. Founded in 2003, the 5-day festival is a sensual meeting between Spirituality, Dance, Meditation and Music. This is a festival where all the edges meet – the great celebration of life, dancing, movement, music, deep yoga, the spirit of meditation and the silence of the desert. Read more.
House, Techno & Electronic Music | 30 hours with Camping | Kinneret | September – October (Rosh Hashanah) plus other festivals throughout the year
Get ready for 30 hours of house, techno and electronic music at Luna Gal water park on the banks of the Kinneret in Northern Israel. The Unity Rising Spirit Festival was founded in 2014 and plans to be an annual event around Rosh Hashanah time. The festival brings in over 30 top DJs from Israel and abroad, and there is space for people to pitch up tents. Read more.
Electronic Music | 24-hours with Camping | Jordan River, North Israel | October (Succot) plus other festivals throughout the year
A massive 24-hour non-stop electronic music festival, Neverland is Groove Attack’s premier annual festival. Founded in 2011, the event is spread across three dance floors featuring top DJs from Israel and abroad. The festival is held on the banks of the Jordan River is North Israel, with camping and entrance for 23+. Read more.
Israeli Musicians | 5 days without camping | Massada | October (Succot)
A five-day celebration of some of Israel’s most loved musicians, previous lineups include The Idan Raichel Project, Balkan Beat Box, Asaf Avidan, Mosh Ben Ari, and Ehud Banai. Founded in 2000, the Tamar Festival is usually held during Succot at venues around Massada. The main concerts are in the evening and at sunrise. If you want to experience a beautiful part of Israel, and top Israeli musicians, this is a great way of doing it! Read more.
Indie Music | 3 days with Camping | Negev | October
InDNegev is a huge three-day live-music extravaganza with over 100 live shows from Israel’s top up-and-coming bands. Nicknamed IndieNegev, a lot of the groups are Indie, but there is a wide spectrum of other genres too. Previous lineups have included the Kutiman Orchestra, Tatran, Photoaxis, Tiny Fingers, Red Axes, The Lucille Crew, and many more. Read more.
Israeli bands | 5-days no camping | Tel Aviv | November
More of a conference than a festival, the 5-day Tune in Tel Aviv will feature concerts and talks in bars and venues across Tel Aviv. Most of Israel’s top up-and-coming bands perform, 2016 featured Zohara, Uzi Ramirez, Echo&Tito, Electric Zoo, Sun Tailor, Phototaxis, and lots more! The conferences includes talks by some of the music industries most important players. Read more.
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