Mon 6 November 2023 - Sat 11 November 2023 | All Day
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(Photo credits: Midburn)

Art and Music Festival | 5 Days with Camping

Midburn Festival, Burning Man’s Israeli cousin and now the second largest regional Burning Man after Africa Burns, is a special 5-day festival held in the Negev. Founded in 2014, the event has attracted a growing family, seeing a record 8,000 people in 2016. 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 on the final night.

Self Reliance and Self Expression are key components – be yourself, be inclusive, and be self-dependent – the only thing you can buy on the playa is ice.

Midburn exists in the spirit of 10 principles:

  1. Radical inclusion
  2. Communal effort
  3. Gifting
  4. Civic responsibility
  5. Decommodification
  6. Leaving no trace
  7. Radical self-reliance
  8. Participation
  9. Radical self-expression
  10. Immediacy

Usually around October there is a large Midburn Reunion. You can see all the local Midburn Events in the Secret Tel Aviv Calendar.

Check out 2016’s aftermovie!


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