* Date and location for 2020 still to be confirmed. In previous years Midburn has been held during May/June in Sde Boker in the Negev desert. In 2019 there was no main Midburn *
(Photo credits: Midburn)
Art and Music Festival | 5 Days with Camping
Burning Man’s Israeli offshoot, and now the second largest regional Burning Man after Africa Burns, Midburn is a special 5-day festival previously held in the Negev. Founded in 2014, 2016 saw a record 8,000 people attend. 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:
- Radical inclusion
- Communal effort
- Civic responsibility
- Leaving no trace
- Radical self-reliance
- Radical self-expression
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: