Israeli music in nature’s cultural arena – October 8 – 11, 2017, Sukkot intermediate days Israel’s biggest and oldest festival, an amazing musical celebration bringing together the country’s top artists. This year too, the audience is guaranteed an unforgettable experience thanks to the unique combination of intriguing musical content, the breathtaking natural backdrop of the open desert landscape, and the unforgettable sunrise shows of Tamar. With performances by artists from the entire spectrum, and rare meetings between east and west, shaking the desert and exciting the audience with original and one-time musical surprises This unique experience is spread over four days, at no fewer than four different sites: Desert Rocks Masada – the arena at the foot of Masada. An exciting experience against the backdrop of Mt Masada. Masada Hilltop – exclusive to the festival! Exciting sunrise performances in the area of the Southern Palace, overlooking the Dead Sea. Kibbutz Ein Gedi – free shows on the lawn, under the baobab tree of Kibbutz Ein Gedi. Neot Hakikar – free shows in the Eco Park at the entrance to Nachal Amatzia, where Neot Hakikar and Ein Tamar meet.
Performances in the Masada arena at the foot of Mt Masada (at 9 pm):
Sunday, October 8 – Oriental Desert Groove
Dikla | Dudu Tassa | Omer Adam
Monday, October 9 – Canaanite Rock
Jane Bordeaux | Eviatar Banai | Ehud Banai * Berry Sakharof * performing together
Tuesday, October 10 – Shaking Up the Desert
Nechi Nech | Eden Ben-Zaken | Balkan Beat Box featuring A-WA | Hadag Nahash featuring Hanan Ben-Ari Special sunrise performances on top of Masada (4:30 am): Dawn, Sunday, October 8 – Natan Goshen featuring Amir Dadon Dawn, Monday, October 9 – Amir Benayoun with guest Ishai Levy Dawn, Tuesday, October 10 – Avraham Tal – And morning will come… Dawn, Wednesday, October 11 – Mosh Ben Ari featuring Gil Ron Shema and Udi Ben Cnaan of Sheva Free shows under the baobab tree on Kibbutz Ein Gedi (6:30 pm): October 8 – Leah Shabat October 9 – Natalie Wamba Berry – African world music October 10 – Yamas – a Greek celebration Free shows in the Desert Eco Park at Kikar Sdom (7:30 pm): October 8 – Eliad October 9 – Shimon and Levi (of Shotei Hanevua) Ticket prices and purchase details Ticket prices for Masada Arena will be between NIS 170 – NIS 280. Ticket prices for sunrise shows on Masada Hilltop will be between NIS 150 – NIS 200.