August 6, 2012

The guessing game of who will perform at Israel’s first Lollapalooza Festival has already begun, following the exciting announcement that Israel will join Chile and Brazil as the third international location for the legendary Chicago festival.

Some 50 shows of leading singers and bands from across the globe will take over Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park from August 20-22, 2013.

Lollapalooza Israel will be the first-ever large-scale international music festival in the country and will provide the same world-class experience that fans across the globe have come to expect,” the festival’s website announces.

Soundgarden at Lollapalooza. (Daniel DeSlover/
Musicians to have featured at past Lollapalooza events include Broken Social Scene, Wilco, Arcade Fire, My Morning Jacket and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, among many others.

Lollapalooza founder and Jane’s Addiction Frontman, Perry Farrell, says choosing Tel Aviv as a new location was an obvious choice as the city is “widely recognized as an international culture capital and is known across the world for its art, architecture, and bustling nightlife.”

In a video announcement for the new festival, Farrell says: “Tel Aviv’s got all the hotels right on the beach. And man let me tell you it’s sexy. You talk about an after party. We go to Yarkon Park and when that party lets out go right on to the next one. They love to dance.”

The music happening was conceived and created in 1991 by Farrell as a farewell tour for his band. The event ran annually for six years until 1997 and was revived in 2003. Lollapalooza is being brought to Israel by NMC United, a prominent home entertainment and music distributor and publisher in Israel, and Plug Productions Generator, a leading production and promotion company.

(Photo of Soundgarden by Daniel DeSlover /

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