Jerusalem, music festival370.
(photo credit: Nadav Ariel)
The first Friday in July saw the start of a great summer of street parties, with
the launch party of Jerusalem Front Stage productions in the Russian
DJ Dalit Rochester opened the event and warmed up the crowd of
hundreds of young Jerusalemites. Balkan Beat Box front-man Tomer Yossef then
played an energetic set, jumping on and off the stage to get closer to the
crowd. Finally, The Young Professionals (TYP), led by Ivri Lider and Johnny
Goldstein with Lady GaGa-esque backup dancers, closed the afternoon with their
new act that combines electronic beats with live performance. The band was only
in Israel for a few days during their European tour, and this was one of their
few shows in the country this year.
Although there will be fewer street
parties this summer, it seems to be a case of quality over quantity, and most
are free of charge. The next event, dubbed the “Jerusalem City Rave,” is a
trance party on Hillel Street, from 4 p.m. on Friday, July 19.
psychedelic party will feature Ace Ventura and Captain Hook.
is followed by a two-day Indie City festival, which starts at 7 p.m. on
Thursday, July 25, in the parking lot of the Russian Compound and continues at 4
p.m. the next day. This festival will include a headphone party, a vintage
fashion show and a street art fair. Acts include Mercedes Band, Habiluim, The
Apples and Boom Pam. This event is also being broadcast live on KZ
Friday, August 2 sees the street parties return to Ben-Yehuda
Street, with two stages and a headphone party. The rock stage will feature Eifo
Hayaled, while the trance stage will feature Goa trance band Cosmosis and
The summer continues with the Beer Festival on August 7 and 8 in
Independence Park, with over 120 kinds of beer and performances from Monika Sex,
Girafot, Mercedes Band and Toy Bar resident DJ Elad Varon.
this festival are NIS 35 or NIS 30 for students or Jerusalem cardholders, and
can be purchased on the door.
The season ends with an afternoon party in
Independence Park on Friday August 9, with Israel’s top funk/hip hop act Ha’Dag
Nahash, who will be joined by Greek music legend Trifonas.
tickets are NIS 40 or NIS 35 for students, via Bimot, or can be purchased at the
door for NIS 50 or NIS 40 for students.
For more information on all these
events, go to www.young-city.co.il
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