Love, freedom and music in the Negev

With more than 4,000 fans and over 70 musical acts, In D Negev rocked the desert.

October 22, 2012 14:48
3 minute read.
In D Negev

Gilad Lautzker. (photo credit: Lauren Izso)


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The crack of dawn at the In D Negev camping ground is greeted by the strumming of guitars, and people gathering beside their tents to greet the new day with what they love most in the world: music.

The sixth In D Negev indie musical festival, held this weekend at Kibbutz Gvulot, gave lesser-known musicians a chance to shine under the hot desert sun, and gave fans a chance to immerse themselves in the harmonic atmosphere.

The desert venue was chosen specifically to unite such a culturally neglected music genre with a similarly socially neglected natural environment.

The annual festival allows indie music-lovers to rough it for a couple of days, while disregarding hygiene and nutrition to focus their attention on the music and the simply beautiful Israeli desert.

“The indie music community in Israel is not that big, and this gives a chance to all be together in one place to celebrate our music,” said Gilad Lautzker, who plays guitar in a band fairly new to the indie music scene, Luiza.

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