Lollapalooza has previously expanded its international reach to include Chile and Brazil but organizers are now adding another country to the mix — Israel. The few details currently available regarding the event are just enough to paint a decent picture for the future festival: Lollapalooza Israel will take place on August 20-22, 2013 in Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park.
The mid-week scheduling is a reflection of religious beliefs, which would prevent Orthodox Jews from attending the festival on a Friday or Saturday — the Jewish Sabbath, or day of rest. As for the lineup, no specifics have been released but Lolla and its collaborators have issued a promise that there will be at least 50 artists for the three days.
The events expansion marks two important milestones: Lollapalooza’s fourth festival and Israel’s first large-scale music festival.