Ravid Plutnik, AKA Nechi Nech, is one of Israel's most well known and beloved artists, born from the underground, working his way up from album to album, one small venue to the next, for the past 7 years.
His work is a mix of autobiographical lyrics, dark and personal storytelling with a political edge, laced with humor, criticism, depth and endless charisma. Ravid has released five albums to date. His latest album -
"And now for the entertainment" was released last July with two sold out Amphi Shuni gigs.
The boiling-hot trap-soul witch from Manchester lands in the festival in her prime, after a summer full of the biggest festivals (Glastonbury, Lollapalooza and Sziget). The 23 year-old IAMDDB (Diana de Brito) of Portuguese-Angolan heritage, stands in the frontline of a new wave of artists reviving and redefining British hip-hop.
Anton Newcomb (Brian Johnstown Massacare), Emmanuelle Seigner (Ultra Orange & Emanuelle), Lio and Marie Limiñana (The Limiñanas) super-group.
A perfect blend of futuristic nostalgia comes out of the first three songs in this elite summit meeting, a short second before their debut album "Diabolique" is out.
The established psychedelia juggler meets The Limiñanas cool pop meet up with rockstar-actor-femme-fatale Emmanuelle Seigner and the result is a black and white film on the Paris-Newport line, innocence of the experienced and intentional ambiguity.
The Negev desert is the second location world-wide to host L'Épée in their debut world tour.
The godfather of Israeli alternative music that brought the edge into Israeli mainstream. Even after 40 years of making music, he’s still fresh, creating and developing new music.
The Haim sisters haven’t looked back since their unforgettable show in the festival 5 years ago and have since conquered every possible stage around the world. Now they are back to come full circle at Mitzpe Gvulot with a new album - “Bayti Fi Rasi” (My Home is in My Head).
Caribbean-space-Afro-disco might be the closest way to define the hot Dutch gang that elegantly incorporates every Caribbean/Afro/Latin musical genre. The gang will make the Negev Desert a bouncing Caribbean oasis.
A living legend landing in Mizpe Gvulot all the way from Kingston, Jamaica! One of the founding fathers of roots reggae, an unstoppable sound around the world in the last five decades. Even at 74, Max Romeo doesn’t stop and is expected to release an album this upcoming year filled with messages of peace and brotherhood.
Among the top artist in the Israeli beats scene, featuring Echo. After listening to their new single we can't wait for this hot feature.
One of the most prominent voices (and sounds) of Israeli indie in the last decade is back in the inDnegev, accompanied by the Future Shock gang and featuring another big voice - Gilad Kahana, The Giraffes leading man. Garage-rock spiced up with surf and psychedelia, with a topping of texts dripping with pure sencerity and bare honesty.
A highly appreciated veteran in Israeli music, born and raised around the block from Mitzpe Gvulot with music that might just be the soundtrack of a whole region. Back to the festival with a band of eleven, for a new and very-much anticipated show.
Back to the core.
We had quite a challenging year that brought with it plenty of insight, the type of insight that made us take a step back, ask the fundamental question of what makes us put our time and effort into this festival year after year; find out what stands behind this movement - inDnegev - that keeps evolving and growing; and give thanks to the community surrounding this beautiful phenomenon.
This year we’re back to our beloved Mizpe Gvulot with a reinforced international line-up, the fruit of the collaboration with the production company of Shuki Weiss.New shows and sound stages will pop up, the electronic music stage is growing and expanding, the audience won’t be able to help getting lost between the different art works and installations, and plenty more surprises yet to come.
We invite you to join us in our music and art asylum-city in the sands. A place where creativity, freedom and happiness are well-known companions, that stick with us even after the concerts are over, a place where we create the reality in which we all would like to live together.
Like the phoenix, we will return and stick another rod in the building of Israeli culture, in celebration of the wonderful music and art independently created and bubbling here.