Making the Desert Boom: Indie Fest Becomes Israel's Most Influential Music Event

All indications are that the In-D-Negev Festival program, featuring a slew of musical styles and an intriguing reunion of Habiluim, will be an intriguing event.

Those who want to attend the In-D-Negev festival don't have any time to dally, because each year all 4,000 tickets sell out well before the opening. Every festival since the first has sold out, including this year's.

One reason for the appeal of the upcoming festival, from Thursday to Saturday night at Mitzpeh Gvulot, is that the Habiluim band is reuniting ahead of the release of a new album, its...