International DJ Festival DGTL Coming to Tel Aviv

Headliners Maceo Plex, Marcel Dettmann and John Talabot and others from Israel and abroad will perform at Hayarkon Park in October

The DGTL festival in Barcelona, 2016.
Tim Buiting

A giant festival celebrating DJs is coming to Israel in October.

The DGTL festival was founded in Amsterdam and has also organized events in Barcelona, Spain, and Sao Paolo, Brazil.

The festival will take place on October 5 from noon to 11 P.M. at Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park – and then continue until dawn at various venues, including Breakfast Club, Alphabet and Beit Maariv.

Presale tickets will be available starting Tuesday morning for advance registrants, and to the general public from Wednesday, with prices starting at 180 shekels.

Among the DJs scheduled to appear are Maceo Plex (real name Eric Estornel), who lives in Spain and is known for his sets on the party island of Ibiza; John Talabot, who lives in Barcelona and is behind the record label Hivern Discs; techno DJ and producer Marcel Dettmann from Berlin; Young Marco of Rush Hour records, hailing from Amsterdam; and French DJ Jennifer Cardini, who’s performed in Israel before and will be at the Block Club in Tel Aviv this Thursday.

Maceo Plex performs at DGTL Amsterdam, 2017.

Among the Israeli DJs slated to participate are Yotam Avni, Autarkic and the duo Red Axes, which curated the lineup for the event.

The full list of performers will be released in the coming days.

A set by Young Marco from 2014.

Unlike similar festivals in Europe, DGTL will be allowing local DJs and rising talent on stage between the sets by the leading DJs. It will also feature some live electronic music.

DGTL generally opts for industrial locations with metallic backdrops, and its organizers claim that the festival's energy use is highly economical.