Jerusalem Woodstock Revival IV – August 2, 2012
Written by: Ayelet Dekel
Great music and mellow vibes on a summer night in Jerusalem, the creative energy of contemporary Israeli musicians, with a tribute to the songs of the 60s – The Jerusalem Woodstock Revival will be back for the 4th consecutive summer on August 2, 2012.
Get ready for an amazing concert with Geva Alon singing Neil Young, Libby and the Flashback playing Hendrix & Janis Joplin will host Yael Deckelbaum, Ummaguma playing Pink Floyd, Michael Greilshammer with a Led Zeppelin set, and Maya Johanna Menachem & Shay Tochner performing a Woodstock folk set with songs from Joan Baez, Bob Dylan & more….
It’s all going to happen at Jerusalem’s Kraft Stadium, doors open at 16:30. Tickets: Kraft Stadium – 02 623 6443, online: www.misterticket.co.il or Bimot – www.tickets.bimot.co.il. Additional information on the Woodstock Revival website and facebook event page.
From the Jerusalem Woodstock Revival Press Release:
“I missed the original festival of ‘69”, remarks Steve Leibowitz, President of the American Football in Israel (AFI) and director of the Kraft Family Stadium, where the 6-hour benefit concert is set to take place on August 2nd “…however, each summer we bring a little bit of Woodstock to Jerusalem and it has proven highly popular with Anglos and Sabras of all ages”. Libi & The Flashback, will once more hit the Jerusalem Woodstock stage following their hugely successful Joe Cocker tribute last year. Another returnee, flying in especially from LA for the festival, is Abigail Yasgur, co-author of the book “Max Said Yes”, the children’s book relating the story of Abigail’s famous cousin, Max Yasgur, who agreed to host the original Woodstock festival on his dairy farm in Upstate New York in 1969.
Along with booths, juggling, face painting and other activities for the whole family, a traditional festival highlight is the “best dressed hippy” competition. Danny Gewirtz, another concert organizer adds: “This year our Woodstock is on the Jewish love festival of “Tu B’Av”. We don’t promise the mud of Woodstock ’69, but along with Rock ‘n’ Roll and hippies of all ages, we hope to bring back the feeling of love, as in our previous festivals. The peace we’ll leave to the politicians.”