Perry Farrell, founder of Lollapalooza and frontman of Jane’s Addiction, has announced the festival’s expansion to Tel Aviv, Israel in 2013.  The festival is set to take place in Yarkon Park, from August 20th-22nd.  This marks the third international location for the Lollapalooza, which began in the early 90’s as a traveling festival, and the first-ever major international festival for Israel.  Lollapalooza had also made appearances in Chile and Brazil over the last two years.

The festival will take place right outside of the vibrant downtown area of Tel Aviv, which is considered an international hotbed of music and culture.  If you look closely at the dates, you will notice that the festival will be taking place mid-week (Tuesday-Thursday), as Farrell did not want to conflict with the Jewish Sabbath, when Orthodox observers abstain from using technology and driving cars, among other things.

The announcement was made during the festivities on Saturday in Chicago.  This has been the trend over the last three years, as this was when plans for the festival to head to Chile and Brazil were also made.  It’s anybody’s guess what next year’s announcement may bring.

Below are next year’s festival dates:

March 29-31 | São Paulo, Brazil

April 6-7 | Santiago, Chile

August 2-4 | Chicago, US

August 20-22 | Tel Aviv, Israel