Israel’s answer to Burning Man, the quirky, week-long ‘Midburn’, concluded on Sunday, in the country's southern Negev desert despite conflicts with the authorities, who had threatened to cancel the event.
A whopping 7,000 people attended the event. But the festival violated one of Burning Man’s 10 principles – ‘Leave no trace’.
Participants set up a temporary city created theme camps revolving around music, art, meditation, food, or performance.
In keeping with the Burning Man tradition, thousands of revelers set-up camp in the desert for 5 days of art, dance and music, burning their exhibits on the last two nights of the festival.
The extent of the damage is unclear. The site was discovered 30 years ago by an Israeli archaeologist.
An artwork is seen at the Midburn festival at southern Israel.
A man rides a bicycle during Midburn festival at southern Israel.
People dance during the Midburn festival at southern Israel.