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Location(s) Negev Desert, Israel
Inaugurated June 16–19, 2014 [1]
Most recent June 10–16, 2015[2]
Participants 6,400 (2015)

Midburn (Hebrew: מידברן; Arabic: ميدبيرن) is a 5-day event held in the Negev Desert in southern Israel.[3] The first annual event was held in June, 2014, and was attended by 3,000 people.[4] The second event was held in May 20-24, 2015, and was attended by 6,500 people. The name itself is a portmanteau of the Hebrew word for "desert" (מידבר midbar) and the English word "burn" in reference to the annual Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert. [5]

The festival is held near Sde Boker,[6] and the themes of the event are creativity, art and personal expression.[7] The event culminates in a bonfire of wooden sculptures.

US television presenter Conan O'Brien mentioned Midburn on his show, Conan, during his opening monologue.[8]


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