Méditerranée official announcement 2018
The 2018 International Méditerranée Festival
This year the Festival will last 8 days, from 9-14 June, and will be spread over nine settings for performances and events: Amphi-Ashdod, the Center for Performing Arts, Yad Lebanim House, City Square, Ashdod Museum of Art, Monart Center, cinemas in the Globus Max complex in Ashdod, and the city's central pubs.
The artists participating in the Festival come from Mediterranean countries, and the performances are unique and intriguing special productions involving leading Israeli artistes together with international performers and ensembles, creating a fascinating and exciting musical mosaic.
As well as music, the Festival will host cinematic, culinary and artistic presentations from countries in the Mediterranean basin.
Twelve full length feature movies and leading documentaries will be shown in the Festival framework, accompanied by festive events, premieres, and encounters with their creators from Israel and overseas.
All movies will be shown at the Globus Max complex.
In the open space between the performance sites: a Culinary Area provides a platform for the rich Mediterranean cuisine of Ashdod and hosts five of the city's leading restaurant chefs, each with their own signature dish.
As well as the restaurants, visitors can enjoy a colorful market with atmospheric and concept stalls, an authentic drinks bar, a refreshing Greek area, creative corners for children, a book fair, and more.
In the Festival space, next to the Culinary Area, will be the Showcase Stage, with performances open to the general public, which will turn the whole complex into a young and colorful musical happening.
The Showcase Stage will host the artistes and troupes that currently comprise the beating heart of the music scene in Israel, some on the brink of their great breakthrough, and others who are already drawing in the crowds.
As part of the Festival, The Ashdod Museum of Art will open "The Flood", a new exhibition