Israel's post-firework Independence Day afternoon is usually dedicated to different barbecue celebrations on every available piece of grass. This year, the grilled kebabs will be challenged by a mega party led by British DJ Carl Cox, which will be held at the Trade Fairs and Convention Center in Tel Aviv on April 23.
Cox, 52, was born in Barbados. He began his career in the 1980s, when he performed for hundreds of thousands of people in major parties around the world and was considered one of the most popular disk jockeys at the time.
He formed two record labels and was named the No 1. DJ in the world in 1996 and 1997 by DJ Magazine.
Since then, Cox has maintained his status as one of the leading house and techno DJs in the global scene.
He made headlines when he played the Millennium (1999 to 2000) New Year's Eve twice by performing in Sydney and again in Hawaii after flying back over the International Date Line. He also has 14 years' worth of Ibiza live mixes broadcast from Club Space.
The Independence Day party, titled Music Box, will begin at 2 pm. It is being organized by the Cat & Dog Group led by Ronen Maili and Club Seat. Israeli musical group Balkan Beat Box will also perform during sunset.