Thousands of EDM fans partied all night because they love the Dead Sea
French electronic music star Jean-Michel Jarre withstood high winds and performed well into early morning.
The super-salty, dense waters of the Dead Sea in eastern Israel have mystified people for centuries. Not only is it the lowest point of land on Earth – at 1,391 feet below sea level – it's also the deepest hypersaline lake in the world.
In all its mystery and beauty, the Dead Sea is in danger of drying out. It's an environmental concern that Jean-Michel Jarre, a 68-year-old French DJ who's considered a pioneer in electronic dance music (EDM), has taken on in his latest performance.
And rightly so. After all, his concert was located at this very place, at a 7,800-seat concert hall set up between the legendary body of water and the ancient fortress of Masada.
The musician weathered fierce winds that resulted in a late start for the concert, but the performance lasted well into the early morning.
"Last night was amazing, playing at the Dead Sea was like playing on the moon and I thank everyone who came to make noise to create awareness on the critical situation of the Dead Sea," Jarre wrote on his Instagram page, following up with the hashtags #masada and #deadsea.
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