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Skrillex & Zedd To Headline Rave 424 Meters Below Sea Level

Skrillex and Zedd are embarking on a unique journey with fans in November as the two megastar producers will headline a rave that is 424 meters below sea level.

Minus 424 music festival is returning to its famous location at the base of Masada, a natural fortress and geographic landmark in the Judean desert overlooking the Dead Sea. Named after its geographic location 424 meters below sea level, the festival symbolizes a milestone for Israel's dance music scene as the event is set to unite 13,000 Israelis, Arabs and tourists for its third annual iteration.

The ancient fortress was built by Herod the Great between 37 and 31 BCE. It's historically known as the location of the Roman Empire's Siege of Masada ending the First Jewish-Roman War and resulting in the mass suicide of 960 rebels and families that were taking refuge there.

"I think we managed to renew such a place with its story and give it a twist by hosting a festival here," one of the organizers Avi Youssef said to the Times of Israel after the 2nd annual event last year.

Presented and sponsored by Tamar Regional Council, the Tourism Ministry and MTV Israel and several production companies, The 12-hour rave has previously hosted EDM headliners David Guetta, Paul Oakenfold, Dash Berlin and Sander van Doorn.

Hoping to become the Tomorrowland of the Middle East, the Dead Sea rave is bringing two of the biggest names in EDM to Israel - Skrillex and Zedd - to make the 2015 event the most glorious yet.

Check out the aftermovie from the 2014 Dead Sea rave below, and then head here for more info.

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