The latest venture from the ex-Jane's Addiction/Porno For Pyros man who brought you Lollapalooza...

Jane’s Addiction/Porno For Pyros ex-mainman Perry Farrell is planning to launch a new twist on the Lollapalooza travelling festival he introduced in the US with a multi-day festival in the Israeli desert.

The event is scheduled to take place next spring and will be an “harmonious celebration of freedom” and feature some of the “world’s most honoured and progressive musicians, top dance culture DJs, world culture artists and dancers”.

Live television, radio and Internet broadcasts have been mooted, as has the addition of extreme sports, hot air balloons and shopping bazaars.

The event will take place at an historic site among the ancient ruins in the Judaean desert where 50,000 revellers are expected to attend.

A UK spokesperson for Farrell also confirmed today that the singer’s long-awaited first solo album, ‘The Diamond Jubilee’, would be released through Virgin next spring.