Be happy: Pharrell is coming to Israel

Pharrell Williams, who shot to global superstardom with his classic 'Happy,' joins the list of music giants playing in Israel this summer.

Ari Yashar,

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The star-studded list of world-class pop stars and musicians performing in Israel this summer just added a new iconic member - multiple Grammy award-winning American musician Pharrell Williams.

Williams, who shot to global superstardom with his hit "Happy" in 2014, is going to appear on July 21 at Live Park in Rishon Letzion.

Tickets to Pharrell's show are going from between 329 shekels (around $85) and 790 shekels (just over $200), with sales starting on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Those interested in buying can do so online by clicking here.

The production company Concerto and the Zappa Group are behind Pharrell's appearance in the Jewish state.

Pharrell recently showed some support for Israel last September, when he refused to submit to the BDS movement as it threatened to protest his concert in Cape Town, South Africa.

He was targeted for his partnership with the major South African retail group Woolworths, over its imports from Israel.

The protest fizzled from the 40,000 protesters the BDS organizers had promised to a piddling 2,000 people outside the show, as Pharrell stood strong against BDS.

The rapper, singer and producer is a key part of the production duo Neptunes, and the lead vocalist of the hip-hop band N*E*R*D.

He joins a growing all-star list of pop icons playing in Israel this summer including Sia, DJ Avicii, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa.




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