Best Concerts Coming to Istanbul in 2013

This year is bringing some of the hottest concerts to Istanbul including Psy, Justin beeber and Rihanna.

2013 promise to be an exciting time year a diverse group of entertainers coming to the city that includes classic rock, pop, and heavy metal icons, along with beloved singers/songwriters, oldies bands. Last year concert lineup was great. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the best Istanbul concerts of 2013.

Thinking about a trip to Istanbul in 2013, but can’t decide when you should go? Why not plan your trip around one of these top events for Istanbul that will rock the city.

Our list of the Top concerts coming to Istanbul in 2013 will be updated as many others famous stars are coming to Istanbul as part of their international tours. Book your seats now before they are sold out!

Best Concerts Coming to Istanbul in 2013

  • Psy – 22 February 2013
    South Korean pop singer Psy, who has become a phenomenon with his song “Gangnam Style,” will be in Istanbul to perform at ‘Istanbul Blue Night‘.
  • Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour – Cirque Du Soleil – 15 March, 2013
    Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour show is a unique production full of excitement and breathtaking visual effects. The show on March 15, 16 and 17 at Ülker Sports Arena is directed by the most prominent stage arts director Jamie King who also gets the credit for the scenario as well.
  • Mark Knopfler – 27 April, 2013 21:00
    Dire Straits’ Legendary Guitarist Mark Knopfler will perform in Istanbul after 5 years as part of his new album “Privateering” World Tour. The legendary singer-songwriter and guitarist, known for world famous songs “Walk of Life”, “Sultans of Swings” and “Brothers in Arms” will be performing at Ülker Sports Arena, İstanbul.
  • Justin Bieber – 2 May, 2013
    Justin Bieber’s “Believe” tour is stretching into 2013, now including a stop in Istanbul. The hearts of Beliebers across Turkey will be set aflutter as the Believe tour hits Istanbul at İnonu Stadium on May 02, 2013.
  • David Guetta – 4 May, 2013 18:00
    David Guetta from Paris France is a major part of the Urban-dance and electronic music movement worldwide. Look for this fan favorite beat bumping songs as part of his set list in Istanbul
  • Depeche Mode – 17 May, 2013
    British New Wave band Depeche Mode will perform in Turkey once again in May 17th 2013. Depeche Mode came to Turkey in 2001 and 2006 to give concerts at the Abdi İpekçi Arena. This time the band will perform on May 17 at Kuruçeşme Arena as part of their “Tour of the Universe.”
  • Mika – 17 May, 2013
    A Sensational & Charming Star Hits The Stage In Istanbul Mika To Perform On March 17, 2013 At KucukCiftlik Park
  • Joe Satriani 2013 World Tour – 18 May, 2013 20:00
    One of the world’s most influential guitarists, Joe Satriani will be performing at KüçükÇiftlik Park, İstanbul. He has combined breathtaking chops and creative brilliance since the eighties to create groundbreaking instrumental rock albums like “Surfing with the Alien” and “The Extremist,” which featured the hit “Summer Song.”
  • Rihanna – 30 May, 2013
    Worldwide superstar Rihanna is bringing her DIAMONDS WORLD TOUR to Istanbul in 2013. Pop superstars Rihanna has been slated to grace the Istanbul music scene this spring. İnonu Stadium will host Rihanna on May 30 2013.
  • Tiesto – 7th June, 2013
    Dutch DJ, producer, one of our times most important electronic dance music representative Tiesto will meet musiclovers on 7th June Friday night and take them on a journey of house and electro dance world.
  • Efes Pilsen One Love Festival – 20 June, 2013
    The 12th Efes Pilsen One Love Festival 12 will be Between 20 to 22 June this year. British pop band Blur is one of the first star names to be confirmed for the Festival.
  • The Prodigy, Basement Jaxx, and Jaguar Skills – June 29, 2013
    As part of Vodafone Istanbul Calling, a day of dancing is guaranteed for all Istanbul music lovers this summer. Three big names beginning with The Prodigy, Basement Jaxx, and Jaguar Skills will take the stage on June 29, 2013 at BJK İnönü Stadium in Istanbul.
  • Thirty Seconds To Mars – June 30, 2013
    Thirty Seconds To Mars, who has earned fame in America’s alternative rock community, will rock Istanbul on 30th of June Sunday at Parkorman with their unique performance and high tension acts.
  • Istanbul Jazz Festival – 2 July, 2013
    The Istanbul Jazz Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, once again assembling successful names in pop, rock, folk and world music as well as famous jazz artists July 2-19.
  • Alicia Keys – 2 July, 2013
    American R&B singer and 14-time Grammy award winner Alicia Keys is set to come to Istanbul for the Istanbul Jazz Festival this year. She will give a concert at Maçka Küçükçiflik Park on July 2.
  • Snoop Lion / Snoop Dogg – July 07, 2013
    Hip-Hop legend Snoop Lion formerly known as Snoop Dogg will be dropping it like it’s hot this summer when he will perform in Istanbul to play at the Urban & Hip-Hop Day on July 07, 2013 at BJK İnönü Stadium.
  • Lana Del Rey – July 07, 2013
    Award-winning US singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey is set to play Istanbul! Lana Del Rey will perform her concert at KüçükÇiftlik Park, İstanbul’ on July 7th, which will be part of her European tour promoting her debut album ”Born to Die”.
  • Ke$ha – July 21, 2013
    Pop glitter queen Ke$ha is coming to Istanbul to perform at Vodafone İstanbul Calling and will meet fans on 21st of July Sunday night at the Parkorman stage.
  • Iron Maiden – July 26, 2013
    Iron Maiden will play in Istanbul on 26th July Friday night at BJK İnönü Stadium on their 2013 Maiden England Tour. Organized by Pozitif Live, the concert will break rocklovers grounds with an unforgettable performance.
  • Roger Waters: The Wall – 4 August, 2013
    Co-founder of Pink Floyd legend of rock music Roger Waters is coming to Istanbul with “The Wall” tour after 7 years promoted by GNL-BKM. 17 thousand fans met with Roger Waters in Istanbul for “The Dark SideOf the Moon” tour in 2006. On August 4, 2013 Roger Waters will be meeting his fans one more time at ITU Stadium.
  • Pitbull – 14 August, 2013
    With millions of digital sales and smash hit songs including “I Know You Want Me,” and “Hey Baby,” pop/rap artist Pitbull has grown into an international music sensation. Get the party started with Mr. WorldwideLife on 14 August at Park, İstanbul.
  • Rock’n Coke – 6 September, 2013
    Istanbul’s biggest open air concert, Rock’n Coke will take place September 6-8 at the Istanbul Hezarfen Airfield
  • Andre Rieu – November 29, 2013 21:00
    Violin master André Rieu, one of the best-selling live acts in the world, is coming to Istanbul with a brand new show on November 29, 2013 at Sinan Erdem Dome, İstanbul. Rieu’s international “And The Waltz Goes On Tour” is an ode to the waltz and named after his successful album for which he collaborated with Sir Anthony Hopkins.

Not all the 2013 concerts have been announced yet so bookmark this page, we’ll be updating it often.

What is your favorite concert in Istanbul? Leave a comment below if you have any additional information or in case we missed any event.

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