2014 will be an exciting time for music lovers in Istanbul, with a diverse group of entertainers coming to the city that includes classic rock, blues, and heavy metal icons, along with pop superstars, beloved singers/songwriters, oldies bands, and local favorites. Last year concert lineup was great. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the best Istanbul concerts of 2014.
Not only is Istanbul a top concert city with all the biggest tours stopping here, we have an impressive array of quality venues that contribute to the overall concert experience.
Thinking about a trip to Istanbul in 2014, 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 2014 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 2014
- Nana Mouskouri – February 16
Nana Mouskouri triumphantly returns to the stage with her “Happy Birthday Tour” – which will take her around the world once again after beginning in Athens on her birthday. Nana will perform at Zorlu Center Performing Arts Center on February 16, 2014
- Dima Bilan – February 28
Russian mega pop star Dima Bilan will be in Turkey first time on February 28, 2014 at TİM Show Center. Dima Bilan represented Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006 with “Never Let You Go”. He has had several Russian number one hit records.
- Andrea Bocelli – February 22
Andrea Bocelli performs at Ülker Sports Arena on February 22, 2014. Andrea Angel Bocelli is an Italian tenor and singer-songwriter who was born with poor eyesight and he became blind at the age of twelve following a football accident.
- David Helfgott – April 15
One of the world’s most important pianists Australian David Helfgott, who will come to Turkey within the scope of his last world tour. Helfgott will take the stage once again in the city on April 15 at the Istanbul Congress Center.
- A-HA – Morten Harket – May 2, 2014 18:00
Legendary band of 80’s and 90’s A-HA’s front man Morten Harket is coming to Turkey in May. The voice of A-HA, the synthpop/rock band which released nine studio albums and topped the charts in several countries after their breakthrough album “Hunting High and Low” in 1985, will perform at KüçükÇiftlik Park on May 2nd.
- Aerosmith – May 14, 2014 18:00
Rock legend Aerosmith will be in Turkey for the first time on May 14, 2014 at ITU Stadium as part of their world tour.
- DJ Hardwell – May 17, 2014 16:00
No. 1 DJ of the world will be in Turkey for the first time! DJ Hardwell, will be performing at KüçükÇiftlik Park, Maçka in Istanbul at 17th of May, as a part of his highly anticipated (or highly successful) world tour “I AM HARDWELL.”
- Manowar – May 24, 2014 15:00
The worldwide famous traditional and epic true heavy metal band Manowar will perform at KüçükÇiftlik Park on May 24, 2014 on Kings Of Metal MMXIV World tour.
- Chill-Out Festival – May 25, 2014 12:00
A new and unique festival area on the edge of the Belgrad Forrest. Chill-Out Festival Istanbul is the happiest sunday of the year with of over 15.000 musiclovers in attendance.
- Justin Timberlake – May 26, 2014 18:00
Justin Timberlake will take his world tour to Istanbul’s ITU Stadium on May 26, 2014. The concert will mark Justin Timberlake’s first ever performance as a solo artist in Turkey.
- DJ David Guetta – June 27, 2014 18:00
French house music producer and DJ David Guetta performs at KüçükÇiftlik Park on June 27, 2014.
- Metallica – July 13, 2014 17:00
Fast, fierce and surprisingly melodic, heavy metal icon Metallica is set to return to Istanbul this summer at İTÜ Stadium at 5 p.m.
- Neil Young – July 15, 2014 17:00
Famous rock star Neil Young will be at Küçükçiftlik Park with Crazy Horse as part of Vodafone Red sponsorship on July 15, 2014.
- Portishead – August 20, 2014
The iconic band of UK, Portishead is coming to Turkey for the first time on August 20 at KüçükÇiftlik Park for the Midtown Fest.
- Pharrell Williams – September 7, 2014
Pharrell Williams will perform in Istanbul at ITU Stadium as part of GNCFEST’14 on September 7, 2014.
- Rita Ora – September 7, 2014
Rita Ora will perform in Istanbul at ITU Stadium as part of GNCFEST’14 on September 7, 2014.
- Tarkan – September 7-8, 2014
Megastar Tarkan will be performing at Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Stage on September 7-8, 2014.
- Lady Gaga – September 16, 2014
Lady Gaga’s 2014 world tour, “ArtRave: The Artpop Ball,” is coming to Istanbul this September. The American singer-songwriter will perform a single show on September 16, featuring hits from her 2013 multi-platinum album, “Artpop,”.
- Buena Vista Social Club – October 24, 2014
Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club which consists of legendary Cuban musicians will be in Ankara and Istanbul as part of world tour on October 23-24, 2014.
- Top 100DJs World Tour : Armin van Buuren – Martin Garrix – November 14, 2014
On November 14, most anticipated event of the year, DJMAG Top 100 DJs World Tour, will take Turkey over with the biggest DJs of the world, with the best of electronic music, Armin van Buuren, Martin Garrix and Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano.
- Demi Lovato – November 16, 2014
Famous American singer and actress Demi Lovato will be performing at Ülker Sports Arena with her popular song “Heart Attack” on November 16, 2014.
Not all the 2014 concerts have been announced yet so bookmark this page, we’ll be updating it often.
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