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Mono Festival

Mono Festival

The Mono Festival, a brand new music event for fans of indie music, will be held on Saturday, June 30 2012, at Solar Beach in Istanbul.

The festival will host performances all day long with local and foreign bands and DJs that are known for their innovative and unique styles.

Mono is all about bringing music to the city without losing the summer feeling. Festivalgoers will enjoy a great day and night at Istanbul’s largest beach resort on the Black Sea, just a stone’s throw away from downtown areas. It’s all about good music, discovery, taking time off, headspace, epic performances, fresh air, sandy feet, dancing and having an epic time.

Among the bands to perform on the festival’s main stage is Gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello, who has gained a sound fan base among Turkish music lovers in recent years.

The line-up for the main stage also includes Canadian new wave and indie-rock band Metric, English new wave band The Horrors, the American band Com Truise and the Danish group Oh Land. Opening on the main stage for the festival is local trio The Ringo Jets.

The Horrors previously performed in Istanbul in 2007 for Radar Live.

The festival’s Burn Electronica & Dubstep Stage will host performers like Bok Bok and Grup Ses Beats Mono Festival’s Beach Bums stage will host a series of DJ performances including Mabbas, Style-ist, Yakuza, Club Bangkok, Radyo Babylon Soundsystem, DearHead, and Shangri-La Soundsystem and a wide-array of musical genres ranging from reggae, lounge and chillwave. The Dinamo Lounge stage will host well-renowned DJs of Dinamo FM, a favorite radio of electronic music lovers.

The Mono Festival is set to announce additional performers in the following days. The festival will start at 10 a.m. on June 30 at Solar Beach in Istanbul and will run all day.

Solar Beach is located on the Black Sea coast at Kilyos, a stone’s throw away from Istanbul’s urban sprawl. Approximately 40 minutes from the city center and Taksim area.

For more info check monofestival.com or facebook or twitter

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