The Efes Pilsen One Love Music Festival will once again attract music lovers to Istanbul’s santralistanbul venue July 14 and 15.
A press conference held June 14 revealed this year’s festival lineup, which is in a mini-festival format spread over two days, along with new activities to be held as part of the event. Organizers of Istanbul’s famous music festival “Efes One Love” announced that famous female vocalists such as Kimbra, Pulp and Selah Sue will headline on the main stage.
The British alternative rock band Pulp, which formed in England in 1978, will perform a selection of their top hits with all of their original members after taking a ten-year hiatus from the stage.
Kimbra, a New Zealand singer, achieved international fame with her duet “Somebody That I Used to Know” with Australian artist Gotye last year. Her eclectic fashion sense and stylish music videos have quickly earned her fans around the world.
Selah Sue, a Belgian funk and soul musician, sold over 400,000 copies of her debut album in Europe — 200,000 of those in France alone. She won a European Borders Breakers Award (EBBA) in January 2012 along with the EBBA Public Choice award.
This year in addition to Selah Sue, Kimbra and Pulp, the Kaiser Chiefs, Damien Rice and Yuck will perform for fans in Istanbul. The festival team also announced it will be host the Replikas, Elif Çağlar and Neyse, as well as Mira, who attracts attention for wonderful song lyrics.
The Kaiser Chiefs will be one of the highlights of the festival. Damien Rice, who struck it big with the song “The Blower’s Daughter,” is also expected to draw a large number of fans. Yuck will also perform for fans at their stage.
“Efes Pilsen One Love has become a festival that gather famous international groups together with their fans,” Emre Topsakaloğlu, Efes Turkey Sponsorship digital and social media marketing manager said at the press conference.
Up to now the festival has brought a total of 72 groups and 1,459 artists to the stage in Istanbul, Topsakaloğlu said. “Efes One love has become one of the festivals in the European Festival Association.”
This means the festival is among the best festivals in Europe, according to Topsakaloğlu.
Last year 30,000 people attended the festival, Topsakaloğlu said.
This year the festival will start at 2 p.m. Festival-goers will be able to watch Ahmet Musluoğlu, Neyse and Replikas on the first day of the event on the main stage, followed by Yuck and Damien Rice, as well as Kaiser Chiefs.
Style-Ist, Mira and Elif Çağlar will all perform on the main stage on July 15.
Selah Sue and Kimbra will be main highlights of the festival’s second day.
Pulp, meanwhile, will headline the day’s closing act on the main stage.
On July 14, the Social Inclusion Band, Puik’s Journey, Halimden Konan Anlar, Softa, Les Males Propres, Ahali, Kolektif İstanbul ve Korhan Futaci & Kara Orkestra will all be on the second stage. Barıştık Mı, Erkin Gören, The Away Days, On Your Horizon, Kafabindünya, Sapan and Ayyuka will all perform on the second stage on the festival’s second day.
OneLike, which was introduced last year to connect revelers, will let event-goers share their festival experiences on Facebook and Twitter immediately.
OneLike bracelets to be given out at the entrance of the festival will allow revelers to access their Facebook and Twitter accounts. Last year, festival-goers shared 11,667 tweets and 4,276 photos on Facebook.