Giant concert in Istanbul

The legendary rock group U2 will be performing in Istanbul for the first time with 360º Tour!

U2 will perform in Istanbul at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium on Monday SEPTEMBER 6, 2010. A team of 1000 persons will try to entertain millions of Turkish fans.

The group will land tomorrow morning at Istanbul Ataturk Airport. They will be on the Bosphorus Bridge to film a special video on Sunday.

The U2 catering team is already in Istanbul since one week, to prepare the band’s favorite food and to get the shopping done.

Irish group’s catering team started working for a special menu with ingredients from butchers and special spices from all over the city.

130 trucks arrived to Istanbul with equipment for the stage. Sound and lighting systems will be completed in one day before the concert.

600 people work for stage productions and the U2 team has 300 people.

1000 square meters in the stadium is reserved for the kitchen. Team will use 28 rooms.

Also a special game entertainment room has been created for the group with PlayStation.

With more than 10 million albums sold worldwide, Snow Patrol will be guest performer on the stage with U2.

The legendary rock group U2 will be performing in Turkey for the first time with 360º Tour! Live Nation in collaboration with Pozitif and Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts presents the biggest event of 2010, with the support of Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture Agency: Legendary rock group U2 will perform in Turkey for the very first time, on 6th of September 2010, as part of its 360º Tour. This concert will be the biggest stadium concert to be held in Turkey. Long-time U2 Show Director Willie Williams has worked again with architect Mark Fisher (ZooTV, PopMart, Elevation and Vertigo), to create an innovative 360º design which affords an unobstructed view for the audience. U2 360º also marks the first time a band has toured in stadiums with such a unique and original structure (which can be viewed at With a cylindrical video system of interlocking LED panels, and a steel structure rising 150 feet from the floor over a massive stage with rotating bridges, the band has truly created a intimate 360º experience for concert goers.

The U2 360º Tour is produced by Live Nation Global Touring and sponsored by BlackBerry. For complete U2 360º Tour and ticketing information visit:

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