Istanbul summer music festival scene is jam-packed and wildly varied. Our indispensable guide to the best concert experiences and don’t-miss music lineups will help you choose which memories to make in 2012.
Soak up the summer atmosphere — along with some sun — by exploring the culture and creativity that fills these festivals. Among them there are new, old and legendary groups and singers.
The city is waiting to hear the famous voices at the concerts and festivals that will gather metal, rock, jazz, pop lovers in Istanbul.
Tuborg GoldFest Istanbul
When: July 4 – 6 – 7
Istanbul Gets Ready For A Brand New Festival this summer with Tuborg GoldFest. The festival will unite fans with world-famous acts as Guns’N’Roses, Evanescence, Apocalyptica, Within Temptation, Godsmack, In Flames, Lacuna Coil, and Ugly Kid Joe.
Efes One Love Festival Istanbul
When: July 14 and 15
Istanbul’s famous music festival “Efes One Love” this year’s lineup features Selah Sue, Kimbra and Pulp, the Kaiser Chiefs, Damien Rice and Yuck will be on stage for fans in Istanbul. This year’s One Love Festival will be held at SantralIstanbul on July 14 and 15.
Burn Electronica Festival Istanbul 2012
When: June 23, 2012 14:00
Burn Electronica Festival Istanbul features World Famous Dance Music’s into Biggest Party of the Year at Parkorman, İstanbul.
19th Istanbul Jazz Festival
When: July 3-19
Istanbul’s annual jazz festival, which is organized by IKSV, will celebrate its 19th year this summer. The festival will start on July 3 until July 19. The Istanbul Jazz Festival will host Morrisey, Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, and Jack Dejohnette. Erykah Badu will also perform a highly anticipated concert.