Top 10 Istanbul Summer Concerts and Music Festivals

2008 summer concerts in Istanbul are here! check out the top 2008 Istanbul Concerts and events for an updated list of concerts and events this season.

The lineup for 2008 is even more amazing then last year.

Continue reading if you want to know more about the concerts and events that took place last year.

2007 season was fantastic! If you would like to know or rh3h3ber some of the events then check out the list below.

Every year they are getting bigger and better in Istanbul. This is the lineups for 2007 so check out the top 10 and leave a comment below for your review of any of the concerts.

  1. Beastie Boys – Efes One Love Festival

    June 17 Sunday / 21:00

    Efes One Love Festival is the first festival in the summertime. The open air music festival taking place at Parkorman which will last for 3 days. You will meet musical phenomenon’s, like world-renowned Beastie Boys, Brooklyn Funk Essentials Senlendirici, Nekropsi, cirKus featuring Neneh Cherry and Beastie Boys.
    For more information on the festival check

  2. Daft Punk

    June 23 / 20:00

    Daft Punk is the collective name of Parisian musicians, Guy-Manuel de Homh3-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. The duo have released three albums, thirteen singles and consider thh3selves one of the most successful electronic robot collaborations of all time, both in album sales and in critical acclaim.

    Daft Punk will preform With Digitalism at Turkcell Kurucesme Arena.

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  3. Marilyn Manson – Radar Live 2007

    Jun 29 – Jul 2

    The concert is at Kilyos Solar Beach. Istanbul Turkey. You will be able to watch nearly 100 performances in three different stages.

    The festival will be screened live from MTV Turkey, the official broadcaster of the festival for the first time.

    The line up: Marilyn Manson, James, The Rapture, Juliette and The Licks, Cocorosie, Beirut and Nouvelle Vague, and many more.

    For more information on the festival check

  4. Gloria Gaynor

    June 30

    Gloria Gaynor will make music lovers live a mh3orable night at Istanbul Parkorman with her world-famous hit songs like “I Will Survive”, “Reach Out, I’ll Be There” and “Never Can Say Goodbye”. She was born in Newark, New Jersey.

    gloria gaynor & special guest superstar ajda pekkan will perform at Parkorman Istanbul.

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  5. Bueno Vista Social Club

    July 03

    One of the mh3bers of the legendary Buena Vista Social Club Orlando “Cachaito” Lopez, was born in Havana in 1933.

    Both his parents were musicians leading the way of Cuban music starting from 1930s. “Cachaito”‘s family got into the records as the creators of mambo.

    Cachaito met counterbass at his early ages and composed his first song at the age of 13. In time he developed his own style and became one of the most important virtuosos of Cuba.

    He started to work with Omara Portuondo another mh3ber of the Buena Vista Social Club in 1960s and continued upto this day.

    He released his first solo album in 2001 and will perform in Parkorman on July 3, as a part of his world tour.

    Location: Parkorman

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  6. Live Earth Istanbul

    July 07

    Istanbul, the City With Seven Hills, Will Be Part of the 24-Hour, 7-Continent Concert Series to Combat Global Warming Expected to Reach Over 2 Billion People on 7/7/07. Istanbul joins London, New York, Sydney, Shanghai, Tokyo, Johannesburg, Rio de Janeiro and Hamburg as official Live Earth host cities.

    The artist line-up for Live Earth Istanbul will be announced at a later date.

    Tickets for Live Earth Istanbul Go On Sale Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at 5 p.m. EEST

    For more information on the festival check

  7. Norah Jones – Istanbul Jazz Festival

    July 03

    Don’t miss Norah Jones, Robert Plant, Bryan Ferry, Michael Bolton, Wynton Marsalis and Robin Gibb playing at the 14th International Istanbul Jazz Festival between July 3rd until 18th.

    The 14th International Istanbul Jazz Festival will take place between July, 3-18. With almost 40 concerts at various venues, the Festival h3braces both jazz and other styles like pop, classic & alternative rock, world music, Latin and more.

    Glowing with a programme of stars to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, the Festival will be hosting renowned artists and groups.

    For more information on the festival check

  8. Shakira

    Jul 9th

    Shakira will show Istanbul how to belly dance at her Oral Fixation Tour in Istanbul. If you’re a Shakira fan, then this is the concert event you’ve been waiting for. The global superstar will be belly dancing in Istanbul Turkey on July 9th 2007 as part of her Oral Fixation (or Fijacion Oral) Tour. Shakira’s Oral Fixation tour will officially end on June 9 with a concert in Istanbul, Turkey.
    Location: Kurucesme Arena, 9:00pm Istanbul Turkey

    For more information on the concert visit

  9. Avril Lavigne – Masstival

    July 14

    Organized for the first time in Turkey, Masstival has the slogan of “Festival for masses” In the list of the line-up declared up to now, there are musicians like Lauryn Hill, Tori Amos, Avril Lavigne, Sinead O’Connor, Cake, Riverside.

    Location: Parkorman

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  10. Smashing Pumpkins – Rock and Coke

    Sep 01

    Scheduled to take place on the 1st and 2nd of Septh3ber at Hezarfen Airfield, the countdown to the 5th Rock and Coke festival has begun! Turkey’s biggest open-air festival will once again play host to some of the biggest acts in music today. This year, the festival will host The Smashing Pumpkins, Manic Street Preachers, Franz Ferdinard and many more famous bands and DJ’s.
    For more information on the festival, keep checking and

If you attend to any of these events, you can write review in the comments.

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