Rock'n Coke is a member of the European Festivals Association. The festival is organized by the Turkish concert organizer Pozitif. At the end of every summer, the Hezarfen Airfield is used as a venue for a two day chain of concerts, with both national and international performers featured.Although mainly rock-oriented, Rock'n Coke also hosts other music genres. While the main stage is generally reserved for rock and its subgenres, the DJ Arena is reserved for styles such as house music.
There were only seven names on the bill when the Chill-Out Festival started in 2006, the biggest being the British experimental band Oi Va Voi; a good band, but not exactly the most thrilling and crowd-drawing headliner. Things have changed since then as the organizer, Lounge FM 96, has managed to turn it into one of the most awaited musical events of the year in Istanbul.
Since 2004, Burn Electronica Festival Istanbul which was organised by FG 93.7 is the one and only electronic music festival of Turkey and in its 10th year music lovers are getting together at Suma Beach!
One Love Festival will take place at LifePark on June 13th and 14th with the support of Hayat Bu Kapaginn Altinda! James Blake, Tom Odell, Metronomy, Hot Chip, Julian Casablancas+The Voidz, Jose Gonzalez, Little Dragon, Fink, Everything Everything, Austra, Slow Hands, LouLou Players, Ceylan Ertem, 123, Sattas, The Ringo Jets, Sapan, The Away Days.
The Istanbul International Film Festival (Turkish: Uluslararası Istanbul Film Festivali) is the first and oldest international film festival in Turkey, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), a non-profit organisation. It is held every year in April in movie theaters in Istanbul, Turkey. As mentioned in its regulations, the festival aims to encourage the development of cinema in Turkey and to promote films of quality in the Turkish cinema market.
Efes Pilsen Blues Festival is one of the very first festival that has introduced blues music to Turkey and became a tradition over years. On its 23rd year, Efes Pilsen Blues Festival is preparing to host the stars of blues. Presented by Efes Pilsen and organized by Pozitif Live, Turkey’s the most long-running festival, reached over 424 thousand people with 355 concerts in 22 years.
The 22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival will radiate the city in jazzy lights with over 35 concerts featuring more than 250 musicians both from Turkey and abroad, including some of the most authentic voices in folk, blues, and jazz such as Jools Holland, Marcus Miller, Charnett Moffett, Stanley Jordan, Cyrus Chestnut, Jeff Watts, Chris Potter, Dave Holland, Lionel Loueke, Eric Harland, Melody Gardot, and Tigran Hamasyan. Music will resonate across the city, from the most unconventional places to the more common destinations.
!f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival was founded in 2001 and every February and March, it hosts some 80,000 film buffs and celebrated filmmakers from around the world. Dedicated to showcasing the best in contemporary film, !f believes that the shared experience of cinema is a form of activism that has the power to connect people across borders and boundaries of all description. The festival is curated and based on thematic sections, some of which change every year to reflect issues that are gripping the world's - and filmmakers'- imagination. Through !f², a ground-breaking alternative film distribution and sharing project, !f shares the festival spirit with more than 30 cities in Turkey and neighbouring countries.