Now In Istanbul
In June the sweetness of the summer settled in Istanbul and the music festivals season continues, especially on the beaches and in the many parks and universities of the city. The program of this month will surely be a little quieter than the previous years, especially in sports, because of the Euro 2016 that will be played in France. You can find below the cultural program of June 2016 in Istanbul:
CONCERTS & MUSIC FESTIVALS:
June 4 – Babylon Soundgarden: the mythical concert hall of Istanbul, Babylon, is moving like every summer on its beach north of the city. On the occasion of the opening of the 2016’s summer season, it organizes Saturday, June 4 the Soundgarden Festival. On the menu, local and international artists such as Oscar & The Wolf, Milky Chance, DJ Kaan Turkish Düzarat, Jamie Woon and many more… At Babylon Kilyos.
June 4 – Suma Beach Opening: opened in the summer of 2013, Suma Beach has becomed a must for all electronic music lovers. Every weekend the beach transforms into a music festival from Friday evenings to Sunday evenings. It is a place not to miss if you have time! Concerning the line up, they are often announced at the last moment. To find out more: Sumabeach
June 4 – Renki Çadır Festivalı: another beach of northern Istanbul opens its door, the Tirmata Beach in Kilyos. For the occasion they organize a festival of music and light for 24 hours with the opportunity to camp on site. Find out more here.
June 5 – Dropout Festival / Die Antwoord: the South African hip-hop group that became famous with their provocative music videos, Die Antwoord, will be the guest of the Küçükçiftlik Park in the center of Istanbul. They will be preceded by locals and internationals rap and rock groups like Ceza, Lust, The Fuck Is Back and many more… At the KüçükÇiftlik Park.
June 5 – Bollywood Party: the concert hall of the district of Beyoglu, The Mekan, organizes a Indian themed party. On the program you will find Indian DJs but also Bollywood dance workshops. An exotic event in perspective.
June 6 & 7 – Academy of St Martin in the Fields: one of the leading English Chamber orchestras will be in concert in the church of the Topkapi Palace, St. Irene. Built in the fourth century, it is one of the oldest church Istanbul!
June 8 – PJ Harvey: the British singer, musician and composer of alternative rock music will be on the stage of the Zorlu Center PSM.
June 10 – Ramazanda Yalıda İftar & Fasıl: during the Ramadan (between June 7 and July 4), the luxurious villa on the Bosphorus, the Sait Halim Paşa Yalısı located in the district Yeniköy, offers every Sunday a dinner to break the fast accompanied by traditional Turkish music (fasıl). It is an experience not to be missed!
June 10 – Alexei Volodin: the Russian pianist, a critically acclaimed virtuoso who played in major orchestras concert will be in concert in the St Anthony church of Beyoglu.
June 11 – Sigur Ros: the Icelandic rock band, that you may know for their contribution to many movies and video games soundtracks (A Prophet, the Odyssey of Pi, Assassins Creed, The Walking Dead …) will be on the scene of the Zorlu Center PSM.
June 14 – Borusan Istanbul Filarmoni Orkestra: the Philharmonic Orchestra of Istanbul is in concert in the St. Irene church of the Topkapi Palace.
June 16 – Duman: the Turkish rock group Duman, popular in Turkey for their outspokenness and their catchy rhythms will be in concert at the outdoor amphitheater of Harbiye, the Cemil Topuzlu. We recommend you this concert.
June 19 – MFÖ: the most famous trio of Turkey, the elders of the local rock band MFÖ, will be performing at the outdoor amphitheater Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu
June 21 – Hindi Zahra: the French-Moroccan singer, actress and composer, singing in English, French, Arabic and Berber dialect will be the guest of the Zorlu Center PSM as part of the event “Jazz in Ramadan.”
June 23 – Patti Smith and her band: the American rock singer and musician, poet, painter and photographer, considered as the “godmother” of the punk movement, will be with her band on stage at the Zorlu Center PSM.
June 24 – Vienna Symphony Orchestra: the second largest symphonic orchestra of Austria will be in representation at the Lufti Kirdar Anadolu Auditorium.
June 25 – Kenan Doğulu: the star of the Turkish pop with millions of local fans will be on the stage of the outdoor amphitheater Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu.
June 27 – Africa Express Presents: the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians: the Syrian National Orchestra in exile will be the time of an emotional evening at the Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu to play classical Arab music.