Best Music Festivals in Istanbul

Best Music Festivals in Istanbul

Best Music Festivals in Istanbul

Best Music Festivals in Istanbul

Meet with the music festivals in Istanbul, where we can get rid of the intense stress and tension that has come into our lives with the pandemic. We have not yet come out of this period that we have just begun to get through. Well, let's take a look at which music festivals there are in Istanbul.

Istanbul International Music Festival

Organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts, this event was first held in 1973 as the Istanbul Festival. At that time, the event featured classical music, classical ballet, contemporary dance, opera, traditional music, jazz, pop, cinema, theater, and visual arts. After 1986, the event was divided into different genres such as jazz, biennial, film, and theater.

Istanbul Music Festival, one of the most popular and respected music events in Istanbul, is appreciated both nationally and internationally for the spread of classical music. This festival, which was held in Istanbul in 2021 and featured well-known names such as Ufuk-Bahar Dördüncü, Martynas Levickis, Simon Ghraichy, Paul Meyer, Hande Küden, Khatia Buniatishvili, İdil Biret, Fâzıl Say, took the taste of music to a new level.

Istanbul Jazz Festival

Although the festival announced that names such as Foals, Gregory Porter, and Kutiman Orchestra would take part in the festival in 2020, these names could join due to the pandemic. In 2021, names such as Mabel Matiz with Niels Broos, Altin Gun, Evdeki Saat, Kenan Dogulu, and Stefano Di Battista took part in the event. On the other hand, in addition to concerts, activities such as free children's events, talks, book and record markets are also included in Istanbul Jazz Festival. Istanbul Jazz Festival has been held every year for a long time, they will probably release a new line-up for 2022 soon.

Electronica Festival 2021

Since its beginning in 2004, the Electronica Festival, Turkey's first and leading electronic music festival, has attracted over 150,000 music fans, accompanied by over 600 musicians. It is being held in 2 different places every year, in Istanbul and Çeşme this year. The event in Istanbul will start on October 1 at 14:00 and will end on October 2 at 23:00.

Harbiye Open-Air Summer Concerts

Harbiye Open Air Summer Concerts, held every year in Harbiye in summer, hosted names such as Fatih Ürek, Teoman, CRR Symphony Orchestra, Mabel Matiz, Anadolu Ateşi, Edis, Buray, Erol Evgin this year. The event attracts significant attention from Turkish audiences every year.