7 August 2023

August, which is the hottest month of the year, marks a magical period carrying the rhythm of music and entertainment. The energy and enthusiasm of the summer season will reach its peak this year as well with colorful festivals, just like every year. These festivals, each reflecting its unique style, are eagerly waiting to bring together sports and art enthusiasts with unforgettable memories and new experiences.

Urla Jazz Festival, Izmir

From August 11th to 13th, the Urla Jazz Festival will take center stage as one of the highest-quality festivals you can find. With the motto "Let's be together! To be ourselves," this festival is set to mesmerize jazz music enthusiasts. Tickets for the festival, which will be held at Urla Çiftlik Hotel, are priced at 750 TL. However, if you opt for a complete 3-day combined ticket, you can enjoy a total discount of 1,800 TL. Among the talented artists participating in the festival are Fatih Erkoç, Kerem Görsev, and Cem Adrian.

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Kadıköy Municipality Kalamış Summer Festival, Istanbul

Starting on July 7th, Kadıköy will come alive with music. From July 7th to September 10th, the Kalamış Summer Festival will take place at Kadıköy Kalamış Atatürk Park, with concerts starting at 21:00. This festival promises an abundance of music, entertainment, and non-stop dancing, featuring renowned artists like Zuhal Olcay, Can Gox, Edip Akbayram, and Badem. As an extra treat, the Kalamış Summer Festival will also host classic movie screenings such as "Eternal Death," "Wonderful Life," and "Killing Suspicion."

Eats and Beats - Picnic Sound Series Festival, Izmir

How about enjoying the performances of 12 artists over 6 weeks? Starting from July 19th, every Wednesday, you can unwind and de-stress with spectacular concerts. The festival will take place in Karşıyaka district, Izmir, and here's the schedule: July 19th - Jabbar, July 26th - Jakuzi, August 2nd - Büyük Ev Ablukada Acoustic, August 9th - Sattas, August 16th - Evrencan Gündüz, August 23rd - Gaye Su Akyol. Eats and Beats - Picnic Sound Series Festival will undoubtedly delight the residents of Izmir.

Super Music Fest, Ankara

Get ready for some unforgettable moments at the Super Music Fest in Cermodern, Altındağ, Ankara. On August 4th, enjoy performances by Pinhani, Fatma Turgut, Ozbi, and Kendimden Hallice; on August 5th, rock to the tunes of Mor ve Ötesi, Hey Douglas, The Away Days, and Hayki; and on August 6th, be entertained by Manga, Yeni Türkü, Sena Şener, and Hedonutopia. The Super Music Fest is the perfect escape from Ankara's busy work and traffic life. Mark your calendars! Ticket prices are 660 TL for a season pass, 330 TL for the 1st day, 500 TL for the 2nd day, and 330 TL for the 3rd day.

Uludag Music Festival, Bursa

Don't think you can't enjoy Uludag, the ski paradise, in summer. This festival will bring together popular names like Haluk Levent, Teoman, Zeynep Bastık, Emir Can İğrek, Mabel Matiz, and Köfn for a legendary entertainment experience. The festival will create an atmosphere that will make the winter months unforgettable, with various lively activities such as entertainment area fun, workshops, nature walks, fitness sessions, yoga, and dance. Ticket prices range from 350 TL per day to 600 TL for a combined ticket and 1,490 TL for a combined ticket in front of the stage. Hotel and camping accommodations are also available.


Amasra International City Festival, Amasra

From August 30 to September 2, the Amasra International City Festival will be held in Amasra, organized by the Amasra Municipality. Throughout the festival, there will be various activities, including concerts, film screenings, workshops, theater plays, ceramics, painting, and panel discussions. Amasra residents can enjoy this high-quality festival that offers entertainment and culture for free.

Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival, Antalya

Taking place from September 4 to 21 in Antalya, the Aspendos International Opera and Ballet Festival is hosted at the Aspendos Ancient Theater, located in the Serik district of Antalya. This prestigious festival is a proud member of the European Festivals Association, one of Europe's most significant organizations. Moreover, it has earned the distinction of being the world's first and only recipient of the "Quality Management Certificate" award.

The festival's exciting calendar includes performances of AIDA on September 4, Tosca on September 8, Swan Lake on September 13-14, LA Bayadere on September 17, and a captivating Gala Concert on September 21.

Istanbul Festival, Istanbul

Discover a diverse range of art at the Istanbul Festival. From July 21 to August 6, Istanbulites can enjoy concerts by well-known artists, e-sports games, theater performances, delicious street food, traditional arts, and engaging children's workshops. Our country's beloved artists like Yıldız Tilbe, Sertap Erener, Duman, Serdar Ortaç, Hande Yener, Burak Yeter, Hadise, Edis, Sefo, Ajda Pekkan, Hayko Cepkin, Buray, Izel & Çelik & Ercan, Murda, Dolu Kadehi Ters Tut, Ceza, and Motive will be gracing the stage. You definitely don't want to miss out!

Turkey Motofest & World Motocross Championship Motorcycle Festival, Afyon

The MXGP World Motocross Championship will take place on August 30th, September 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, alongside the Turkey Motofest in Afyon. On September 2 and 3, four races will be held simultaneously in the European and World classes. In addition to the races, there will be ten concerts over five days as part of Motofest, starting on August 30. This exciting festival combines sports and music, featuring renowned artists such as Can Gox, Işın Karaca, Güliz Ayla, Oğuzhan Koç, Göknur, Ferhat Göçer, Öykü Gürman, Emre Aydın, Zara, and Emir Can İğrek on stage.


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