As every 1st of the month, our friend cizenbayan is sharing her live music picks for June, exclusively for Canım Istanbul. You can listen to the artists mentioned below on our SoundCloud account. Enjoy!
Hello Canim Istanbul readers,
(Last month we entered full-on into festival season. The crowds even had to split between Soundgarden & Chill Out Festivals the same Saturday, but came back together on that Sunday at Chill Out to celebrate the event’s 10th anniversary. It was a beautiful day. Now that Eksifest and Harvest Festival are behind us and May is over, we can officially enter the summer!)
As usual with the beginning of summer, all Istanbul entertainment is heading South for the next 3 months. We’ll have to find our way through the beaches of our familiar venues in Bodrum & Çeşme to party on the weekends. However, there are some good options for those remaining in Istanbul as well.
Babylon‘s beach at Kilyos, which opened its doors with Soundgarden last month, and Suma Beach‘s re-opening with its unique parties, will be the go-to places for Istanbulites looking for their weekend fun. Get ready to dance and watch the sunrise from the sandy beaches of Kilyos.
It’s not like nothing’s happening in the city, either. On June 8 at Cemal Reşit Rey Konser Salonu, don’t miss Icelandic band múm and their dreamy electronic music.
During Chill Out, we fell in love with LifePark and we’ll be there again on June 13-14 for the month’s highlight and one of Turkey’s longest running festivals: One Love. On its 14th year, come out and enjoy the live performances of James Blake, Tom Odell, Metronomy, Hot Chip, Julian Casablancas, Fink, Everything Everything, Austra, Little Dragon and more hot names from abroad. Some of the best local performers, such as The Away Days, Biz, Sapan, Sattas, The Ringo Jets, Ceylan Ertem, 123, Adamlar and Kim Ki O will represent Turkey during this festival. Happy June everyone!
You can listen to our June concert playlist here.