Istanbul Jazz Festival
This year, the 18th Istanbul Jazz Festival will host artists such Paul Simon and English soul singer Joss Stone, Marcus Miller, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Natalie Cole and Buika amongst many others. The festival is held from July 1st to the 19th.
English musician Elton John performs on July 5th in Istanbul and on July 6th in Ankara.
Famous singer Bon Jovi plays the Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi TT Arena on July 8th, marking the first stadium concert this year. Ticket prices for what will be Bon Jovi's second time in Istanbul range from 75 TL to 550 TL.
Judas Priest and Whitesnake
Two of the greatest heavy metal bands ever, Judas Priest and Whitesnake play July 10th at the Maçka Küçükçiftlik Park. Pentagram will also be performing for the show. Tickets cost 78 TL and 154 TL.
After taking a break last year, the Rock'n Coke festival returns this summer to the Hezarfen Airport. Held on June 16th and 17th, bands Motörhead, Limp Bizkit, Travis, the Kooks and Moby will perform.
The last mega festival of the season, Unirock, will also be held at the Maçka Küçükçiftlik Park. From September 9th to the 11th, HammerFall, Between The Buried And Me, Opeth, Mayhem, Katatonia and Eluveitie will be taking the stage.