Concert & Festival

Palme d’Or Hits 70!
Palme d’Or Hits 70!

Palme d’Or Hits 70!

Organized every May and regarded as one of the world’s notable cinema events, Cannes Film Festival celebrates its 70th anniversary. Held at Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, the festival’s...
Spring on the Silver Screen
Spring on the Silver Screen

Spring on the Silver Screen

Organized by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), the 36th Istanbul Film Festival screens the masterpieces and cult movies of cinema. April 5-15, Istanbul
World Cinema Visits Miami
World Cinema Visits Miami

World Cinema Visits Miami

  Bringing world cinema to Miami for the last 34 years, Miami International Film Festival aims to build bridges between cultures through the seventh art.
!f Starts!
!f Starts!

!f Starts!

Organized with the theme Things That Heal, the 16th !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival continues to inspire with various events. The festival begins in Istanbul, and visits Izmir and Ankara in...

Art Month in Sydney

  Since 1977, Sydney Festival turns the largest Australian city into a hub of art. The festival, attended free of charge by 500,000 people on average every year and selling 150,000 tickets,...
Sculpting in Ice
Sculpting in Ice

Sculpting in Ice

  It wouldn’t be wrong to call Harbin, a city on northeastern China, a “Kingdom of Ice.” With harsh winters, Harbin hosts one of the world’s most renowned ice and snow festivals every...
Glimmering Amsterdam
Glimmering Amsterdam

Glimmering Amsterdam

Amsterdam turns on the lights! 35 works by various artists, architects and designers from different countries illuminate the city as part of the Amsterdam Light Festival. The works are...

Tea and Coffee Time in Dubai

Aiming to carry the rich coffee culture of the Middle East a step further and to meet demand, the International Coffee and Tea Festival is held for the eighth time in Dubai.
Bookworm Istanbul
Bookworm Istanbul

Bookworm Istanbul

The excitedly awaited annual TÜYAP International Istanbul Book Fair has come around again! This year's honorary guest is Germany with the theme Influence of Words - Worte Bewegen. The fair is...

A Festival of Tastes in Malaysia

    With the theme High Octane Chefs, the Malaysia International Gastronomy Festival features the best diners in Malaysia as well as prominent restaurants of Asian, Mediterranean, and...
A Marathon of Music in Basel
A Marathon of Music in Basel

A Marathon of Music in Basel

  Are you ready to listen to musicians and bands from different genres such as Emeli Sandé, Alvaro Solver, and Kaiser Chiefs by candlelight in a small club? The 31st Baloise Session offers...

A First in Istanbul

  Istanbul has a new festival. Held at St. Joseph Foundation Social Facilities in Kadıköy, the first Istanbul Comics & Art Festival brings together comics masters and fans. You can see...
Invitation to the Thames Bank
Invitation to the Thames Bank

Invitation to the Thames Bank

  One of the popular festivals in London, Thames Festival is held by the River Thames, after which it was named. The festival, which was visited by 2,600,000 people in 2015, offers a...

A Bright Evening

  Founded by Angel Rojas and Carlos Rodriguez, the band Rojas and Rodriguez blends the classic Spanish dancing with flamenco in a magnificent way. The band's new performance Titanium is...
The Colors of South America
The Colors of South America

The Colors of South America

  The first South American city to host the Olympics, Rio de Janeiro has undergone a hectic preparation period and is now ready for the 2016 Summer Olympics which will be held from August 5...
A Piece of Chicago
A Piece of Chicago

A Piece of Chicago

    The Grand Park in Chicago has been hosting Taste of Chicago, an open-air food festival, since 1980.Throughout the festival, the park is filled with food trucks and pop-up...
Istanbul Calls to Shopping
Istanbul Calls to Shopping

Istanbul Calls to Shopping

  A logistic center throughout history which carried various fabrics and spices from the East to the West, and processed goods from the West to the East, Istanbul has always been a...

Greet the Sky

  Kites and children are the perfect duo to portray joy. Chicago Kids and Kites Festival is a beautiful gathering where the kids enjoy their day making their own kites and flying them. The...
Explore Nature with a Festival
Explore Nature with a Festival

Explore Nature with a Festival

  Advocating local values in a global world, Cappadox Festival invites travelers and explorers to Cappadocia to greet the spring in a different way. Organized under the theme Let’s Plant...
A Reflection of the American Dream
A Reflection of the American Dream

A Reflection of the American Dream

Though he was never professionally trained in music, Frank Sinatra had the innate ability to read notes, and he worked hard to develop his musical skills at an early age. Throughout his career,...
Farewell Tour
Farewell Tour

Farewell Tour

The Grammy-winning Buena Vista Social Club, which made the world sit up and listen to Cuban music, is gearing up to perform in Ankara (Congresium Ankara) and Istanbul (Black Box Istanbul) on...
From The Tradition To The Future
From The Tradition To The Future

From The Tradition To The Future

The 51st International Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival is taking place October 10 to 18 in the centenary year of the Turkish film industry and a year of global success for it. With principal...
10 Days, 100 Venues, 1,000 Concerts
10 Days, 100 Venues, 1,000 Concerts

10 Days, 100 Venues, 1,000 Concerts

Followed each year with growing interest since its inception in 1979, the festival is taking place this year July 4 to 13. In addition to the usual concert halls and the city’s concert venues...
Başkentte Festival Zamanı
Başkentte Festival Zamanı

Festival Time In The Capital

One of Turkey’s longest standing festivals, the Ankara International Film Festival is taking place this year June 5 to 15. Special screenings, open forums, video art and panel discussions and...
İstanbul'da Opera Şöleni
İstanbul'da Opera Şöleni

Opera Fest In Istanbul

Mounted with the mission of bringing opera and ballet to all segments of society in Turkey, the International Istanbul Opera Festival in its fifth year is serving up a magnificent operatic feast...
Bir Nefes Tiyatro
Bir Nefes Tiyatro

A Whiff Of Theater

In its 19th year, the İKSV Theater Festival is coming to audiences from May 9 to June 5. The festival, which is adding a festive air to the spirit of theater with plays, dance and various other...
Hindistan'da Bir Türk
Hindistan'da Bir Türk

A Turk In India

The only artist from Turkey taking part in the Jaipur Art Festival, which is mounted by the Government of India, Şefkat İşleğen is currently holding a show in Mumbai. The one-man show, Keys to...
Müziğin Kalbi Ankara'da Atıyor
Müziğin Kalbi Ankara'da Atıyor

Heart Of Music Beats In Ankara

In its 31st year, the festival is bringing music lovers together with soloists and ensembles from a broad region stretching from Russia to Venezuela. Prominent artists trained in Turkey and...
Bağımsız Filmler 13 Yaşında!
Bağımsız Filmler 13 Yaşında!

Independent Film At 13!

Now in its 13th year, the annual !f Istanbul International Independent Films Festival is coming to Istanbul February 13 to 23 and to Ankara and Izmir February 27 to March 2. The festival, which...
Sundance 30 Yaşında
Sundance 30 Yaşında

Sundance At 30

Taking place in Utah, January 16 to 26, the 30th Sundance Film Festival is again playing host to the most original plots, shorts, documentaries, performances, panels and musical events. This...
Gezici Festival
Gezici Festival

Traveling Festival

Staged by the Ankara Cinema Association with contributions from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, this festival comes to us again this year with a jam-packed program. The second stop of the...
Londra’da Anadolu Rüzgârı
Londra’da Anadolu Rüzgârı

Shades Of Anatolia In London

A focus of growing interest since its inception, the Anatolian Cultural Fête is taking place this year at London’s Clissold Park, June 8 to 16, with Turkish Airlines sponsorship. Welcoming...
Birsen Tezer Rüzgârı
Birsen Tezer Rüzgârı

Birsen Tezer Breezes Into Tow

Birsen Tezer’s concert brings to an end Alaçatı Jazz Rüzgârı, a festival that has brought jazz buffs talents like Kürşat Başar, Fatih Erkoç, Jehan Barbur, Önder Foçan and Kerem Görsev...
Sahneler Boş Kalmıyor
Sahneler Boş Kalmıyor

No Empty Stages Here

Latin Pop Star: Jennifer LopezAmong Istanbul’s November guests is a star who is perhaps the biggest name in Latin pop music: Jennifer Lopez. Performing at Ülker Sports Arena on November 16,...
Festive Streets in Adana
Festive Streets in Adana

Festive Streets in Adana

Greeting the orange blossoms and welcoming thousands of guests from all across Turkey and abroad, Adana in April-International Orange Blossom Festival celebrates its fifth anniversary. The first...
Kites, Up!
Kites, Up!

Kites, Up!

Organized by Mardin Museum Management with the support of volunteers, the Kite Festival livens up the skies in Mardin.  April 17-24, Mardin
Coffee Break in Brooklyn
Coffee Break in Brooklyn

Coffee Break in Brooklyn

Listed as one of the “10 Best Events in New York,” New York Tea and Coffee Festival celebrates its 12th anniversary. Displaying the latest products of more than 75 brands at Brooklyn EXPO...
Art Marathon in Hong Kong
Art Marathon in Hong Kong

Art Marathon in Hong Kong

Held for the 45th time this year, Hong Kong Art Festival has been turning the city into a giant stage since 1973. Attended by hundreds of artists every year, the festival offers dozens of exquisite...
Quebec Under a White Blanket
Quebec Under a White Blanket

Quebec Under a White Blanket

  Quebec, one of the first cities that come to mind when talking about snow, has been hosting one of the world’s most extensive winter festivals since 1894. Increasing its number of...

New Year’s Cheer in Edinburgh

Attracting crowds with firework displays, art events, concerts and parties, Hogmanay, the traditional Scottish New Year celebration, is a popular annual event! December 30 – January 1
Flute Notes in Istanbul and Ankara
Flute Notes in Istanbul and Ankara

Flute Notes in Istanbul and Ankara

Held in honor of Şefika Kutluer, known as “Magical Flute” all over the world, the 7th International Şefika Kutluer Festival presents unique classical and traditional music from East...
Make a Wish in Thailand
Make a Wish in Thailand

Make a Wish in Thailand

Meaning "floating boat" in Thai, Loi Krathong is one of the most visually incredible festivals in Thailand. During this traditional festival, people gather on the banks of lakes, rivers and canals,...
Colors of Anatolia in Boston
Colors of Anatolia in Boston

Colors of Anatolia in Boston

One of the most extensive Turkish festivals in the U.S., the 20th Boston Turkish Festival's theme is Colors of Anatolia. Promoting the rich cultural heritage of Anatolia with exhibitions, concerts...
The Glimmering Stages of Tokyo
The Glimmering Stages of Tokyo

The Glimmering Stages of Tokyo

  The most extensive performing arts event in Japan, Festival Tokyo is ready to host many events from theater to dance, concerts to performing arts. 
Antalya through Movies
Antalya through Movies

Antalya through Movies

  Sponsored by Turkish Airlines, the 53rd International Antalya Film Festival dedicates this year's theme, People of Nowhere, to immigrants.
“Justice for All”
“Justice for All”

“Justice for All”

  Organized by Istanbul University Faculty of Law, the 6th International Crime and Punishment Film Festival screens movies with the theme Justice and Poverty from all across the world....

A Feast of Contemporary Cinema

  One of the most prestigious film festivals in Canada, Montreal World Film Festival is attended by artists from 80 different countries.
Art in Northern Europe
Art in Northern Europe

Art in Northern Europe

  One of the biggest events in Finland, the Helsinki Festival brings together art enthusiasts and many professional artists from dance, music, theater and the performing arts. With programs...

Enjoy Summer in Dubrovnik

  Dance, opera and theater – all come together in the Dubrovnik Summer Festival! Held in more than 70 open-air venues, the festival is a good excuse to visit the historic city walls and the...
A Breeze of Jazz in the Baltics
A Breeze of Jazz in the Baltics

A Breeze of Jazz in the Baltics

  Rigas Rhythm Festival, the most important jazz event in the Baltic countries, with Turkish Airlines as its official airline sponsor, welcomes prominent musicians such as Dianne Reeves and...
A Partnership Between UEFA EURO 2016TM and Turkish Airlines
A Partnership Between UEFA EURO 2016TM and Turkish Airlines

A Partnership Between UEFA EURO 2016TM and Turkish Airlines

  The UEFA EURO European Championship, one of the most important sports events in Europe, turns the continent into a "rendez-vous point" for football fans every four years. Fans have been...

Keep the Rhythm

The year’s first summer festival in San Francisco, BottleRock Napa Valley brings together 100,000 music fans for three days. Also offering delicious dishes from different cuisines prepared by...
Cycle Away!
Cycle Away!

Cycle Away!

  If Einstein was right and life really is like riding a bicycle, then Spin The Cycling Festival is a must-see event! Bringing together more than 150 bicycle manufacturers, the festival also...
Golden Lion Is Here!
Golden Lion Is Here!

Golden Lion Is Here!

EVERESTEvery festival has a standout movie that makes a tremendous impact all over the world. Everest, the opening film of the festival, which portrays the breathtaking adventure of a group of...
Alaçati, Even Lovelier In Autumn
Alaçati, Even Lovelier In Autumn

Alaçati, Even Lovelier In Autumn

Vanishing Tastes FestivalThe Vanishing Tastes Festival, October 10 to 12, will bring to light all the once home-cooked dishes that have either been lost or have failed to be handed down to...
Music is the Mirror of Life
Music is the Mirror of Life

Music is the Mirror of Life

We visited Shakespeare-land in this year when we celebrate the 450th anniversary of the great bard’s birth. A small country town in Warwickshire, Stratford-Upon-Avon is flush with greenery. And...
Festival Season Is Upon Us
Festival Season Is Upon Us

Festival Season Is Upon Us

PITCHFORK. One of America’s most prestigious festivals, Pitchfork is taking place on July 18, 19 and 20. The festival, organized by music news website Pitchfork Media, is hosting its...
Lezzet Hazinesi
Lezzet Hazinesi

Treasure Trove Of Tastes

The Festival of Forgotten Foods, June 6 to 8, aims to bring back to the light of day, and promote worldwide, all the dishes that were cooked in Turkish kitchens during our country’s long history...
Mersin Ses Veriyor
Mersin Ses Veriyor

Mersin Calling

Playing host to Turkish and foreign artists alike, the Mersin International Music Festival is taking place May 24 to June 7. Buika, Bülent Ortaçgil, I Musici di Roma, Gülsin Onay and Christina...
Frankfurt’ta Türk Tiyatrosu
Frankfurt’ta Türk Tiyatrosu

Turkish Theater In Frankfurt

Hosted by Theater Frankfurt, which has been representing Turkish theater proudly and successfully in Frankfurt for over ten years, the festival features panel discussions, workshops and interviews...
İstanbul Sinemaları Doluyor
İstanbul Sinemaları Doluyor

Packing Istanbul’s Movie Theaters

No doubt about it, the Istanbul Film Festival is the first event that springs to film buffs’ minds come April. As in previous years, the program for this major film event that reaches audiences...
Luz Casal İstanbul'da
Luz Casal İstanbul'da

Luz Casal in Istanbul

The artist, who is coming to Istanbul on a world tour to promote her new album, “Alma”, which was recorded in Los Angeles, will be performing new songs from the album as well as the top songs...
Sinefiller Berlin’e!
Sinefiller Berlin’e!

All Cinéphiles To Berlin!

One of Europe’s leading film festivals along with Cannes and Venice, the Berlinale goes a long way toward warming up the cold month of February with its spectacular program. Welcoming upwards of...
Re/Tune İle Müziğe Devam!
Re/Tune İle Müziğe Devam!

On With Music And Re/Tune!

One of the masters of techno music, DJ and producer SPEEDY J is meeting his fans at Indigo. The concert, on January 24, is the second leg of the RE/TUNE series taking place at Indigo, Istanbul’s...
İlklerin Festivali Rock'n Coke
İlklerin Festivali Rock'n Coke

Festival Of Firsts, Rock’n Coke

Rock’n Coke, at Hezarfen Airport September 6 to 8, is putting its stamp on the last months of 2013. Surprises of this year’s festival, where numerous musicians Turkish and foreign are...
Festival Mevsimi Başlasın!
Festival Mevsimi Başlasın!

Let The Festivals Begin!

BarcelonaOne of Spain’s most prominent festivals, Primavera Sound is welcoming music lovers May 22 to 26. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Blur and Phoenix are some of the big names this year at...
Klasiğe Devam
Klasiğe Devam

On With The Classics

The Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) is continuing its 40th anniversary celebrations with concerts by the world’s most acclaimed musicians. Already this year, IKSV has brought...
Floral Dreams in Tokyo
Floral Dreams in Tokyo

Floral Dreams in Tokyo

The largest flower festival in Japan, Flower Dream Tokyo welcomes spring. Held at Big Sight, the event also hosts sales of rare planets and the Japan Cup flowering contest. April 22-23, Tokyo
Happy Anniversary, Montreal!
Happy Anniversary, Montreal!

Happy Anniversary, Montreal!

When musician and poet Leonard Cohen passed away, mourners left bouquets of flowers overflowing onto the sidewalk in front of his Montreal apartment. The man who performed alongside Jimi Hendrix...

A Warm Winter Festival

The 10th Sochi Winter International Art Festival's program comprises music and drama nights, ballet performances, and ethnic music, jazz and rock concerts. The event is directed by famous chef Yuri...

Shorts from London

  Having a prominent place in the British film calendar, London Short Film Festival celebrates its 14th anniversary. Offering a platform for the country’s young talents, the festival also...
Sundance Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival

Sundance Film Festival

  With the intention of offering an alternative to the Hollywood movie industry, Sundance Film Festival aims to increase its attendance, which last year reached 46,000 people.

Film Days in Morocco

The International Marrakech Film Festival is held for the 16th time with Hungarian director Béla Tarr as head jury. Focusing on a different region every year, the festival honors Russian cinema,...
Movies Traveling Around Turkey
Movies Traveling Around Turkey

Movies Traveling Around Turkey

The 22nd Festival on Wheels continues to present the most recent and exquisite films from all across the world and Turkey. Starting off in Ankara, the festival will visit Eskişehir and end in...
Turkish Culture Visits Houston
Turkish Culture Visits Houston

Turkish Culture Visits Houston

Held under the theme Turkishfest Lends a Hand, the 25th Houston Turkish Festival promotes Turkish culture and arts including authentic food, coffee, folk dances and music.
Experience the Pleasure of Cinema in Istanbul
Experience the Pleasure of Cinema in Istanbul

Experience the Pleasure of Cinema in Istanbul

Organized in collaboration with International Bosphorus Cinema Association and Istanbul Media Academy, the  4th International Bosphorus Film Festival is held in Istanbul between November 10...
A Bollywood Classic
A Bollywood Classic

A Bollywood Classic

  Sponsored by Turkish Airlines, the 18th Mumbai Film Festival takes place in Mumbai, the center of Bollywood - the world’s second largest film industry. 

An Environmental Festival

  Zagreb hosts its environmental festival ZeGeVege for the ninth time. Promoting environmental products that where not tested on animals as well as various vegan and vegetarian dishes, the...
Classical Tunes in Prague
Classical Tunes in Prague

Classical Tunes in Prague

  Held in honor of the Czech composer Antonin Dvorak, Dvorakova Prague International Music Festival welcomes prominent names from the classical music scene. The festival is opened with a...

Art in Edinburgh

  Scotland hosts one of the largest art festivals in the world. Organizing events in theater, opera, music, dance, circus, as well as events for children, Edinburgh Fringe Festival is held in...
Festival of Belgium
Festival of Belgium

Festival of Belgium

  Fly to Belgium if you’d like to enjoy music and dance to the fullest! Bringing music fans together since 1985, Pukkelpop Festival welcomes musicians such as Rihanna, M83, LC Soundsystem...
Vintage Music on European Tour
Vintage Music on European Tour

Vintage Music on European Tour

  The world-famous band Pink Martini prepares to meet its fans in Turkey as part of its European tour. With a song featuring Belkıs Özener and another titled Üsküdar in their album Get...
The Best Time For Shopping and Fun
The Best Time For Shopping and Fun

The Best Time For Shopping and Fun

  Istanbul has a new tradition. As in the last five years, Istanbul Shopping Fest prepares to liven up the city in July. Permeating the city with a festive atmosphere from shopping malls to...

The Golden Palm’s 69th Recipient

The 69th Cannes Film Festival opens with the screening of Café Society by Woody Allen. festival-cannes.fr
Theater Fest in Istanbul
Theater Fest in Istanbul

Theater Fest in Istanbul

The 20th Istanbul Theater Festival stages a total of 32 shows, including 9 foreign and 23 Turkish plays as well as dance and stage performances.  tiyatro.iksv.org

A Splendid Festival

  Initiated as a week-long cinema event in 1982 by Istanbul Culture and Arts Foundation (İKSV), and the biggest cinema event in Turkey, Istanbul Film Festival celebrates its 35th year! This...
Concerts For The Grownups, Theater For The Kids
Concerts For The Grownups, Theater For The Kids

Concerts For The Grownups, Theater For The Kids

Violin DaysKnown in Turkey as “the Man who Makes the Violin Cry”, Farid Farjad will perform at the Zorlu Center on December 6. Now emanating tranquility like foam on the ocean, now plunging...
Discover The World Through Film
Discover The World Through Film

Discover The World Through Film

The festival is open to submission of all genres of films until 27th of November. Theme of this year’s festival, with the sponsorship of the airline that flies to more destinations than any other...
Jazz Is Coming
Jazz Is Coming

Jazz Is Coming

Mounted by the İKSV July 1 to 16, the festival is offering a rich program this year with 28 concerts in total at 13 different venues. Hugh Laurie, familiar as Dr. House in the House series, and...
Europe, Keeping Its Traditions Alive
Europe, Keeping Its Traditions Alive

Europe, Keeping Its Traditions Alive

The festival, where numerous folklore groups from Croatia and other European countries are represented, is taking place in the capital Zagreb, July 16 to 20. In its 49th edition, the festival this...
İsf Kapıda!
İsf Kapıda!

Isf Is At The Door!

HERE ARE SOME OF THE TOP EVENTS: JUNE 6The Istanbul Shopping Fest opens in a spectacular display on Ortaköy Square that will astonish Istanbul visitors as well as residents. JUNE 7The ISF...
Alışveriş Aşkına!
Alışveriş Aşkına!

For The Love Of Shopping!

The Istanbul Shopping Fest continues to add spark to Istanbul by bringing shopping and entertainment together in the city. A festival jam-packed with concerts and entertainment as well as...
Şehir Ve Yolculuk
Şehir Ve Yolculuk

City And Journey

The Istanbul Tanpınar Literature Festival (İTEF) is giving literature buffs a chance to come together with Turkish and foreign writers from May 5 to 11. Two new programs have been added to the...
Alaçatı Ot Festivali
Alaçatı Ot Festivali

Alaçatı Herb Festival

The Mediterranean’s warm breezes have gently caressed the herbs on the hills for centuries. And the locals have gathered those herbs with an undying passion. These wild herbs, most of which we...
Beyaz Perdede Adrenalin Var
Beyaz Perdede Adrenalin Var

Adrenaline Rush On The Silver Screen

The festival films are presented in seven categories: From Our Country, From the World, Spirit of Discovery, Nature-Environment-Man, Skiing, Water World, and Bicycle. Entrance is free to the...
Dopdolu Bir Festival
Dopdolu Bir Festival

A Jam-Packed Festival

One of the world’s biggest film festivals, the Rotterdam Film Festival is coming to cinéphiles from January 22 to February 2. This year as always the event will be hosting hundreds of directors,...
Müzik Tutkunları Dışarıda!
Müzik Tutkunları Dışarıda!

Music Buffs’ Day Out

Starting out in Sydney on Australia Day, January 26, in 1992, and later spreading to other cities in Australia, the spectacular music festival Big Day Out is in its 22nd year. Contemporary rock,...
Müzik Adasına Yolculuk
Müzik Adasına Yolculuk

Journey To Music Island

A music and cultural festival that has captivated hundreds of thousands of visitors since 1993, Sziget has another dazzling concert program in store this year. The event, which brings together such...
Yılın Son Film Festivali
Yılın Son Film Festivali

Year’s Last Film Festival

In its 15th year, the festival is kicking off with a remake of Anna Karenina, which already looks like garnering an Oscar nomination. Mounted by the TÜRSAK Foundation, the festival this year is...
Yeniden Bir En İyi
Yeniden Bir En İyi

Another

This has been an intense and heartwarming year for classical music lovers in Turkey. And it’s not over yet. Indeed, the encouraging news continues to pour in. Following the İKSV’s Istanbul...
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