These days, as we begin to feel the excitement of the summer months, we recommend that you don’t miss out on the big festivals that will add color to your vacation plans. In the summer of 2023, a summer season is waiting for you, full of events that will take place throughout Turkey. Here are the summer festivals of 2023 that we have compiled for you and which you should definitely visit!
1. Unique Babylon Soundgarden Summer Festivals 2023
One of Istanbul’s most original music events, Self Babylon Soundgarden is getting ready to meet music lovers again in the summer of 2023. This year the festival will take place on the main stage of Yapı Kredi Bomontiada and open the door to the magical world of music for two days. Many artists will perform on the main stage of the festival, creating music in different styles throughout the day.
Weval, we’re talking face to face, Gaye Su Akyol, Hey! The festival will feature such names as Douglas (Live), Artz & Bugy, Sattas, Dilan Balkay, Mert Demir, Bosphoroots, Geeva Flava, Simba Roots Sound System, Balkan Marching Band. Popular DJs such as Kaan Düzarat, Hünkar, Garan Garan, Volkan Judocu, Bantmag DJs, Simba Sound System, Discolog, Murat Beşer & Levent Şen, Ras Memo & Da Frogg and kiwi will immerse those who want to dance to the beat of the music . .
Place: Babylon, Istanbul
Story: June 24-25, 2023
2. Picnic and gathering
Summer is coming and Bodrum Beach is getting ready to host one of the highlights of this year. Summer festivals “Picnic” and “Skhodka” are planned as a gathering of the best restaurants, artists and the local market of the city. Taking place on June 29, 2023 at the Ruins site in Yalikavak-Bodrum, this event will provide an unforgettable experience for holidaymakers and local residents. Participants will be able to gather with their loved ones at colorful picnic areas and enjoy delicious gourmet dishes.
Place: Ruins, Yalikavak-Bodrum
Story: June 29, 2023, 12:00
3rd Istanbul Jazz Festival
Istanbul is gearing up for summer months full of music and culture. The Istanbul Jazz Festival, which takes place annually in July, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Organized by the Istanbul Culture and Arts Foundation (İKSV) and sponsored by Garanti BBVA, the festival will take place from 7 to 18 July and will bring music lovers into the fascinating world of jazz.
Place: Parkorman, Robert College
Story: July 7 – 18, 2023
4. What a holiday
Hello festival lovers! Gather all your energy this summer because What A Fest has a great event in store for you. Taking place in the magnificent atmosphere of Izmir on July 19-23, What A Fest will be the most exciting and spectacular festival of the summer months. Buckle up because we’re having What A Fest this summer!
What A Fest brings together the most popular names from the world of music, art and entertainment. The festival, which will take place in Selçuk on the Ephesus-Pamucak beach, one of the glamorous beauties of Izmir, will give an unforgettable experience. This year’s show is full of names that will delight their fans:
- Wednesday, July 19 On the day of the event, Hold the Full Goblet Upside Down, Lola Marsh, Köfn, Sedef Sebüktekin and Soft Analog will take the stage. These artists who will fill your hearts with music will give you an unforgettable night.
- Thursday, July 20 will enter the stage with the energies of Duman, Adamlar, Lalas, Kaza Lambist and Hedonutopia. This music-filled night will make you dance and give you an unforgettable experience.
- Friday, July 21 On stage will be Heiko Chepkin, the legendary name of rock music, Madrigal, Motive, Kanozan and Celine. Tonight, with his high energy, he will take you to the heights of the musical world.
- Saturday, July 22 On the Day, We Talk, Sagopa Kajmer, Ozbi, Aga B and Kardelen will take the stage face to face. This night will bring together lovers of hip-hop and alternative music and give an unforgettable experience.
- Sunday, July 23 Manga, Emir Can İğrek, Mode XL and Nova Norda will be on stage. This last night will take you to the most exciting part of the festival with its energetic performances.
Place: Selcuk – Ephesus Pamucak beach
Story: July 19 – 23, 2023
5th Traveler Lounge Festival
The Traveler’s Salon Festival, which takes its place among the summer festivals that are looked forward to every year, has become part of the Traveler’s Salon series launched by the Istanbul Culture and Art Foundation (İKSV) in 2017. This year the festival, which will be held July 29-30 in Parkorman, will meet its fans!
Place: park zone
Story: July 29 – 30, 2023
6. Northern Festival
Sinop, located in the northernmost part of Turkey, surrounded by the unique nature of the Black Sea, is preparing to welcome music lovers this summer. Kuzey Fest, which will take place on August 3-4-5-6, 2023, invites music lovers to unlimited entertainment as an event that has been celebrating the summer months for three years now. Aiming to come to the fore with its excitement and energy this year, the festival will provide an unforgettable camping experience for those who want to discover the beauty of nature.
Place: Akliman Beach, Sinop
Story: 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 August 2023
7. Uludag Summer Festival
The Uludag Music Festival is gearing up to be a favorite of music lovers and nature lovers. The festival, which will be held for the first time this year, will attract attention with a variety of events, as well as the magnificent nature and impressive atmosphere of Uludag. You can take part in the festival with accommodation in a tent or hotel and enjoy every day with combined or one-day tickets. A full day music festival awaits you with many activities such as game activities, amusement park, workshops, nature walks, yoga, fitness and dancing throughout the day.
Place: Uludag, Bursa
Story: 4 – 5 – 6 August 2023
8. Electronics Festival 2023
The countdown has begun for an exciting musical experience! Electronica Festival will take place on September 1st and 2nd at Zorlu PSM Istanbul. Hosting Turkey’s most memorable DJ performances, this festival is gearing up to celebrate its 19th anniversary by offering music lovers an unforgettable experience with a breathtaking cast of artists, live performances, engaging staging and a unique culture. With Electronica Festival Istanbul 2023, you can freely express your inner world through dance and collect unforgettable memories with your loved ones.
Place: Complex PSM
Story: September 1–2, 2023
9. Bozcaada Jazz Festival
We have come to the end of our 2023 summer festivals list. When the hot summer days on Bozcaada are over, in September the festival begins with music in the vineyards of the island. Bozcaada Jazz Festival invites us to make sincere connections with jazz rhythms and establish new and lasting relationships with ourselves and the world. The festival entered its seventh year; It awaits those who want to discover the unique spirit of the island, jazz music and various interdisciplinary events. The festival, which will take place on September 8-9-10, 2023 under the main sponsorship of Paribu this year, is preparing to offer participants a unique experience.
Place: Ayazma Monastery
Story: 8 – 9 – 10 September 2023
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