This fall, Red Bull Music proudly presents the first ever edition of the Red Bull Music Festival Istanbul. Live performances, club nights, exhibitions and special screenings will unfold all around the city over the course of five days. The festival celebrates the city’s rich cultural scene with an extensive program at seven different venues.
We’ll kick things off with our event series Round Robin on Wednesday, celebrating the power of unexpected and unpredictable collaboration. 14 musicians from multifaceted backgrounds will take the stage for both a solo performance and joint improvisations.
On Thursday, we’ll bring Istanbul’s grand legacy in B movies to life. Expect midnight movie screenings, exhibitions and conversations about a stream of fabulous Turkish films between the ’50s and ’80s featuring low budgets, creative ideas and bizarre productions.
On Friday we’ll bring together hip-hop’s East Side and West Side, uniting MCs and beatmakers from both sides for a string of power-packed performances. Expect plenty of surprises at this summit of English, American and Turkish hip-hop culture featuring Kamufle ve Dostları, Ezhel, Little Simz and Zebra Katz.
Going into its 20th year of celebrating music, its culture and the transformative minds behind it, Red Bull Music Academy puts on an extraordinary 12-hour grande finale on Saturday, featuring the likes of Pan Daijing, The Bug feat. Miss Red, İpek Görgün, Fennesz, Dopplereffekt and more.
Further details on artists and locations as well as ticket info available at http://redbullmusic.com/istanbul.