Wednesday, August 17, 2011

10:32 AM

Footsteps of Legends

Matiana Travel invites you to follow the footsteps of legendary people in Anatolia, walk in the same paths they had walked and see what they had seen....
Alexander the Great   
He had his aim, to reach the “ends of the world and the Great Outer Sea” and marched on the world to get it. He is the father of Hellenism, stretched between Ionia to Himalaya’s. His courage, intelligence and desire made him one of the endless resources of art and inspiration for many world leaders. The world was not sufficient for him and now his legend is still living among us and makes him immortal...
St. Paul
Earth is the biggest temple for God and from the beginning, we all seek his existence. But some of us reach out a different recognition and try to call people to follow them in their path to reach the Lord. St. Paul is one of those who born in Anatolia and travelled to change the world to a better place. He lost his life on that way but his words are still echoes in the crowds...
Mimar Sinan   
He was the king of domes and minarets in Ottoman period and even today, his amazing structures are standing for revisiting. Before he close his eyes to this world, he had built 92 mosques, 52 small mosques , 55 madrasah , 7 darul-kurra (special madrasah for Kur’an reading), 20 tomb, 17 alms houses, 3 hospitals, 6 aqueducts , 10 bridges, 20 caravanserai , 36 palaces, 8 cellar and 48 Turkish baths.
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

3:54 PM

JC's Early Summer Jazz Festival

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3:49 PM

A Strange Place for Jazz

Dan Berglund’s Tonbruket,
İlhan Erşahin “Love Trio,”
Randy Brecker / Bill Evans Soulbop Featuring Medeski, Martin & Wood

This year, the festival presents a new section dedicated to musicians who open up new horizons in jazz music with their innovative and creative projects. Tonbruket, the bassist Dan Berglund’s band, who worked with Esbjörn Svensson in E.S.T, will start the night at the Tersane Stage that stands out with its spatial properties and genuine atmosphere. This concert will be followed by İlhan Erşahin’s “Love Trio”, which will be accompanied by master percussionist Arto Tunçboyacıyan. The marvellous closing of the event is by Randy Brecker/ Bill Evans Soulbop Featuring Medeski, Martin & Wood.

July 09, 2011 19:00
Tersane Sahnesi, İstanbul
Ticket Prices:
Category 1 - 56.50 TL
Category 2-Standing - 39.50 TL
Student - 28.00 TL

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3:43 PM

Chill-Out Festival Istanbul 2011

May 22, 2011 12:00
Ticket Prices:84 TL

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3:39 PM

Electronica Festival Istanbul 2011

June 04, 2011 15:00
Ticket Prices: 40 TL
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3:34 PM

39th Istanbul Music Festival, June 04 - July 22

Hosting three world and six Turkey premieres, the Istanbul Music Festival will host star names in Istanbul including Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Patricia Petibon, Hilary Hahn, Renée Fleming, Christoph Eschenbach, and one of the most significant orchestras of classical music, Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra, as well as over 600 local and foreign artists. Besides pre-concert talks and colloquiums, for the first time this year master classes open to the audiences will be organized.
The festival this year will also attract attention with its different concert venues. As an addition to the classic venues of the festival such as the Hagia Eirene Museum, Archaeological Museum, Enameled Kiosk, Süreyya Opera House and Lutfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Center, different venues like Galata Mevlevihanesi, Istanbul University Rectorate Building, Istanbul Modern and santralistanbul-Energy Museum also participate in the festival this year.

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3:31 PM

Victor Wooten / JD. Blair 2 Minds - 1 Groove

May 13, 2011 21:00 - May 14, 2011 22:00

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3:28 PM

'A Piano Duet' with Kenny Barron and Mulgrew Miller

May 16, 2011 21:30 - May 17, 2011 23:00

Ticket Prices
Category 1 - 39.50 TL
Category 2 - 28.50 TL

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3:19 PM

18th Istanbul Jazz Festival 1-19 July 2011

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

4:48 PM


Tiesto - Loca
June 19, 2011 18:00
Parkorman, İstanbul

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4:45 PM

Judas Priest & Whitesnake

One of the most influential heavy metal bands of all time, JUDAS PRIEST is hitting all the major cities throughout the world for their farewell tour. After storming the world for nearly 40 years and taking their very special brand of heavy metal to all four corners of the planet, this will be your last chance to see Judas Priest live on EPITAPH Tour in Istanbul.
Another hard rock legend Whitesnake will visit Istanbul once more and join the tour to promote their latest album "Forevermore".

July 10, 2011 14:00 Küçükçiftlik Park, İstanbul

Ticket Prices
Golden Circle - 154 TL
Normal - 78 TL

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4:41 PM

Bienal Plus

Be a part of the biennial with BiennialPlus!
BiennialPlus tickets are special tickets enabling the
•    Have your name written on the panel mounted in the biennial venue*
•    Tour the exhibition with professional guides
•    Receive a thank you letter from the biennial directorate for your support
•    Preview the exhibition with the biennial team before everyone else
•    Join the special events and parties along with other special guests and artists
•    Acquire unlimited access to all biennial venues
•    Obtain a free biennial guide
•    Receive a free copy of Remembering Istanbul, a book documenting the November 2010 conference, which looked back at the history of the Istanbul Biennial
•    Get various discounts at selected  cafes, restaurants, bookstores and record stores
Plus, you can invite a friend to enjoy these privileges together!,

* Offer valid for the purchases made before September 2, 2

November 13, 2011 21:00
Biennial Venues, İstanbul
Ticket Prices: 170.00 TL

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4:38 PM

Joe Cocker

Unforgetable hits like “UNCHAIN MY HEART”, ”MANY RIVERS TO CROSS”, ”YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR HAT ON”, Joe Cocker  is in Turkey once again.

One of the key musicians of the popular music for more than 40 years, Joe Cocker will meet his fans on July 8th with his last album "Hard Knocks" and his best known hits “Unchain My Heart”, ”You can leave your hat on”, “Many Rivers to cross”.

Date: June 08, 2011 19:00, Küçükçiftlik Park, İstanbul Ticket Prices:
Deluxe Lounge Standing - 420.00 TL
Front of stage - 315 TL
Tribune - 250 TL
Regular Standing - 89 TL

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4:23 PM

Elton John

Date : July 05, 2011
Venue : Küçükçiftlik Park
Ticket Prices:
Club House (Standing) - 510 TL
Category 1 Seating - 375 TL
Category 2 Seating - 330 TL
Vip Standing - 285 TL
Standing - 126 TL

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3:59 PM

One Love Festival

One Love Festival, organized by Pozitif & Efes Pilsen since 9 years, brings together world famous acts with the Turkish audience. One Love Festival is preparing a special program full of surprises for music fans on its 10th year anniversary.

Manic Street Preachers, Suede, Editors, Cake ve Nneka and many more artists will be on the stage this year. One Love Festival will take place at santralistanbul on the weekend of July 2nd and 3rd.

Date : 2-3 July, 2011
Venue : SantralIstanbul
Ticket Prices:
Full: 66 TL
Student: 45 TL
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

3:02 PM

Amy Winehouse

Date: June 20, 2011
Venue: Küçükçiftlik Park

Ticket Prices:
VIP - 600.00 TL
Golden Circle - 350.00 TL
Normal - 152.00 TL

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

3:12 PM

Deep Purple

Deep Purple
Date : May 18, 2011
Venue : Küçükçiftlik Park

Ticket Prices:
Deluxe Lounge - Deluxe Lounge 330.00 TL
Fornt Of Stage - Fornt Of Stage 160.00 TL
Regular - Regular 98.00 TL

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2:58 PM

Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi is back again in Istanbul after 18 years

The legendary rock band Bon Jovi is in Istanbul on July 8th as part of their "Greatest Hits Tour"

The album "Bon Jovi Greatest Hits" was released in November 2010 and became #1 worldwide.

Throughout their career, the band have released eleven studio albums, three compilation albums and one live album, and have sold 125 million records worldwide.

Date : July 08, 2011 21:00
Venue : Türk Telekom Arena
Ticket Prices:
Diamond Ring - 550.00 TL
Golden Circle - 400.00 TL
Category 1 VIP - 270.00 TL
Category 2 - 125.00 TL
Pitch (Standing) - 90.00 TL
Category 3 - 75.00 TL
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1:55 PM

Sonisphere Festival 2011

Headliner: Iron Maiden

Sonisphere Turkey 2011

Sonisphere Festival is getting ready for its 2nd year with an incredible line-up!

Sonisphere Festival returns for a second year with a massive line up! Headliner of the rock event this summer is one of the greatest live rock bands ever - IRON MAIDEN! The major event this year will take place at the Istanbul  Küçükçiftlik Park with its completely renovated and increased capacity in 2011. And Iron Maiden will be there with its full stage production! SONISPHERE TURKEY 2011, carries various big bands that will blow your mind. These are: Slipknot (co-headliner), Alice Cooper, In Flames and Mastodon.


(VIP Terrace ticket holders will be able to enter the Golden Circle.)

Date : June 19, 2011
Venue : Küçükçiftlik Park
Ticket Prices:
VIP Terrace - 520.00 TL
Golden Circle - 295.00 TL
Normal - 148.50 TL

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1:50 PM

Rock’n Coke will be held on July 16th & 17th at Hezarfen Airfield, Istanbul!

Rock’n Coke will be held on July 16th & 17th at Hezarfen Airfield, Istanbul!

Turkey’s biggest open air music festival, Rock’n Coke,is heading back to its roots this year and will be held at Hezarfen Airfield. On its 7th year, the Rock’n Coke Festival is preparing an unforgettable experience for festival-goers with its solid programming presenting worldwide artists.

Early bird 2-day festival passes are on sale now!
Rock’n Coke Festival, organized jointly by Pozitif& Coca-Cola, will be heading back to its  former location this year, Hezarfen Airfield. Besides live stage entertainment andday-long activities;a rocking line-up, huge camping area and the ultimate festival experience await all music and entertainment lovers.

The most anticipated event of the year, Rock’n Coke promises festival-goers a little escapade from city life with multi-genre live acts and DJ performances across several music stages, funactivities, and afull camping area.Life on festival grounds will be vibrant with 24-hour days of music and fun throughout the weekend of July 16-17,2011.

Date : July 16, 2011
Venue : Hezarfen Airfield
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12:58 PM

Bubble Show

Bubble Show

  • Date : 16-23.04.2011
  • Venue : Halic Congress Center 
  • Ticket Prices:
  • Category 1 - 67.25 TL
  • Category 2 - 56.00 TL
  • Category 3 - 44.75 TL
  • Category 4 - 33.50 TL

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

9:48 PM

Inter. Advertising CUP

Istanbul Intercontinental Advertising Cup (IICAC) consists of two parts as Competition and Creativity Summit. The first day of the IICAC Creativity Summit opens with the special screening of the best advertising works from 4 continents that are also the IICAC 2011 entries. The Gunn Report, the world’s most important guide to the best creative work and who’s doing it – including agencies, advertisers, production companies and directors makes its world premiere for the first time in Istanbul.

The Istanbul Intercontinental Advertising Cup Creativity Summit takes place for one and a half day on 11-12 March 2011. The Summit gathers the global advertising gurus together for the first time in Istanbul. This most important annual meeting of the global creative industries sets the ground to put finger on the pulse of the advertising creativity and to share insights of the future. The non-advertiser honor guest of the Creativity Summit is Prof. Dr. John Ellis, who runs the most advanced science experiment of the century at CERN. 

Istanbul Intercontinental Advertising Cup Award Ceremony announces ‘the best of the best’ among winners of the biggest regional advertising festivals of four continents that compete to be the ‘global winner’. The silver cup goes to 38 categories and one of them takes The Great Cup home. The Ceremony and Gala Dinner proceeds with an after party.

Date : 11.03.2011 09:00:00 
Venue : Conrad Otel 
Ticket Prices: 860 tl.

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9:23 PM

Maroon 5, April 15

Grammy award winning American rock band Maroon 5 is coming to Turkey for the first time to promote their 5th album "Hands All Over"
The band is formed in 1997 by Adam Levine (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), James Valentine (lead guitar, backing vocals), Jesse Carmichael (keyboards, rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Mickey Madden (bass guitar), and Matt Flynn (drums).
Maroon 5 has won several awards for its debut album Songs About Jane. Released in June 2002, the album and especially the song "She Will Be Loved" enjoyed major chart success, going gold, platinum, and triple platinum in many countries around the world.

Date: April 15, 2011 21:00
Ticket Prices: 87 - 260 tl.
Venue: Turkcell Kurucesme Arena, Istanbul

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Friday, February 11, 2011

12:02 PM

EVITA MUSICAL - April 12.04 - 24.04.2011

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Monday, February 7, 2011

5:08 PM

!f Istanbul

!f Istanbul celebrates the fourth year of the “!f Inspired International Film Competition” designed to award new directions in cinema. Open to emerging directors from around the world, “!f Inspired” aims to highlight films which show technical innovation, bold narrative and courageous storytelling. The competition programme will be judged by a jury of prominent members of the international and Turkish film industry, who will select the year’s “Most Inspired Director”.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2:18 PM

Istanbul Shopping Fest (18 March & April 26)


İstanbul Shopping Fest, is an annual festival of shopping, culture and entertainment which will be between March 18 and April 26 2011 lasting for 40 daysThis period also includes Passover, Easter and Newroz feasts celebrated in neighbouring countries and in Turkey.
İstanbul Shopping Fest will welcome thousands of visitors during the festival with activities all around the city, shopping malls and stores, as well as grand opening and closing ceremonies. Istanbul will become the one and only entertainment center of its region for 40 days with various street carnival groups, concerts, toys and games for children, parties, contests, fashion shows and performances.
The goal is to bring shopping and entertainment together by offering tourists and İstanbul shoppers advantegous shopping opportunities in a non-sale season. Istanbul Shopping Fest aims to create attraction to bring 1.5 million tourists in 2015 to İstanbul and by doing so, to contribute to the target of “10 million tourists in 2015”.

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

11:33 AM

2011 Formula 1™ Turkish Grand Prix

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

12:32 PM


A warm breeze from Portugal will be blowing at İş Sanat’s world music series this month. The icon of Fado, Mariza will meet Istanbul music lovers in the sc-ope of her album tour, promoting her latest album “Mariza Fado Tradicional”. Gaining international fame after her first album Fado Em Mim of 2001 reached the platinum status four times in Portugal, she has been given the most prestigious awards in Europe and around the world such as the German Critic Awards 2001-2003, European Breakers Award 2003, Portugal’s Personality of the Year Award 2003 and Coup de Couer Mirror Award-Canada 2003. Extensively touring across 4 continents, she has performed at the foremost venues and festivals of the world including Royal Festival Hall London, Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall New York, Quebec Summer Festival, Hollywood Bowl, WOMAD Festival and many more. Originating from Mozambique, Mariza is also the first Portuguese singer who was nominated for a Grammy Award. Mariza is regarded as the best interpreter of the poetic melancholy of fado which she describes as a sense rather than music. With her impressive stage-presence, her expression as well as her passionate, delicate, sensitive and smoky voice Mariza will definitely touch your soul.

Date: 02 February 2011 20:00
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11:57 AM

Istanbul Recitals

Edna Stern
Date : 13.01.2011 20:30
Venue : Fulya Sanat

Sa Chen
Date : 17.02.2011 20:30
Venue : Fulya Sanat

Paolo Restani
Date : 17.03.2011 20:30
Venue : Fulya Sanat
Xuefei Yang, Guitar
Date : 14.04.2011 20:30
Venue : Fulya Sanat

Laure Favre-Kahn

Date : 12.05.2011 21:00
Venue : Fulya Sanat

Teo Gheorghiu
Date : 09.06.2011 21:00
Venue : Fulya Sanat

Ticket Prices:
Category 1: 100,00 TL
Category 2: 80,00 TL
Category 3: 60,00 TL
Category 4: 50,00 TL
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