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Organizers have announced the hourly program of the upcoming Efes One Love Festival. The line up features prominent names of local indie scene as well as international stars. Tickets are at Biletix.
The Efes Pilsen One Love Festival is taking place on July 14 and July 15 at santralistanbul. Kaiser Chiefs headlines the first day, while the second day will see British alternative rock legend Pulp perform their top hits.
The Efes Pilsen One Love Music Festival is preparing to rock Istanbul’s music lovers at santralistanbul on July 14 and 15. The organizers have announced the hourly program of the two-day festival. While Brit-rock band Kaiser Chiefs headlines the first day, the second day will see British alternative rock legend Pulp perform a selection of their top hits with all of their original members after a ten-year hiatus from the stage.
The first day’s opening act is local DJ Ahmet Musluoğlu, who is scheduled to take the stage at 2 p.m. Turkish rock band Neyse will follow him at 3:15 p.m. At 4:45 p.m. Turkish experimental rock band Replikas will be on stage, followed by British indie band Yuck at 6:15.
At 7:30, Irish singer-songwriter, musician and record producer Damien Rice will be performing. And Kaiser Chiefs will take the stage to close the first night at 9:30 p.m.
On July 15, the festival will be opened by DJ Style-ist at 2 p.m. At 3:30 a local singer, Mira, will be on stage, followed by Elif Çağlar at 5 p.m.
Selah Sue is taking the stage at 6:30 and at 8 p.m. Kimbra will perform.
The headliner of the second day, Pulp, is scheduled to appear on stage at 9:30 p.m.
The festival also has an alternative stage featuring a series of prominent names from the local indie music scene. On July 14, the Social Inclusion Band, Puik’s Journey, Halimden Konan Anlar, Softa, Les Males Propres, Ahali, Kolektif İstanbul and Korhan Futaci & Kara Orkestra will all be on the second stage. Barıştık Mı, Erkin Gören, The Away Days, On Your Horizon, Kafabindünya, Sapan and Ayyuka will all perform on the second stage the second day of the festival.
OneLike, which was introduced last year to connect revelers, will let event-goers share their festival experiences on Facebook and Twitter immediately.
This year, revelers traveling from three major provinces to enjoy the festival have been offered a special “travel and tickets” package, in cooperation with Turkish low-cost airliner Pegasus Airlines. This ticket campaign includes a combined pass and return flight tickets for the southern province of Adana; the Turkish capital, Ankara; and the western province of İzmir. The price of the “travel and tickets” package is 170 Turkish Liras, while students are offered a 25-lira discount.
Kaiser Chiefs are an indie rock band from Leeds who formed in 1996. They were named after the South African football club Kaizer Chiefs. The group’s debut album, Employment, was released in 2005. It was primarily inspired by New Wave and punk rock music of the late 1970s and 1980s, and enjoyed international success with over three million copies sold. In 2005, the album was shortlisted for the Mercury Prize. Kaiser Chiefs’ second album, Yours Truly, Angry Mob (2007), yielded “Ruby”, a number one single in the United Kingdom. They released their third album, Off With Their Heads, in October 2008. After a three-year hiatus, they released The Future Is Medieval in June 2011.PULP
Pulp are an English alternative rock band formed in Sheffield in 1978. Their lineup consists of Jarvis Cocker (vocals, guitar), Candida Doyle (keyboards), Mark Webber (guitar), Steve Mackey (bass), Nick Banks (drums), and touring member Leo Abrahams. Throughout the 1980s, the band struggled to find success, but gained prominence in the UK in the mid-1990s with the release of the albums “His ‘n’ Hers” in 1994 and particularly “Different Class” in 1995, which reached the number one spot in the UK Albums Chart. Jarvis Cocker and the band became major figures in the mid-1990s Britpop movement, and were nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 1994 for “His ‘n’ Hers.” They went on to win the prize in 1996 for “Different Class.” After 2001 they entered an extended hiatus until 2010, when they announced their comeback. SELAH SUE
Selah Sue is a Belgian musician and songwriter. Her eponymous debut album was released in 2011 and it was a major success, selling over 400,000 copies in Europe. Besides several hit singles such as “This World” and “Crazy Vibes,” the album also contains a duet with Cee Lo Green, called “Please.” Today, she is experiencing chart success with the hit singles “Raggamuffin,” “Crazy Vibes” and “This World.” In 2011, Selah Sue won a European Border Breakers Award (EBBA), and in January 2012 during the EBBA award ceremony she was presented with the EBBA Public Choice Award.KIMBRA
Kimbra Lee Johnson, known simply as Kimbra, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and guitarist. On Aug 29, 2011, she released her debut album “Vows” which reached the top 5 in New Zealand and Australia. On May 22, 2012, the album was released in North America, where it initially reached number 14 in the Billboard charts. Kimbra featured in the hit single “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye, which won success in the summer of 2011. Kimbra’s musical style harbors “smoky soul, flights of dazzling invention and intricate layers of deeply felt emotion.” Comparisons have been drawn with Architecture in Helsinki, Amy Winehouse, Katy Perry, Meiko, and Björk. Her songs are heavily thematic and laced with jazz chords.