Istanbul’s new music event launches main stage line-up
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
Gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello will take the main stage at one-day Mono Festival on June 30.The Mono Festival, a brand new music event for fans of indie music, announced the line-up for its main stage yesterday with a series of prominent local and international names from the indie and electro-pop scene.
Among the bands to perform on the festival’s main stage is Gypsy punk band Gogol Bordello, who has gained a sound fan base among Turkish music lovers in recent years.
The line-up for the main stage also includes Canadian new wave and indie-rock band Metric, English new wave band The Horrors, the American band Com Truise and the Danish group Oh Land. Opening on the main stage for the festival is local trio The Ringo Jets.
Founded in 1998, Metric released their debut album “Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?” in 2003. Their fourth studio album “Fantasies” was released in 2009. It was shortlisted for the 2009 Polaris Music Prize for Canadian Album of the Year and won the Alternative Album of the Year at the 2010 Juno Awards.
The Horrors previously performed in Istanbul in 2007 for Radar Live.
Com Truise is the stage name of Seth Haley. The musician’s synthesizer-heavy production work is influenced by 1980s musical styles. In June 2011 he released his first full-length album, “Galactic Melt.”
Oh Land, also known as Nanna Oland Fabricius, released her debut album “Fauna” in 2008 on a Danish independent label. In 2011 she released her eponymous second album.
The festival’s Burn Electronica & Dubstep Stage will host performers like Bok Bok and Grup Ses Beats Mono Festival’s Beach Bums stage will host a series of DJ performances including Mabbas, Style-ist, Yakuza, Club Bangkok, Radyo Babylon Soundsystem, DearHead, and Shangri-La Soundsystem and a wide-array of musical genres ranging from reggae, lounge and chillwave. The Dinamo Lounge stage will host well-renowned DJs of Dinamo FM, a favorite radio of electronic music lovers.
The Mono Festival is set to announce additional performers in the following days. The festival will start at 10 a.m. on
June 30 at Solar Beach in Istanbul and will run all day.