Nick Cave to perform at Istanbul Jazz Festival

Nick Cave to perform at Istanbul Jazz Festival

Nick Cave to perform at Istanbul Jazz Festival

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have been announced as the top names at the 25th Istanbul Jazz Festival due to take place between June 26 and July 17 this year.

The program of the festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), was announced at a press conference on Jan. 22 at the Salon İKSV venue.

Australian singer, lyricist, composer, script writer, poet and actor Nick Cave, will take the stage at Istanbul’s Küçükçiftlik Park during the festival on July 10.

Cave last gave a concert in Istanbul in 2001, has inspired countless artists over decades in the business, prioritizing an interdisciplinary approach that also takes in literature and cinema.

Over its 35-year career, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds have garnered a devoted following through songs “Into My Arms,” “Henry Lee,” “O’Children,” “Where the Wild Roses Grow” and “The Weeping Song.” Since its 1984 album, “From Her to Eternity,” the group has released 16 albums, many of which were showered in awards, including “The Boatman’s Call,” “Push the Sky Away” and “Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!”

Cave will be accompanied onstage in Istanbul by Warren Ellis, who is considered Cave’s musical soulmate, as well as old timers Thomas Wydler, Martyn P. Casey and Jim Sclavunos. Newcomers George Vjestica and Toby Dammit, who joined the Bad Seeds in 2015, will also take place alongside frontman Nick Cave during the concert.

Discounted tickets for the concert at Küçükçiftlik Park can be bought via Biletix and at the main İKSV ticket office, starting Jan. 26 at 10:30 a.m., for a limited time.