One Love Festival in Istanbul
ISTANBULThis year, the One Love Festival is celebrating its 14th edition, with a solid history of hosting nearly 100 bands, more than 1500 artists and over 200,000 participants. Within its new venue, LifePark, the festival will offer much more than only good music, as you may enjoy the sun, nature and various activities through the weekend on June 13 and 14.
A total of 34 performances by 13 foreign and 21 local musicians will take place on three different stages, Love, Union and Into the Woods.
On June 13, the Love stage will host James Blake, Hot Chip, Metronomy, Sattas, Kim Ki O and Palmiyeler. Everything Everything, Fink, Sapan, The Away Days, Biz and Adamlar will be on the Union stage.
Blake’s bedroom recordings were discovered by BBC Radio and it led to a debut album in 2011. Composing minimal electronics with unorthodox synths, Blake calls his genre “melodic bass music.”
Among the highlights, the Metronomy trio emerged with their debut album “Pip Pain” in 2006. Following their album “The English Riviera,” Metronomy elevated their eclectic style, which combines dance and indie rock, to a higher level. Their recent release, “Love Letters,” promises a similar sound only with differing lyrics on love and relationships.
Electronic music will be dominant on the Into the Woods stage, with Darren Roach, Dayko&Jamiryo, Ahmet Şendil, Unus Emre, Sevil Soylu and Deniz Kabu.
British DJ and producer Roach is mostly inspired by garage and house music from the 1970’s and 80’s in his mixes. He was once appointed as the “Lord of Groove” by DJmag.
The Into the Woods stage has been created in a natural environment among the trees.
Second day of the festival
The second day of the festival will see Tom Odell, Little Dragon, Austra, Ceylan Ertem, 123 and Norrda on the Love stage. Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, José González, The Ringo Jets, Can Güngör and Barış Demirel will be the guests of the Union stage while Slow Hands, Loulou Players, Cem Salman, Ali Murat Karakuş and Batu Çelik will be on the Into the Woods stage.
Odell’s debut album “Long Way Down” entered the British music charts straight at the top. He combines his piano skills with his tender voice and soul touching lyrics on love and relationships.
Making her entrance to the music scene with the band Anima, Turkish artist Ceylan Ertem later focused on her solo work. Her latest album, titled “Amansız Gücenik,” was released last year, consolidating her place in the alternative music community.
This year the One Love Festival mobile app will be available for attendees for the first time on IOS and Android devices. Those who download the app will get chance to win surprise gifts.
One Love Festival shuttles will be working between 1:45 p.m. and 12 a.m., making ring tours from Haciosman to LifePark. Additional services from LifePark to Zincirlikuyu will be also available between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m.