Guide to SKOPJE

SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVALS-TURKEY

TUBORG GOLD FESTIVAL (ISTANBUL 4 -7 JULY)
Three days of unforgettable rock music experience. Istanbul is the city to be in the period of 4th to 7th of July. An extraordinary three day festival with an impressive program. It will be enough for you if we just mention some of the headliners like Guns N ‘Roses, Evanescence, Apocalyptica, Within Temptation, In Flames, Ugly Kid Joe and it will be clear right away that it is one of the finest regional festivals. The location for the concert is the complex Parkorman, located in the famous business district Maslak.

The block ticket for three days costs 63 euros. This festival is definitely something that the rock fans should not miss. If you are one of them, this is an ideal opportunity for you to enjoy some great music and do a quick shopping tour around the beautiful pearl on the Bosphorus. Given that the concerts will begin in the afternoon and there is no organized camping area where you can spend the night, you have to find yourself an accommodation in Istanbul. Our recommendation is to do this through the website booking.com, where you can choose between the 1,061 available hotels  There is something for everyone.
www.tuborggoldfest.com

ISTANBUL JAZZ FESTIVAL 2012 (ISTANBUL, JULY 3 TO 19)
On more than 20 locations there are 50 scheduled concerts that will feature around 300 performers. In the period from 3-19 of July, Istanbul will pulsate in jazz rhythm. This year 19th edition of the festival shows why it is one of the finest and most famous jazz festivals in the world. The  programe will have performers like Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette, Morrissey, Erykah Badu, Antony and the Johnsons, Esperanza Spalding, Marcus Miller …

The most expected concert this year will be the world premiere of The Istanbul Project in which Marcus Miller will perform with famous Turkish musicians to mark a major anniversary, 40 years since the establishment of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts. You can buy and reserve tickets on the site www.biletix.com.

THREE OF LIFE (IZMIR, 28 JUNE -3 JULY)
The organizers of the Three of Life Festival said that this is the biggest little festival of psychedelic music in the world. It will be held near the city of Izmir on the lake Karagol, where a camping section is also located. Great part of the world’s DJs and musicians are already announced and they will perform on several thematic sets. For a ticket that will cost 90 euros and will  include a camping place too, all those who will decide to come to this festival will have an opportunity for a five day party on great techo, progressive, psytrance and chill out music.

If you have a dilemma how to reach the festival, we suggest that is the best to travel by car if you are bigger group. The distance from Skopje to Izmir is 1031 km and there are 811 km from Thessaloniki. However our suggestion is to choose an air transportation that will save you some time and money. The venue of the festival is located only 65 kilometers from the Izmir airport. You still have time to book some cheap airline tickets through the airline company Pegasus who regularly flys to Izmir. The official site where you can buy the tickets and see the complete list of the  performers is festival.electreelife.com

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