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Thursday, 22 September 2011

Blues festival comes to Istanbul

This Friday will see the start of the Efes Pilsen Blues Festival in Istanbul. The successful festival will run from Friday until October 29th in venues around Turkey.

Efes Turkey’s communications director, Emre Topsakaloglu, said: “Within 21 years the festival has hosted 84 groups in Turkey.” He went on: “The festival has hosted 256 musicians and a total of 338 concerts have taken place in Turkey thanks to the festival.”

This year’s blues festival will see 24 concerts take place in 20 difference provinces in Turkey. Headlining the festival will be John Mooney, a successful blues musician from Mississippi. Other acts to perform this year include: Lucky Perterson – another successful American blues musician, and Ricky Estrin and his group the Nightcats.

Istanbul is a very culturally rich city and the blues festival will be very successful in Istanbul. The start of the festival is highly anticipated each year amongst music fans and will be a great experience for anyone in Turkey who wishes to see some blues and rhythm.

Aswell as Istanbul, other locations include: Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Balikesir, Bursa, Canakkale, Denizli, Diyarbakir, Edirne, Erzurum, Eskisehir, Gaziantep, Hatay, Izmir, Kayseri, Konya, Mersin, Trabzon, and even northern Cyprus.

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