As we leave behind the summer activities that allows us to breathe from the extreme heat in Istanbul, we come together with activities that suit autumn. From cinema events instilling environmental awareness to the Istanbul release of world-famous singers, the month of September is already making its presence felt for art lovers. Let's examine together the culture and art events that will take place in Istanbul in September.


The Endless 17th Istanbul Biennial

The 17th Istanbul Biennial, which was planned to be held in 2021 but postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, meets with art lovers between September 17 and November 20. This year, the event goes beyond its borders and spreads to different venues. The exhibitions that will take place in Beyoğlu, Kadıköy, and Fatih this year focus on interacting with the artist and people and spreading into life, rather than hosting a subject or theme. A private radio station, metro stations, hospitals, nursing homes, bookstores, and second-hand booksellers; is on the route of the activity. You can visit the 17th Istanbul Biennial for free between 10.00-18.00 every day except Mondays and except September 16 on Monday, which is special for the opening week of the event.


First Time in Turkey: Halsey

World-famous pop singer Halsey will be meeting with her Turkish audience for the first time on Saturday, September 3, at KüçükÇiftlik Park. Audiences who want to watch a memorable stage performance while experiencing the last moments of summer are looking forward to meeting Halsey.

Halsey, who received her third Grammy nomination with her album "If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power", has been enchanting her fans for years with her songs "New Americana" and "Colors", as well as her collaboration with The Chainsmokers "Closer". Expressing her admiration for Turkish culture, don't miss the energetic performance that Halsey will perform for the first time in Turkey after a short break from tours due to the pandemic and her pregnancy!


Hit Duo Meets with Their Audience in Istanbul: Sofi Tukker

Sofi Tukker, who had scored international hits such as Drinkee and Batshit, and was nominated for a Grammy in 2017; On the evening of September 30, they are coming to throw the dust off the stage at Istanbul KüçükÇiftlik Park. Sofi Tukker, formed by the duo of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern, will meet with the audience from Ankara on October 1 at the ODTÜ MD Vişnelik Çim Amphitheater, following their visit to Istanbul. Blending the house music of the 90s with their own style, the duo will wipe the rust off your ears with their modern jungle pop notes!


Sustainable Consciousness: Smart Life Cinema Days

The Smart Life 2030 project, organized by Zorlu Holding with its sustainability vision, continues its film days with a special selection that deals with human-oriented ecosystems. The 2019 production "Radioactive", which will be screened on September 1 at 21.00 on the Vestel Stage, focuses on the life of Marie Curie, the only scientist to be honored with the Nobel Prize in two branches at the same time.

In the movie; Curie's passion for her relationship with Pierre Curie takes the audience back to the 20th century with the inventions that left their mark on the history of humanity and how these inventions shape the history of the world. Oscar-nominated actress Rosamund Pike plays Marie Curie of "Radioactive", directed by Oscar-nominated Marjane Satrapi.


Istanbul is on Fire with LP!

LP Ateşi ile Kavruluyor

Rocking the world charts with "Lost on You", LP meets their audience in Istanbul. LP, which enthroned the hearts of their listeners with their timeless music, will meet with their fans on September 24 at Maximum Uniq Open Air. If you want to get enough of LP's stage performances and unique sound, it would be useful to mark the evening of September 24 on your calendar!


Enjoy the Music and Food: Picnic & Gathering

Within the scope of Picnic & Gathering, you will enjoy the meeting of nature with delicious music and food. At the festival to be held on September 3 at Life Park Q Garden, you will immerse yourself in the jazz notes of Belgian artist Sylvie Kreusch, who left her mark on the Warhaus group; In addition to alternative music, you will be satisfied with the sushi, steak, pizza and cocktails of Istanbul's leading restaurants. Do not forget to stop by the cocktail and mixology workshops and boutique design stands of the festival, where names such as Kreusch and Islandman, Can Tanca and Bahadır G in the DJ booth are present!


An Autumn Festival: TUNE !N

Bir Sonbahar Festivali

TUNE !N, previously delayed due to the pandemic, returns to the city in September! At the festival, which will start at 14.00 on Sunday, September 11 at KüçükÇiftlik Park, we will listen to Asaf Avidan with his unique voice and wide repertoire spanning various musical genres. Avidan, who will add beauty to your day with songs such as Different Pulses and One Day/Reckoning Song, and the other artists who will accompany him on the other days of the festival will be expected to be announced in the coming days.


A Magical Universe: Frozen

Karlar Ülkesi

The musical called Frozen, brought to life by Walt Disney Animation Studios in 2013, is growing its fan base day by day. Your children can watch Frozen at the Cevahir Stage while you enjoy the beautiful activities that appeal to your own tastes and have a little rest.


Sports Fans Are Here: Istanbul Rams vs Cologne Centurions

In the closing week of the European League of Football 2022 season, we are hosting Cologne Centurions, a professional American football team based in Cologne, Germany. Established in 2004 within the body of Koç University, the Turkish team Istanbul Rams awaits the support of all football fans for the competition to be held at Maltepe Hasan Polat Stadium. Book your tickets now for the competition on Saturday, September 3 at 16.00!