Istanbul to host

Iron Maiden will be in Istanbul on July 26 at Beşiktaş İnönü Stadium to play for their fans. The concert is part of the Vodafone Istanbul Calling festival, which is being held over three months in the summer of 2013.

Iron Maiden will play at BJK İnönü Stadium as part of their Maiden England Tour. Tickets went on sale March 25. The website of the band said that “very special guests will be legendary BIG 4 thrash masters Anthrax, with support also from Voodoo Six.”

Sponsored by Vodafone, Garanti Bank and Coca-Cola, the festival will host numerous foreign and local stars in different venues throughout Istanbul. Considered one of the most successful heavy metal bands in history, Iron Maiden has sold over 85 million records worldwide. The band won the Ivor Novello Award for international achievement in 2002, and was also inducted into the Hollywood RockWalk in Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California during their United States tour in 2005. As of August 2011, the band has played almost 2,000 live shows throughout their career. For the past 30 years, the band has been supported by their mascot, “Eddie.”

The 6th Istanbul Documentary Days, “DOCUMENTARIST”, will take place between June 1 and 6.

The world premier of “Mon Pere, la Revolution et Moi”, the first film of Director Ufuk Emiroglu, who attends the festival from Switzerland, will be held at the DOCUMENTARIST.

In the Turkey Panorama section of the festival, 25 documentaries will be screened, five of which are from abroad.

The 6th Istanbul Documentary Days will take place with the support of Dutch Consulate General, Brazilian Consulate General, Greek Consulate General and several other institutions.


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