Are you mainstream or alternative?
Well, its time to choose now. 2-3 of August Istabul will host the silly named Rock’n Coke festival with some rather big internationl stars like Sisters of Mercy and Placebo. Most importantly they will feature the, at least once upon a time, more than great pop band Mercury Rev.
But the weekend one week earlier my beautiful home vicinity of Sariyer will give you all the Barışa Rock Festival, featuring thirt Turkish band of all sorts during two days. For free. According to what people have told me the two festivals have earlier years been at the same days, to really underline that the Sariyer festival is a counter happening.
What will you choose? Personally I will probably visit the Barışa festival for one day, while not going to Rock’n Coke at all, even if old Mercury Rev really tugs at my soul. Just listen to their old wise words:
holes, dug by little moles
angry jealous spies
got telephones for eyes
come to you as friends
all those endless ends
that can’t be tied