It will be celebrated with 19 May Youth Festival in Beşiktaş

Beşiktaş Municipality is organizing a four-day festival as part of the 19 May Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day celebrations. The events, which will start with the First Step March on May 16, will be celebrated with concerts, talks and performances until the evening of May 19. A colorful and enthusiastic atmosphere will be created in Beşiktaş within the scope of the festival, in which Beşiktaş Mayor Rıza Akpolat is also closely involved in all its preparations and aims for the young people to have fun together freely.

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk started the National Struggle fire on May 16, 1919, departing from Beşiktaş Pier to board the Bandırma Ferry. Beşiktaş Municipality is preparing to celebrate the 19 May Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day, which has such a special meaning, with a full festival program that will last for 4 days. The celebrations will begin with the ‘First Step March’ in front of our Ata’s house in Akaretler, where he started the national struggle fire, on 16 May. When the clocks show 16.00, all citizens, young and old, will meet in front of Ata’s house. Thousands of Istanbulites will march to Barbaros Square, accompanied by marches. Carnations will be left from Beşiktaş Pier to the point where Ata gets on the Bandırma Ferry.


Beşiktaş Youth Festival, where concerts, interviews, entertaining shows and activities will take place, will take place between 16-19 May in Artists Park and Barbaros Square. Concerts of university groups, an inter-university debate event, Head Magazine Interview with the participation of Nilay Örnek, Aylin Balboa, Celil Nalçakan and Can Yılmaz, and Rüştü Onur Atilla and Doğan Akdoğan’s concerts at the Artists Park stage that will host the festival on May 16-17. It will be the Junk Food Show, where they bring their pleasant conversations to the stage.


The events will continue with Lapstekin’s DJ performance at Barbaros Square on Wednesday, May 18th and then the Duman concert. Famous rock band Duman will meet with young people in Beşiktaş with their unique stage performance and popular songs.


On May 19, the events will start with the Then Color Run. The streets of Beşiktaş will be colorful with the race that will start at 17.00 in Ortaköy Square. After the run that will end in Barbaros Square, Lapstekin’s DJ performance and KÖFN concert will take place.

At 21.00, the stage will be performed by singer Zeynep Bastık. Tens of thousands of young people filling the festival area will enjoy the joy of May 19, accompanied by the popular songs of Zeynep Bastık. Beşiktaş Mayor Rıza Akpolat will also attend all the celebrations.


Monday, May 16


16.00- First Step Walk

Artists Park

18.00 University Group Concert: “Shaker” (Bogazici University)
19.30 University Group Concert: “Jetlag” (Bahçeşehir Uni.)
21.00 Head Magazine Interview

Tuesday, May 17

Artists Park

15.30 University Group Concert: “Maybe A Little” (Yıldız Technical Uni.)
17.00 University Group Concert: “163” (Yıldız Technical Uni.)
18.30 Inter-University Debate
21.00 Junk Food Show

Wednesday, May 18

Barbaros Square
19.00 Lapstekin (DJ Performance)
21.00 Smoke Concert

Thursday, May 19

Barbaros Square
17.00 Then Color Run
18.00 Lapstekin (DJ Performance)
19.30 KÖFN Concert
21.00 Zeynep Bastik Concert

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