Based on the concept of “sustainability” which means “long-term reproduction of a system to maintain itself”, FESTTOGETHER calls upon the youth to own the World while offering music and fun.

Scheduled for 14 July at KüçükÇiftlik Park in Istanbul, FESTTOGETHER uses the unifying power of music to invite participants to an experience that raises environmental awareness. On a day of social good, participating civil society organisations will open minds through their workshops and panels. Participants will have a unique festival experience involving sports, arts, culture and environment workshops in addition to music.

UNDP Turkey, a partner of the festival, will run an interactive experience site focusing on publicity of Sustainable Development Goals. UNDP Turkey’s Goodwill Ambassador Mert Fırat will meet festival participants at this site.

The festival will start with a run organised by Adım Adım [Step by Step] at Maçka Park, then continue with yoga. Following the workshops by Buğday Ekolojik Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği [Buğday Association for Supporting Ecological Living]; Toyi, Puduhepa and Sisters; there will be panels. Concerts will take off at 16.00 hours.

The team FESTTOGETHER and all participating civil society organisations along with volunteers from Temel İhtiyaç Derneği (TİDER) [Basic Needs Society (TİDER)] will clean Maçka Park a day in advance of the festival. TİDER will manage the waste at the festival grounds. İhtiyaç Haritası [The Needs Map] will collect books and musical instruments to be donated by guests to open music classrooms and libraries at village schools.

Other civil society organisations supporting the festival include TEMA Vakfı (TEMA Foundation), Çaba Derneği (Effort Society), TOG, Tohum Otizm (Seed Autism) and Sosyal Ben (Social Me).

UNFORGETTABLE CONCERTS

The series of concerts starting at 16.00 hours will feature Bob Geldof, mor ve ötesi, UNKLE, Sophie Hunger and Son Feci Bisiklet. #festtogether #eğlenizbırakma

Festival tickets are available at Biletix sales points, www.biletix.com website, and DasDas main booth at Ataşehir. Throughout the ticket selling, İKSV Lale Card owners will enjoy advantages.

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