Event information

Location: Turkey, Istanbul (Kucukciftlik Park)
Date: 09-11 September 2011
Website: unirockfest.com
Organizer: Unirock Productions


3-Day Ticket: 35EUR
3-Day VIP Ticket: 70EUR
One Day Ticket: 25EUR
One Day VIP Ticket: 50EUR
Camping Ticket: 7EUR
Buy at www.eventbrite.com

Having brought the likes of Testament, Arch Enemy, Opeth, Kreator, Dark Tranquillity, Paradise Lost, Cannibal Corpse, Overkill and Amon Amarth to you over the past three years, Unirock 2011 promises to be the biggest metal music event Turkey has ever seen.

The festival was awarded 4 full pages in the September 2009 issue of the infamous British publication, Metal Hammer, and in just three years has grown to international fame with various artists, journalists and managers alike expressing their support.

The lineup for year 2011 is shaping up. Opeth, Mayhem, Katatonia, Eluveitie and Between The Buried And Me are among bands confirmed so far with many more to follow.

Unirock Festival 2011 will be once again held at Macka Kucukciftlik Park, a 10,000 capacity open air venue located in the heart of Istanbul, literally within 15-20 minutes walking distance of most major tourist attractions as well as Taksim area, the center of Istanbul nightlife. Istanbul also offers numerous accomodation options from affordable youth hostels to 5-star hotels. This means you may combine a wonderful Istanbul holiday with the festival experience. Here is our suggestion for the weekend, wake up early, visit the magnificent historical sites of Istanbul, come to the festival site at around 5 p.m., watch your favorite bands till 11.00 pm, and then attend our official after parties to be held at Istanbul's heavy metal club Dorock each night.

We have two different 3-day ticket options. Regular 3-day ticket or VIP front-of-stage ticket. VIP front-of-stage ticket gives you the right to watch all live performances in a special front of stage area as well as a free festival t-shirt. A limited number of discounted tickets are on sale at Eventbrite.com. Eventbrite is a Paypal based global ticketing company and in order to buy a ticket, all you have to do is to establish a Paypal account if you don't already have one. Sent to your email inbox in e-ticket format (PDF file), simply get a print out of your e-ticket and come to the festival site. Each ticket bears a unique barcode which will be scanned by a dedicated Iphone scanner application at the entrance of the festival.

The price of a a large beer (50 cl) is aprox 2.5 euros at the festival site. You may also check live performance videos on Youtube shot during past Unirock Festivals.

Unirock Open Air Festival: Facebook Page

Unirock Open Air Festival: Warm-Up Party | 2010 Edition | 2009 Edition

Who was there?

100% Nefarious (UAE)
100% dancingdecember
100% Megad3th (Lebanon)
100% neshter
100% emrahguclu
100% HeadStone
100% Dr.TeM (Syria)
100% EverFrost
100% HopetH (Syria)
100% ferdikavak
100% LoRd DeMoN (Syria)
100% Nima_AM (Iran)
100% MaenKanaan (Syria)
100% killing_kyuss
100% Opeth Heart13 (Syria)
100% Vexentanz
100% iblis
100% NimaAliMohammadi ()
100% MorphineChild (UAE)
100% volkanceren
100% Anghash
100% ard_t_mac (Iran)
100% StillBirth
100% theaprilethereal
100% One1001 (Syria)
100% FernandoRiberio
100% genune
100% NOVA (Iran)
100% MetaLchesH
100% AhmedMdb (Syria)
100% ahmedoff
100% Tiberius
100% bdsctr ()
100% Cell
100% cyndre
100% Ab_Mikael (Syria)
100% darkbrown
100% darkrk
100% MehdiPaymard ()
100% DenMrkeNatten
90% ManthraXXX (Egypt)
90% superbarhom (Syria)
90% Isisscript
90% alaa taib (Iraq)
90% AL JIHAD SWORD (Syria)
90% \M/ SITRI \M (Egypt)
90% +Black Funeral+ (Iran)
90% Asrenia
90% Black God (Syria)
80% cecile00
80% melanj
80% humamibrahem (Iraq)
80% Hurin (Iran)
70% Obaida (Syria)
70% draggletail
70% RIDEROCKSY (Syria)
60% [ZP]Avampire (Iran)
60% Lucretia Irkalla (Syria)
50% blackdoomy (Syria)
50% HERMANN (Syria)
50% white _angel (UK)
50% black_funeral (Egypt)
50% Chuck Alkhairy (USA)
40% urug
30% HasimOzturk
20% Valdris
10% Gabri

DAY 1 (09.09)


[Date Not Determined]
Chopstick Suicide
Decaying Purity
Dream Ocean

DAY 2 (10.09)

Orphaned Land

DAY 3 (11.09)



 08.09.2011 - Unirock Festival - Hammerfall And Eluveitie Drop Off The Billing
 12.08.2011 - Katatonia - Pull Out Of Unirock Open Air

Updated: 08.09.2011


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Sorrow - 13.12.2010 at 20:43  
Bring Dark tranquility, katatonia ,paradise lost , iced earth ,wasp...and 11th of September is my b-Day!
HopetH - 10.02.2011 at 00:03  
Woooooow !!!
can't wait .....
LoRd DeMoN - 10.02.2011 at 19:10  
Mayhem OMFPG
hail hail hail hail hail hail:dcool:
ImperialTroll - 16.02.2011 at 16:07  
Obaida - 19.02.2011 at 00:58  
'till now, 10 guys from Syria
seems like : We Will Rock It !
alaa taib - 25.02.2011 at 21:58  
I wish the us got a festival like that !
AL JIHAD SWORD - 01.03.2011 at 01:35  
Syrian's metalass will rock

superbarhom - 05.03.2011 at 01:41  
Syrian's Metal Heads are on the way ..... wait us to show you the real METAL
Isisscript - 09.03.2011 at 09:44  
I had information that More great bands will be added to the fest !
morsus - 16.03.2011 at 14:51  
Omfg! very few bands but much, much better than big festivals who gather crap. i may attend to this one
blackdoomy - 20.03.2011 at 10:09  
Great!!!! i'll try my best to be there!!!!!!! \M/
blackdoomy - 20.03.2011 at 10:27  
Written by AL JIHAD SWORD on 01.03.2011 at 01:35

Syrian's metalass will rock


MaenKanaan - 23.03.2011 at 15:25  
Hail From Syria Unirock 2010 Was So great i have great time
I whish (Nargoroth Band) be In the year
Death - 02.04.2011 at 15:57  
I will attend Day 2 for Opeth and Mayhem!!!
emrahguclu - 05.04.2011 at 14:47  
Valdris - 19.04.2011 at 19:41  
HOLYFUCK, it will be the saddest day if Animals as leaders decides to skip Istanbul. TOSIN ABASI YOU CAN FUCKIN DO IT.
[ZP]Avampire - 22.05.2011 at 12:39  
THIS IS HISTORICAL !!!! no freakin way im gonna let this pass me by ...:banger:
SoulScarred - 11.06.2011 at 02:16  
Damn I wish things in my country get cool again so I might go there for real !!!
unbelievable if that happened
\M/ SITRI \M - 15.06.2011 at 01:26  
IsA am gonna be there on september
Hope they can bring Rotting christ & Arkan.................\m/
Nefarious - 21.06.2011 at 21:56  
I may be getting ahead of myself here, but i'm expecting Anathema to be confirmed.

They are playing here in Dubai on 8th September and i can't imagine they would come all this way just for this show. I'm glad my flight to Turkey is on the morning of the 9th, so either way i'll see them again at least once this Summer
Kass - 30.06.2011 at 14:00  
Written by SoulScarred on 11.06.2011 at 02:16

Damn I wish things in my country get cool again so I might go there for real !!!

Yeah, I hope so.
HopetH - 08.07.2011 at 01:26  
if those problems continue in Syria, it seems we won't go anywhere
superbarhom - 30.07.2011 at 16:16  
Yea......fuck it we need metal....Syrian problems won't let us go
Roro - 13.08.2011 at 20:20  
Quoted from Opeth official page : "It is with great regret that Opeth are forced to cancel their September 10th appearance at the UniRock Festival in Istanbul, Turkey. Due to a conflict with the festival´s promoter who were not able to fulfil their contractual obligations, our agent and management decided to pull out as we can´t afford to risk financial loss.
We hereby apologize to any fans who were expecting us to appear and we´ll do our absolute best to schedule a new tour date for Turkey in the near future."
Layne Blood - 16.08.2011 at 00:02  
Orphaned Land thats good news but am really upset that am gona miss Opeth and Katatonia hope i will there i miss alot of friends there .../M\
Kass - 26.08.2011 at 01:58  
Vader is coming.
Nefarious - 08.09.2011 at 14:52  
The organisation at this festival is a joke! I'm flying to Turkey for this festival tomorrow! Looks like i'll be there to enjoy the country rather than the festival....


HammerFall's first performance in Turkey was supposed to happen this Friday, at Uni Rock Open Air. It's now Wednesday evening, and the band's representatives still haven't received flight tickets nor any deposit payments for the appearance. Therefore, and most unfortunately, HammerFall is forced to cancel the performance at Uni Rock Open Air 2011.

"We've been wanting to come to Turkey for a long, long time, and this is just so sad. But without flight tickets, it's not so easy to get to the gig", says basist Fredrik Larsson, "and these things are beyond our control this time". Guitarist Oscar Dronjak continues: "The plan was to end the festival season on a high note, and then refocus on the upcoming European Outbreak tour beginning at the end of October. Instead, we end in the worst possible way: with a cancelled show. It sucks ass."

"We're very sorry for any inconvenience this may have cause for you, the Turkish fans, we had longed to play for you! But we promise to be back sometime next year, that's for damn sure", punctuates singer Joacim, "so keep your flame burning until we get there!"


"With regret we have to announce that we will not appear at Istanbul's Unirock Open Air this coming Sunday. The promoter has broken his contract with us (and, obviously, other bands, namely Opeth, Katatonia, and Hammerfall) and is currently not replying to any of our attempts to contact him. He has also failed to book flights for the band. Therefore there's nothing we can do but to assure you that this news is as sad for us as it is for our turkish fans. We have been looking forward to this show for months and we'll do all we can to find a replacement for it next year and as soon as possible!"

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