Radio Bilkent Annual Events

Baran Kayserilioğlu & ​Zeynep Barut / İçinden Gelen Sesi Dinle / COMD 357 Multimedia Journalism İlkbahar 2022-2023 Listeleme Projesi

Hey Listener!
​If you’re a fan of live music, then you won’t want to miss this blog post. Recently, Radio Bilkent, the university’s radio station, held an exciting event that showcased some of the most talented local musicians in Ankara.

As a member of the Radio Bilkent team, I was lucky enough to witness this incredible event firsthand. It was an unforgettable experience that showcased the power of live music and the importance of supporting local artists.

In this blog post, I’ll be sharing my thoughts on the event, the musicians who performed, and the impact it had on the local music scene. So, if you’re a fan of live music or just curious about the vibrant music culture in Ankara, keep reading! 

I promise you won’t be disappointed.

Light’s Up

As the days grow longer and the temperature rises, there’s an undeniable excitement in the air – summer is on its way! And what better way to welcome the season of sun-soaked days and balmy nights than with a sensational celebration? Get ready to dive headfirst into the wildest electronic music party of the summer, Lights Up, proudly sponsored by Radyo Bilkent. This year’s event promises an electrifying experience, featuring both local and international artists, all set to perform against the backdrop of the iconic CerModern venue. So mark your calendars, gather your friends, and prepare for a night of unadulterated fun and unforgettable memories.

The Hottest Ticket in Town:
Lights Up has earned its reputation as the go-to event for summer revelers, and this year is no exception. With heart-pounding beats, stunning visuals, and an infectious atmosphere, the party is destined to be the highlight of the season. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this epic celebration – secure your tickets now through Biletix or @cermodern. Hurry, as they are selling like hotcakes!

Unleash Your Inner Party Animal:
Once you step into the vibrant world of Lights Up, prepare to be transported into a realm of pure euphoria. Let loose and surrender yourself to the irresistible rhythms as you dance the night away surrounded by a sea of energized partygoers. Whether you’re an experienced dancer or a first-time mover, the music will move through you, compelling you to express yourself and release your inhibitions. Get ready to unleash your inner party animal and make memories that will last a lifetime.

The Unforgettable Lineup:
Lights Up wouldn’t be the ultimate electronic music party without a lineup of extraordinary talent. Brace yourself for an electrifying experience as local and international artists take the stage, delivering mind-blowing performances that will leave you breathless. From renowned DJs spinning the latest beats to emerging artists making waves in the electronic music scene, the lineup is carefully curated to offer a diverse range of styles and sounds. Prepare for an auditory journey like no other, where every beat and bass drop will reverberate through your soul.

The Radyo Bilkent Touch:
As the proud sponsor of Lights Up, Radyo Bilkent brings its expertise and passion for music to elevate the party to unparalleled heights. With their involvement, you can expect a top-notch production, flawless sound systems, and mesmerizing light displays that will transport you to another dimension. Radyo Bilkent’s dedication to curating exceptional musical experiences ensures that Lights Up will exceed all expectations.

Make This Summer Unforgettable:
Lights Up is not just another party; it’s an opportunity to celebrate the arrival of summer in the most epic way possible. Gather your squad, dress to impress, and immerse yourself in the pulsating energy of the night. From the moment you step foot into CerModern, you’ll be swept up in the contagious excitement and enveloped by the intoxicating melodies. It’s a night where friendships are forged, love is found on the dancefloor, and memories are created that will be cherished for years to come.

Lights Up is calling all music lovers, party enthusiasts, and summer revelers to join in the celebration of the season. With its dynamic lineup, vibrant atmosphere, and the support of Radyo Bilkent, this electronic music extravaganza promises an experience like no other. So don’t miss out – secure your tickets now and get ready to unleash your summer spirit at Lights Up. Get ready to dance, let go, and create memories that will ignite your soul. Summer is here, and the party of a lifetime is about to begin. We can’t wait to see you at CerModern as we ignite the summer and make this an unforgettable season of music, joy, and connection. Get ready to dance until dawn and soak up the electric atmosphere of Lights Up. It’s time to let loose, embrace the summer vibes, and celebrate the magic of music together. See you on the dancefloor!


In the realm of music, talent knows no boundaries. It is an art form that transcends languages and cultures, bringing people together through its universal language. To celebrate the magic of music, our organization is embarking on an extraordinary journey, starting with a thrilling music production contest and culminating in a spectacular concert. But that’s not all – we’re also offering enriching workshops and seminars led by industry experts. Join us as we dive into the details of this melodious adventure!

Unveiling the Music Production Contest:
The heart of our initiative lies in the music production contest, where aspiring musicians and producers from all walks of life showcase their creativity and talent. Musicians are invited to submit their original compositions, pushing the boundaries of genres and styles. The contest acts as a platform to discover emerging talents and to celebrate the diversity of music.

Enriching Workshops and Seminars:
Beyond the contest, we believe in nurturing the skills and knowledge of budding musicians. To achieve this, we have curated a series of workshops and seminars that delve into various aspects of music production. These sessions provide a unique opportunity for participants to learn from seasoned professionals and gain insights into the industry.

The Art of Sound: In one of our workshops, participants will explore the intricacies of sound engineering and the technical aspects of music production. From understanding different types of microphones to mastering audio mixing techniques, attendees will gain valuable knowledge to enhance their production skills.

Songwriting Secrets: Another workshop focuses on the art of songwriting, delving into the creative process, lyricism, and composition. Seasoned songwriters will share their experiences and guide participants in crafting compelling narratives through music.

Harnessing Technology: In today’s digital age, technology plays a pivotal role in music production. Our workshop on music production software and tools will equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to leverage the latest advancements in the field. From digital audio workstations to virtual instruments, attendees will learn how to harness technology to bring their musical visions to life.

Inspiring Seminars with Industry Experts:
Complementing the workshops, our seminars feature esteemed speakers who have made significant contributions to the music industry. These experts will share their insights, experiences, and invaluable advice, offering a glimpse into the professional world of music production. From navigating the challenges of the industry to staying inspired and pushing creative boundaries, these seminars provide a holistic perspective on the music business.

The Grand Finale: Concert and Contest Jury:
As the workshops and seminars draw to a close, the crescendo of our musical journey culminates in a grand concert. The participants of the music production contest will have the opportunity to showcase their talents on a prominent stage, accompanied by a team of skilled musicians and sound engineers. The contest jury, comprised of seasoned professionals, will evaluate the performances and select the winners based on criteria such as originality, technical proficiency, and overall impact.

Music has the power to captivate, inspire, and unite people like no other art form. Our organization’s music production contest, workshops, seminars, and grand concert serve as a testament to the enduring influence of music in our lives. Whether you are an aspiring musician, an industry enthusiast, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of melodies, this journey promises to be an unforgettable experience. Join us as we celebrate the boundless creativity and passion that music brings to the world. Together, let us harmonize our way into a memorable symphony!

Mayfest Open-air Cinema

​Picture this: a warm summer evening, a starlit sky, and the excitement of watching a beloved movie with friends and family. Radyo Bilkent’s open-air cinema is back, and this year, we’re thrilled to announce that the chosen movie is none other than the animated classic, Cars! After an exciting voting process, Cars emerged as the fan-favorite, promising an evening of laughter, nostalgia, and pure entertainment. So grab your chairs, mark your calendars, and join us for a memorable night under the stars as we kick off the school year with a fun-filled outdoor cinema experience.

Lights, Camera, Action:
On the first day of school, at 20:00, head over to Mayfest Çimleri with your chairs in tow, ready to immerse yourself in the magic of open-air cinema. Mayfest Çimleri provides the perfect setting for our outdoor movie extravaganza, with its sprawling greenery and enchanting ambiance. Bring along blankets, pillows, and cozy attire to make yourself comfortable as you settle in for a night of cinematic delight.

A Timeless Tale: Cars:
Cars, the heartwarming and adventurous animated film, has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide. Join Lightning McQueen, Mater, and the beloved characters of Radiator Springs as they take you on a journey filled with friendship, self-discovery, and the thrill of racing. Whether you’re reliving the magic or experiencing it for the first time, Cars promises to captivate both young and young-at-heart.

Community and Connection:
Radyo Bilkent’s open-air cinema is not just about watching a movie; it’s about coming together as a community and creating cherished memories. As you settle into your spot under the stars, you’ll have the opportunity to mingle with friends, make new acquaintances, and enjoy the collective excitement buzzing in the air. Share a bag of popcorn, engage in animated discussions about your favorite movie moments, and bask in the camaraderie that comes with a shared cinematic experience.

Unforgettable Atmosphere:
There’s something magical about watching a movie under the night sky. The enchanting backdrop of twinkling stars, the gentle breeze rustling through the trees, and the anticipation that fills the air all contribute to the unique ambiance of Radyo Bilkent’s open-air cinema. As the sun sets and the movie begins, you’ll be transported to a world of cinematic wonder, where reality fades away, and the silver screen takes center stage.

Spread the Word:
Don’t keep the excitement to yourself! Share the news with your friends, family, and fellow movie enthusiasts. Invite them to join you at Mayfest Çimleri for an unforgettable night of outdoor cinema magic. The more, the merrier! Let’s come together as a community to celebrate the start of the school year and indulge in the joy of a timeless movie.

Get ready to be swept away by the enchantment of Radyo Bilkent’s open-air cinema as we bring you the beloved movie, Cars, under the starry sky. From laughter to tears, and heartwarming moments to thrilling adventures, Cars has it all. So gather your chairs, pack some snacks, and head over to Mayfest Çimleri for a night you won’t forget. Join us in celebrating community, connection, and the magic of cinema under the stars. See you there!

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GE-100 Open Air Party

Are you craving a night filled with electrifying music, an infectious atmosphere, and memories that will last a lifetime? Look no further because Radyo Bilkent’s GE100 Open-Air Party is here to make your dreams come true! This legendary event is back, promising an unforgettable experience that will leave you wanting more. Get ready to immerse yourself in the ultimate party atmosphere as we bring you the biggest and best GE100 Open-Air Party yet!

An Epic Celebration:
The GE100 Open-Air Party has gained a reputation as one of the most epic parties in the country, drawing partygoers from all corners of the nation. The allure is undeniable, with its pulsating beats, incredible vibes, and a crowd bursting with energy and excitement. Year after year, this event has raised the bar, and this time, we’re prepared to take it to even greater heights.

Save the Date:
Mark your calendars for September 10th, Saturday, at 20:00, as Mayfest Çim Alan transforms into the ultimate party destination. Whether you’re a Bilkent University student or someone who simply loves a good party, you’re cordially invited to join us for a night of non-stop fun and entertainment. Prepare to dance, connect, and create memories that will be talked about for years to come.

Unleash Your Dance Moves:
There’s something magical about dancing under the open sky, surrounded by an electrified crowd. The GE100 Open-Air Party is the perfect opportunity to let loose and show off your best dance moves. With a lineup of incredible DJs spinning the hottest tracks, you’ll be swept away by the rhythm and lose yourself in the music. So put on your dancing shoes and get ready to groove the night away!

An Unforgettable Atmosphere:
The ambiance of the GE100 Open-Air Party is unlike anything you’ve experienced before. The air crackles with anticipation as party enthusiasts from all walks of life come together to celebrate the power of music and the joy of being alive. Whether you’re dancing with friends, meeting new people, or simply soaking in the electric atmosphere, every moment will be etched in your memory.

Embrace the Party Spirit:
The GE100 Open-Air Party is not just about the music; it’s about the connections forged, the friendships made, and the shared experience of pure bliss. It’s a night where strangers become friends, inhibitions are left at the door, and you can embrace your truest, most carefree self. So come with an open mind, a heart ready to connect, and a spirit that’s hungry for adventure.

Countdown to an Unforgettable Night:
As the days tick closer to September 10th, the anticipation grows. Make sure you’re part of this monumental event by securing your place at the GE100 Open-Air Party. Invite your friends, spread the word, and get ready to dance like there’s no tomorrow.

Get ready to unleash your inner party animal at Radyo Bilkent’s GE100 Open-Air Party. This is the ultimate celebration you’ve been waiting for with its mesmerizing music, vibrant atmosphere, and a crowd full of energy. Mark your calendar, gather your crew, and prepare for a night that will redefine the meaning of fun. We can’t wait to see you at Mayfest Çim Alan, ready to dance, connect, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Get ready to experience the party of a lifetime!

Till next time take care!