THE 8th Alevi Festival took place on 3 June Sunday at Hackney Downs in London. The Alevi festival started a week before and ended with a spectacular park festival on Sunday.
There were many people which attended to the festival from Turkey anf Europe, the festival attracted thousands of visitors and has a major outcome. Alongside the amazing weather and heatwave, thousands of people filled the festival area and shared colourful moments.
Famous singers such as Niyazi Koyuncu, Töre Anadolu, Grup Zemheri, Yener Bulut ve Ümit Durak, Tuğba Özcivan ile Emrah Tak and Anatolian Collective performed on stage and ensured the participants had a great time.
Traditional Alevi dishes were sold in tents also, there was a wide variety of refreshing food and drinks which many consumed to get rid of the overwhelming heat.
Zeynel Özen, from the European Alevi Union Confederation and currently first place candidate for HDP in Istanbul, also attended the festival. Özen greeted the public on behalf of the European Confederation of Alevi Unions and HDP, in his speech he underlined the importance of unity and support during the elections in Turkey.