Does travelling to new places excite you? Are you always looking for the best music festival or concert destinations?
In 2016, one in five global travellers went on a trip because of a music concert or festival. To celebrate the anticipated release of the latest 3D computer animated and Day of the Dead adventure film in November 2017, Booking.com has compiled a list of top destinations around the world for the best live music.
Mexico City, Mexico
On the 2nd of November, 2017 celebrate the Day of the Dead in Mexico’s capital city, renowned for its live music. The celebration offers pulsing beats, colourful floats, marionettes and a parade of hundreds of dancers and performers.
The list of places to see in Mexico City include the National Museum of Anthropology, Palacio de Bellas Artes and the Chapultepec Castle. The best live music venues include the Auditorio Nacional, Bulldog Café and the Zinco Jazz Club.
In addition to live music, Booking.com travellers can look forward to exploring some amazing museums, culture and history. There are also some amazing accommodation options available for every budget.
Housed in a beautiful 1890’s-era building, the exquisite Hotel Zocalo Central is situated next to the beautiful National Cathedral. Located in downtown Mexico City, the hotel’s rooftop restaurant offers views overlooking the famous Zocalo Plaza and nearby attractions including Fine Arts Palace or Alameda Park.
New Orleans, United States
New Orleans is famous for its vibrant live music scene, energetic nightlife and fusion of French, African and American cuisine and cultures. One of the most celebrated events the city hosts is the world-famous Mardi Gras festival to be held on the 13th of February 2018.
Famed for its racy costumes, parades, street parties and live music, New Orleans is the perfect destination for those who desire a music centred trip. Some great hotspots to check out include the Spotted Cat Music Club, the Snug Harbour Jazz Bistro and the Preservation Hall for the fruity drinks and live bands.
Located in the Warehouse District of New Orleans is the trendy Ace Hotel, where you can book a suite room which features a Music Hall turntable and an acoustic Martin guitar. Decorated with artwork from local artists, the hotel also boasts a live music venue featuring some of the best local and musical acts.
London, United Kingdom
Enjoy a taste of culture and a splash of colour as you celebrate the musical festivities of Notting Hill Carnival in London. Since 1966 the streets of Notting Hill have come to life every August with a fusion of reggae, soca music and pop, paired with daring costumes, street dancing and hopefully some sunshine.
In the heart of London you’ll find the beautiful Ampersand Hotel, with rooms inspired by music, botany, geometry, ornithology and astronomy. Enjoy a spacious, music inspired, superior room and dine at the exclusive onsite Mediterranean restaurant.
Nashville, United States
For a music-centred holiday, you can’t go past the country music capital of the world, one of the most well-known destinations for live music. Nashville is home to music legends, the Grand Ole Opry House, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Johnny Cash Museum.
If you’re lucky to plan your trip during the month of June, the city annually hosts the Country Music Awards festival. However, throughout the year, Nashville offers up more than country music, with venues like the Mercy Lounge showcasing the best live rock acts, housing the likes of Lenny Kravitz and Iggy Pop.
Travellers can stay at the Commerce Street Apartments located in the heart of Nashville’s nightlife and a short stroll from West Riverfront Park. Enjoy a fully equipped kitchen, city views and easy access to Nissan Stadium, Bridgestone Arena and the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Mindelo, Cape Verde
Enjoy the powder soft sands, deep blue waters, colonial houses, rugged mountains and volcanic landscapes of the port city of Mindelo. Best known for its live music, nightlife, and carnival celebrations, this beautiful beachside town is the perfect music centred getaway.
Spend the day relaxing as you soak up the sunshine around the pool or the beautiful beaches. As evening sets in, head to the Jazzy Bird Bar, or the La Pergola and Caravela Mindelo for the best live music and cocktails in town.
For accommodation with beautiful sea views, stay at the eco-chic Casa Branace, with rooms offering private balconies overlooking the ocean. Sample a selection of exotic cocktails and tasty tapas without having to scour the city at the hotel’s own Lounge Bar.
Escape the hustle and bustle in the quant little town of Assago in Italy. See a live concert at the Mediolanum Forum, or enjoy the theatre at Italy’s first theatre, the Teatro della Luna.
In the evening, head out to Bar Story and Mangoes 3.0 for the best music and dance scenes. There are so many musical surprises throughout the little town, you’ll be sure to fine plenty of entertainment to keep you dancing the night away.
For a quiet retreat, only a short drive away from Milan, look no further than the beautiful Camere Da Kico apartments. Situated on an idyllic hillside, the apartments feature an on-site restaurant, bar and picturesque garden for the nights you just want to stay in and relax.