The world has produced some great musicians, and there are particular stand-out destinations across the globe that you just have to try if you’re a fan.
From country to dance music, we take a look at where to go…
Nashville is the inspiration and spiritual home for many an aspiring musician – so head to Music City to experience its infectious musical energy.
The city has produced some of the greats of country music such as Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline and Willie Nelson, as well as other legends like Jimi Hendrix.
Wander around Nashville at any time of the day or night and you’ll find music drifting out of the bars and venues of the city. Experience it for yourself by heading to a Honky Tonk, grabbing a beer and relaxing to some great sounds.
Don’t forget to enjoy some of Nashville’s other attractions too such as the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, the Centennial Park and the Adventure Science Centre.
Known as one of the greatest party capitals in the world, thousands of holidaymakers flood to Ibiza every year to experience world class DJs and day-to-night partying.
There are hundreds of famous venues where dance music fans can party such as Amnesia, Space and Ushuaia. Chilled out beats can be found on beaches by day, such as Borra Borra before the tempo rises in the evening.
If all the partying is taking its toll, there are plenty of other things to enjoy in Ibiza. The Old Town is full of beautiful old architecture and cosy restaurants; gorgeous quieter beaches can be found scattered across the island and a day trip to the island of Formentera will take your breath away.
Known for its dramatic and moody character, flamenco fuses music, song and dance. The best place to be immersed in this cultural experience is Seville in Spain, the region’s capital that fiercely preserves its traditions.
Visit a tablao (flamenco bar) where you can experience the foot stomping and castanet snapping for yourself, while the Flamenco Museum will enable you to learn all about the history of the tradition.
Experience other highlights of the city by taking in its beautiful architecture, visiting one of its many tapas bars, and taking in attractions such as the stunning Alcazar and incredible cathedral.
Whether it’s to be a day tripper or stay a little longer, fans of the four lads from Liverpool who changed music forever should head to the home city of the Beatles.
Buzzing and energetic, there are many locations around the city where fans can indulge their musical passion. The Beatles Museum on the Albert Dock will allow you to learn all about the band’s story, while Matthew Street features the original stomping grounds of the band, such as the Cavern Pub and Club.
The Magical Mystery Tour invites you to jump aboard a brightly coloured bus and visit some of the locations which inspired their songs like Strawberry Fields.
If you’re all ‘beatled’ out, there are plenty of other things to do in Liverpool. Enjoy shopping, visiting one of many museums, taking a trip on the iconic Ferry across the Mersey, or heading to one of the city’s fantastic cultural venues such as the Everyman Theatre.
Dancing queens should hop on a plane and take a trip to Sweden, home of pop sensations Abba. Here you can visit the Abba Museum where you will be able to immerse yourself in the band’s history while viewing memorabilia, and seeing some of their outlandish costumes. You can even have a go at belting out a song yourself in a studio.
However, Abba isn’t the only musical legend to come from Sweden. Go to the Swedish Hall of Fame and find out about bands such as the Cardigans, Roxette and Swedish House Mafia.