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Get in the mood and lose track of time and space in one of Europe’s many music festivals.
The Salzburg Festival, Austria
You would expect no less from the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart than it being home to one of the world’s most famous classical music festivals. Music permeates all areas of life in Salzburg during the summer, and the festival itself sells out months in advance. The program combines orchestral and opera performances and even a play, the Everyman, adapted by the famous Austrian writer Hugo von Hofmannsthal.
Known worldwide, sold out in a couple of seconds and internationally appreciated for its creativity is Belgium’s annual electronic music festival, Tomorrowland. Things really go “boom” in the town of Boom, with big names such as David Guetta and Swedish House Mafa performing.
Savonlinna Opera Festival, Finland
This festival is notable not only for its music, but also for its spectacular setting of Olavinlinna, a medieval castle which seemingly rises out of a lake. The castle now hosts performances of some of the world’s most famous operas. This year’s programme is dedicated to two great opera composers, Verdi and Wagner.
North Sea Jazz Festival, The Netherlands
The city of Rotterdam hosts this jazz festival noted for the diversity of its acts; with traditional jazz intermixed with performances of blues and hip-hop. International performers play music from across the ages. This year’s line-up includes musical royalty such as Santana, John Legend and Sting.
Festas de Lisboa, Portugal
As summer descends upon Lisbon, the city celebrates Saints in festivities over a number of days. At the heart of the celebrations is music. Fado is traditional music with the theme of nostalgia and longing for what has passed. During the festivities, it is performed beneath colourful garlands that adorn the streets, and you can even witness Fado being performed on the city’s trams.
Bratislava Music Festival, Slovakia
Headed by the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bratislava Music Festival offers unique performances by Slovakia’s best classical artists. Over the two week period, world premieres of works by Slovak composers take place, as well as the opening-night of the opera and ballet season at the Slovak National Theatre.
Music is at the heart of every country, city and person in Europe. But the type of music you’ll find during a trip to Europe can vary dramatically. From modern rock festivals to classic opera performances, you’re sure to see and hear a wide range of performances. Browse this gallery for a taste of some of Europe’s most interesting music scenes.
Some of Europe’s oldest and most iconic places are in its humblest buildings. Monasteries and abbeys are sprinkled throughout the countries and make for a somber and unforgettable experience. From ancient abbeys in Italy to majestic monasteries in Austria, browse this gallery for a better look at them all.
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