5 Destinations Known for Music and Partying

There are many hundreds of places to enjoy great music around the world; these are a few of the best

Ibiza, Spain

This island is one of the most famous dance party destinations in the world and is famous for its nightlife and dance clubs. The summer months sees 24 hour partying with the many of the worlds most famous DJ’s performing at the clubs and beach parties. The live music event Ibiza Rocks began in 2005 and has added live bands including the Prodigy and Arctic Monkeys to the mix of dance music sets. The season on Ibiza begins in June with the opening parties at the big clubs and closes the first week in October.

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Havana, Cuba

Havana is a unique city the restoration of its historic building is ongoing but there is still plenty to see and do. Most of the bars and restaurants in the old town have their own house band, generally very good quality playing Latin music and jazz whilst tourists and locals eat, drink and dance. The Jazz Festival held in December was founded by a group of Cuban musicians and first held at the Casa de La Cultura Plaza which is still an important centre for music in the city.

Koh Phangan, Thailand

Koh Phangan is a small island near to the popular tourist island of Koh Samui off the east coast of Thailand. It is a beautiful island with palm trees and white beaches one of which, Haad Rin, is home to the full moon party. This is a monthly party with up to 30,000 revellers at its peak in the New Year, with regular crowds of 10 to 20 thousand depending on the season. Beach clubs line Haad Rin and their sound systems often hosting major DJ’s, help party goers celebrate the full moon.

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Berlin, Germany

Germany has produced many famous musicians over the years and many have worked in Berlin such as Bach and Richard Strauss. In more recent times the city is home to a vibrant music and club scene; the three major opera houses host some of the best orchestras in the world. Dance clubs are scattered all over the city and famous DJ’s are a regular sight; for something a little different try the Kit Kat Club or take in the view from the Panorama Bar at Berghain.

New Orleans, USA

New Orleans is often compared to Caribbean cities with which it has many similarities in life-style, food and music. The annual Jazz festival was first held in April 1970 and is a very popular live music destination with food and cultural events and exhibitions as well as jazz music from a wealth of great musicians; the first festival included performances by Fats Domino, Duke Ellington and the Meters and the line up has remained impressive year on year with Bob Dylan, Ella Fitzgerald and BB King all performing in past festivals.

Whatever your favourite style of music, from laid back jazz to banging dance tunes there will be a venue to suit your tastes, so get out in the world and dance!

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