Every holidays we go on has a unique soundtrack. These personal compilations are made up of the playlists we put together in advance, the songs we hear in cafes and restaurants, the artists we see, the gigs we attend and the new sounds we come across by chance. There's always great music to be enjoyed when you're away.

If you're passionate about music and you're either keen for it to be one of the highlights of your holiday or the main attraction of your break, you'll be pleased to know that you've landed in the right place. Our Music section has all kinds of inspiration for your sonic journey, from where to hear virtuoso performances to the perfect festival road trip.

Find out how best to enjoy the most famous music events from around the world, whether it's Glastonbury, Sziget or Primavera Sound. Learn more about how to experience music during famous celebrations, from Mardi Gras in New Orleans to Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. Discover where you can see up-and-coming artists and established names with guides to the best gig venues in cities around the world. Whatever your idea of aural pleasure is, we have features, lists, tips and more on the best festivals, the best destinations and the best musical experiences. Scroll down to explore.

For more musical inspiration and late-night fun on your travels, check our party section. Or, for more on musical events around the world, browse our articles on festivals and events.

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