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Topic: Music

Like travelling, music opens people’s mindsets and is often a great and fun way to experience the richness of foreign cultures and the diversity of ways of life on our planet – which is why at Travel Begins at 40 the world’s melodic traditions take up a special place in our travels.

Music Festivals

Whether you’re into Blues in Wales and Country in Nashville, or Jazz in Chiang Mai and Electronic Dance in Singapore, check out our Festivals section to choose your favourite sounds on your travels whether they be near or far.

News

From Soho Music Month in London to UNESCO’s recognition of Jamaican Reggae, stay tuned in to our News section for the latest updates.

Melodic Travel

Sometimes the best melodic experiences happen unplanned and spontaneously – poignant, old folk songs inside a yurt in Kyrgyzstan or stumbling across the Leipzicher Notenspur, a 5km music trail in Germany – may your travels let you experience the world with your ears as well as your eyes.

Cambridge Folk Festival

Cambridge Folk Festival 2019

There is no booming DJ tent, round-the-clock cinema or secret location, but Cambridge still stands as the most elegant festival on the UK summer music calendar. Set within the Edenic…

Candle Festival Thailand

Candle Festival Thailand, 2019

Marking the start of the green (or wet) season, the Candle Festival in July is amongst the most beautiful celebrations in Thailand. Extravagant, intricately-carved candle sculptures are shown off at…

Isle of Wight Festival

Isle of Wight Festival 2019

In 2018 the Isle of Wight Festival, which started life as the Great South Coast Bank holiday Pop Festivity in 1968, celebrated is 50th anniversary with The Killers, Liam Gallagher, Depeche Mode and…

Hua Hin Jazz Festival Thailand

Hua Hin Jazz Festival 2019

It could hardly get any better when you combine a seaside beach and Thai food with world-class live jazz. The Thai royal seaside resort of Hua Hin, a three-hour drive…

Let the adventure begin.