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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.

Calexico and Iron and Wine Cambridge Folk Festival

Cambridge Folk Festival 2019

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

Sapporo Summer Festival Japan

Sapporo Summer Festival 2019

Lasting a whole month from mid-July to mid-August, the Sapporo Summer Festival 2019 is packed with a variety of cultural, musical, gastronomical and fireworks events attracting…

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…

Dour Festival Belgium

Dour Festival 2019 in Belgium

Dour Festival is the biggest music event in the French speaking part of Belgium featuring eight stages and attracting a quarter of a million revellers. Held in July, this is…

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