Traveling for music? Vacations don’t get better than this.
With a little bit of work, you can turn a casual appearance at a music festival into a full-blown vacation. Whether you want to listen to jazz greats in the heart of Montreal, dance the night away in South Africa, or discover your new favorite band in the outskirts of Washington State, there’s a music festival for fans of every genre and every type of traveler. Hit the festival for a long weekend or tack on a day or two to your trip to wander the streets of Barcelona, Marrakech, or Palm Springs and make it a proper getaway.
Ahead: 14 music festivals well worth the miles it takes to get there.