While some individuals look at music as a fun form of downtime, others simply cannot imagine life without it. In case you live by these sweet notes, but also enjoy life as a Digital Nomad, why not combine the two? It seems like a perfect scenario.
We all know the major festival cities, but unfortunately, most of them aren’t exactly perfectly suitable with our lifestyle. Would you like to know a good place to start your journey? Well, don’t despair, as we will bring you the answer in the form of this top 5 list. Ready to start? Buckle up!
- Prague, Czech Republic
It turns out that the city that’s well known for gorgeous architecture still has a lot more to offer. Among European cities, Prague often gets mentioned as an ideal destination for Digital Nomads, and for a couple of good reasons. Besides friendly people, fabulous castles behind every corner and affordable prices (of beer), they also have a lot to offer when it comes to entertainment. The historical Estates Theatre held a premier for Mozzart’s La clemenza di Tito and Don Giovanni and it's still going strong. With a world-known symphonic orchestra and a popular jazz festival, it never gets boring. If you’re into classical music, Prague is your ideal destination.
- Havana, Cuba
From cold Central European climate, we move on to warmer areas. The Cuban capital is widely known as a city of rich culture that will captivate you at first sight. Due to the insane political turmoil the country has been going through, the culture has also evolved, being influenced by people from all over the world. Cuban jazz mixed with Spanish guitars, African drums that urge you to dance and a Slavic willingness to party long hours, is there anything better? Buena Vista Social Club is probably their most famous band, and their music represents the city perfectly. The only question is, how are you gonna find the time to work with all these parties going on?
- Tokyo, Japan
Japanese people aren't necessary regarded as party animals, to say the least. From a business standpoint, Tokyo is a place to be, there’s no denying that, but did you also know that music lovers run this town? Although that might be a slight exaggeration, the Japanese capital music scene is alive and well. Operettas and Theatres are stunning, but Tokyo is becoming relevant for something completely different. These people are huge on live music, with bands playing everything from hardcore punk to buzzing hip-hop and relaxing indie sounds. Whether you prefer smaller clubs or huge arenas, it’s totally up to you. Either way, chances are you will be amazed.
- Novi Sad, Serbia
By far the smallest city on our list, Novi Sad is capable of dueling with the best of ’em when it comes to music lovers. At first sight, it looks like every other small but beautiful city. The locals are polite, everything is cozy, and it’s genuinely a terrific place to live in. That is, until the summer comes along, and this small place becomes the music capital of Europe. Exit festival started off pretty humble, but through a ton of hard work, it became one of the biggest music events in Europe. Tourists from around the world flock here to enjoy the sound of their favorite artists and enjoy food, which it completely bonkers. If you ever find yourself here, do yourself a favor and order ’cevapi’! You’ll thank me later.
- Melbourne, Australia
To any true music lover, Melbourne should definitely be the number one choice. When it comes to the nomadic lifestyle, the costs of living aren’t the best, compared to some previously mention places, but when it comes to sheer enjoyment, Melbourne is second to none. Still, don’t take our word for it, and visit one of the 62,000 concerts that annually take place in this charming city. Incredible bands such as Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, The Tempered Trap and Crowded House made their name in these small clubs, so the quality is definitely there. At the end of the day, if you enjoy living in a fantastic climate with a friendly bunch of people that love listening to great music, this is the place to be. See you there!