Some of the world's most historic, exotic and unexpected places have been turned into venues or grounds for live music. From Medieval castles to ancient water basins, fans can experience live music in some of the most fascinating places on the planet. A unique or breathtakingly scenic venue makes musical experiences all the more magical.
Check out our picks for some of the craziest places to see live music...
1) Norwegian Islands of Husøya and Sanna
The islands of Husøya and Sanna combined are two of the most remote live music destinations in the world. Home to the annual Traena Music Festival, these Norwegian islands are both exotic and alluring to any music fan's palette. The islands of Husøya and Sanna are only reachable via ferry, making it an exclusive and uniquely isolated live music experience and escape.
2) Slane Castle in Meath, Ireland
Slane Castle is one of the most historic buildings in Ireland. The parklands that have since been renovated into open fields utilized as room for major music events were once designed by the acclaimed landscape architect Capability Brown. Nowadays, the castle grounds host some of the biggest names in music.
3) Sultan’s Pool in Jerusalem, Israel
Located in the Valley of Hinnom, Sultan’s Pool is one of the most fascinating and most historically rich venues for live music. Built at the foot of the walls of the Old City, Sultan’s Pool is an ancient water basin teeming with history. Over time, it has evolved into one of the premier venues in Jerusalem. Several world-renowned musicians have graced the stage of the Merrill Hassenfield Amphitheater inside Sultan’s Pool.
4) Dalhalla in Rättvik, Sweden
Formally a limestone quarry, the natural bowl-shaped music venue that is Dalhalla has become one of the most environmentally centered music venues on earth. The scenic outdoor location of the amphitheater is unlike any other live music venue with surrounding rock walls and towering pine trees. Dalhalla has held performances by Adam Beyer, Richie Hawtin, Four Tet and more at its annual Into the Valley Festival.
5) Fort Punta Christo in Pula Croatia
Home to both Outlook Music Festival and Dimensions Music Festival, Fort Punta Christo is a geographical, historical and cultural focal point of Pula, Croatia. Once a nineteenth century stronghold built by the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, Fort Punta Christo has become a modern homestead for the sounds of the electronic world. This nightlife venue is located on a small peninsula right outside Pula, offering an insane view of the Bay of Pula and National Park Islands Brijuni.