The Citizen (KZN)

London is a music lover’s paradise

- Citizen reporter

Some of the biggest names in music got their start in Europe, but not all cities on the continent are equal when it comes to musical offerings.

Certain destinatio­ns offer more opportunit­ies, as a German ranking reveals.

Online travel agency weloveholi­ has taken a close look at the music scene in 60 European cities, ranking them according to a number of factors.

Particular attention was paid to the number of music events taking place at each destinatio­n in 2024, as well as the number of concert venues (bars or halls) located there.

Once the data was collected, the factors were standardis­ed and each of them were assigned a 1value, zero to one, resulting a score.

London tops the list, with a respectabl­e score of 2.78 out of four.

The English capital is due to host many concerts this year, including three by American superstar Taylor Swift in mid-June.

Music lovers visiting the land that gave rise to the genre Britpop can also enjoy live music in any of London’s 133 concert bars.

Second place goes to Hamburg, Germany, which boasts just over 100 music venues, and third is Paris.

The City of Lights is a prime destinatio­n for music lovers from all over the world, thanks to its rich musical scene.

Top internatio­nal artists regularly perform there in various concert halls and at renowned Parisian festivals such as We Love Green, Rock en Seine and Solidays.

But the French capital hosts only six music festivals compared to its English rival’s 25.

The most music-loving country in Europe is Germany. Four German cities feature in the top 15 of Europe’s most music-friendly destinatio­ns: Hamburg (number two), Berlin (No 4), Cologne (No 7) and Munich (No 13).

Europe is a prime destinatio­n for what profession­als call “music tourism”.

Every year, millions of music lovers travel there to see their favourite artists live on stage. –

 ?? Picture: Supplied ?? BUSKING. A band performs at the Columbia Road Flower Market in East London.
Picture: Supplied BUSKING. A band performs at the Columbia Road Flower Market in East London.

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