Even those with the most eclectic of musical tastes can find something just for them at these festivals.
The world is a strange place, so when you get the chance to see, or taste or experience the weird or the wacky - go for it.
It's essential to do your research before you buy.
There's literary talent and imagination in the air at these bookish sites.
Looking for a culture hit? Here are eight destinations that will hit the spot.
Seat B28, in the dress circle, is always left vacant on opening night.
Its military starkness upsets some, but there's no denying the power of this memorial to Soviet soldiers.
Sliced durian, rotten shark, century eggs, live maggots in pecorino - and Vegemite. This food museum challenges all of your senses and your mind.
Arnhem Land's rock art isn't just the best in Australia but the world's most long-lasting artistic tradition.
On a night out in Mexico's capital, the tequila flows and blows are thrown.
It's Plovdiv. Congratulations if you immediately know which country it's in without having to look.
The neighbourhood of Sham Shui Po flies under the tourist radar and reveals an older grittier version of Hong Kong.