There is nothing quite like live music to awaken the soul. Music festivals are held all over the world, offering audiences a respite from life and the opportunity to take in live music of all genres. Let’s explore exclusive residences from the Sotheby’s International Realty® network near music festivals around the world.
Montreux Jazz Festival
The Montreux Jazz Festival is one of the largest jazz festivals in the world. The festival takes place in Switzerland annually and was originally founded in 1967. While jazz music remains an integral part of the festival, the event has since expanded to include all genres of music including blues, soul and rock.
Switzerland – Set in the mountains in close proximity to the Montreux Jazz Festival, this Swiss estate sprawls more than 9,500 square-feet. The residence includes six bedrooms, five full-bathrooms and three half-bathrooms and boasts sweeping, uninterrupted views of the nearby mountains. Set in the village of Chernex, the property also features an outdoor swimming pool, patio and tennis court.
Founded in 1987, South by Southwest is an annual film, interactive media, music festival and conference event held in Austin, Texas. SXSW Music, the music component of the event, is one of the world’s largest music festivals, offering a performance platform to over 2,000 artists and musicians from 62 countries. More than 100 downtown Austin venues serve as the stage for the six-night festival.
Texas – Situated in the heart of Austin, Texas, this penthouse apartment overlooks the city and is just steps away from the excitement of SXSW. The property is being offered white box and can be customized for its residents. The penthouse spans over 4,300 square-feet and includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms and an 842-square-foot balcony with a nana-wall, allowing for an indoor/outdoor living experience.
Rhythm and Alps
Rhythm and Alps is a New Year’s Eve music festival held in Cardrona Valley, New Zealand. The event is the South Island sister-festival to Rhythm and Vines, which was founded in 2003 as a way to bring in the New Year with entertainment provided by New Zealand musicians. The festival has since grown to host globally recognized artists and from a local crowd of 1,800 to an international 25,000-person sell-out.
New Zealand – Located just north of the Rhythm and Alps music festival, this modern manor was completed in 2008. The property is set near Lake Wanaka and boasts breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The light-filled home comprises four bedrooms, including an en suite master bedroom, outdoor entertaining space, outdoor fireplace and lush gardening.