A new year means a new chance to see a Sofar in over 400 cities all over the world! Can’t decide where to travel next? The Sofar Sounds team has rounded up some of the most vibrant places to catch an intimate show and discover exciting new artists in 2020 🌏. Read up on some of our favorite cities, pack your bags, and we’ll see you somewhere unexpected!
Get lost in the architecture, the canals and the amazing Sofar lineups that are in store for you in Amsterdam. With intimate venues hidden all over one of Europe’s most historic cities, the rest of the Sofar team is dying to catch one of Amsterdam’s many magical shows.
In the mood to explore one of the world’s most naturally gorgeous cities? Put Auckland on your bucket list ASAP, and don’t forget to get tickets to see a Sofar while you’re in town. You might just find yourself in a stunning record store, an intimate front porch gig, or a backyard serenade.
These days, just saying "Berlin" makes you feel instantly cooler. Get an inside look at Germany’s largest city — when you see a Sofar in Berlin, you’ll have a backstage pass to the coolest venues and on-the-rise artists. Plus, we’re a heck of a lot easier to get into than Berghain. Pro-tip: travel by bike! Berlin is the world’s most bikeable city.
Sandy beaches, scenic cliffs and incredible Sofar shows every month — this Spanish island off the coast of Africa in the Canary Islands has all the ingredients for an amazing getaway. Make sure to bring your hiking boots! This island also boasts world-renowned trails and breathtaking views.
Beaming with history, art and food, it’s no surprise that Mexico City made the list of top places to catch a Sofar. Stay in one of the many historic neighborhoods like Roma, explore their impressive museums and the Frida Kahlo house, take a trip to a nearby Mayan temple, and soak in all of the culture (and tacos) that Mexico City has to offer.
Did someone say “hygge”? We wouldn't blame you if you quit your job, bought a flight and headed to Copenhagen — it’s home to the world’s happiest people. If happiness and history aren’t enough for you, they’ve also got some awesome shows on the roster for 2020. (And beer, they have lots of beer.)
Lima is home to some of our most energetic shows and eye catching venues. With beautiful cliff sides, enchanting history and an impressive culinary scene — do yourself a favor and put this South American city on your travel itinerary ASAP.
Hands up if you want to experience the musical diversity of Medellín 🙋♀️ This city goes far beyond reggaeton! They've got gorgeous architecture (just check out the background of Goli’s epic show) and hilly street art-filled views to keep your wanderlust alive and well in South America.
Come hungry for new music and plenty of beignets! This Cajun city is so, so much more than bachelorette parties and Mardi Gras. Overflowing with southern charm, jazz and enchanting venues, there’s also room for Sofar shows in New Orleans.
One of the world’s most populated cities is quickly becoming one of Sofar’s favorites. With a killer food scene and devoted music-loving residents (aka Paulistanos), this city is home to a fast-growing network of Sofar lovers. See for yourself why they call São Paulo the NYC of South America!
In need of a getaway to a tiny old town on the Baltic Sea? Tallinn, Estonia is the destination you didn’t know you needed in your life. Wander the cobblestone streets and 15th century architecture that surrounds the historic city before finding yourself in an open air museum, packed climbing gym or charming studio for a Sofar show you won’t forget.
An epicenter of culture and history, Tel Aviv is a city bursting with life and teaming with musical talent. Next time you’re in town, take a break from the foot tours of Bauhaus architecture, delicious Israeli food and Mediterranean Sea views and settle into a Sofar show you’re bound to remember forever.
Neon-lit skyscrapers and bustling metro areas make Tokyo a must-see (and slightly overwhelming) bucket list destination. While you’re soaking in all of the culture, cuisine, and let’s face it — karaoke — the city has to offer, swing by a Sofar too.
When you’re not learning about US history, snapping selfies with the famous National Gallery Obama portraits or riding bikes around the Mall, pop into one of the many Sofar shows happening in the American capital every month.
Fall in love with this coastal city (also the southernmost capital city in the world!). Surrounded by incredible views and challenging hikes, Wellington, New Zealand is a city made for adventurers (and music-lovers, of course)!