5 Great music venues across Europe


The O2 Academy Brixton, UK.

The O2 Academy Brixton is no stranger to big-name performers, so it makes sense that it is one of London’s most famed music venues. The Academy was once a cinema and theater in the 1920s, but since its re-opening in 1983 it has functioned primarily as a concert space.


La Riviera, Spain.

La Riviera, founded in 1964, is one of Madrid’s most popular clubs. Situated on the banks of the Manzanares River, the venue is known for showcasing some of the greatest musical talent. Events at La Riviera range from music concerts and dance nights to live DJ sessions and large-scale festivals.


Columbia Halle, Berlin.

While Berlin is crowded with nightclubs and music venues, Columbia Halle stands out from the rest. With ultra-modern designs and second-story balconies to hide away in, this venue brings out thousands of fans for Berlin events and concerts ranging from Gotye to Snoop Dogg.


Paradiso, Amsterdam.

One of the best places to catch concerts in Amsterdam is at a beautiful 19th-century church that’s been converted into a massive venue and nightclub. Paradiso attracts some of the biggest pop, rock and electronic artists in the world.


Sinister Noise Club.

Open since 2006, this underground club showcases emerging local and international bands. On the minuscule basement stage, you’ll see everything from live DJ sets, rock and indie to folk and alternative.