Last month, a collective in Greece held a concert inside an active volcano crater, which proved to be an unexpectedly ideal location as the sound reverberated beautifully off the canyon walls. Many natural places around the world have also supplied quintessential environments for experiencing live music - some more surprising than others.
From the depths of caverns in Tennessee and the mountain ranges in Colorado, to the glaciers in Iceland and mines in Poland, people are encountering musical performances in the most unlikely of naturally occurring places. Even one of techno’s most prominent tastemakers Nina Kraviz has been keen on taking her fans to cave raves at locations where dance music has never before been played. Pushing the limits and boundaries is a common theme in the industry and being immersed in nature is more appealing now than ever.
Whether or not humans have altered a location to better suite a concert, a natural venue is a place where patrons are surrounded by nature while also enjoying a show. With that idea in mind, here are some of the most awe-inspiring natural locations where music is being embraced.