Party in Jamaica for Marley’s 70th birthday or hit Vegas for Sinatra’s 100th. The year ahead is packed with anniversaries worthy of a trip. You could even whirl atop an Austrian mountain to give thanks for 50 years of The Sound of Music
When? 1-6 February
The annual birthday celebrations for Jamaica’s off-beat ambassador will pack an extra punch this year as islanders and visitors come together to commemorate the music legend. In the first week of February, at venues across the island, there will be live performances and exhibitions, and the town of Negril will host the 23rd annual Bob Marley Birthday Bash: a five-day festival featuring international reggae acts, tribute shows, art and food. The Bob Marley Museum in Kingston – the singer’s former home – which closed its doors in October 2014 for renovation, will reopen in time to hold its own special Earthstrong celebration on Marley’s birthday, 6 February. More details for this event will be released nearer the time.