This prestigious five-week-long festival of music and drama is a major event in the classical music calendar. The Austrian town of Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart, provides the beautiful setting.

The event was first established in 1920, and since the 1960s the organisers have also held a festival at Whitsun. A total of 220 concerts will be held at 14 different venues, and the event will come to a close with a Festival Ball.