Time and time again our guests ask us why we’ve chosen the 2 UK cities that we have as Euro Hostels homes. The answer is simple. Edinburgh, and Glasgow and are such beautiful cities full of history, art and architecture but also packed with things to see and do. Not content with all this they also host an amazing night life and on top of that all 2 cities are home to some of the best festivals the UK has to offer. 2017 will not disappoint.
EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL - 4–28 AUGUST 2017
Founded in 1947 every August Edinburgh International Festival takes place for 3 weeks transforming Edinburgh’s streets, theatres, concert halls, small venues and places you wouldn’t think could be transformed into venues to host music, dance and shows from around the world.
EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE - 4–28 AUGUST 2017
Edinburgh Festival Fringe affectionately known as “The Fringe” is the largest arts festival in the world and Edinburgh is lucky enough to host it every year. The city comes to life with hundreds of entertainers in a variety of venues across the city and in the streets themselves. There’s something for everyone and you can see well known performers as well as being introduced to some brand new talent.
THE ROYAL EDINBURGH MILITARY TATTOO - 4–26 AUGUST 2017
Every year 217,000 people attend The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo set against the backdrop of Edinburgh Castle. Music, Massed pipes and drums, Massed Military bands, Troupes and singers bring this event to life and each Tattoo is different from the one before with a new theme every year. Travelling from all over the world the Tattoo boasts an audience of 13 million people to date.
TRNSMT - 7-9 JULY 2017
With our beloved T in the Park taking a wee break this year we’re thrilled that the void will be filled with the 2017 launch of TRNSMT. TRNSMT is a new music festival and sister to T in the Park and will hit Glasgow this summer. For 3 days T in the Parks organisers will bring some amazing acts to the city centre as they take over Glasgow Green.
Rock giants Radiohead, Kasabian and Biffy Clyro have been confirmed as headliners as well as Belle & Sebastian and Twin Atlantic with more acts being announced over the next few weeks. Billed as a “truly metropolitan non-camping festival,” it will feature bands performing across just two stages, although bars, restaurants and “mouth-watering street food” are also promised.