Festivals in Our Cities for 2017

Time and time again our guests ask us why we’ve chosen the 4 UK cities that we have as Euro Hostels homes.  The answer is simple.  Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool and Newcastle are all 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 4 cities are home to some of the best festivals the UK has to offer. 2017 will not disappoint.



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 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.


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.



Creamfields is the world's leading dance music festival. Born in 1998, the original dance festival set out to provide the clubbing world with a bespoke large scale outdoor event and has gone on to become the most popular and renowned open air electronic music festival in the world.

The festival began as an offshoot from Liverpool's Cream nightclub and is located in the heart of Cheshire, in between the cities of Liverpool & Manchester. It's famous for many things not least its heritage but its consistent delivery of a world class line-up and unbeatable atmosphere.  The Creamfields line-up mixes together genre breaking pioneers from across the DJ and live music spectrum and features two outdoor stages and between 8-10 arenas.

Since its inception, Creamfields has scooped many awards along the way, including Best Dance Event several years running in the UK Festival Awards and winning the prestigious Music Week Award for Festival of the Year beating off festival titans Glastonbury, V and Reading.

The success of Creamfields has attracted word wide attention which has led to the festival being staged in every continent since 1999, and has gone on to become the only festival that has successfully established itself in the global market.

The full 2017 lineup is still to be confirmed but so far Deadmau5 & Eric Prydz are firmly on the list.  If the 2016 festival is anything to go by it’s bound to be an impressive list.



Situated on the world-famous Hadrian’s Wall, FOTW is a new, independent festival providing a boutique experience on a big scale. Northumberland is a passionate region with passionate people at its heart and FOTW will embrace and showcase everything that is great about this special region. For three days and nights, FOTW will become a unique community of like-minded people that all share that passion for live music, the region and the desire to be a part of something special. It’s a place to meet new people, enjoy new experiences and be entertained by some of the world’s best artists and performers in a location unlike any other.

FOTW is about putting you at the heart of the event and creating a unique environment for you to enjoy with like-minded people. With more and more acts being announced all the time it’s guaranteed to be an amazing lineup with Pet Shop Boys, Maximo Park, The Libertines, Twin Atlantic, Mark Ronson and The Sherlocks already confirmed.