Our Local Music Scene for July & August

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Summer has finally arrived and the live music scene is now in full festival mode.  As well as the usual gig venues around our cities, there’s a couple of cracking multi-band line ups around the country.

Great weather, fantastic music, beautiful cities…as if you need any reason to take a few days off!

It’s a perfect combination for a few days’ relaxation with Euro Hostel, the only place where you can Budget Stay, Your Way.



Wednesday 13 July @Barrowland Ball Room – Elvis Costello

Thursday 11 August @Kelvingrove Park – Primal Scream

Friday 26 August @Bellahouston Park – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds

Saturday 27 August @Bellahouston Park – Biffy Clyro & Fall Out Boy

Monday 29 August @The SSE Hydro – The Who

Tuesday 30 & Wednesday 31 August @O2 ABC – The Jesus and Mary Chain

EH! Recommendation – The Who

Award-winning, British million-selling Rock/Mod band The Who are on tour again and playing a host of city venues around Britain.  Formerly known as The High Numbers, and led by Roger Daltrey and co-founding member Pete Townsend, The Who are touring with an amalgam of musicians to fill the voids left by the late Keith Moon and John Entwistle.

During their notorious ’60s heyday, the band issued “My Generation”, “I Can’t Explain”, “I Can See for Miles”, “Happy Jack”, “Substitute”, “The Kids Are Alright” and “Pinball Wizard”, before releasing classic albums in the ’70s such as “Quadrophenia” and “Live at Leeds”.

No doubt the majority of these classic tracks will feature on their shows this summer.



Friday 08 – Sunday 10 July @Frodsham Summer Festival – The Icicle Works, Space, The Christians

Thursday 14 July @O2 Academy 1 & 2 – The Maccabees

Sunday 24 July @Eric’s – The Lightning Seeds

Wednesday 03 August @Epstein Theatre – Low

Thursday 25 Aug @East Village Arts Club – Kano

EH! Recommendation – The Lightning Seeds

Originally a studio-based solo project for Ian Broudie, the Lightning Seeds formed in 1989 and expanded into a touring band following Jollification (1994). Broudie at this point was equally well known as a producer for Liverpool Band Echo and the Bunnymen and others.

The group experienced commercial success throughout the 1990s and are well known for their single “Three Lions”, a collaboration with David Baddiel and Frank Skinner which reached No. 1 in the UK in 1996 and 1998.

Originally from Liverpool, the band are sure of a riotous welcome for their ‘home’ gig and will no doubt include ‘Lucky You’, ‘Pure’, ‘Marvellous’ and ‘Life of Riley’ in their set list.


Newcastle Upon Tyne

Thursday 07 – Saturday 09 July @Tynemouth Priory and Castle – Featuring Bryan Ferry, James Bay and more

Friday 29 July @Times Square – Fatboy Slim

Saturday 30 July @Times Square – Ocean Colour Scene

Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 August @Down to the Woods, Hardwick Hall Hotel, Durham – Featuring Primal Scream, Chase and Status, Peter Hook and the Light, Echo and the Bunnymen and more.

EH! Recommendation – Fatboy Slim

He’s one not to be missed: Fatboy Slim will take over Times Square, Newcastle upon Tyne in July.

The gig will be heaven for the ears and eyes for fans with Fatboy Slim set to perform in the city centre.



Remember Euro Hostels are the perfect location to stay when attending any of the above gigs with our hostels all located conveniently in the city centres.

We guarantee the cheapest accommodation in the city centre whether you’re coming to see the band on your own (which is a little sad) or as part of a group.