This was a fantastic summer for the UK music scene, YHA and hostelling.
The Intermission Project, one of the UK’s most exciting, unsigned bands, joined YHA for a road trip of a lifetime. Setting off from London, the band and Rosie (the coolest VW van) weaved their way across South England for seven days. The talented fellas (Jim, Alex and Charlie) stayed at five YHA hostels, took part in adrenaline fuelled activities and played live sessions at three stunning YHA locations.
It’s one of the most-watched television events in the world. And this year an estimated 125 million people from throughout Europe will be tuning in on May 18 to support the singing sensation from their country.
Are you planning to party your way through the summer and rave whilst feeling the sand between your toes? If the answer is yes, then read on. Hostelling International has some of the best beach parties’ locations, where clothing is just optional, music is compulsory and fun is all part of the plan.
House icons spin new beats while pushing the edge of electronic music as rock gods reunite on legendary stages. Meanwhile, pop divas mesmerize crowds of thousands and notorious rap crews unleash fresh rhymes with fury at packed out places all across the Continent. So book your tickets before they sell out and gear up for a show to remember at some of our favorite live music venues in Europe.
For music lovers with a serious case of audiophilia there’s nothing better than seeing an act live in concert. From the psychedelic shores of California to career-launching stages in New York, America’s music venues have hosted iconic artists ranging from The Beatles and Michael Jackson to living legends like Radiohead and Coldplay.
The Osthello Musica project is a joint initiative between AIG Italian Youth Hostels and the Italian Department of Youth to encourage young people to develop their music skills and creativity. At these hostels you’ll find musical clinics, seminars and recording sessions with an emphasis on people having fun!
The Gurtenfestival is a 4-day music festival hosted in Bern, Switzerland and this year’s lineup include the Arctic Monkeys, Jamiroquai, the Kaiser Chiefs and many more! We will also be there with the HI Sleep Zone where you can chill out, listen to the music and enter our great competitions.
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