For many, a fundamental purpose of travelling and staying in hostels is simply ‘getting away’ for a while. However, exciting as a new city usually is, the city break is not necessarily always a ‘break’ at all; sometimes a change of pace & environment is what’s required to benefit body & soul, relax, recharge & rejuvenate.
We're getting into the thick of the Summer which means that, among many other sunshine-filled outdoor activities, music festival season is well under way. Europe hosts a hell of a lot of festivals throughout the Summer months and these provide a fantastic reason for visiting some great places. Why not nip off to a new city for a few days and join a few thousand other fun-lovin' peeps to bounce around in a field to the sounds of Summer. Here's our top festival picks to consider; some are well-known, big-name artist weekenders drawing huge crowds while a few are lesser known, smaller domestic festivals but more than worthy of feeding your festival appetite. Enjoy.