Your chance to show the city what your band sounds like – and stay for free!

Love live music? Then this is the place to be! That said, touring and playing in Europe’s cities isn’t cheap – and lots of aspiring bands and artists never get the chance to perform in our lively music capitals.

The idea behind Stay & Play is simple – you perform in our ClashBAR or ZincBAR and entertain our guests, and in return, we’ll let you stay for the night in the hostel, completely free! And if you want to play in other iconic locations around the cities, we can also work with you to sort out some discounts on future nights at the hostel.

We’re all huge fans of music at Clink and we’re lucky to have some great venues just a few minutes’ walk from our London and Amsterdam hostels. Scala puts on an eclectic mix of live music and dance nights. Or head to the famous Water Rats to catch up and coming acts. It may look like an ordinary venue at first glance, but this is in fact where Bob Dylan played his first UK gig in 1962 and Oasis made their London debut in 1994! In Amsterdam, famous venue Paradiso became a music venue in the 60’s when hippies squatted there. Now big name acts grace its grand halls. Throughout the Summer, live acts play acoustic sets in the garden of local Noord favourite, Tolhuistuin.

We can’t promise 77+ million record sales, a headline slot at Glastonbury, and a break-up that blows up the internet just yet; but if you’re looking to get some international exposure in one of music’s most important cities, and enjoy a free night’s accommodation – then Stay & Play might be for you.

Sound like music to your ears? Email [email protected] We’ll listen to any demos you have and, if you’ve got a great sound, we’ll be in touch.