Are you a local resident who would be interested in renting out a spare room, flat or even an entire home during the festival?

During hcmf// there is pressure on hotel rooms in the area to accommodate visiting audiences as well as artists, performers and composers, who travel from across the UK and beyond to attend the festival.

We are inviting local residents to become a ‘music host’ by opening up their homes and offering visitors a rewarding home-from-home experience and a warm, genuinely local welcome.

Through sharing insights, local knowledge and recommendations for places to eat, drink, visit and socialise during their stay we hope that guests will leave with a lasting impression of the area, music and the community.

It is also a great opportunity for locals to become part of the rich music culture and community in their area.

The project is being coordinated by the Kirklees Music Development Group, which is working to grow the vibrant music culture and community in the district and planning for a year of music in 2023.


There are several ways you can get involved and become a ‘music host’. List a spare room, flat, out-house or entire home on Airbnb, an online booking service for paid-for accommodation and tourism experiences, or sign up to Couchsurfing, an online community of over 14 million travellers and locals who offer free-of-charge homestays and hospitality. B&B’s can also list their business for free on the Kirklees Council website.

If you are interested in becoming a music host during hcmf// 2018 or other music events in the future, please visit