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The Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival

Once again The Frog and Pressure pool their resources to bring you the Riverside Festival. The line-up on Sat includes 2ManyDJs, Vitalic (live), Pan-Pot, Slam, Tiga, Matthew Dear, Derrick May, Felix da Housecat and Andrew Weatherall. Sun features Jamie Jones, Laurent Garnier. Visonquest, DJ Sneak bank-to-back with…

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Sat 3 May

Weekend ticket £55; day ticket £30 / 0141 287 2660

Sun 4 May

Weekend ticket £55; day ticket £30 / 0141 287 2660

MHOR Festival

A huge array of activities are on offer at this festival, including baking competitions, a Great British Feast with food prepared by star Scottish chefs and many more activities for kids and adults alive. There's plenty to eat and drink, too – from a barbecue to an oyster bar, beer festival and a food market buffet. A…

Monachyle Mhor, Lochearnhead

Sat 24 May

£5 (Children free) / 01877 384622

  • 11:00 – 01:00

Sun 25 May

£5 (Children free) / 01877 384622

  • 12:00 – 03:00

Coloursfest

Scotland's longest running dance festival brings together 10,000 clubbers with superstar DJs. 2014's line-up includes Showtek, Martin Garrix, Bingo Players, Markus Schulz, Aly & Fila and Cosmic Gate with more names to be announced.

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

Sat 31 May

£44.50 / 0844 499 1700

Foodies Festival

Michelin starred and award-winning chefs cook up a storm at this year's festival dedicated to epicureans, as well as offerings from local producers and workshops for food lovers young and old.

Battersea Park, London SW11

Fri 15 Aug

£12–£15 (£12; VIP £45–£48; festival pass £18–£22) / 0844 995 1111

Sat 16 Aug

£12–£15 (£12; VIP £45–£48; festival pass £18–£22) / 0844 995 1111

Sun 17 Aug

£12–£15 (£12; VIP £45–£48; festival pass £18–£22) / 0844 995 1111

Bristol Harbourside

Fri 11 Jul

£10–£12 (£10; carers and accompanied under 16s free) / 0844 995 1111

Sat 12 Jul

£10–£12 (£10; carers and accompanied under 16s free) / 0844 995 1111

Sun 13 Jul

£10–£12 (£10; carers and accompanied under 16s free) / 0844 995 1111

Clapham Common, London SW4

Fri 6 Jun

£12–£15 (£12; carers and accompanied under 16s free) / 0844 995 1111

Sat 7 Jun

£12–£15 (£12; carers and accompanied under 16s free) / 0844 995 1111

Sun 8 Jun

£12–£15 (£12; carers and accompanied under 16s free) / 0844 995 1111

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Bon Scott Fest

Fans from all over the world descend on the sleepy Angus town of Kirriemuir for a celebration of its most rock'n'roll son, AC/DC front man Bon Scott.

Kirriemuir Town Hall

Fri 15 Aug

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 16 Aug

Prices to be confirmed

Sun 17 Aug

Prices to be confirmed

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Best of the West Festival

Set in the stunning venue of the grounds of Inveraray Castle, this family-friendly festival highlights the best in food, drink, craft, music and entertainments from the West of Scotland. From fine crafts to fine food and from local pipe bands to world-famous headline music acts, the programme offers something for…

Inveraray Castle, Argyll

Sat 13 Sep

Prices vary / 01499 302203

  • 11:00 – 19:30

Sun 14 Sep

Prices vary / 01499 302203

  • 11:00 – 18:30

Dunfermline Bruce Festival

Dunfermline, home to the story of Robert the Bruce as well as the legendary king's grave, hosts a weekend of historical activities and re-enactments with a strong family feel.

Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline

Sat 12 Jul

Free / 01383 732226

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Sun 13 Jul

Free / 01383 732226

  • 09:00 – 18:00

Flavour Fest Sunday

Sample foods from all over Scotland, and with live music, arts and crafts, demos and kids' activities to boot. Plus, every ticket holder gets a goodie bag. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Eddlewood Public Hall, Hamilton

Sun 4 May

£2 (Children £1) / 01698 281606

JAM Festival

Just About Movies (JAM) is a film festival that offers all the extra elements usually associated with a music festival, camping, bars, food, on-site entertainment, but instead of music stages there's multiple pop up cinemas. The event is set in the grounds of the 17th century, privately owned Tullibole Castle and…

Tullibole Castle, Kinross

Fri 29 Aug

£45–£55 for full weekend, £30 for Saturday only / 07918 176058

  • 12:00 – 01:30

Sat 30 Aug

£45–£55 for full weekend, £30 for Saturday only / 07918 176058

  • 10:00 – 01:30

Sun 31 Aug

£45–£55 for full weekend, £30 for Saturday only / 07918 176058

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Beltane Fire Festival

A modern interpretation of the ancient fertility festival of Beltane in the spectacular setting of Calton Hill. Beltane Fire Society performs the story of the death of winter and the birth of summer via dance, drumming, debauched acrobatics, giant-puppetry and fire.

Calton Hill, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Apr

£7; £10 after 24 April (Children under 12 free)

Gates open at 8pm Part of TradFest.

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Scottish Juniper Festival

Two nights of drink and fashion to celebrate World Gin Day.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 13 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 874 3001

  • 17:30 – 21:30

Sat 14 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0845 874 3001

  • 17:30 – 21:30

So Alive Music Festival

Music festival featuring Tom Carpenter (from Sky 1's Must Be The Music) and Barbados' Magnet Man, among others to be announced including local acts.

Various venues: Frome

Sat 19 Jul

£15 (£10 before 4pm)

  • 13:00 – 23:00

Ugie Folk Festival

A small, intimate and friendly celebration of folk with concerts, pub folk nights and sessions.

Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, Peterhead

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 01771 613352

  • 13:30 – 15:00

Underneath the Stars Festival

New festival curated by Kate Rusby with an emphasis on good food, music and entertainment.

Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley

Fri 25 Jul

£50–£110 / 01226 767872

  • 12:00 – 23:00

We Are FSTVL

Dance music/clubs/electronica festival featuring DJs/acts including Richie Hawtin, Disclosure (DJ set), Chuckie, Eddie Halliwell, Kevin Saunderson, High Contrast, Kenny Dope and many more on the Sat. Fatboy Slim, Sven Vath, Andy C and Carl Craig play the Sun.

Damyns Hall Aerodrome, Upminster

Sat 24 May

Day tickets: early bird £69, standard £77, VIP £105, VIP Plus £175. Weekend tickets: early bird £132.50, standard £149, VIP £199, VIP Plus £300 / 01708 556000

Sun 25 May

Day tickets: early bird £69, standard £77, VIP £105, VIP Plus £175. Weekend tickets: early bird £132.50, standard £149, VIP £199, VIP Plus £300 / 01708 556000

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Yoruba Arts Festival

African festival of music, arts and culture with activities and entertainment for all the family.

Clissold Park, London N16

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 07943 054045

  • 11:00 – 21:00

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 07943 054045

  • 11:00 – 21:00

Creamfields

One of the biggest dance music festivals in the UK organised by Liverpool's legendary superclub Cream. 2014's line-up features a monumental array of DJs and live acts playing house, trance, Hardcore and dubstep. Playing Sat Avicii, Afrojack, deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Showtek, Armin van Buuren, Steve Angello, Hardwell, Annie…

Various venues: Daresbury, Halton

Sat 23 Aug

Prices to be confirmed

Sun 24 Aug

Prices to be confirmed

Electric Daisy Carnival UK

Electric Daisy Carnival sets sail from America and lands in the UK, bringing along with it the biggest electronic music talent the world has to offer. The line-up includes Avicii, Fatboy Slim, Calvin Harris, Paul van Dyk, Steve Angelo and many more.

National Bowl, Milton Keynes

Sat 12 Jul

£55 / 0870 534 4444

Sun 13 Jul

£55 / 0870 534 4444

Gourock Highland Games 2014

Set against the backdrop of the mountains of Argyll, Gourock Highland Games incorporates the West of Scotland Junior Highland Dance Championship, pipe bands, heavy events championship, and a programme of events and attractions such as musicians, arts, crafts and sports.

Gourock Park

Sun 11 May

£5 (£3; Children free; Family £14) / 01475 712032

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Gower Chilli Festival and Cookoff

A chilli festival for the whole family, with music, activities, markets and – but of course – a whole lot of chilli to taste.

South Gower Sports Club, Swansea

Fri 18 Jul

Prices vary / 07854 319768

  • 18:00

Sat 19 Jul

Prices vary / 07854 319768

  • 10:00 – 18:30
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Jamie Oliver & Alex James present The Big Feastival

The summer’s top music, food and family festival, Jamie Oliver & Alex James present The Big Feastival, returns with a bang this year with its best line-up yet. As the festival moves into its third year on the farm and its following continues to grow, DJ Fatboy Slim will headline with a storming Saturday night set. On…

Alex James' Farm, Chipping Norton

Fri 29 Aug

£5–£69

With Performances by: Fatboy Slim, Jamie Cullum, Kelis, Norman Jay MBE, Stornoway, Kitty and Daisy & Lewis and Jack Savoretti.

Sat 30 Aug

£5–£69

With Performances by: Fatboy Slim, Jamie Cullum, Kelis, Norman Jay MBE, Stornoway, Kitty and Daisy & Lewis and Jack Savoretti.

Sun 31 Aug

£5–£69

With Performances by: Fatboy Slim, Jamie Cullum, Kelis, Norman Jay MBE, Stornoway, Kitty and Daisy & Lewis and Jack Savoretti.

Kelso Country and Western Festival

A Western-themed affair, complete with line dancing tuition, a fast-draw competition, a ladies' afternoon tea (Western attire compulsary) and of course, live music. Dave Cash is the compere.

Springwood Hall, Kelso

Fri 9 May

Prices vary / 01324 871042

  • 13:00 – 00:00

Sat 10 May

Prices vary / 01324 871042

  • 13:00 – 00:00

Sun 11 May

Prices vary / 01324 871042

  • 13:00 – 00:00

Lamport Arts Festival

Designer arts and crafts.

Lamport Hall, Northampton

Sat 21 Jun

Free / 01604 686272

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 22 Jun

Free / 01604 686272

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Mon 23 Jun

Free / 01604 686272

  • 10:00 – 16:00
…and 4 more dates until 27 Jun

Lancaster Music Festival

Over 150 acts play across Lancaster and most events are free. Music appreciation is a thirsty business but luckily Thwaites Brewery have created a festival ale and Atkinsons Coffee Roasters a festival coffee blend. Visit the website for details on how to apply to perform.

Various Venues, Lancaster

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 01524 380990

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 01524 380990

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 01524 380990

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sun 12 Oct

Free / 01524 380990

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Loch Fyne Food Fair

In operation since 1990, the Loch Fyne Food Fair celebrates the best local produce Scotland has to offer. Alongside Loch Fyne Oysters own seafood stands, the event features live music throughout both days, a craft tent and a dedicated children’s area hosting a whole range of exciting activities. For 2014, the fest has…

Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, Cairndow

Sat 17 May

Free (parking £3) / 01499 600482

  • 11:00 – 18:00
  • 19:00

Sun 18 May

Free (parking £3) / 01499 600482

  • 11:00 – 18:00
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