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Social In The Square

A two day festival of creative activities, cookery demos and live music and dance. There's food and products to buy, all provided by Edinburgh's social enterprises.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Fri 12 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sat 13 Sep

Free

  • 11:00 – 18:30

Largs Viking Festival

On the anniversary of the Battle of Largs meet King Alexander of Scotland and King Haakon of Norway with living history installations in two educational villages. Following craft demonstrations, a farmers' market and aerobatic displays, the festival culminates with a re-enactment of the Battle of Largs, the burning of a…

Various Venues, Largs

Tue 2 Sep

£5 (£2)

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Wed 3 Sep

£5 (£2)

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Thu 4 Sep

£5 (£2)

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 3 more dates until 7 Sep

Isle Of Wight Blues, Rhythm And Rock Festival

While this year's festival still retains a blues foundation and international flavour and has been expanded to encompass a greater diversity of music and with Chantel McGregor headlining with Doña Oxford, Innes Sibun, Albany Down and more.

Shanklin Theatre

Sat 20 Sep

£21.28 / 01983 868000

Largs Viking Festival

An annual festival marking the Battle of Largs in 1263 – the last skirmish between the Scots and the Norse – features a Viking village and a reenactment by the Swords of Dalriada showing how the Vikings lived in the 12th and 13th centuries. The week of events includes a food and craft market, aerobatic displays, a fun…

The Promenade, Largs

Tue 2 Sep

£2–£5 / 01475 672884

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Wed 3 Sep

£2–£5 / 01475 672884

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Thu 4 Sep

£2–£5 / 01475 672884

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 3 more dates until 7 Sep

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

Sat 13 Sep

£19.50 for weekend pass, £14.50 for single day pass (under 16s £14.50 for weekend pass, £9.50 for single day pass; under 8s free if accompanied by… / 01499 302203

  • 11:00 – 19:30

Sun 14 Sep

£19.50 for weekend pass, £14.50 for single day pass (under 16s £14.50 for weekend pass, £9.50 for single day pass; under 8s free if accompanied by… / 01499 302203

  • 11:00 – 18:30
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FordFest

A family friendly festival to raise money for the Fordhall Community Land initiative. There's live music and real ale and cider from local breweries for the grown ups and Jester Jack, face paintings and family games including welly wanging and barrel rolling for the kids. Camping is available for £10 a tent.

Fordhall Farm, Market Drayton

Sat 6 Sep

£12 in advance, £15 on the door (Children free) / 01630 638696

  • 11:00 – 23:00

Kite Festival

Celebrate kites as all sizes and sizes take to the sky, including Chinese dragon flights and multiline kites. There's even a chance for your teddy to take a parachute ride!

National Museum of Flight, North Berwick

Sat 13 Sep

Included in admission / 0300 123 6789

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 14 Sep

Included in admission / 0300 123 6789

  • 10:00 – 17:00

The Arts and Book Festival

The Wordsworth Trust is proud to announce the return of the Arts & Book Festival in 2015. The Festival comprises a vibrant programme of talks, workshops, readings and discussions illuminating aspects of literature and the visual arts, taking place over a weekend in January.

Dove Cottage and the Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere

Fri 23 Jan 2015

Free / 01539 435544

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Free / 01539 435544

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Free / 01539 435544

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival

Tasty tipples and appetising nibbles on the bonny banks of Loch Lomond. The festival comprises free cookery demonstrations (including a WWII themed one), a farmers' market, continental market, tasting and sampling sessions, a real ale tent and live music. Plus, an appearance from James Morton from The Great British Bake…

Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 01389 751031

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 01389 751031

  • 10:00 – 18:00

White Cliffs Ska Reggae Festival

A festival of ska, 2tone and reggae.

Dover Town Hall

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£15 / 01304 201200

  • 13:00 – 23:00
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London African Music Festival

The African Music Festival runs for 10 days across 16 venues. This year the stages will be graced by the likes of Bombino (Niger), Alim Kamara (Sierra Leone), Sekouba Bambino (Guinea), Kanda Bongo Man (Congo) Ghalia Benali (Tunisia), and many more.

Union Chapel, London N1

Fri 19 Sep

£8–£20 / 020 7226 1686

  • 19:00 – 23:30

Sat 20 Sep

£8–£20 / 020 7226 1686

  • 19:00 – 23:30

Sun 21 Sep

£8–£20 / 020 7226 1686

  • 19:00 – 23:30
…and 7 more dates until 28 Sep

Bestival 2014

A three-day eclectic music festival featuring popular bands, plus family entertainment, comedy, cabaret and more. This year's theme has been confirmed as 'Desert Island Disco' with music from Beck, Foals, Outkast, Chic featurign Nile Rodgers, Disclosure, Major Lazer, London Grammer, Wild Beasts, Sam Smith, Caribou, Clean…

Robin Hill Country Park, Newport

Thu 4 Sep

£195 weekend ticket; £312 premium weekend ticket; £101 caravan; £90 campervan (£180 weekend ticket; Children £127–£158 weekend ticket, under 17s) / 0870 066 7753

  • 11:00 – 05:00

Fri 5 Sep

£195 weekend ticket; £312 premium weekend ticket; £101 caravan; £90 campervan (£180 weekend ticket; Children £127–£158 weekend ticket, under 17s) / 0870 066 7753

  • 11:00 – 05:00

Sat 6 Sep

£195 weekend ticket; £312 premium weekend ticket; £101 caravan; £90 campervan (£180 weekend ticket; Children £127–£158 weekend ticket, under 17s) / 0870 066 7753

  • 11:00 – 05:00

Sun 7 Sep

£195 weekend ticket; £312 premium weekend ticket; £101 caravan; £90 campervan (£180 weekend ticket; Children £127–£158 weekend ticket, under 17s) / 0870 066 7753

  • 11:00 – 05:00

Blackburn Blues, Rhythm And Rock Festival 4!

While this years festival still retains a blues foundation and international flavour and has been expanded to encompass a greater diversity of music and with the awesome Chantel McGregor headlining, and five other top class acts.

King George's Hall, Blackburn

Sun 5 Oct

£19 / 01254 582579

Blackshaw's Big One

A wee summer festival, so here's hoping the weather is kind. Last year's acts included Bandits, Lizzie Fisher and Zak Thomas.

The Selkirk Pub, London SW17

Sat 6 Sep

Free

  • 16:00 – 00:00

Bristol Blues, Rhythm And Rock Festival

Rock and blues festival with headliners Climax Blues Band supported by Doña Oxford, Innes Sibun, Albany Down and more.

The Tunnels, Bristol

Sun 21 Sep

£23; £19 adv / 0845 177 0801

  • 14:00 – 22:00
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Cake, Bake and Food Festival

Hundreds of stalls offering cakes and cakes and other delights to make your tastebuds mighty happy.

Walpole Park, Gosport

Fri 22 May 2015

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sat 23 May 2015

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sun 24 May 2015

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Walpole Park, London W5

Fri 22 May 2015

£15; £12 adv (Children £5 adv, under 12s; £12) / 02393 787613

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sun 24 May 2015

£15; £12 adv (Children £5 adv, under 12s; £12) / 02393 787613

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Cape Town Funny Festival

South Africa presents its funniest folk, including Marc Lottering, Alan Committie, Kev Orkian, Marc Lottering, Nik Rabinowitz, Carl Wastie, Alan Committie, Kev Orkian, Siv Ngesi and Tumi Morake.

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Thu 23 Oct

£20–£25 / 0844 871 7646

Fri 24 Oct

£20–£25 / 0844 871 7646

Sat 25 Oct

£20–£25 / 0844 871 7646

CASA Latin American Theatre Festival

Theatre work from the other side of the world – plus productions from Latin theatre-makers based in the UK – offering staunch social and political commentary, stunning visuals and poetic, personal storytelling. Held at the Barbican, Rich Mix and Institute for Latin American Studies.

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

Fri 10 Oct

£6–£40 / 020 3302 0660

  • 10:00 – 21:30

Sat 11 Oct

£6–£40 / 020 3302 0660

  • 10:00 – 21:30

Sun 12 Oct

£6–£40 / 020 3302 0660

  • 10:00 – 21:30
…and 7 more dates until 19 Oct

Chester Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival

With an awesome line up and some of the hottest names in the business stepping on stage, this is one music festival not to miss. Featuring headliner Steve Cropper alongside Animals and Friends, Billy Walton Band, The Hitman Blues Band and the New York City Horns, Mākuini and Lucy Zirins

The Live Rooms, Chester

Sat 18 Oct

£27

  • 14:00 – 22:00

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 29 Aug 2015

prices vary

Sun 30 Aug 2015

prices vary

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Doncaster Blues, Rhythm And Rock Festival

When this news gets out, it will undoubtedly excite festival connoisseurs, live music lovers and aspiring musicians in and around Doncaster! Solid Entertainments is delighted to announce the forthcoming Doncaster Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival 4. Whilst this years festival still retains a blues foundation, it has…

Doncaster Dome

Sun 14 Sep

£26.88 / 01302 370777

Durham Book Festival

Book events for both children and adults at this two-week festival, with over 70 writers appearing in 2014. Highlights include Kate Tempest, Dennis Skinner MP and Stuart Maconie.

Various Venues: Durham

Mon 6 Oct

Prices vary / 0300 026 6600

  • 10:00 – 21:00

Tue 7 Oct

Prices vary / 0300 026 6600

  • 10:00 – 21:00

Wed 8 Oct

Prices vary / 0300 026 6600

  • 10:00 – 21:00
…and 10 more dates until 18 Oct

East Coast Tattoo Expo

The 11th year of the East Coast Expo – expect a fun and – importantly – friendly day out with artist just dying to get their hands on you, as well as trade booths and entertainment.

HIghfields Holiday Park, Clacton-on-Sea

Sat 15 Nov

£12–£20 / 01206 766606

  • 11:00

Sun 16 Nov

£12–£20 / 01206 766606

  • 11:00

Festival Of Thrift

A festival celebrating all things thrifty curated by designers Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway. There's a whole host of eco friendly activities including a Fix It Café where broken goods can be repaired, Nu-urban Gardeners making miniature allotments, a Thiftea party with self-made crockery and cake stands, Jamalot making…

Lingfield Point, Darlington

Sat 27 Sep

Free / 01325 486486

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 28 Sep

Free / 01325 486486

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Found Presents: Ceremony

Six stages of music celebrating the past, present and future of electronic music culture. Featuring Louie Vega, DJ Sneak, Claptone, Chez Damier, Nick Curly, Todd Terry, Lil Louis, Roy Davis Jr, Adana Twins, Sidney Charles, DJ W!LD, Skepta, JME, Plastician, MANIK and many more.

Finsbury Park, London N4

Sat 13 Sep

£25 (£70)

  • 11:00 – 22:00
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