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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Mon 10 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival

The Electric Frog crew and Pressure once again join forces to present their outdoor music festival. This year's line-up features Ricardo Villalobos, Sven Väth, Siriusmodeselektor (live), Popof, Slam and Optimo.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Fri 29 May

£35 for a day ticket; £60 for a weekend ticket / 0141 287 2720

Sat 30 May

£35 for a day ticket; £60 for a weekend ticket / 0141 287 2720

The Great Scottish Beer Celebration

A beer festival celebrating Scottish brewing, with 18 small breweries pouring a wide range of beer styles, plus music from the folk behind Shout Bamala and a selection of street food vendors.

Barras Art & Design Centre, Glasgow

Fri 13 Mar

£7.50 / 0141 946 3020

Sat 14 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 946 3020

Something to Smile About 2015

Live music festival with something for everyone: food and drink, spoken word, circus performers, crafts and drumming workshops.

Thornensians Rugby Club, Doncaster

Sat 6 Jun

£10–£12 (under 12s £5–£6) / 01302 883522

Helensburgh & Lomond Real Ale Festival

A charity event run by the local Round Table, this year there's over 50 of Scotland's finest real ales on offer as well as a range of ciders and food, all in a lochside setting. Music accompaniment includes blues, rock and ceilidh.

Helensburgh Sailing Club

Fri 15 May

Prices vary

Sat 16 May

Prices vary

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Lairg Music Festival

A day packed with competitions for all ages in fiddle, accordion, piano and bands.

Lairg Community Centre

Sat 20 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 01549 402168

LOCO Local Comedy Film Festival

Six short film screenings followed by East is East.

Spotlight Youth Centre, London E14

Sun 25 Jan

£5–£9 / 020 7510 0535

Really Wild Fest

Fun activities for the whole family, including dolphin watching (from the shore), guided walks, music and food. Children must be accompanied.

WDCS Scottish Dolphin Centre, Fochabers

Mon 4 May

Free / 01343 820339

Sunderland Comic Con

Black Hearted Press present this comic con packed with writers, artists, talks, stalls, collectables, merchandise, cosplay and more.

Seaburn Centre, Sunderland

Sat 21 Feb

£8 day; £15 weekend (£6 day; £10 weekend) / 01915 293 800

Sun 22 Feb

£8 day; £15 weekend (£6 day; £10 weekend) / 01915 293 800

The Whisky Stramash

A chance to sample as many different whiskies as you think you can handle, also promising 'mystery, music entertainment, comicality and madcap pioneering.' Participating brands include Black Grouse, Highland Park, Macallan, Glenrothes, Whyte & Mackay, Jura, Fettercairn, Auchantoshan, the Balvenie, Bowmore and more.

Surgeon's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

£15.50–£26 / 0844 481 8898

Sun 24 May

£15.50–£26 / 0844 481 8898

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Adventure Film Festival

A film festival for fans of adventure.

Chapter Art Centre, Cardiff

Thu 29 Jan

0292 030440

Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

Thu 29 Jan

0844 406 8666

Savoy Nottingham

Thu 29 Jan

0115 947 2580

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Bandstand Beer and Music Festival

The largest indie beer and music festival in the Highlands, boasting more than 100 real ales from all over the world, including some brewed right here at home. Expect live music, specialty food, charity stalls and a barbecue.

Bandstand Bar and Restaurant, Nairn

Thu 2 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

Fri 3 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

Sat 4 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

…and 8 more dates until 12 Apr

Berwick Food and Beer Festival

Dozens of stalls offering some of the best food and drink from the North East of England and the Scottish Borders set in Berwick's 18th century Barracks square.

Barracks and Main Guard, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Sat 5 Sep

£2 / 08703 331181

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 6 Sep

£2 / 08703 331181

Part of Berwick 900.

Berwick May Fair

Traditional street market.

Marygate, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Fri 22 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Sat 23 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 24 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Mon 25 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Berwick RNLI Lifeboat Festival

Festival marking 170 years of lifeboats stationed at Berwick.

Carr Rock, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sun 16 Aug

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

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Berwick's Fishing Story

A celebration of the salmon-netting and sea fishing heritage of Berwick-upon-Tweed

Tweedmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Thu 16 Jul

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 19 Jul

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Bless The Funk

Four days of jazz, funk and soul, featuring DJs such as Redd Pepper, Brian Jay, John Douglas, DJ Trix and more.

Azur, St. Leonards-on-Sea

Fri 22 May

£25 day ticket (Weekend ticket £45) / 01424 465 267

Sat 23 May

£25 day ticket (Weekend ticket £45) / 01424 465 267

Sun 24 May

£25 day ticket (Weekend ticket £45) / 01424 465 267

Mon 25 May

£25 day ticket (Weekend ticket £45) / 01424 465 267

Bristol Folk Festival

Two days of folk music featuring Seth Lakeman, The Full English, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar and Heg & The Wolf Chorus. Plus workshops, ceilidhs, market and Bristol's much loved Morris dancing.

St George's Bristol

Sat 2 May

£60–£70 / 0845 40 24 001

Sun 3 May

£60–£70 / 0845 40 24 001

British Summer Time Festival

Ten day festival of live music held across four stages in sunny Hyde Park. This year's headliners include The Who and Taylor Swift.

Hyde Park, London W2

Fri 26 Jun

£69

Featuring The Who, Paul Weller, Kaiser Chiefs and Johnny Marr.

Sat 27 Jun

£55

Taylor Swift headlines.

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

£10–£15 (5-12 years £5; Under 5 free) / 02393 787613

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

Sat 23 May

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

Sun 24 May

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

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Calvert Stock Festival

Weekend music festival featuring, across the three days, PigBag, White Pigeon, Eric Faulkner's Bay City Rollers, the Danse Society and Dave Sharp.

Old Station House Inn, Kentisbury

Sat 20 Jun

£15 / 01598 763520

Carnival

A week-long festival of Brazilian music and dance.

Guanabara, London WC2B

Wed 11 Feb

Free admission before 8pm, £5 thereafter / 020 7242 8600

Our regular Wednesday variety show with a Carnival twist, packed with Brazilian acts and music.

  • 17:00 – 02:30 Carnival Guanabara, London

Thu 12 Feb

Free admission before 8pm, £5 thereafter / 020 7242 8600

London School of Samba London School of Samba use their vibrant colours and energy to ensure the Summer Carnival celebrations open in style, parading their way around the streets of Covent Garden, and showcasing some amazing performances on. DJs D.vyzor and Limao spin Brazilian music throughout the night and Guanabara's infamous samba and capoeira shows will complete this fun packed evening.

  • 17:00 – 02:30 Carnival Guanabara, London

Fri 13 Feb

Free admission before 8PM, £5 thereafter / 020 7242 8600

To set of the weekend of carnival celebrations, Rhythms of the City will be showcasing some amazing dance routines. DJs Matt Bandy and Bruno promise to get the crowds dancing along with Samba and Capoeira shows.

  • 17:00 – 02:30 Carnival Guanabara, London
…and 4 more dates until 17 Feb

Channel Islands Heritage Festival 2015

A festival marking the big history of this group of small islands.

Jersey War Tunnels

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 01534 860808

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 01534 860808

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 01534 860808

…and 36 more dates until 11 May

Chepstow Walking Festival

Four days of walking in the Lower Wye Valley.

Chepstow Tourist Information Centre

Thu 9 Apr

£5 Entitles to 1 walk (£10 Unlimited walks; Children free) / 01291 641856

Fri 10 Apr

£5 Entitles to 1 walk (£10 Unlimited walks; Children free) / 01291 641856

Sat 11 Apr

£5 Entitles to 1 walk (£10 Unlimited walks; Children free) / 01291 641856

Sun 12 Apr

£5 Entitles to 1 walk (£10 Unlimited walks; Children free) / 01291 641856

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

prices vary

Sun 30 Aug

prices vary

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