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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

  • 14:00 – 23:30

Edinburgh Book Fringe

Taking place in radical bookshop Word Power, the Edinburgh Book Fringe brings together writers and activists from around the world for a host of daily readings and discussions, all of which are free.

Word Power Bookshop, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 13 more dates until 23 Aug

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

Glasgow Green Closing Ceremony Celebration

Treacherous Orchestra lead a rousing party celebrating the XX Commonwealth Games. It's your last chance to experience Glasgow Green Live Zone before the Closing Ceremony is shown on giant screens.

Glasgow Green

Sun 3 Aug

£10 (£5; Family £5–£6.66 each)

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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Jayfest

A non-profit summer festival in celebration of the life of Jaymie Mart. Organised by her family and friends the weekend includes many of her favourite passions such as music, arts, crafts, good food and cycling. The festival aims to raise money for Scottish mental health charities and to fund biking initiatives for young…

Red Bull Car Park, Innerleithen

Sat 26 Jul

Free

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 Jul

Free

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Kelvingrove Bandstand Closing Ceremony Celebration

A musical showcase to celebrate the end of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games starting with a new commission from Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra, performing with Tam Dean Burn and multi-instrumentalist Corey Mwamba. Also on the bill are Sirens of Titan choir and McOpera Ensemble with works by Edward Elgar and Frank Bridge…

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre, Glasgow

Sun 3 Aug

£10 (£5; Family £6–£6.65 each)

  • 17:00

The Africa Centre Summer Festival

Dance, acrobatic performance, mask painting, live music and cuisine that showcases the best of Africa's rich and varied cultures.

Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 020 7836 1973

  • 12:00 – 22:00

Insomnia52

A huge weekend of exhibitors, activities, socialising and, of course, gaming, with something for everyone, from families to avid gamers. Plus, live music, Q&As and more.

Ricoh Arena, Coventry

Fri 22 Aug

£20 for a day ticket; £50 for a weekend ticket; Console Esports Team Ticket £260; Bring Your Own Computer £97 / 0845 868 1337

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sat 23 Aug

£20 for a day ticket; £50 for a weekend ticket; Console Esports Team Ticket £260; Bring Your Own Computer £97 / 0845 868 1337

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 24 Aug

£20 for a day ticket; £50 for a weekend ticket; Console Esports Team Ticket £260; Bring Your Own Computer £97 / 0845 868 1337

  • 10:00 – 18:00

London Wonderground

A smorgasbord of curiosities back for its third year at the Southbank Centre. Highlights include headline show LIMBO, as well as your fair share of cabaret, comedy and theatre.

The London Wonderground Spiegeltent, SE1

Fri 25 Jul

£35 / 0844 545 8282

Limbo

Sat 26 Jul

£35 / 0844 545 8282

Limbo

Sun 27 Jul

£35 / 0844 545 8282

Limbo

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Craft Beer Rising

Sample 200 beers from over 45 breweries as Craft Beer Rising comes to Scotland for the first time. Plus, a music line-up curated by Kiltr, headlined by electro funk DJ Greig Wilson.

Drygate Brewing Co., Glasgow

Fri 19 Sep

£20 per session / 0141 212 8810

Sat 20 Sep

£20 per session / 0141 212 8810

Sun 21 Sep

£20 per session / 0141 212 8810

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

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £35–£38; festival pass £15–£18) / 0844 995 1111

Sat 9 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £35–£38; festival pass £15–£18) / 0844 995 1111

South Park, Oxford

Sat 23 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £38; festival pass £15–£18) / 0844 995 1111

Sun 24 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £38; festival pass £15–£18) / 0844 995 1111

Mon 25 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £38; festival pass £15–£18) / 0844 995 1111

GlobalGathering

One of the UK's biggest dance music festivals as trance, house, techno, electro and dubstep are blasted out from multiple arenas, tents and stages. 2014's line-up includes Chase & Status, The Prodigy, David Guetta, Alesso, Eric Prydz, Knife Party, Katy B, Sub Focus, Green Velvet, High Contrast, James Zabiela and many…

Long Marston Airfield, Stratford-upon-Avon

Sat 26 Jul

£120 early bird (VIP £195) / 0871 789 1010

Pentlands Walking Festival

A weekend of summer walks and activities for all ages from the teddy bear walk to climbing the ridge. Being centered on the Pentland Hills means there's always the prospect of glorious views to spur you on. Booking is essential.

Flotterstone Information Centre, Penicuik

Sat 26 Jul

Free (donations welcome) / 0131 445 3383

A circular walk over the five main peaks in the Pentland Hills. Please note that this is a strenuous 10-mile, 846m ascent walk so please bring sturdy footwear, waterproofs and lunch.

  • 10:00 – 16:00

South West Four

House, techno, trance, dubstep and drum & bass festival. Sat headliners Above & Beyond are joined by Alesso, Arty, Booka Shade (live), Fedde le Grand, Jamie Jones, Sasha, Markus Schulz and Paul Kalkbrenner (live). Sun is headed by Deadmau5 with Andy C, Eric Prydz, Laurent Garnier, Maya Jane Coles, Marco Carola…

Clapham Common, London SW4

Sat 23 Aug

£57.50

Sun 24 Aug

£57.50

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V Festival

Two days of rock and pop. The line-up in 2014 is headed by Justin Timberlake and The Killers with Ed Sheeran, Paolo Nutini, Example, Lily Allen, Elbow, Bastille, Rudimental, Alesso, Kaiser Chiefs, Above & Beyond, Manic Street Preachers, Blondie, Jason Derulo and many more appearing across the weekend.

Hylands Park, Chelmsford

Sat 16 Aug

£89

Sun 17 Aug

£89

Weston Park, Shifnal

Sat 16 Aug

£89 / 01952 852100

Sun 17 Aug

£89 / 01952 852100

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

Beer The Festival

A contemporary take on the traditional beer festival with a host of city centre bars offering beer as well as top-drawer wines, single malt whiskys and cocktails.

Devonshire Green, Sheffield

Fri 22 Aug

£8–£18 Includes free festival glass, first half pint free and souvenir tasting notes / 01142 945 057

  • 12:00 – 23:00

Mon 25 Aug

£6–£16 Includes free festival glass, pint free of beer and souvenir tasting notes / 01142 945 057

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Billingham International Folklore Festival 2014

An international selection of groups and ensembles perform traditional and contemporary music, song and dance in a blaze of colourful costumes.

Town Centre, Billingham

Sat 9 Aug

Prices vary / 01642 553220

  • 10:00 – 22:30

Sun 10 Aug

Prices vary / 01642 553220

  • 10:00 – 22:30

Mon 11 Aug

Prices vary / 01642 553220

  • 10:00 – 22:30
…and 5 more dates until 16 Aug

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

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Bloodstock Open Air

A four-day celebration of all things heavy metal and hard rock with Down, Hatebreed, Prong and Flotsam And Jetsam on Friday, Saturday performances from Emperor, Carcass, Lacuna Coil and Children Of Bodom, and to close the event on Sunday are headliners Megadeth with Amon Amarth, Saxon and Obituary.

Catton Hall, Swadlincote

Thu 7 Aug

£115 weekend ticket (Children £35) / 01332 666370

  • 17:00

Fri 8 Aug

£115 weekend ticket (Children £35) / 01332 666370

  • 10:00

Sat 9 Aug

£115 weekend ticket (Children £35) / 01332 666370

  • 10:00

Sun 10 Aug

£115 weekend ticket (Children £35) / 01332 666370

  • 10:00

Brutestock

The Flaming Arts Agency present this all day festival of extreme metal featuring Cryptopsy, Disgorge, Jungle Rot, Desecration, Overoth, Rex Shachath, Masochist and Ascaris.

Baa Bar, Cardiff

Sun 31 Aug

£18.50

Camden Beach Opening Party

Eliza Doolittle, Lliana Bird and Hannah Holland supply house and techno at the opening party.

Roundhouse, London NW1

Fri 25 Jul

£55; £75 VIP / 0844 482 8008

Ticket price includes three complimentary drinks, food, entertainment and access to the official after party

  • 19:00

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
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