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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

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

Big Day In

Avoid the mud and head along to this one day mini-festival all under the roof of the Electric Circus. Confirmed so far Roman Nose, Birdhead, Miracle Strip, Indian Red Lopez, Carbs, Man of Moon and Gymnast play live with DJ sets from TYCI, Glasgow Podcart and Kitchen Disco.

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 20 Apr

Early bird £8; standard £12 / 0131 226 4224

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

Essex Fest

Essex Fest showcases the very best of British music by infusing all the different genres over a two-day period into one festival. Including emerging talent to big names, such as Ms Dynamite, Donae'o, Shy FX, Charlie Hedges, ThEPETEBOX and Fight The Dice

Orsett Showground, Grays

Sat 19 Jul

Sun 20 Jul

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Insomnia Gaming Festival

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 18 Apr

day access £14–£47; weekend access £30–£35; 24 hour access £35–£40 / 0845 868 1337

  • 10:30

Rendez-Vous with French Cinema

French film festival featuring a variety of Gallic cinematic treats.

Ciné lumière, London SW7

Sat 26 Apr

£12 / 020 7871 3515

  • 14:00 – 22:30

Sun 27 Apr

£12 / 020 7871 3515

  • 14:00 – 22:30

Mon 28 Apr

£12 / 020 7871 3515

  • 14:00 – 22:30

Aberdeen and North East CAMRA Beer Festival

The Campaign for Real Ales' most northerly festival offers discerning drinkers the opportunity to sample the finest ale that the UK has to offer. Dark stouts, porters and easy drinking milds will be on offer as well as barley wines, wheat beers and light pilsner style ales.

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen

Thu 29 May

£5 (discount for CAMRA members)

  • 16:00 – 00:00

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 17 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Fri 18 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sat 19 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sun 20 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Europe's Tribute to Elvis Festival

The second annual championship and festival, celebrating the life of The King. Includes the Ultimate Elvis preliminary contest, the winner of which will represent Europe's Tribute to Elvis in the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest held in Memphis in 2014, the 60th anniversary of Elvis' first recording date.

Opera House & Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Fri 4 Jul

£135 for full three day pass / 0870 380 1111

  • 11:00 – 02:00

Sat 5 Jul

£135 for full three day pass / 0870 380 1111

  • 12:00 – 02:30

Sun 6 Jul

£135 for full three day pass / 0870 380 1111

  • 11:00 – 02:30
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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

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

Wed 7 May

£20 / 0844 545 8282

Limbo

Thu 8 May

£20 / 0844 545 8282

Limbo

Fri 9 May

£20 / 0844 545 8282

Limbo

…and 94 more dates until 26 Sep

M*A*D*E Birmingham

Global Gathering present this celebration of dance beats with a distinct dubstep and drum & bass flavour.

The Rainbow, Birmingham

Sat 3 May

£15

Featuring Feed Me (DJ set), Meridian Dan, Lets Be Friends, Major Look, Pete Spectrum and special guest Jaguar Skills.

£21.50 early bird

Featuring UKF (live), Chase & Status (DJ set) with MC Rage, Netsky, Camo & Krooked, Kove, Breakage Dimension and LFM & Mali.

Sun 4 May

£18

Street Carnival & Warehouse Party with Viva Warriors, Steve Lawler, Mathias Tanzmann, Hot Since 82, BareSkin, Mak & Pasteman and more.

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

International Festival of Playwriting and Performance

See some brand new writing and take part in dramaturgical workshops at this festival of playwriting.

St James Theatre, London SW1E

Wed 7 May

Prices vary / 0844 264 2140

  • 10:00 – 21:00

Thu 8 May

Prices vary / 0844 264 2140

  • 10:00 – 21:00

Fri 9 May

Prices vary / 0844 264 2140

  • 10:00 – 21:00

Sat 10 May

Prices vary / 0844 264 2140

  • 10:00 – 21:00
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Junipalooza

A chance to show the world how much you love gin, with three days of sampling small batch gins, craft gins, your ol' favourite gins and more. Plus you can get a fancy schmancy cocktail shook up by some of the UK's best bartenders and have a go at blending your own gin in a masterclass.

Factory 7, London EC2A

Fri 6 Jun

£15–£25 in advance; £20–£35 on the door (masterclasses £25) / 020 7269 9750

Price include five tokens to sample gins (15ml gin, available with tonic water).

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sat 7 Jun

£15–£25 in advance; £20–£35 on the door (masterclasses £25) / 020 7269 9750

Price include five tokens to sample gins (15ml gin, available with tonic water).

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Sun 8 Jun

£15–£25 in advance; £20–£35 on the door (masterclasses £25) / 020 7269 9750

Price include five tokens to sample gins (15ml gin, available with tonic water).

  • 12:00 – 18:00

Light It Up Easter Festival

A whole day event from the normal late night club. Twelve bands over the day with DJs hitting the decks between the changeovers featuring The Flatmates/Vic Godard and the Subway Sect, Teen Canteen, Songs for Walter, The Understudies, Lonely Tourist, Mega Emotion and many more.

Star & Garter, Manchester

Sun 20 Apr

£9 / 0161 273 6726

  • 14:00 – 02:00

LoveBox

London's boutique dance festival founded by Groove Armada. 2014's line-up features MIA, Chase & Status, Nas (performing Illmatic), A$ap Rocky, Katy B, The Horrors, Bonobo, Sub Focus, Annie Mac, Cyril Hahn, BANKS, Crystal Fighters and more.

Victoria Park, London E9

Fri 18 Jul

£45

LoveBox - Friday Day Ticket

Sat 19 Jul

£55

LoveBox 2014 - Saturday Day Ticket

Billing Biker Bash

Everything a two wheeled petrol head could want in one aquadrome – trade stands, club displays, stunt displays, main dealerships, challenges (including the Scrapheap Raft Challenge), show ‘n’ shine competitions and custom competitions. The event is open to all bikes – Sports Bikes, Trikes, Chop, Custom, Streetfighters…

Billing Aquadrome, Northampton

Fri 18 Jul

£10

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sat 19 Jul

£10

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 20 Jul

£10

  • 10:00 – 16:00

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
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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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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

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 24 May

£26 per half day / 0844 481 8898

Sun 25 May

£26 per half day / 0844 481 8898

Crabstock Shellfish Festivals

Celebrate your local fishermen by indulging in a whole bunch of shellfish and seafood. Plus entertainment for the whole family.

The Obelisk Centre, Northampton

Sat 24 May

£2 on the gate (weekend pass £5)

  • 10:00

Sun 25 May

£2 on the gate (weekend pass £5)

  • 10:00

Mon 26 May

£2 on the gate (weekend pass £5)

  • 10:00

The Gillespie Macandrew Hopetoun International Horse Trials

Set against the beautiful backdrop of Hopetoun House, top riders from around the world compete for the inaugural Commonwealth Cup showcasing a whole range of equestrian highlights including show jumping, pony club games and a Shetland Grand National. Plus the weekend boasts non-stop entertainment including shopping, food…

Hopetoun House, South Queensferry

Fri 27 Jun

£5–£12 (Children £2–£5) / 0131 331 1546

Sat 28 Jun

£5–£12 (Children £2–£5) / 0131 331 1546

Sun 29 Jun

£5–£12 (Children £2–£5) / 0131 331 1546

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