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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 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 8 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Mon 10 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug 2015

Summerhall Beer FestivALE

All things beery, yeasty and delicious are packed into Summerhall for one ale-filled weekend. The Dissection room is transformed into a beer hall with brewery's including Barney's, Williams Brothers and Fyne Ales hosting a stand alongside Pickering’s Gin. The weekend kicks off with Friday afternoon’s Power Hour where…

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 5 Dec

£6 / 0131 560 1581

Ticket price includes two drinks tokens and a festival beer glass.

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Ticket price includes two drinks tokens and a festival beer glass.

Sat 6 Dec

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Ticket price includes two drinks tokens and a festival beer glass.

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 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

Fri 3 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

Sat 4 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

…and 8 more dates until 12 Apr 2015

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

Darvel Music Festival

A community-led festival, Darvel has been gathering fans over the past 12 years under the stewardship of Neil and Sheila McKenna. The November line-up includes Ian Siegal, Jimbo Mathus, Ruben V, Kris Dollimore, Skerryvore, Manran, The Hamish Stuart Band and Kokomo.

Town Hall, Darvel

Fri 28 Nov

£17.50–£27.50 / 01560 322437

Sat 29 Nov

£17.50–£27.50 / 01560 322437

Sun 30 Nov

£17.50–£27.50 / 01560 322437

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Glasgow Games Festival

Lots of fun for gamers, whether you want to try something new, stick to an old classic or play something suitable for the whole family.

Glasgow Caledonian University Conference Hall

Sat 29 Nov

£4 (Under 16s free)

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

£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 2015

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

Sun 24 May 2015

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

Foodies Festival Edinburgh

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.

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug 2015

£12 (£10; under 12s free) / 0844 995 1111

Sat 8 Aug 2015

£12 (£10; under 12s free) / 0844 995 1111

The Ideal Tidy Weekender

The Tidy Boys present their latest Weekender – a three-day indoor festival with over 70 artists and DJs playing non stop HDM, hard house, trance and techno. No need for clubbers to muddy their gear as not only is the music indoors but accommodation is in chalet apartments by the beach as opposed to the traditional…

Pontins Holiday Centre, Southport

Thu 26 Mar 2015

£60–£130 / 0870 990 1987

Fri 27 Mar 2015

£60–£130 / 0870 990 1987

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£60–£130 / 0870 990 1987

…and 2 more dates until 30 Mar 2015

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

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Free / 01539 435544

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Free / 01539 435544

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Bookmark at ECA

A celebration of the huge variety of ways the book form is used by staff, students and alumni at Edinburgh College of Art. Meet the makers, browse and buy zines, comics and artists books, or debate the future of the book over a coffee in the college's grand Sculpture Court.

Edinburgh College of Art

Thu 27 Nov

Free / 0131 221 6000

Part of Book Week Scotland.

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 2015

£60–£70 / 0845 40 24 001

Sun 3 May 2015

£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 2015

£69

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

Sat 27 Jun 2015

£55

Taylor Swift headlines.

Christmas Festival

A day stuffed full of all things Christmas – with roast chestnuts, mulled wine, pony and trap rides and Kingussie's Christmas lights switch on.

Kingussie High Street

Sun 7 Dec

Free

Crookfest Rock Jam

One day festival featuring over 20 tribute bands playing across two stages.

Crook Town FC

Sun 3 May 2015

£15 / 01388 762959

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Darvel Music Festival

This annual event is now one of the cultural highlights of the Scottish music scene, with top international, national and regional acts performing over the fortnight. This year's programme includes Jimbo Mathus, Ian Siegal and Ruben V.

Town Hall, Darvel

Fri 28 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01560 321657

Sat 29 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01560 321657

Sun 30 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 01560 321657

Day One Festival

Keep the party going with this New Year's Day special headed by the dub-house sounds of MK plus garage, tech and minimal from tech Davide Squillace, Matthias Tanzmann, Huxley, Waze & Odyssey, DeWalta, Seb Zito, Rossko, Leftwing & Kody and Samu.L.

Boxxed, Birmingham

Thu 1 Jan 2015

£20–£35 / 0121 634 3517

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 1 Mar 2015

£21.28 / 01302 370777

Download Festival

Heavy metal and hard rock extravaganza. 2015's line-up includes headliners Slipknot (Fri), Muse (Sat) and Kiss (Sun) plus Judas Priest, Faith No More, Motley Crue, Slash, Marilyn Manson, Black Stone Cherry, Enter Shikari, A Day to Remember and Five Finger Death Punch.

Donington Park Circuit, Derby

Fri 12 Jun 2015

£75–£2100 / 01332 810048

Sat 13 Jun 2015

£75–£2100 / 01332 810048

Sun 14 Jun 2015

£75–£2100 / 01332 810048

Mon 15 Jun 2015

£75–£2100 / 01332 810048

The Famous Grouse Feastival

Get into the Christmas spirit with a carvery, brush up on your whisky cocktail making skills with a masterclass, or indulge in a festive afternoon tea at Scotland’s oldest working distillery.

Glenturret Distillery, Crieff

Sat 6 Dec

£15–£25 / 01764 656565

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Garage Dayz Re-Visited

One-day celebration of NWOBHM (ie the 70s/80s New Wave of Heavy Metal) headlined by Tygers of Pan Tang with Tysondog, Tokyo Blade, Witchfynde, Desolation Angels, Savage, Jaguar and Deep Machine.

The Garage, London N5

Sat 27 Jun 2015

£20 (£27.50 with a t-shirt) / 0844 847 1678

How The Light Gets In

A giant festival of philosophy and music, with live concerts, discussions, talks, breakfasts and all forms of rumination, punditry and talking head (but not Talking Heads, who remain broken up.) Previous performers include Robin Blackburn, Laurie Penny, Andrew Weatherall, Sara Pascoe and Mike Figgis, among many, many…

Globe at Hay, Hay-on-Wye

Thu 21 May 2015

£28–£80 EarlyBird Festival Passes / 01497 821762

Fri 22 May 2015

£28–£80 EarlyBird Festival Passes / 01497 821762

Sat 23 May 2015

£28–£80 EarlyBird Festival Passes / 01497 821762

…and 8 more dates until 31 May 2015

Isle Of Wight Festival

Eclectic music line-up for the island festival.

Seaclose Park, Newport

Sun 14 Jun 2015

£195 / 0844 499 9955

Kiddstock Beach Festival

The festival for beach-bound lovers of hard dance returns after a five year break.

Majuba Beach, Redcar

Sat 1 Aug 2015

£30–£49

Lairg Music Festival

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

Lairg Community Centre

Sat 20 Jun 2015

Prices to be confirmed / 01549 402168

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