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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

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

Ardrossan Music Experience

Returning for a third year, 2014 brings a new theatre element to the family-friendly festival, along with the regular blues, rock and pop nights. Peripheral events included art exhibitions, a guitar construction event and a songwriting workshop. This year's headliners include the Nimmo Brothers and Hamilton Loomis.

Ardrossan

Fri 6 Jun

£15 (£13.50)

Sat 7 Jun

£15 (£13.50)

Beltane Fire Festival

A modern interpretation of the ancient fertility festival of Beltane in the spectacular setting of Calton Hill. Beltane Fire Society performs the story of the death of winter and the birth of summer via dance, drumming, debauched acrobatics, giant-puppetry and fire.

Calton Hill, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Apr

£7; £10 after 24 April (Children under 12 free)

Gates open at 8pm Part of TradFest.

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
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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

CAMRA Reading Beer & Cider Festival

More than 500 real ales and 150 real ciders to tantalise your tastebuds, plus local live music, a pub quiz, festival games and more. Sunday is suitable for the whole family to attend.

Kings Meadow Park, Reading

Sat 3 May

£7–£17.30 per day/session

Cantilena Festival on Islay

The beautiful island of Islay plays host to a repertoire of world-class classical music. Focusing on collaboration, education and creativity, the festival encourages participants to push their boundaries, and this is echoed in a summer school that allows local young musicians to work with established creative…

Various Venues, Isle Of Islay

Sun 6 Jul

Prices vary

  • 20:00

Mon 7 Jul

Prices vary

  • 20:00

Tue 8 Jul

Prices vary

  • 20:00
…and 3 more dates until 11 Jul

Cupar Blues and Beyond Club

Regular blues sessions featuring a variety of artists.

Watts Eaterie, Cupar

Fri 2 May

£9 (Students £7) / 01334 657938

Darvel Music Festival

A community-led festival, Darvel has been gathering fans over the past ten years under the stewardship of Neil and Sheila McKenna. This year's show features Eric Bibb and Band (on their only UK date), with support from Michael Jerome Browne.

Town Hall, Darvel

Sat 3 May

£22.50–£25 / 01560 322437

  • 19:30
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Flashback

Relive the glory days of the 80s with a banger line-up of retro stars. Billy Ocean headlines, plus sets from Kim Wilde, ABC, Jimmy Sommerville, Go West, Midge Ure, Katrina and the Doctor from Dr & the Medics. There's a shuttle bus available to Worksop, and the event is picnic friendly.

Clumber Park, Worksop

Sat 16 Aug

£37.95–£147 (Children £22) / 0845 075 6101

Flashback Festival

Two day music event for 80s enthusiasts with performances from UB40, Heather Small and Jason Donovan on the Saturday and Jools Holland and the Rhythm & Blues Orchestra with their special guests Melanie C and Marc Almond on the Sunday. After the music there is a live screening of the England v Italy World Cup game.

National Trust: Nostell Priory, Wakefield

Sun 15 Jun

£37.95; under 5s are free but require a ticket (Children £22) / 01924 863892

  • 18:00 – 23:00

Gosfest 2014

Local artists and bands play across two stages and four days at this family-friendly festival. This year welcomes a shopping marquee.

Walpole Park, Gosport

Thu 7 Aug

£2 per entry; £10 for festival pass (Children £1) / 02393 787613

  • 17:30 – 23:30

Gower Chilli Festival and Cookoff

A chilli festival for the whole family, with music, activities, markets and – but of course – a whole lot of chilli to taste.

South Gower Sports Club, Swansea

Fri 18 Jul

Prices vary / 07854 319768

  • 18:00

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 BBQ food supplied by Callaghan butchers all in a lochside setting. Music accompaniment includes blues, rock and ceilidh. It's one ale of a weekend.

Helensburgh Sailing Club

Fri 16 May

£5

Ticket price includes a commemorative pint glass and programme

  • 18:00 – 23:00
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LeithLate

LeithLate is one huge art opening, with multiple free events – from music, to film, to poetry – taking place simultaneously over a number of art spaces and local businesses on and around Leith Walk, all within the space of just a few hours on the same evening. An afterparty runs from 10pm on Sat 21 June.

Various Venues, Edinburgh

Sat 21 Jun

Free

  • 17:00 – 22:00

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

  • 19:00

The London Short Play Festival

The debut London Short Play Festival aims to showcase new playwrights and give them the opportunity to have new work performed in London. Featuring the premières of three plays over three nights.

Tea House Theatre, London SE11

Thu 22 May

£10 (£6) / 020 7207 4585

  • 19:30 – 10:30

Fri 23 May

£10 (£6) / 020 7207 4585

  • 19:30 – 10:30

Sat 24 May

£10 (£6) / 020 7207 4585

  • 19:30 – 10:30

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.

Sun 4 May

£18

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

Pixelate Film Festival

Film festival encompassing fiction, documentary and experimental narratives from first and second year students at the outset of their careers.

The Poly, Falmouth

Thu 19 Jun

Free / 01326 319461

  • 18:00 – 23:00

Fri 20 Jun

Free / 01326 319461

  • 18:00 – 23:00

Sat 21 Jun

Free / 01326 319461

  • 18:00 – 23:00

Southside Film Festival

A super-local festival that brings an eclectic programme of films and workshops to 'pop up' cinemas in various Southside venues (cafes, pubs, clubs, schools, libraries, parks, even a boat shed). Film choices are often site specific or engage audiences by producing an event around the film.

Southside, Glasgow

Sun 11 May

£6–£5

  • 19:30

Stranraer RNLI Park Fest

Stranraer Inshore Lifeboats adopt their land legs for a fundraising music festival featuring a range of local and familiar artists as well as craft stalls, fun fair rides and The Marine Lake with its pirate ship.

Agnew Park, Stranraer

Thu 21 Aug

Prices vary / 01387 253862

  • 00:00 (Friday morning)

Fri 22 Aug

Prices vary / 01387 253862

  • 19:00 – 23:30

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

Zeina Festival

A fundraiser for Chance To Dance & Croft House Settlement. During the day there are dance taster sessions, a bellydance zone and stalls selling dance outfits and accessories followed by an evening of dance with the Strictly Come Belly Dancing competition and guest performances. Audiences vote for the best local belly…

Montgomery Theatre, Sheffield

Sat 10 May

£8.25 (£5.50) / 0114 276 7093

Evening performance

  • 19:00 – 22:00