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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.

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

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

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)

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

Sat 26 Jul

£35 / 0844 545 8282


Sun 27 Jul

£35 / 0844 545 8282


Tue 29 Jul

£27.50 / 0844 545 8282


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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

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

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

CinemaAttic Presents … Festival '14 – Spanish Animation Tribute to Norman McLaren

A selection of short animations by Spanish and Latin American filmmakers inspired by the work of the legendary Norman McLaren.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

£6 / 0131 560 1581

  • 22:30

Fri 22 Aug

£6 / 0131 560 1581

  • 22:30 – 00:00

CinemaAttic Presents … Festival'14 – KIMUAK 2013

Annual selection of short films made in Euskadi.

Woodland Creatures, Edinburgh

Mon 4 Aug

£6 / 0131 629 5509

  • 20:00 – 22:00
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Dance Show LIVE

Whether you're an up-and-coming dancer, a seasoned pro or a flat-footed newbie, there's something for everyone at this festival of dance, featuring performances, workshops and talks. Featuring Perri and Jordan from Diversity, Luke McFarlane (winner of Got to Dance) and many more.

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 24 Aug

£14.50 / 02920 799199


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

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

Lapworth Scarecrow Festival

The Lapworth Scarecrow Festival returns for its tenth bird-alarming year.

Lapworth Village Hall

Sun 14 Sep


The After 'crow Party, where winners are announced and awards presented.

  • 19:00

London Festival of Gymnastics

A week of gymnastics fun for competitors and their friends and family.

Brentwood Centre

Fri 17 Oct

£7.50 / 01277 215151

North East Summer Sound

A two day live music extravaganza of the best tribute acts. Where can you see Queen, Madness, The Rolling Stones, Elvis, The Killers, Abba, Jessie J and Robbie Williams all headline the same festival? A fully licensed bar will be available as well as a food village, or guests can bring their own food and drink.

English Heritage: Gisborough Priory, Guisborough

Fri 1 Aug

£19.50–£24.50 / 01287 633801

  • 18:00 – 22:30

Sat 2 Aug

£19.50–£24.50 / 01287 633801

  • 18:00 – 22:30

Perth Festival of the Arts

Music, comedy, theatre, dance and visual arts are all up for grabs at this festival. Highlights include English Touring Opera's new production of La Boheme and Artay the contemporary art marquee full of contemporary Scottish Art.

Perth Concert Hall

Thu 21 May 2015

Prices vary / 01738 621031

  • 19:30

Fri 22 May 2015

Prices vary / 01738 621031

  • 19:30

Sat 23 May 2015

Prices vary / 01738 621031

  • 19:30
…and 8 more dates until 31 May 2015

Stowed Out Festival

This festival features an eclectic mix of local and established musical acts, craft stalls and storytellers on the banks of the Gala Water.

Stow Quoiting Green

Fri 15 Aug

£5–£12 (children free)

  • 19:00 – 23:00

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