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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

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Mon 10 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

The Great Scottish Beer Celebration

A beer festival celebrating Scottish brewing, with 18 small breweries pouring a wide range of beer styles, plus music from the folk behind Shout Bamala and a selection of street food vendors.

Barras Art & Design Centre, Glasgow

Fri 13 Mar

£7.50 / 0141 946 3020

Sat 14 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 946 3020

Adventure Film Festival

A film festival for fans of adventure.

Chapter Art Centre, Cardiff

Thu 29 Jan

0292 030440

Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

Thu 29 Jan

0844 406 8666

Savoy Nottingham

Thu 29 Jan

0115 947 2580

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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 food, all in a lochside setting. Music accompaniment includes blues, rock and ceilidh.

Helensburgh Sailing Club

Fri 15 May

Prices vary

Southampton German Beer Fest

Enjoy a stein or two at this German beer festival.

O2 Guildhall Southampton

Fri 15 May

£12 / 023 8063 2601

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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 23 May

£15.50–£26 / 0844 481 8898

Berwick's Fishing Story

A celebration of the salmon-netting and sea fishing heritage of Berwick-upon-Tweed

Tweedmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Thu 16 Jul


Part of Berwick 900.

Bless The Funk

Four days of jazz, funk and soul, featuring DJs such as Redd Pepper, Brian Jay, John Douglas, DJ Trix and more.

Azur, St. Leonards-on-Sea

Fri 22 May

£25 day ticket (Weekend ticket £45) / 01424 465 267


A week-long festival of Brazilian music and dance.

Guanabara, London WC2B

Wed 11 Feb

Free admission before 8pm, £5 thereafter / 020 7242 8600

Our regular Wednesday variety show with a Carnival twist, packed with Brazilian acts and music.

  • 17:00 – 02:30 Carnival Guanabara, London

Thu 12 Feb

Free admission before 8pm, £5 thereafter / 020 7242 8600

London School of Samba London School of Samba use their vibrant colours and energy to ensure the Summer Carnival celebrations open in style, parading their way around the streets of Covent Garden, and showcasing some amazing performances on. DJs D.vyzor and Limao spin Brazilian music throughout the night and Guanabara's infamous samba and capoeira shows will complete this fun packed evening.

  • 17:00 – 02:30 Carnival Guanabara, London

Fri 13 Feb

Free admission before 8PM, £5 thereafter / 020 7242 8600

To set of the weekend of carnival celebrations, Rhythms of the City will be showcasing some amazing dance routines. DJs Matt Bandy and Bruno promise to get the crowds dancing along with Samba and Capoeira shows.

  • 17:00 – 02:30 Carnival Guanabara, London
…and 4 more dates until 17 Feb

Elegies and Inspirations: Martyn Bennett

An evening of films and conversations centering around the world of music, and the notion of finding the right images to work alongside it.

Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh

Mon 2 Feb

£8 (Film pass £25) / 0131 228 1404

Part of Manipulate.

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Kew the Music

A five-day festival of music and comedy. In 2014, the line-up included Elvis Costello, Jools Holland and Bill Bailey.

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond

Tue 7 Jul

£25.85–£52.25 / 020 8332 5655

Wed 8 Jul

£25.85–£52.25 / 020 8332 5655

Fri 10 Jul

£25.85–£52.25 / 020 8332 5655

…and 2 more dates until 12 Jul

Kosher Food and Wine Experience

A showcase for the best kosher food and drink, with a cocktail bar and wine, spirits and liqueurs.

The Park Lane Hotel, London W1J

Wed 4 Feb

£45–£75 / 0208 802 8889

La Linea

The London Latin Music Festival which takes place in venues across Central London. Founded in 2001 the festival showcases contemporary Latin music.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Sat 25 Apr

£25 / 020 7638 8891

Mexico Goes Morrissey

Mon 27 Apr

£15–£24 / 020 7638 8891

Buika (La Linea Festival)

KOKO, London NW1

Thu 23 Apr

£18 / 0870 432 5527

Moniaive Michaelmas Bluegrass Festival

Bluegrass, old time, Americana and gospel music in Moniaive, the beautiful music village of southwest Scotland.

Moniaive Institute

Fri 25 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 441 7052

Sat 26 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 441 7052

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, world-class choir The Sixteen and Artay the contemporary art marquee full of contemporary Scottish Art.

Perth Concert Hall

Thu 21 May

Prices vary / 01738 621031

Fri 22 May

Prices vary / 01738 621031

Sat 23 May

Prices vary / 01738 621031

…and 8 more dates until 31 May

Thomas Fraser Memorial Festival

A family-run festival to commemorate Burra crofter, fisherman and country blues legend Thomas Fraser, whose posthumously released cassettes became such a sensation in the blues world that his nephew couldn't keep up with demand for them. An eclectic mix of musicians travel from across the globe to play and pay tribute to…

Burra Public Hall

Thu 12 Nov


Fri 13 Nov


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Sun 15 Nov


Totally Serialized

The fourth Totally Serialized features a special screening of Series 5 Episode 1 of the breakout French cop show Spiral, plus screenings of Russell T Davies' Banana. You can meet creators and actors such as Spiral's Caroline Proust and Southcliffe's Tony Grisoni.

Institut Francais Du Royaume-Uni, London SW7

Thu 29 Jan

£0–£8 / 020 7871 3515