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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

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

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

Sat 19 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sun 20 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

  • 12:00 – 00:00

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

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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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

£21.50 early bird

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

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

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

Sandwell & Birmingham Mela

A celebration of South Asian culture, the Mela features performances by Bhangra and Bollywood superstars.

Victoria Park, Smethwick

Sun 6 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0121 525 8846

  • 12:00 – 20:00

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
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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

BAMfest

Family friendly festival featuring three days of acoustic music from Paul Jones & The Blues Band, Martin Carthy, Jez Lowe, The Young'uns, Baba Jack and more to be announced.

The Big Sheep & Little Cow Farm, Bedale

Fri 30 May

£50–£55 weekend pass; Sat ticket £30; Sun ticket £25 / 07925 817116

  • 14:00 – 00:00

Sat 31 May

£50–£55 weekend pass; Sat ticket £30; Sun ticket £25 / 07925 817116

  • 14:00 – 00:00

Sun 1 Jun

£50–£55 weekend pass; Sat ticket £30; Sun ticket £25 / 07925 817116

  • 14:00 – 00:00

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

Flavour Fest Sunday

Sample foods from all over Scotland, and with live music, arts and crafts, demos and kids' activities to boot. Plus, every ticket holder gets a goodie bag. Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Eddlewood Public Hall, Hamilton

Sun 4 May

£2 (Children £1) / 01698 281606

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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So Alive Music Festival

Music festival featuring Tom Carpenter (from Sky 1's Must Be The Music) and Barbados' Magnet Man, among others to be announced including local acts.

Various venues: Frome

Sat 19 Jul

£15 (£10 before 4pm)

  • 13:00 – 23:00

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 23 Aug

Prices to be confirmed

Sun 24 Aug

Prices to be confirmed

Edinburgh 7s Festival

A multi-sports festival featuring – you guessed it – seven sports. Those'd be rugby, touch, netball, hockey, football, volleyball and dodgeball, with a touch of music and fancy dress to top it all off. Watch from the stands or get out on the playing field(s).

Meggetland, Edinburgh

Sat 17 May

£10

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Sun 18 May

£10

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Electric Daisy Carnival UK

Electric Daisy Carnival sets sail from America and lands in the UK, bringing along with it the biggest electronic music talent the world has to offer. The line-up includes Avicii, Fatboy Slim, Calvin Harris, Paul van Dyk, Steve Angelo and many more.

National Bowl, Milton Keynes

Sat 12 Jul

£55 / 0870 534 4444

Sun 13 Jul

£55 / 0870 534 4444

Happy Days Festival

Go on back to those good ol' happy days with original artists from the 70s, 80s and 90s, family activities, retro bars, games areas and more. Acts for 2014 include Roy Ayers, Jocelyn Brown, Candi Staton, Robin S Aswad, Janet Kay, Boney M featuring Maize Williams and Scarlett's Roses, with more to be announced.

Imber Court Sports Club, East Molesey

Sat 24 May

£35–£100 (one under 12 free with every full-paying adult) / 020 8398 1267

  • 14:00 – 22:00

Sun 25 May

£35–£100 (one under 12 free with every full-paying adult) / 020 8398 1267

  • 14:00 – 22:00
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Lairg Music Festival

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

Lairg Community Centre

Sat 21 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 01549 402168

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Lancaster Music Festival

Over 150 acts play across Lancaster and most events are free. Music appreciation is a thirsty business but luckily Thwaites Brewery have created a festival ale and Atkinsons Coffee Roasters a festival coffee blend. Visit the website for details on how to apply to perform.

Various Venues, Lancaster

Thu 9 Oct

Free / 01524 380990

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Fri 10 Oct

Free / 01524 380990

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sat 11 Oct

Free / 01524 380990

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sun 12 Oct

Free / 01524 380990

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Rhubarb Festival Weekend

Try as many of the 137 varieties of rhubarb on offer, plus play rhubarb-themed games, see a cookery demonstration or two, buy up some rhubarb to take home and take a guided walk.

Clumber Park, Worksop

Sat 24 May

Included in admission / 01909 511092

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Sun 25 May

Included in admission / 01909 511092

  • 12:00 – 16:00

Africa Oyé

A celebration of African and Caribbean music and culture. Finley Quaye has been announced as 2014's headliner alongside Jupiter & Okwess International, Wara amd Hajamadagascar & The Groovy People.

Sefton Park, Liverpool

Sat 21 Jun

Free / 0151 233 3001

  • 12:30 – 21:30

Sun 22 Jun

Free / 0151 233 3001

  • 12:30 – 21:30

AMATA Festival

Combined platform festival for practitioners emerging from the University College Falmouth. Featuring a series of performances, talks, events and networking opportunities.

University College Falmouth, The Performance Centre, Penryn

Tue 27 May

Free / 01326 255885

  • 10:00 – 22:00

Wed 28 May

Free / 01326 255885

  • 10:00 – 22:00

Thu 29 May

Free / 01326 255885

  • 10:00 – 22:00
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