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Largs Viking Festival

On the anniversary of the Battle of Largs meet King Alexander of Scotland and King Haakon of Norway with living history installations in two educational villages. Following craft demonstrations, a farmers' market and aerobatic displays, the festival culminates with a re-enactment of the Battle of Largs, the burning of a…

Various Venues, Largs

Sun 31 Aug

£5 (£2)

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Mon 1 Sep

£5 (£2)

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Tue 2 Sep

£5 (£2)

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 5 more dates until 7 Sep

Jamie Oliver & Alex James present The Big Feastival

A festival of music and food for the whole family - the brainchild of TV cook Jamie Oliver and musician and farmer Alex James. This year's big musical acts include Fatboy Slim, Jamie Cullum and Kelis.

Alex James' Farm, Chipping Norton

Sun 31 Aug

£5–£69

With Performances by: Fatboy Slim, Jamie Cullum, Kelis, Laura Mvula, De La Soul Norman Jay MBE, Stornoway, Kitty and Daisy & Lewis and Jack Savoretti.

Largs Viking Festival

An annual festival marking the Battle of Largs in 1263 – the last skirmish between the Scots and the Norse – features a Viking village and a reenactment by the Swords of Dalriada showing how the Vikings lived in the 12th and 13th centuries. The week of events includes a food and craft market, aerobatic displays, a fun…

The Promenade, Largs

Sat 30 Aug

£2–£5 / 01475 672884

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 31 Aug

£2–£5 / 01475 672884

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Mon 1 Sep

£2–£5 / 01475 672884

  • 10:00 – 18:00
…and 6 more dates until 7 Sep

JAM Festival

Just About Movies (JAM) is a film festival that offers all the extra elements usually associated with a music festival, camping, bars, food, on-site entertainment, but instead of music stages there's multiple pop up cinemas. The event is set in the grounds of the 17th century, privately owned Tullibole Castle and…

Tullibole Castle, Kinross

Sat 30 Aug

Cancelled / 07918 176058

Event cancelled; contact joe@justaboutmovies.co.uk or jojo@justaboutmovies.co.uk for more information.

  • 10:00 – 01:30

Sun 31 Aug

Cancelled / 07918 176058

Event cancelled; contact joe@justaboutmovies.co.uk or jojo@justaboutmovies.co.uk for more information.

  • 10:00 – 14:00

Munch Street Food International Food and Drinks Festival

A large number of traders come together to serve up their delicious street food, covering every cuisine in the book. There's also a chance to take in a spot of music while you chow down. Expect to see the Cheeky Indian, Mama's Jerk Chicken, Shrimp's, Quinto Quarto, plus many others.

Potters Fields Park, London SE1

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 020 7407 4701

  • 10:00 – 21:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 020 7407 4701

  • 10:00 – 21:00
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Reload Festival

New retro music festival of soul and pop. Sat features Kool & The Gang, Soul II Soul, Rick Astley, ABC, Go West, Hot Chocolate, Imagination, Odyssey and From the Jam. Sun's line-up includes Human League, Billy Ocean, Sister Sledge, Five Star, Aswad, Heaven 17, Jason Donovan, Bjorn Again, The Real Thing and headliner…

The Norfolk Showground, Norwich

Sat 6 Sep

£90 for a weekend camping ticket; (£65; day ticket £35) / 01603 748931

Sun 7 Sep

£90 for a weekend camping ticket; (£65; day ticket £35) / 01603 748931

CASA Latin American Theatre Festival

Theatre work from the other side of the world – plus productions from Latin theatre-makers based in the UK – offering staunch social and political commentary, stunning visuals and poetic, personal storytelling. Held at the Barbican, Rich Mix and Institute for Latin American Studies.

Rich Mix, Bethnal Green

Fri 10 Oct

£6–£40 / 020 3302 0660

  • 10:00 – 21:30

Sat 11 Oct

£6–£40 / 020 3302 0660

  • 10:00 – 21:30

Sun 12 Oct

£6–£40 / 020 3302 0660

  • 10:00 – 21:30
…and 7 more dates until 19 Oct

Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival

Tasty tipples and appetising nibbles on the bonny banks of Loch Lomond. The festival comprises free cookery demonstrations (including a WWII themed one), a farmers' market, continental market, tasting and sampling sessions, a real ale tent and live music. Plus, an appearance from James Morton from The Great British Bake…

Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 01389 751031

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 01389 751031

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Shieldbank Harvest Festival

Celebrate the harvest with a market selling local produce and crafts followed by folk music, a meal and a performance by the Morgan Lee Band.

Shieldbank Coffee Shop, Saline

Sat 30 Aug

£20 for the meal only; £10 for the folk evening only; £25 for both / 01383 852621

  • 14:00 – 23:00

The South London Soul Train 16 hr Day & Night Summer Festival

Four bands and 15 DJs put on a 16-hour funked up all dayer and nighter across three stages.

Studio 338, London SE10

Sat 30 Aug

£10–£20 / 02082 936669

  • 14:00 – 06:00
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SSW4 The Preston Weekender

House, funk, soul and disco grooves featuring Ann Sexton, Garfield Fleming, Soul Sam, Jelly Roll Soul and many, many others.

Park Hall Hotel, Chorley

Fri 26 Sep

£99 for a weekend ticket in advance; £120 for a weekend ticket on the door; £190 for a weekend ticket + two nights accommodation; £227 for a weekend… / 07540 112220

  • 12:00

Sat 27 Sep

£99 for a weekend ticket in advance; £120 for a weekend ticket on the door; £190 for a weekend ticket + two nights accommodation; £227 for a weekend… / 07540 112220

  • 12:00

Sun 28 Sep

£99 for a weekend ticket in advance; £120 for a weekend ticket on the door; £190 for a weekend ticket + two nights accommodation; £227 for a weekend… / 07540 112220

  • 12:00

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

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Free / 01539 435544

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 25 Jan 2015

Free / 01539 435544

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Best of the West Festival

Set in the stunning venue of the grounds of Inveraray Castle, this family-friendly festival highlights the best in food, drink, craft, music and entertainments from the West of Scotland. From fine crafts to fine food and from local pipe bands to world-famous headline music acts, the programme offers something for…

Inveraray Castle

Sat 13 Sep

£19.50 for weekend pass, £14.50 for single day pass (under 16s £14.50 for weekend pass, £9.50 for single day pass; under 8s free if accompanied by… / 01499 302203

  • 11:00 – 19:30

Sun 14 Sep

£19.50 for weekend pass, £14.50 for single day pass (under 16s £14.50 for weekend pass, £9.50 for single day pass; under 8s free if accompanied by… / 01499 302203

  • 11:00 – 18:30

Bestival 2014

A three-day eclectic music festival featuring popular bands, plus family entertainment, comedy, cabaret and more. This year's theme has been confirmed as 'Desert Island Disco' with music from Beck, Foals, Outkast, Chic featurign Nile Rodgers, Disclosure, Major Lazer, London Grammer, Wild Beasts, Sam Smith, Caribou, Clean…

Robin Hill Country Park, Newport

Thu 4 Sep

£195 weekend ticket; £312 premium weekend ticket; £101 caravan; £90 campervan (£180 weekend ticket; Children £127–£158 weekend ticket, under 17s) / 0870 066 7753

  • 11:00 – 05:00

Fri 5 Sep

£195 weekend ticket; £312 premium weekend ticket; £101 caravan; £90 campervan (£180 weekend ticket; Children £127–£158 weekend ticket, under 17s) / 0870 066 7753

  • 11:00 – 05:00

Sat 6 Sep

£195 weekend ticket; £312 premium weekend ticket; £101 caravan; £90 campervan (£180 weekend ticket; Children £127–£158 weekend ticket, under 17s) / 0870 066 7753

  • 11:00 – 05:00

Sun 7 Sep

£195 weekend ticket; £312 premium weekend ticket; £101 caravan; £90 campervan (£180 weekend ticket; Children £127–£158 weekend ticket, under 17s) / 0870 066 7753

  • 11:00 – 05:00

Blackburn Blues, Rhythm And Rock Festival 4!

While this years festival still retains a blues foundation and international flavour and has been expanded to encompass a greater diversity of music and with the awesome Chantel McGregor headlining, and five other top class acts.

King George's Hall, Blackburn

Sun 5 Oct

£19 / 01254 582579

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Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On Concert

Peter Kay and Little Mix help light it up at the switch-on concert for Blackpool's famous illuminations.

Tower Festival Headland, Blackpool

Sun 31 Aug

Prices vary / 01253 478222

Free wristbands are available for the concert on Friday. Weekend and single day tickets also available for Saturday and Sunday.

Blackshaw's Big One

A wee summer festival, so here's hoping the weather is kind. Last year's acts included Bandits, Lizzie Fisher and Zak Thomas.

The Selkirk Pub, London SW17

Sat 6 Sep

Free

  • 16:00 – 00:00

Bristol Blues, Rhythm And Rock Festival

Rock and blues festival with headliners Climax Blues Band supported by Doña Oxford, Innes Sibun, Albany Down and more.

The Tunnels, Bristol

Sun 21 Sep

£23; £19 adv / 0845 177 0801

  • 14:00 – 22:00

Brutestock

The Flaming Arts Agency present this all day festival of extreme metal featuring Cryptopsy, Disgorge, Jungle Rot, Desecration, Overoth, Rex Shachath, Masochist and Ascaris.

Baa Bar, Cardiff

Sun 31 Aug

£18.50

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

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

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sat 23 May 2015

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

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sun 24 May 2015

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

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Walpole Park, London W5

Fri 22 May 2015

£15; £12 adv (Children £5 adv, under 12s; £12) / 02393 787613

  • 10:00 – 20:00

Sun 24 May 2015

£15; £12 adv (Children £5 adv, under 12s; £12) / 02393 787613

  • 10:00 – 20:00
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Chester Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival

With an awesome line up and some of the hottest names in the business stepping on stage, this is one music festival not to miss. Featuring headliner Steve Cropper alongside Animals and Friends, Billy Walton Band, The Hitman Blues Band and the New York City Horns, Mākuini and Lucy Zirins

The Live Rooms, Chester

Sat 18 Oct

£27

  • 14:00 – 22:00

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 29 Aug 2015

prices vary

Sun 30 Aug 2015

prices vary

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 14 Sep

£26.88 / 01302 370777

Durham Book Festival

Book events for both children and adults at this two-week festival, with over 70 writers appearing in 2014. Highlights include Kate Tempest, Dennis Skinner MP and Stuart Maconie.

Various Venues: Durham

Mon 6 Oct

Prices vary / 0300 026 6600

  • 10:00 – 21:00

Tue 7 Oct

Prices vary / 0300 026 6600

  • 10:00 – 21:00

Wed 8 Oct

Prices vary / 0300 026 6600

  • 10:00 – 21:00
…and 10 more dates until 18 Oct

East Coast Tattoo Expo

The 11th year of the East Coast Expo – expect a fun and – importantly – friendly day out with artist just dying to get their hands on you, as well as trade booths and entertainment.

HIghfields Holiday Park, Clacton-on-Sea

Sat 15 Nov

£12–£20 / 01206 766606

  • 11:00

Sun 16 Nov

£12–£20 / 01206 766606

  • 11:00
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