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Electric Frog & Pressure Riverside Festival

The Electric Frog crew and Pressure once again join forces to present their outdoor music festival. This year's line-up features Ricardo Villalobos, Sven Väth, Siriusmodeselektor (live), Popof, Slam and Optimo.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Fri 29 May 2015

£35 for a day ticket; £60 for a weekend ticket / 0141 287 2660

Sat 30 May 2015

£35 for a day ticket; £60 for a weekend ticket / 0141 287 2660

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

Foodies Festival Edinburgh

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.

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug 2015

£12 (£10; under 12s free) / 0844 995 1111

Sat 8 Aug 2015

£12 (£10; under 12s free) / 0844 995 1111

Winter Solstice Festival

Winter is coming (or so everyone keeps banging on about) so celebrate the shortest day of the year with a farmers' market, funfair rides, fireworks and more.

Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 01389 751031

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

Thu 2 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

Fri 3 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

Sat 4 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

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NAAFC Annual Accordion & Fiddle Festival

All-day accordion and fiddle competitions, prize-winners concert and a closing dance, if your feet weren't already a-tapping.

Macdonald Inchyra Grange Hotel, Falkirk

Sat 7 Mar 2015

Prices vary

Something to Smile About 2015

Live music festival with something for everyone: food and drink, spoken word, circus performers, crafts and drumming workshops.

Thornensians Rugby Club, Doncaster

Sat 6 Jun 2015

£10–£12 (under 12s £5–£6) / 01302 883522

Bristol Folk Festival

Two days of folk music featuring Seth Lakeman, The Full English, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar and Heg & The Wolf Chorus. Plus workshops, ceilidhs, market and Bristol's much loved Morris dancing.

St George's Bristol

Sat 2 May 2015

£60–£70 / 0845 40 24 001

Sun 3 May 2015

£60–£70 / 0845 40 24 001

British Summer Time Festival

Ten day festival of live music held across four stages in sunny Hyde Park. This year's headliners include The Who and Taylor Swift.

Hyde Park, London W2

Fri 26 Jun 2015

£69

Featuring The Who, Paul Weller, Kaiser Chiefs and Johnny Marr.

Sat 27 Jun 2015

£55

Taylor Swift headlines.

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

£10–£15 (5-12 years £5; Under 5 free) / 02393 787613

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

Sat 23 May 2015

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

Sun 24 May 2015

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

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Channel Islands Heritage Festival 2015

A festival marking the big history of this group of small islands.

Jersey War Tunnels

Fri 3 Apr 2015

Free / 01534 860808

Sat 4 Apr 2015

Free / 01534 860808

Sun 5 Apr 2015

Free / 01534 860808

…and 36 more dates until 11 May 2015

Chepstow Walking Festival

Four days of walking in the Lower Wye Valley.

Chepstow Tourist Information Centre

Thu 9 Apr 2015

£5 Entitles to 1 walk (£10 Unlimited walks; Children free) / 01291 641856

Fri 10 Apr 2015

£5 Entitles to 1 walk (£10 Unlimited walks; Children free) / 01291 641856

Sat 11 Apr 2015

£5 Entitles to 1 walk (£10 Unlimited walks; Children free) / 01291 641856

Sun 12 Apr 2015

£5 Entitles to 1 walk (£10 Unlimited walks; Children free) / 01291 641856

Crookfest Rock Jam

One day festival featuring over 20 tribute bands playing across two stages.

Crook Town FC

Sun 3 May 2015

£15 / 01388 762959

Day One Festival

Keep the party going with this New Year's Day special headed by the dub-house sounds of MK plus garage, tech and minimal from tech Davide Squillace, Matthias Tanzmann, Huxley, Waze & Odyssey, DeWalta, Seb Zito, Rossko, Leftwing & Kody and Samu.L.

Boxxed, Birmingham

Thu 1 Jan 2015

£20–£35 / 0121 634 3517

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 1 Mar 2015

£19 / 01302 370777

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Download Festival

Heavy metal and hard rock extravaganza. 2015's line-up includes headliners Slipknot (Fri), Muse (Sat) and Kiss (Sun) plus Judas Priest, Faith No More, Motley Crue, Slash, Marilyn Manson, Black Stone Cherry, Enter Shikari, A Day to Remember and Five Finger Death Punch.

Donington Park Circuit, Derby

Mon 15 Jun 2015

£2100 / 01332 810048

Electric Fields

One day music festival set in the Dumfriesshire hills, with a focus on Scottish talent.

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate, Dumfries

Sat 29 Aug 2015

prices vary / 01848 331555

Garage Dayz Re-Visited

One-day celebration of NWOBHM (ie the 70s/80s New Wave of Heavy Metal) headlined by Tygers of Pan Tang with Tysondog, Tokyo Blade, Witchfynde, Desolation Angels, Savage, Jaguar and Deep Machine.

The Garage, London N5

Sat 27 Jun 2015

£20 / 0844 847 1678

Glastonbury Festival

The UK's largest music festival returns for its 32nd year and will feature performances from the world's most popular rock, pop, electro, hip hop and R&B acts. There's performances by Pixies, Elbow, Dolly Parton, London Grammar, The Black Keys and Foster The People with Arcade Fire, Metallica and Kasabian taking the…

Worthy Farm, Shepton Mallet

Wed 24 Jun 2015

£220 register at www.glastonburyregistration.co.uk by Oct 1, tickets on sale Oct 5, 9am at glastonbury.seetickets.com, £50 deposit required

Thu 25 Jun 2015

£220 register at www.glastonburyregistration.co.uk by Oct 1, tickets on sale Oct 5, 9am at glastonbury.seetickets.com, £50 deposit required

Fri 26 Jun 2015

£220 register at www.glastonburyregistration.co.uk by Oct 1, tickets on sale Oct 5, 9am at glastonbury.seetickets.com, £50 deposit required

…and 2 more dates until 28 Jun 2015

Great Grampian 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 4 Jun 2015

£6

Fri 5 Jun 2015

£6

Sat 6 Jun 2015

£6

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The HAAR Festival

Heritage Arts Auchmithie Residents festival is a celebration of life in the Village of Auchmithie at the end of the 19th century with re-enactments, a flower festival, children's games and a tea room with home baking. The day ends with a traditional fisher wedding.

Auchmithie

Sat 29 Aug 2015

Free

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

Sat 16 May 2015

Prices vary

How The Light Gets In

A giant festival of philosophy and music, with live concerts, discussions, talks, breakfasts and all forms of rumination, punditry and talking head (but not Talking Heads, who remain broken up.) Previous performers include Robin Blackburn, Laurie Penny, Andrew Weatherall, Sara Pascoe and Mike Figgis, among many, many…

Globe at Hay, Hay-on-Wye

Thu 21 May 2015

£28–£80 EarlyBird Festival Passes / 01497 821762

Fri 22 May 2015

£28–£80 EarlyBird Festival Passes / 01497 821762

Sat 23 May 2015

£28–£80 EarlyBird Festival Passes / 01497 821762

…and 8 more dates until 31 May 2015

The Ideal Tidy Weekender

The Tidy Boys present their latest Weekender – a three-day indoor festival with over 70 artists and DJs playing non stop HDM, hard house, trance and techno. No need for clubbers to muddy their gear as not only is the music indoors but accommodation is in chalet apartments by the beach as opposed to the traditional…

Pontins Holiday Centre, Southport

Thu 26 Mar 2015

£60–£130 / 0870 990 1987

Fri 27 Mar 2015

£60–£130 / 0870 990 1987

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£60–£130 / 0870 990 1987

…and 2 more dates until 30 Mar 2015

Isle Of Wight Festival

Eclectic music line-up for the island festival.

Seaclose Park, Newport

Sun 14 Jun 2015

£195 / 0844 499 9955

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