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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

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

Inverleith Park, Edinburgh

Fri 8 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £35–£38; festival pass £15–£18) / 0844 995 1111

Sat 9 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £35–£38; festival pass £15–£18) / 0844 995 1111

South Park, Oxford

Sat 23 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £38; festival pass £15–£18) / 0844 995 1111

Sun 24 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £38; festival pass £15–£18) / 0844 995 1111

Mon 25 Aug

£10–£12 (£10; VIP £38; festival pass £15–£18) / 0844 995 1111

The Africa Centre Summer Festival

Dance, acrobatic performance, mask painting, live music and cuisine that showcases the best of Africa's rich and varied cultures.

Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E

Sat 2 Aug

Free / 020 7836 1973

  • 12:00 – 22:00

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

Sat 20 Sep

£20 per session / 0141 212 8810

Sun 21 Sep

£20 per session / 0141 212 8810

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

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South West Four

House, techno, trance, dubstep and drum & bass festival. Sat headliners Above & Beyond are joined by Alesso, Arty, Booka Shade (live), Fedde le Grand, Jamie Jones, Sasha, Markus Schulz and Paul Kalkbrenner (live). Sun is headed by Deadmau5 with Andy C, Eric Prydz, Laurent Garnier, Maya Jane Coles, Marco Carola…

Clapham Common, London SW4

Sat 23 Aug

£57.50

Sun 24 Aug

£57.50

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

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

Sat 9 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 10 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 11 Aug

Free / 0131 662 9112

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 23 Aug

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

Sat 30 Aug

£5 (£2)

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Sun 31 Aug

£5 (£2)

  • 11:00 – 17:00

Mon 1 Sep

£5 (£2)

  • 11:00 – 17:00
…and 6 more dates until 7 Sep

North East Open Studios

Gain insight into the creative process and see some brand new art works in a series of studio open days all across the north-east of Scotland, featuring hundreds of different artists.

Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, Peterhead

Sat 6 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 8 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:00
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North Wales Drawing and Painting ArtFest

A drawing and painting festival, with a chance to talk to local artists, manufacturers and suppliers of art materials.

Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Fri 12 Sep

£2 / 01745 590487

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 13 Sep

£2 / 01745 590487

  • 10:00 – 17:00

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

Sat 16 Aug

£5 (children free)

  • 14:00 – 23:00

Billingham International Folklore Festival 2014

An international selection of groups and ensembles perform traditional and contemporary music, song and dance in a blaze of colourful costumes.

Town Centre, Billingham

Sat 9 Aug

Prices vary / 01642 553220

  • 10:00 – 22:30

Sun 10 Aug

Prices vary / 01642 553220

  • 10:00 – 22:30

Mon 11 Aug

Prices vary / 01642 553220

  • 10:00 – 22:30
…and 5 more dates until 16 Aug

Various Venues, Billingham

Sat 9 Aug

See website for details / 01642 553220

  • 10:00 – 22:30

Sun 10 Aug

See website for details / 01642 553220

  • 10:00 – 22:30

Mon 11 Aug

See website for details / 01642 553220

  • 10:00 – 22:30
…and 5 more dates until 16 Aug

Electric Fields

One day music festival set in the Dumfriesshire hills, with a focus on Scottish talent. The line-up for 2014 includes We Were Promised Jetpacks, Fatherson, The LaFontaines, Stanley Odd, Honeyblood, Vigo Thieves, Prides, Anderson McGinty Webster & Fisher, Neon Waltz, Miaoux Miaoux, Bombskare, United Fruit, Woodenbox…

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate, Dumfries

Sat 30 Aug

£27–£37.79 / 01848 331555

Party in the Park Unsigned

The central regions largest unsigned music festival with over 30 of the best acts and bands performing at this weekend of family fun.

Blossom Farm, Birmingham

Sat 23 Aug

£15 for a day pass; £25 for a weekend pass

  • 11:00 – 00:00
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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

Towcester Sausage and Cider Festival

Featuring 40 real ciders, 20 varieties of sausage (provided by Brown's Gourmet Sausages) and live music.

Towcester Racecourse

Sat 30 Aug

£5 (under 18s free) / 01327 353414

  • 12:00 – 23:00

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

Beer The Festival

A contemporary take on the traditional beer festival with a host of city centre bars offering beer as well as top-drawer wines, single malt whiskys and cocktails.

Devonshire Green, Sheffield

Fri 22 Aug

£8–£18 Includes free festival glass, first half pint free and souvenir tasting notes / 01142 945 057

  • 12:00 – 23:00

Mon 25 Aug

£6–£16 Includes free festival glass, pint free of beer and souvenir tasting notes / 01142 945 057

  • 12:00 – 17:00

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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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

Fri 8 Aug

£115 weekend ticket (Children £35) / 01332 666370

  • 10:00

Sat 9 Aug

£115 weekend ticket (Children £35) / 01332 666370

  • 10:00

Sun 10 Aug

£115 weekend ticket (Children £35) / 01332 666370

  • 10:00

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

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

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 andLucy Zirins

The Live Rooms, Chester

Sat 18 Oct

£27

  • 14:00 – 22:00
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