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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

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

Ugie Folk Festival

A small, intimate and friendly celebration of folk with concerts, pub folk nights and sessions.

Aberdeenshire Farming Museum, Peterhead

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 01771 613352

  • 13:30 – 15:00

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
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Gower Chilli Festival and Cookoff

A chilli festival for the whole family, with music, activities, markets and – but of course – a whole lot of chilli to taste.

South Gower Sports Club, Swansea

Sat 19 Jul

Prices vary / 07854 319768

  • 10:00 – 18:30

Loch Lomond Food and Drink Festival

Tasty tipples and appetising nibbles on the bonny banks of Loch Lomond. The festival comprises free cookery demonstrations, a farmers' market, continental market, tasting and sampling sessions, a real ale tent and live music.

Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 01389 751031

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 01389 751031

  • 10:00 – 18:00

Portmeirion Food & Craft Festival

Featuring up to 100 exhibitors, cooking and craft demonstrations, seasonal entertainment from a variety of choirs and a chance to meet Father Christmas.

Portmeirion Village & Gardens, Penrhyndeudraeth

Sat 6 Dec

£4; under 5's free (Children £2) / 01766 770000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 5 Dec 2015

£4; under 5's free (Children £2) / 01766 770000

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Scottish Braves Harvest Chilli Festival

A celebration of all things chilli, including food and drink and a 'Clash of the Titans' chilli eating contest.

Scone Palace, Perth

Sat 20 Sep

£6.30 (Students £5.70; Children £4.40; Family £20) / 01738 552300

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Sun 21 Sep

£6.30 (Students £5.70; Children £4.40; Family £20) / 01738 552300

  • 10:30 – 17:30

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
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Splendour Festival

A cavalcade of live music featuring Tom Odell and Happy Mondays headlining the main stage, plus the Boomtown Rats, Reverend & the Makers and many more.

Wollaton Park, Nottingham

Sat 19 Jul

£42.50 / 0115 989 5555

Yoruba Arts Festival

African festival of music, arts and culture with activities and entertainment for all the family.

Clissold Park, London N16

Sat 26 Jul

Free / 07943 054045

  • 11:00 – 21:00

Sun 27 Jul

Free / 07943 054045

  • 11:00 – 21:00

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
…and 8 more dates until 6 Jun

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, Argyll

Sat 13 Sep

Prices vary / 01499 302203

  • 11:00 – 19:30

Sun 14 Sep

Prices vary / 01499 302203

  • 11:00 – 18:30
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Billing Biker Bash

Everything a two wheeled petrol head could want in one aquadrome – trade stands, club displays, stunt displays, main dealerships, challenges (including the Scrapheap Raft Challenge), show ‘n’ shine competitions and custom competitions. The event is open to all bikes – Sports Bikes, Trikes, Chop, Custom, Streetfighters…

Billing Aquadrome, Northampton

Fri 18 Jul

£10

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sat 19 Jul

£10

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 20 Jul

£10

  • 10:00 – 16:00

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

Dance Show LIVE

Whether you're an up-and-coming dancer, a seasoned pro or a flat-footed newbie, there's something for everyone at this festival of dance, featuring performances, workshops and talks. Featuring Perri and Jordan from Diversity, Luke McFarlane (winner of Got to Dance) and many more.

SECC, Glasgow

Sun 24 Aug

£12.50–£16.50 inc workshops / 02920 799199

  • 09:00 – 20:00

Duston Mill Forty500 Festival

Music and ale festival with licensed bars, fun fair, food village and bungee crane. Music line-up includes John Coghlans Quo, Wille & The Bandits, Gidea Park, Soulweaver, Ma Browns Groove Box and Dead Frequency.

Duston Mill, Northampton

Sat 28 Jun

£16.50 (Family £45–£50; under 2s free) / 08081 185813

  • 12:00 – 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

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Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink

Taking place over three days, the Exeter Food Festival features demos from top chefs, over 100 regional exhibitors, workshops and master classes for all the family, live music and a great atmosphere.

Exeter Castle

Fri 25 Apr

£7.50 (Family £15; Seniors £5; After Dark Party £5; weekend pass £17.50) / 01392 667080

Sat 26 Apr

£7.50 (Family £15; Seniors £5; After Dark Party £5; weekend pass £17.50) / 01392 667080

Sun 27 Apr

£7.50 (Family £15; Seniors £5; After Dark Party £5; weekend pass £17.50) / 01392 667080

Jabberwocky

A new two-day festival for London, brought to you by ATP, Pitchfork and Primavera Sound. Featuring a more leftfield, alternative line-up to that you rarely see programmed at other UK festivals, such as Neutral Milk Hotel, James Blake, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Caribou, Panda Bear, Darkside, Electric Wizard, Liars…

ExCel, London E16

Fri 15 Aug

£35; £60 two-day pass / 020 7069 5000

  • 12:00 – 23:00

Sat 16 Aug

£35; £60 two-day pass / 020 7069 5000

  • 12:00 – 23:00

Kelso Country and Western Festival

A Western-themed affair, complete with line dancing tuition, a fast-draw competition, a ladies' afternoon tea (Western attire compulsary) and of course, live music. Dave Cash is the compere.

Springwood Hall, Kelso

Fri 9 May

Prices vary / 01324 871042

  • 13:00 – 00:00

Sat 10 May

Prices vary / 01324 871042

  • 13:00 – 00:00

Sun 11 May

Prices vary / 01324 871042

  • 13:00 – 00:00

Kendal Calling

Three days of live music and DJs in the Lake District. 2014's line-up includes Suede, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Example, De La Soul, 2ManyDJs, Miles Kane, Happy Mondays, Agustines, Tom Odell, Andy C, Mr Scruff, Jimi Goodwin, Frightened Rabbit and more.

Lowther Deer Park, Penrith

Thu 31 Jul

£6–£115 / 0871 424 4444

Sun 3 Aug

£6–£115 / 0871 424 4444

Lamport Arts Festival

Designer arts and crafts.

Lamport Hall, Northampton

Sat 21 Jun

Free / 01604 686272

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 22 Jun

Free / 01604 686272

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Mon 23 Jun

Free / 01604 686272

  • 10:00 – 16:00
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