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UB40

Reggae journeymen still slogging round the touring circuit, but now without frontman Ali Campbell.

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Fri 17 Apr 2015

£37.38 / 0871 945 6000

With The Brand New Heavies.

Bournemouth International Centre

Sun 12 Apr 2015

£37.38 / 0844 576 3000

With Radio Riddler.

  • 19:00 UB40 Bournemouth International Centre

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Tue 12 May 2015

£32.50 / 01223 357851

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The Edinburgh Christmas Tree Festival

Explore a special festive forest of lit-up Christmas trees, with live music to boot.

St Andrew's and St George's Church, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Fri 19 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Sat 20 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

…and 3 more dates until 24 Dec

Hogmanay Ceilidh

Ceilidh into the new year with live music from Willie Fraser with caller Ken Gourlay. No stilettos or high heels, please!

Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£25 / 0131 339 5374

£8 / 0131 339 5374

Bon Scott Fest

Fans from all over the world descend on the sleepy Angus town of Kirriemuir for a celebration of its most rock'n'roll son, AC/DC front man Bon Scott.

Kirriemuir Town Hall

Fri 1 May 2015

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Sat 2 May 2015

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Sun 3 May 2015

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Hogmanay Snow Ball

Sip a specially created Hogmanay SnowBall™ cocktail as you arrive, before entering the atmosphetic ballroom and sitting down to a 3 course dinner which celebrates some of Scotland's best food. A live pianist plays as you eat, and once the plates have been cleared there's dancing to the sounds of Ceilidh Stomp plus a live…

Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£99 Standard Dinner Ticket (Igloo Lounge upgrade £139) / 0131 229 9131

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The RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

A family-friendly concert of carols and seasonal tunes, including the now annual screening of Dianne Jackson's 1982 film of Raymond Briggs' The Snowman with live musical accompaniment, because nothing spells 'Christmas' like a magical fable about the transience of life. Christopher Bell conducts.

Caird Hall, Dundee

Fri 19 Dec

£12.50–£16 (disabled £6.25–£8; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6) / 01382 434940

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 20 Dec

£15–£35 (disabled/under 26s/mature students/unemployed £7.50–£17.50) / 0141 353 8000

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Thu 18 Dec

£11–£22.50 (disabled £5.50–£11.25; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s £5) / 01224 641122

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Glasgow Loves Hogmanay

A programme of family activities for the daytime and early evening of Hogmanay, including traditional music, children’s activities and Scottish food and drink.

George Square, Glasgow

Wed 31 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed

Thu 31 Dec 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed

Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Edinburgh's world-famous Hogmanay celebration ushers the new year in with a bang. A Torchlight Procession winds through the historic Old Town and onto a son et lumiere on Calton Hill on 30 Dec, a massive street party with live music from Lily Allen, Young Fathers andThe Twilight Sad that culminates with Midnight Fireworks…

Various venues, Edinburgh

Tue 30 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 573 8455

Wed 31 Dec

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 573 8455

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Times & prices to be confirmed / 0844 573 8455

…and 3 more dates until 1 Jan 2016

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 8 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Mon 10 Aug 2015

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug 2015

Deacon Blue

Pop-rock band on their biggest tour in over a decade.

Liverpool Echo Arena & Convention Centre

Sun 21 Dec

£26.50–£36.50 / 0844 800 0400

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

£25–£40 / 0131 228 1155

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Romeo And Juliet Carols By Candlelight

Some Voices, one of London's biggest choirs (over 300 singers) are singing music from Baz Luhurmann's Romeo and Juliet, with contemporary carols, in Hackney on 17th and 18th of December, at the stunning St John at Hackney Church.

St John At Hackney Church, London E5

Thu 18 Dec

£12 / 020 8985 5374

Christmas Songwriters' Club

A night of original festive songs (no covers) from a mixed line-up of Scotland's indie and singer-songwriter talent including TeenCanteen, Book Group, Supermoon, Al Shields, Broken Records, Discopolis, Ella the Bird, The Lonely Together and Richy Carey. Plus a pop up bar and cafe, raffle and stalls all donated to local…

Central Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

£11.50 / 0131 229 2921

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

The Kelvingrove Family Ceilidh

Dance away some of the last remaining hours of the year to the sounds of the Gunna Sound Ceilidh Band. Early arrival recommended.

Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow

Tue 30 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 276 9599

Sid Sideboard & The Chairs

The Watford-based five-piece band performs its powerpop and pub-rock originals.

The Horns, Watford

Sun 21 Dec

Free / 01923 225020

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Steeleye Span

Veteran folk-rock band, featuring lead singer Maddy Prior, currently collaborating with Terry Pratchett on a record based on his Wintersmith novel.

The Atkinson, Southport

Mon 16 Feb 2015

Theatre

£21.50 / 01704 533333

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Tue 17 Feb 2015

£19.50 / 020 8561 8371

The Harlequin, Redhill

Sun 8 Mar 2015

£22.50 / 01737 276 500

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That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£24.50 / 01256 844244

Assembly Hall, Worthing

Sun 28 Dec

£24 / 01903 206206

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Tue 2 Jun 2015

£28–£40

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An Evening With Bernie Keith

In conversation with Rob Adcock, BBC Radio Northampton's Bernie Keith talks about his under-achievement in professional broadcasting and the inside story of a life in local radio.

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Fri 23 Jan 2015

Phone for availability / 01604 624 811

Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook

One of the masters of Scottish contemporary folk is joined by a selection of special guests (including Eddi Reader, Karen Mathieson, John McCusker, Kris Drever and Ian Carr) for a showcase of modern and traditional Christmas music.

City Halls, Glasgow

Thu 18 Dec

£21 / 0141 353 8000

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Mon 22 Dec

£24.20 / 01224 641122

Perth Concert Hall

Sun 21 Dec

£21 / 01738 621031

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The Eden Festival

A small and well-thought-out music fest with a varied line-up supported by family-friendly activities, exhibitions and cabaret and comedy tents.

Raehills Meadows, Moffat

Thu 11 Jun 2015

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Fri 12 Jun 2015

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Sat 13 Jun 2015

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Sun 14 Jun 2015

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Fairport Convention

Veteran folk group whose current line-up features founding member Simon Nicol with Gerry Conway, Chris Leslie, Dave Pegg and Ric Sanders.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Fri 20 Feb 2015

£20 / 01727 844488

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£23 (£21) / 01284 758000

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 25 Feb 2015

£21 / 01892 530613

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Grandmaster Flash

Widely regarded as the man who invented the genre, the Bronx hip hop legend is behind the decks.

Exeter Phoenix

Fri 19 Dec

£15 / 01392 667080

The Jazz Cafe, London NW1

Thu 26 Mar 2015

£16.50 / 0844 847 2514

Fri 27 Mar 2015

£16.50 / 0844 847 2514

Norloch Ceilidh Band

The Norloch Ceilidh Band provide the live music at this night of traditional Scottish dancing. BYOB.

Old St Paul's Church, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

£6 (£5; Family £15) / 0131 556 3332

Police Scotland Be Your Best Rock Challenge

A competition of choreographed dance-drama performances.

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC)

Fri 27 Mar 2015

£12 / 0844 477 9000

Recitals for Wrigglers

Classical music to get those little ones introduced early. Email for tickets or buy on the door.

Morningside Library, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

£5 adult plus child; £2.50 additional children / 0131 529 5654

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