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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

Mon 22 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Tue 23 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

Wed 24 Dec

Free / 0131 225 3847

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

£8 / 0131 339 5374

The Cure

Robert Smith's goth-infused alt rock outfit who brought us the cartoon pop eighties classic Lovecats.

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

Mon 22 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 249 4300

Fascinating Aida: Charm Offensive

The satirical cabaret trio – Dillie Keane, Adèle Anderson and Liza Pulman – take their new show on tour.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Fri 13 Mar 2015

£17.25–£24.25 (£15.25–£22.25) / 02476 553055

The Corn Exchange, Newbury

Mon 9 Feb 2015

£19.50 / 0845 5218 218

Tue 10 Feb 2015

£19.50 / 0845 5218 218

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£19.50 / 01553 764864

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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

Family Ceilidh

Scottish Country dancers, pipers and a ceilidh band help you to celebrate the new year with the family.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£7 (Family £26) / 0131 665 2240

Eddi Reader

The popular folk pop chanteuse, known for her work with Fairground Attraction and often called upon to add her voice to other people's records tours her latest album Vagabond.

Artrix, Bromsgrove

Sun 22 Mar 2015

£22.50 / 01527 577330

Bishops Cleeve Tithe Barn, Cheltenham

Sun 26 Jul 2015

£25

Britannia Theatre, Chatham

Wed 20 May 2015

£23.50 / 07891 149254

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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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Bette Midler

The American singer and actress, also known as The Divine Miss M, sets out on her first UK tour in 35 years in support of her latest album It’s The Girls!

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Thu 9 Jul 2015

£50–£100 / 0871 945 6000

First Direct Arena, Leeds

Wed 15 Jul 2015

£50–£100 / 0844 248 1585

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Sat 18 Jul 2015

£64–£123.50 / 0844 856 0202

Sun 19 Jul 2015

£64–£123.50 / 0844 856 0202

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Candlelit Concert in St Giles' Cathedral

A musical journey from Christmas to New Year with works by Vaughan Williams, Bach and Mozart.

St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£16.50 / 0844 573 8455

Family Carol Concert

  • Directed by: Richard Laing (cond)

Nottingham Harmonic Choir, conducted by Richard Laing and accompanied by the Thoresby Colliery Band present a concert of well-loved Christmas carols.

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Mon 22 Dec

£10–£17 / 0115 989 5555

Nottingham Harmonic Choir conducted by Richard Laing and accompanied by Thoresby Colliery Band present a programme of well-loved Christmas carols, celestial carol settings and solos from the band.

Hogmanay Ceilidh

Bring in the bells with traditional music and dancing featuring The Ardoch Ceilidh Band and piper, also includes a dram and haggis.

St Andrews in the Square, Glasgow

Wed 31 Dec

£37.50 / 0141 559 5902

Christmas With The Rat Pack

Beat the winter blues with seasonal classics including 'Baby It's Cold Outside', 'Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer', 'Let It Snow' and many more.

The Forum Theatre, Billingham

Thu 29 Jan 2015

£22.50 / 01642 552663

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Fri 6 Feb 2015

£20.50–£22.50 / 01792 475715

The Hippodrome Casino, London WC2H

Tue 30 Dec

£20–£40; £25–£45 / 0844 248 5144

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£20–£40; £25–£45 / 0844 248 5144

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£20–£40; £25–£45 / 0844 248 5144

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.

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Mon 22 Dec

£24.20 / 01224 641122

Hogmanay Ceilidh

See in the New Year with Moira Kerr.

Albert Halls, Stirling

Wed 31 Dec

£50–£55 / 01786 473544

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

The Red Lemons

The band plays soul and funk covers.

The Jam House, Birmingham

Tue 20 Jan 2015

Free

Russian State Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Full-length classical ballet set to Tchaikovsky's music and performed by the renowned company.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£19.50–£38.50 / 0844 907 9000

Mon 5 Jan 2015

£19.50–£38.50 / 0844 907 9000

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£12.50–£32.50 / 0844 847 2325

£15–£42.50 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£30.50–£37.50 / 01702 351135

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Club Noir's New Year’s Eve Burlesque

Two tartan-tinged burlesque shows at this reliable staple of the Glasgow scene, while DJ Loveless and David Stone play vintage and modern music. Dress up is actively encouraged, but no jeans or trainers.

O2 Academy Glasgow

Wed 31 Dec

£20.50 / 0844 477 2000

2014's celebrations also include Michelle McManus, Russian Cossack dancers, drag artist Ida Barr and a ceilidh band.

Tartan Gig 2015

Concert organised by Girlguiding Scotland for its members aged ten and over. Previous performers have included Little Mix, Conor Maynard, Amy Macdonald, Pixie Lott, Scouting for Girls, Cher Lloyd and The Wanted.

SECC, Glasgow

Sat 9 May 2015

Clyde Auditorium

prices vary / 0141 248 3000

A Festival Of Nine Lessons And Carols

Traditional carol service ahead of Christmas Day.

Manchester Cathedral

Mon 22 Dec

Nave

Phone for prices / 0161 833 2220

National Auditions 2015 – Youth Music Theatre UK

An audition group workshop in musical theatre led by three staff from Youth Music Theatre UK, who will be picking out promising youngsters to star in a range of new productions.

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Sat 24 Jan 2015

020 8563 7725

Barbican Theatre, Plymouth

Sun 18 Jan 2015

020 8563 7725

Birmingham Hippodrome

Sun 1 Feb 2015

020 8563 7725

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