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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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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

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

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

Portalooth

Hard rock from Edinburgh.

The Mash House, Edinburgh

Fri 19 Dec

£5 / 0131 220 2987

With Anodyne Dude.

'Jamesgerous' single launch.

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Song, by Toad Christmas Party

Festive knees-up from the excellent Edinburgh indie record label/blog for a Christmas jamboree.

Henry's Cellar Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 20 Dec

£5 Early ticket - just the bands; £5 Late ticket - just the DJs; £8 All of the fun / 0131 629 4101

Early doors will see Glasgow racket-merchants Garden of Elks support Edinburgh's shoegazey sludge-rockers Plastic Animals, preceded by some 'possibly awesome, possibly dreadful' Christmas cabaret and short sets from other pals on the label.

Bye Parrot

After eight years putting on shows in Glasgow Cry Parrot is leaving us to take over Cafe Oto's music programme in London (sob). The last show features Powell, Golden Teacher, Sacred Paws and David Barbarossa (DJ).

Stereo, Glasgow

Fri 19 Dec

£10 / 0141 222 2254

Madness

Ska-tinged pop classic after classic on the Nutty Boys' latest tour.

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Sat 20 Dec

£39.50–£57.50 / 0844 856 0202

Phones 4u Arena, Manchester

Fri 19 Dec

£35–£45 / 0844 847 8000

Christmas Fiver Fest

Indie and rock night featuring Treehead, The Staycations, 28 Boulevard, The Fiction, The Avenues and The Bassments.

Cambridge Junction

Fri 19 Dec

£6 / 01223 511511

Martin Aelred: Music of the Movies

Classic movie songs from Scottish Tenor Martin Aelred. Includes music from the likes of Titanic, Gladiator and Braveheart.

St Andrew’s RC Church Bearsden, Glasgow

Sun 22 Mar 2015

£5 / 0141 942 4635

St Barbara's Church, Muirhead

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£5 / 0141 779 2286

St Brigid's Church, Newmains

Sun 1 Feb 2015

£5 / 01698 297037

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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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BAaD Christmas Night Oot

A big old Christmas night out with dancing and carry on from the Jim Jam Ceilidh Band, plus David Weaver on the decks.

Barras Art & Design Centre, Glasgow

Sat 20 Dec

£6–£8

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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The Cabeytu Brothers

Multi-instrumental Argentinean duo playing mixed, multiple cross-genre covers.

The Loft, Perth

Sun 21 Dec

£10 / 01738 506 144

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.

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DJ Yoda's Cinema

A visual and audio journey with DJ Yoda.

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£15 / 01224 642230

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

Martyn Joseph

Cult singer-songwriter, described as the 'Welsh Springsteen', making social and spiritual comment through his acoustic songs.

Bridgwater Arts Centre

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£15 / 01278 422700

Propaganda

Indie, electro, pop, dance and drum'n'bass.

East Village Arts Club, Liverpool

Fri 19 Dec

£5.25 / 0151 559 3773

Fez Club, Cambridge

Fri 19 Dec

£5; £3 guestlist ( £4) / 01223 519224

Fri 2 Jan 2015

£5; £3 guestlist ( £4) / 01223 519224

Fri 9 Jan 2015

£5; £3 guestlist ( £4) / 01223 519224

…and 46 more dates until 27 Nov 2015

O2 ABC, Glasgow

Fri 19 Dec

£4 / 0141 332 2232

Fri 26 Dec

£4 / 0141 332 2232

Fri 2 Jan 2015

£4 / 0141 332 2232

…and 12 more dates until 27 Mar 2015

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Acoustic Angels

Pop covers combo.

The Greystones, Sheffield

Sun 28 Dec

Phone for prices / 0114 266 5599

Concert in the Gardens: Lily Allen

This year's famed Princes Street Gardens Hogmanay will be headlined by pop superstar Lily Allen. Joined by very special guests Soul II Soul and Bjorn Again.

Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Wed 31 Dec

£37.50–£42.50 / 0844 573 8455

The Magic of Motown

Tribute to the sweet soul sounds of Motown starring the supremely-talented Magic of Motown band, with hits made famous by the Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Martha Reeves and more.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Sat 6 Jun 2015

£24.50 / 01383 740384

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Fri 6 Feb 2015

£25.50

Capitol, Horsham

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£24.50 / 01403 750 220

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Paul Carrack

The voice behind hits such as Ace's 'How Long', Squeeze's 'Tempted' and Mike and the Mechanics' 'The Living Years'.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Thu 5 Mar 2015

£29.50–£34.50 / 01727 844488

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Fri 13 Mar 2015

£28.50–£38.50 / 01256 844244

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£29.50 / 01892 530613

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Reggae Night

Weekly reggae night playing vinyls on an unusual mini-sound system with a resident MC Gabriele and live instruments courtesy of Edinburgh Roots Collective.

52 Canoes, Edinburgh

Thu 25 Dec

Free / 0131 226 4732

Thu 1 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 226 4732

Thu 8 Jan 2015

Free / 0131 226 4732

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