Before 12pm, Music, Rock & pop

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Dum Dum Girls

Buzzsaw guitars and girl group harmonies from this Californian band.

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Sun 4 May

£30 / 0113 275 2411

Augustines

The Seattle-based three-piece, formerly known as We Are Augustines, performs a mix of guitar-led indie-rock and alternative rock to promote its self-titled album.

Plug, Sheffield

Sat 10 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0114 276 2676

The X Factor: Open Auditions

Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole visit the capital to judge if the masses of hopefuls have the X-Factor, or enough lack of to be ritually humiliated on national television.

Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

Over-14s only

Free / 0131 346 5000

Under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please bring photo ID with you

  • 09:00

Andy Fairweather Low & The Lowriders

The former frontman of 60s group Amen Corner, who has worked with the likes of Hendrix, Dylan and Clapton, playing songs from throughout his 40-year career.

The Robin 2, Wolverhampton

Sun 5 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 01902 401211

Blochestra/ Block Jam

Bring along any instrument you might have (from tubas to triangles) for an open door orchestra jam from 12pm followed by an open mic at 9pm.

Bloc+, Glasgow

Sun 27 Apr

0 / 0141 574 6066

  • 12:00

Sun 4 May

0 / 0141 574 6066

  • 12:00

Sun 11 May

0 / 0141 574 6066

  • 12:00
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Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip

London electro and hip hop duo who scored a cult hit with their commandments single 'Thou Shalt Always Kill'.

Sub89, Reading

Sun 27 Apr

£12.50 / 0118 959 5395

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.

The Stables, Milton Keynes

Sat 12 Jul

£20 / 01908 280800

  • 12:00

Essex Fest

Essex Fest showcases the very best of British music by infusing all the different genres over a two-day period into one festival. Including emerging talent to big names, such as Ms Dynamite, Donae'o, Shy FX, Charlie Hedges, ThEPETEBOX and Fight The Dice

Orsett Showground, Grays

Sat 19 Jul

Sun 20 Jul

McBusted

Fans of early-noughties fresh-faced pop punk – hold onto your hats. Busted and McFly are only merging together to create probably the most inoffensive supergroup ever.

Weston-Super-Mare Beach, Weston-super-Mare

Sat 28 Jun

£67.75 / 01934 750833

With Backstreet Boys, Scouting for Girls, 5ive and Diversity.

Pride Glasgow

Pride Glasgow returns for 2014 with a 16-day festival of events celebrating LGBT equality including the usual parade and street party, as well as Pride Day which includes a fairground, a community expo, a cabaret stage, marketplace, a youth space, a trans safe space and a great big concert featuring Blue, Heather Peace…

King Street, Glasgow

Sat 19 Jul

£5

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Sonic Bothy Open Sessions

Open performance by the ensemble which incorporates musicians of all levels of ability, including those with learning difficulties.

City Halls, Glasgow

Tue 29 Apr

Free / 07756 944787

  • 10:00 – 14:30

Wed 30 Apr

Free / 07756 944787

  • 10:00 – 14:30

Underneath the Stars Festival

New festival curated by Kate Rusby with an emphasis on good food, music and entertainment.

Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley

Fri 25 Jul

£50–£110 / 01226 767872

  • 12:00 – 23:00

50 Years of British Rock History

Photos from the Rock Archive capturing some of the true great of British music including Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Oasis.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sat 10 May

Ground Floor Corridor

Free / 020 7589 8212

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sun 11 May

Ground Floor Corridor

Free / 020 7589 8212

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Sat 24 May

Ground Floor Corridor

Free / 020 7589 8212

  • 11:00 – 16:00
…and 2 more dates until 1 Jun

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages

The veteran American singer-songwriter performs an upbeat mix of soul, R&B and rock'n'roll hoodoo.

Fibbers, York

Sat 10 May

£12.50 / 01904 651250

With King Salami & C3.

Benny Gallagher

A songwriter of sheer class whose songs have been covered by Bryan Ferry, Don Williams, Garth Brooks, Phil Everly and Simon & Garfunkel.

Stirling County Rugby Club

Sun 11 May

£10 / 01786 478866

As part of The Scribblers Picnic, a fundraiser organised by 'Musicians against Cancer'

  • 12:00 – 20:00
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Black Night Crash

The four-piece band from York plays hard-edged indie-rock.

Fibbers, York

Sat 24 May

£12 / 01904 651250

With The Federals and Broken Chords.

Black Submarine

Spaced-out indie rock with a pop heart formed around Nick McCabe (The Verve), Simon Jones (The Verve) and Bristol-based vocalist Amelia Tucker.

Stereo, Glasgow

Thu 9 Oct

£22.50 / 0141 222 2254

Blackjack London

Monthly line-up night with the best new artists and DJs they can find.

The Fishbowl, Brighton

Fri 9 May

£7 / 01273 777505

Featuring Krept and Konan, Chasing Grace, J2K and Prose all held together by Rob Pursey.

  • 12:00 – 16:00

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

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

Blue Attic

Pop and rock covers band.

King's Head, London N1

Fri 25 Apr

Free / 020 7478 0160

  • 12:00

Fri 23 May

Free / 020 7478 0160

  • 12:00
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Brand New Heavies

Acid Jazz and serious funk who gave us 'Midnight at the Oasis'.

Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher

Sat 14 Jun

£16.20 / 01372 464348

Bruncheon!

Live music plus your choice of breakfast, traditional or continental. If you can have a dinner dance, why not a breakfast dance?

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 10 May

Free / 0131 555 7101

  • 11:30 – 15:00

Sat 17 May

Free / 0131 555 7101

Today, it's a Bongo Club Performers Special.

  • 11:30 – 15:00

Cast

Mancunian Britrockers plugging their first album in ten years.

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Fri 19 Dec

£10 / 0113 275 2411

Cornbury Music Festival

A three-day event with music, comedy, food stalls, discussions and other activities. Artists appearing on Friday include Jools Holland, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Hudson Taylor, The Feeling and Suzanne Vega. Among Saturday's stars are Simple Minds, Scouting for Girls, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Lissie and Jon…

The Great Tew Park, Chipping Norton

Fri 4 Jul

£70–£80

Sat 5 Jul

£70–£80

Sun 6 Jul

£70–£80

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

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