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Bandstand Beer and Music Festival

The largest indie beer and music festival in the Highlands, boasting more than 100 real ales from all over the world, including some brewed right here at home. Expect live music, specialty food, charity stalls and a barbecue.

Bandstand Bar and Restaurant, Nairn

Thu 2 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

Fri 3 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

Sat 4 Apr 2015

By donation / 01667 452341

…and 8 more dates until 12 Apr 2015


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 29 Aug 2015

prices vary

Sun 30 Aug 2015

prices vary

Scottish Drum Fair

A drummy good afternoon, featuring appearances from Steve White, who has played alongside the likes of Paul Weller and The Style Council, Hungarian drumming sensation Gabor Dornyei and UK drummer Robin Guy. There's also a trade display area with some big names from the world of drums and percussion.

St Mungo's High School, Falkirk

Sun 2 Nov

£10 / 01324 628202

Cariad Ink Tattoo Festival

National and international tattoo artists, body modifications, tattoo competitions, vendors selling all sorts of alternative goods, plus live music and performers.

Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Sat 29 Nov

£20 for a weekend ticket; £15 for Sat only; £10 for Sun only; under 12s free / 01492 872000

Sun 30 Nov

£20 for a weekend ticket; £15 for Sat only; £10 for Sun only; under 12s free / 01492 872000

St Andrew's Day Celebrations

The capital celebrates Scotland's patron saint with a programme of free events in St Andrew Square. There's storytelling in the Spiegeltent with Jess Smith and Aiden Moffat; Scottish dance workshops led by the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society; a Family Ceilidh hosted by the Robert Fish Band and demonstrations on the…

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov


All events are free but some workshops and performances are ticketed. Part of Edinburgh's Christmas.

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Ben Waters and His Band

Boogie-woogie rock'n'roll piano playing from the energetic Waters and his six piece band.

Ronnie Scott's, London W1D

Sun 9 Nov

£12–£15 / 020 7439 0747

The Struts

Lively Derby-based rock and soul four-piece.

Plug, Sheffield

Thu 13 Nov

£6 / 0114 276 2676

With Sour Cherry.

Aberdeen Rock Choir

The local Aberdeen choir is run by Aberdeenshire based musician Chris Mutch. Our No.1 Album gave ordinary people the chance to become chart-topping singers, and Rock Choir is continually giving our members bigger and better opportunities to achieve things they never thought they could do - from supporting national…

Bon Accord Golf Club, Aberdeen

Wed 5 Nov

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

Wed 12 Nov

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

Wed 19 Nov

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

…and 21 more dates until 24 Jun 2015

Alex Cornish

Indie pop from singer-songwriter Cornish, with hints of Coldplay, Radiohead, Rufus Wainwright and Van Morrison.

The Tunnels, Aberdeen

Fri 7 Nov

£13.50 / 01224 211121

With Paul Gilbody.

Belfast Urban Affinity 2014

A one-day indoor festival celebrating the hip hop, pop and urban music genre, including workshops and performances throughout the day.

Oh Yeah Music Centre, Belfast

Fri 14 Nov

Free / 028 9024 6609

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Ben Watt

London-born musician and producer, best known as one half of the duo Everything But The Girl. Current collaborator and acclaimed guitarist Bernard Butler (Suede) will be joining Watt on his November solo tour of the UK.

Fibbers, York

Sun 2 Nov

£16.80 / 01904 651250

The Ben Watt Trio

The singer-songwriter, author and ex-member of Everything But the Girl, performs his self-penned folk-rock material.

Fibbers, York

Sun 2 Nov

£16.80 / 01904 651250

With Meadowlark and Marbled.

The Big Brum

Large scale record fair offering vinyl, CDs and music merchandise.

National Indoor Arena, Birmingham

Sat 1 Nov

£3 on the door / 0116 2752815

  • 10:00 – 15:30 The Big Brum National Indoor Arena, Birmingham

Bill Pritchard

A performance by the British-born singer/songwriter with support from David Julyan, Lutine.

Union Chapel, London N1

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 020 7226 1686

Bradford Roots Music Festival 2015

The town celebrates its richly diverse music scene by welcoming over 40 acts to play, plus kids' shows and activities, jam sessions, workshops, and showcases of local products, real ales and food.

Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£18; £13 adv; £18; £8 adv / 01225 860100

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£18; £13 adv; £18; £8 adv / 01225 860100

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Brighton Tattoo Convention

The 8th Brighton Tattoo Convention promises the best artists around, plus competitions, traders, entertainment, workshops and parties.

Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£45 for a three-day pass; £12.50 Fri only; £25 Sat & Sun only / 01273 709709

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£45 for a three-day pass; £12.50 Fri only; £25 Sat & Sun only / 01273 709709

Buskers Hogmanay Party

Bring in 2015 with Bad Manners.

Buskers, Dundee

Wed 31 Dec

£21.60 / 01382 226451

With Max Splodge.

Carlisle International Blues Rock Festival

This is the festival that all the top blues musicians love to play. This year's incredible five-star line-up includes most of the top names on the current British blues circuit, along with some of the highest-quality acts from the USA.

The Venue, Carlisle

Sat 8 Nov


Sun 9 Nov



Mancunian Britrockers plugging their first album in ten years.

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Fri 19 Dec

prices vary / 0113 275 2411

Sub89, Reading

Tue 16 Dec

£19.25 / 0118 959 5395

Con Brio

The group plays a range of pop and rock covers.

Under Ground Theatre, Below Eastbourne Central Library

Sat 27 Dec

Free / 01323 737677

  • 10:00 Con Brio Under Ground Theatre, Below Eastbourne Central Library
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Crookfest Rock Jam

One day festival featuring over 20 tribute bands playing across two stages.

Crook Town FC

Sun 3 May 2015

£15 / 01388 762959

Curtis Stigers

An intimate, versatile jazz-infused set from the ever-debonair Stigers.

Ronnie Scott's, London W1D

Sat 13 Dec

£65–£100 / 020 7439 0747

Sun 14 Dec

£65–£100 / 020 7439 0747

Doodah Farm

Doodah Farm are a band with incredible sleight of hand when it comes to filling a room up and rocking it out in parts country-heavy, featuring a hefty amount of fast-paced folk and cheeky lyrics, these boys are always a delight to see live.

Lantern Theatre, Liverpool

Fri 31 Oct

£5 / 0151 703 0000

  • 09:30 – 23:30 Doodah Farm Lantern Theatre, Liverpool


Dubby dance beats from Dreadzone who charted in the mid-90s with 'Little Britain' but have been making compelling reggae-rooted soundscapes ever since.

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Sat 29 Nov

£16.50 / 0113 275 2411

The Electric Soft Parade

Two Brighton-based brothers mash it up indie-style, with towering atmospherics.

Tooting Tram And Social, London SW17

Sat 6 Dec

£14.06 / 020 8767 0278

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