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Old Town Street Food Festival

Edinburgh gets on the street food train in a big way with a multi-vendor street food festival. Get your paws on a range of delish dishes as you jam out to over 20 acts, including the Holy Ghosts, Crash Club, Acrylic, Indigo Velvet and Have Mercy Las Vegas.

The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0131 622 6802

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

Sun 24 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

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), Len Faki, Julio Bashmore, Karenn (live), Robert Hood: Floorplan, Prosumer, Carl Craig, Nina Kraviz, Ben UFO, Joy Orbison, Midland…

Riverside Museum, Glasgow

Fri 29 May

£35 for a day ticket; £60 for a weekend ticket / 0141 287 2720

Sat 30 May

£35 for a day ticket; £60 for a weekend ticket / 0141 287 2720

Vintage Newbiggin: Easter by the Sea

A three day vintage festival held in the Victorian seaside village of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea. Featuring a swing jazz ball, vintage market, motor display, pop-up museum, walks music and more.

Newbiggin Town Centre, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

Sat 4 Apr

Prices vary

Sun 5 Apr

Prices vary

Mon 6 Apr

Prices vary

Bandstand Beer and Music Festival

The largest indie beer and music festival in the Highlands, boasting more than 140 real ales, ciders and craft beers from all over the world, including some brewed right here at home. Expect live music, specialty food, whisky, charity stalls and a barbecue.

Bandstand Bar and Restaurant, Nairn

Thu 2 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

Live music programme includes The Kitty Black Band (3 Apr), Nairn District Pipe Band (4 Apr), Niz, Nico, Jim & Bert (4 Apr), Robin Lawrie (5 Apr), BIRO (10 Apr) and Dredd or Alive (11 Apr).

Fri 3 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

Live music programme includes The Kitty Black Band (3 Apr), Nairn District Pipe Band (4 Apr), Niz, Nico, Jim & Bert (4 Apr), Robin Lawrie (5 Apr), BIRO (10 Apr) and Dredd or Alive (11 Apr).

Sat 4 Apr

By donation / 01667 452341

Live music programme includes The Kitty Black Band (3 Apr), Nairn District Pipe Band (4 Apr), Niz, Nico, Jim & Bert (4 Apr), Robin Lawrie (5 Apr), BIRO (10 Apr) and Dredd or Alive (11 Apr).

…and 8 more dates until 12 Apr

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

£19.12

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Pressure & Electric Frog Easter Weekender

Three days of techno and house from Pressure and the EF crew.

SWG3, Glasgow

Fri 3 Apr

£10 Fri earlybird; £12 Sat earlybird; £15 Sun earlybird / 0141 357 7246

Fri features Surgeon, Truss and Edit Select. Sat: Steve Bug, Lee Curtiss, Danny Krivit, Al Kent, Pistols at Dawn and Ivan Kutz. Sun: Vitalic (live), Josh Wink, Slam, Kr!z, O, Animal Farm and I Am back-to-back with Stay Fresh.

Sat 4 Apr

£10 Fri earlybird; £12 Sat earlybird; £15 Sun earlybird / 0141 357 7246

Fri features Surgeon, Truss and Edit Select. Sat: Steve Bug, Lee Curtiss, Danny Krivit, Al Kent, Pistols at Dawn and Ivan Kutz. Sun: Vitalic (live), Josh Wink, Slam, Kr!z, O, Animal Farm and I Am back-to-back with Stay Fresh.

Sun 5 Apr

£10 Fri earlybird; £12 Sat earlybird; £15 Sun earlybird / 0141 357 7246

Fri features Surgeon, Truss and Edit Select. Sat: Steve Bug, Lee Curtiss, Danny Krivit, Al Kent, Pistols at Dawn and Ivan Kutz. Sun: Vitalic (live), Josh Wink, Slam, Kr!z, O, Animal Farm and I Am back-to-back with Stay Fresh.

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

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Mon 10 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

Cake, Bake and Food Festival

Hundreds of stalls offering cakes and cakes and other delights to make your tastebuds mighty happy.

Walpole Park, Gosport

Fri 22 May

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

Sat 23 May

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

Sun 24 May

£12–£30 (Under 13s £5; under 5s free; Seniors £12; Family £29) / 02393 787613

Mon 25 May

£18 (Children £8; Seniors £15) / 02393 787613

Let's Rock!

A big ol' eighties festival featuring the likes of Bananarama, Kim Wilde, Rick Astley, Jason Donovan, Jimmy Somerville, Go West and Jive Bunny across London and beyond.

Ashton Court, Bristol

Fri 5 Jun

£45 / 0117 922 3686

With Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey, Rick Astley, Sister Sledge, Jimmy Somerville, ABC, Big Country Five Star, The Beat, Betty Boo, Chas & Dave, Bucks Fizz, Odyssey and Sam Fox.

Sat 6 Jun

£45 / 0117 922 3686

With Billy Ocean, The Boomtown Rats, Howard Jones, Roland Gift, Nick Heyward, The Real Thing, Hot Chocolate, From The Jam, The South, China Crisis, Aswad, Modern Romance and Black Box.

Marsh Meadow, Cookham

Fri 15 May

£39

With Level 42, Rick Astley, Roland Gift, Hot Chocolate, Betty Boo, Bucks Fizz, The Selecter, The Blow Monkeys, The Christians, Sam Fox and plus Jive Bunny..

Powderham Castle, Exeter

Fri 3 Jul

£45 / 01626 890243

With Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey, Billy Ocean, Bananarama, ABC, Howard Jones, Midge Ure, Go West, Five Star, Nick Heyward, Nik Kershaw, The Real Thing, Altered Images, Brother Beyond and Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers.

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ParkLive

Mini-music festival headlined by Madchester legends The Happy Mondays with Brit rockers Ash and hip hop/indie/dance from Stereo MCs.

Bedford Park

Fri 31 Jul

£32.50 / 01234 221749

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Something to Smile About 2015

Live music festival with something for everyone: food and drink, spoken word, circus performers, crafts and drumming workshops.

Thornensians Rugby Club, Doncaster

Sat 6 Jun

£10–£12 (under 12s £5–£6) / 01302 883 522

Stag & Dagger Presents Live At Glasgow

An all-day music event, featuring performances from Django Django, Honeyblood, Iceage, Jim Valentine, JP Cooper and more.

Various venues: Glasgow

Sun 3 May

£25.76

Udderbelly Festival

A massive multi-arts festival takes over the Southbank for the best part of a raucous three months, with music, comedy, theatre and family-friendly shows aplenty. The 2015 programme includes stand up from Katherine Ryan, James Acaster and Richard Herring; bubble fun for kids with The Amazing Bubble Man; and circus…

Udderbelly At Southbank Centre, London SE1

Thu 9 Apr

£17.50

Opening Gala

Fri 10 Apr

£15.50

Friday Night Freaks

Sat 11 Apr

£15.50

Late Night Gimp Fight

…and 89 more dates until 19 Jul

Bristol Ska & Mod Festival

A one-day festival featuring all the ska and mod sounds you could want. Line-up includes From the Jam, Bad Manners and 2Rude.

Motion, Bristol

Sun 5 Apr

£33.75 / 0117 972 3111

LoveBox

London's boutique dance festival founded by Groove Armada. 2014's line-up features MIA, Chase & Status, Nas (performing Illmatic), A$ap Rocky, Katy B, The Horrors, Bonobo, Sub Focus, Annie Mac, Cyril Hahn, BANKS, Crystal Fighters and more.

Victoria Park, London E9

Fri 17 Jul

£45–£75

Sat 18 Jul

£45–£75

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Malton Food Lovers Festival

Food festival with cookery classes, children's entertainment, book signings and more.

Malton Market Place

Sat 23 May

Free

New Look Wireless Festival

Three day music festival of pop, rap and dance. This years festival is headlined by Drake, Avicii, Kendrick Lamar, David Guetta and Nicki Minaj.

Finsbury Park, London N4

Fri 3 Jul

£62.50–£69.50

Sat 4 Jul

£62.50–£69.50

Sun 5 Jul

£62.50–£69.50

Belsonic

Performances across the festival incldue Stereophonics, Bastille, All Time Low, Rudimental and Paloma Faith.

Custom House Square, Belfast

Sat 15 Aug

£33–£49

Thu 20 Aug

£30–£46.50

Fri 21 Aug

£30–£46.50

…and 3 more dates until 26 Aug

Berwick May Fair

Traditional street market.

Marygate, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Fri 22 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Sat 23 May

Free

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Sun 24 May

Free

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Mon 25 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Coloursfest

Scotland's longest running dance festival brings together thousands of clubbers with superstar DJs. 2015's line-up includes Showtek, Steve Aoki, Headhunterz, Dannic, Will Sparks, Aly & Fila, Aandrew Rayel, Pure NRG (live), George Bowie, Kutski, Tidy Boys, Scott Project, Zac Waters, Matt Watkins and many more blasting…

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

Sat 6 Jun

£49.50 / 0844 499 1700

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Darvel Music Festival

A community-led festival, Darvel has been gathering fans over the past 14 years under the stewardship of Neil and Sheila McKenna.

Darvel Town Hall

Fri 1 May

£35 / 01560 322437

Sat 2 May

£22.50–£35 / 01560 322437

Sun 3 May

£22.50 / 01560 322437

…and 3 more dates until 10 Jul

Family Pride Festival

A festival for LGBT families and their friends, featuring arts, activities and music.

Barnswood Scout Camp, Macclesfield

Fri 7 Aug

Prices vary

Sat 8 Aug

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Sun 9 Aug

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Mon 10 Aug

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Foodies Festival

Michelin starred and award-winning chefs cook up a storm at this year's festival dedicated to epicureans, as well as offerings from local producers and workshops for food lovers young and old.

Alexandra Palace, London N22

Fri 3 Jul

Prices vary / 020 8365 2121

Sat 4 Jul

Prices vary / 020 8365 2121

Sun 5 Jul

Prices vary / 020 8365 2121

Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham

Fri 15 May

Prices vary

Sat 16 May

Prices vary

Sun 17 May

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Clapham Common, London SW4

Fri 24 Jul

Prices vary

Sat 25 Jul

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Sun 26 Jul

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Geronimo Festival

A children's festival packed with activities for ages two to 12.

Tatton Park, Knutsford

Sat 23 May

£20

Sun 24 May

£20

Mon 25 May

£20

Green Man Festival

Based in the Black Mountains, this three day festival plays host to a wide variety of music acts, including St Vincent, Super Furry Animals, Hot Chip, Slowdive, Goat, Father John Misty. The Fall, Jamie XX and loads more.

Glanusk Park, Crickhowell

Thu 20 Aug

£160–£210; £55 residents, day ticket ( £140–£185; Children £100–£145 ages 13-17; Children £15 ages 5-12)

Fri 21 Aug

£160–£210; £55 residents, day ticket ( £140–£185; Children £100–£145 ages 13-17; Children £15 ages 5-12)

Sat 22 Aug

£160–£210; £55 residents, day ticket ( £140–£185; Children £100–£145 ages 13-17; Children £15 ages 5-12)

Sun 23 Aug

£160–£210; £55 residents, day ticket ( £140–£185; Children £100–£145 ages 13-17; Children £15 ages 5-12)

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