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The Great Scottish Beer Celebration

A beer festival celebrating Scottish brewing, with 18 small breweries pouring a wide range of beer styles, plus music from the folk behind Shout Bamala and a selection of street food vendors.

Barras Art & Design Centre, Glasgow

Fri 13 Mar

£7.50 / 0141 946 3020

Sat 14 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 946 3020

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

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

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

T in the Park

From relatively humble beginnings, T in the Park has become the acknowledged behemoth of the Scottish festival scene and one of the UK's largest events. In 2015 the festival moves from its longstanding Balado location to the exciting new grounds of Strathallan Castle in Perthshire. Friday night is headlined by…

Strathallan Castle, Auchterarder

Fri 10 Jul

£82.50 / 08444 999990

Sat 11 Jul

£82.50 / 08444 999990

Sun 12 Jul

£82.50 / 08444 999990

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The Ideal Tidy Weekender

The Tidy Boys present their latest Weekender – a three-day indoor festival with over 70 artists and DJs playing non stop HDM, hard house, trance and techno. No need for clubbers to muddy their gear as not only is the music indoors but accommodation is in chalet apartments by the beach as opposed to the traditional…

Pontins Holiday Centre, Southport

Thu 26 Mar

£60–£130 / 0870 990 1987

Fri 27 Mar

£60–£130 / 0870 990 1987

Sat 28 Mar

£60–£130 / 0870 990 1987

…and 2 more dates until 30 Mar

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

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

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

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Sat 16 May

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Sun 17 May

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Clapham Common, London SW4

Fri 24 Jul

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Sat 25 Jul

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Sun 26 Jul

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Liverpool Sound City

A weekend festival of music, film and creative technology held in Liverpool's Bramley Moore Dock.

Bramley-Moore Dock, Liverpool

Fri 22 May

£50–£90 three day festival wristband

Sat 23 May

£38.50

Sun 24 May

£38.50

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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

British Summer Time Festival

Ten day festival of live music held across four stages in sunny Hyde Park. This year's headliners include The Who and Taylor Swift.

Hyde Park, London W2

Sat 20 Jun

£75

Blur - British Summer Time Hyde Park

Sun 21 Jun

£53

Kylie Minogue - British Summer Time Hyde Park

Fri 26 Jun

£69

Featuring The Who, Paul Weller, Kaiser Chiefs and Johnny Marr.

Sat 27 Jun

£55

Taylor Swift headlines.

Channel Islands Heritage Festival 2015

A festival marking the big history of this group of small islands.

Jersey War Tunnels

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 01534 860808

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 01534 860808

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 01534 860808

…and 36 more dates until 11 May

Chupan Chuppai: Hide and Seek

Following the lives of four transgender and gay people in Pakistan.

CCA, Glasgow

Thu 26 Mar

Free / 0141 352 4900

Tickets available online only. Part of GLITCH 2015.

Cinema Made in Italy

Annual five day Italian film festival. Catch the latest cinematic gems from Italy, and go behind the scenes with a series of lively Q&A sessions.

Ciné lumière, London SW7

Fri 6 Mar

£10–£12 / 020 7871 3515

Sat 7 Mar

£10–£12 / 020 7871 3515

Sun 8 Mar

£10–£12 / 020 7871 3515

Mon 9 Mar

£10–£12 / 020 7871 3515

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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 29 Aug

prices vary

Sun 30 Aug

prices vary

Download Festival

Heavy metal and hard rock extravaganza. 2015's line-up includes headliners Slipknot (Fri), Muse (Sat) and Kiss (Sun) plus Judas Priest, Faith No More, Motley Crue, Slash, Marilyn Manson, Black Stone Cherry, Enter Shikari, A Day to Remember and Five Finger Death Punch.

Donington Park Circuit, Derby

Mon 15 Jun

£2100 / 01332 810048

Electric Fields

One day music festival set in the Dumfriesshire hills, with a focus on Scottish talent.

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate, Dumfries

Sat 29 Aug

£10.95–£43.20 / 01848 331555

Fucking Different XXY Production

A series of shorts from trans directors. The line-up includes Jesse (Buck Angel) Convincing Authenticity (J. Jackie Baier), Grit and Grind (Felix Endara & Sasha Wortzel), Transaction (Kay Gamellen) A Woman With A Past (Gwen Haworth), Internal Body Shots (Jasco Viefhues) and Mor Vital (Mor Vital).

CCA, Glasgow

Fri 27 Mar

Free / 0141 352 4900

Tickets available online only. Part of GLITCH 2015.

Glasgow St Patrick’s Day Festival

Live music, Irish ceili dancing, activities for kids and more at Merchant Square's St Paddy's celebrations.

Merchant Square, Glasgow

Sat 14 Mar

Free / 0141 552 3038

Part of Glasgow St Patrick’s Festival.

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Great Grampian Beer Festival

The Campaign for Real Ales' most northerly festival offers discerning drinkers the opportunity to sample the finest ale that the UK has to offer. Dark stouts, porters and easy drinking milds will be on offer as well as barley wines, wheat beers and light pilsner style ales.

Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen

Thu 4 Jun

£6

Fri 5 Jun

£6

Sat 6 Jun

£6

London Wonderground

A smorgasbord of curiosities back for its third year at the Southbank Centre. Highlights include headline show LIMBO, as well as your fair share of cabaret, comedy and theatre.

The London Wonderground Spiegeltent, SE1

Sat 9 May

£17.50 / 0844 545 8282

Wonderground Opening Gala

Sun 10 May

£8 / 0844 545 8282

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Mon 11 May

£15.50 / 0844 545 8282

Dr Sketchy's Anti-Art School: Where Life Drawing Meets Cabaret

…and 111 more dates until 27 Sep

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

Tfest

Three day tribute music festival featuring over 130 acts across seven stages. There are a further 90+ unsigned acts playing acoustic and folk marquees, DJs in the dance dance marquee comedy performances and capacity for 2,000 dancers.

Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell

Fri 31 Jul

£85–£125 (Children £0–£85) / 01698 402060

  • 12:00 Tfest Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell

Sat 1 Aug

£85–£125 (Children £0–£85) / 01698 402060

  • 12:00 Tfest Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell

Sun 2 Aug

£85–£125 (Children £0–£85) / 01698 402060

  • 12:00 Tfest Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell

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

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