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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.

The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

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

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

Clapham Common, London SW4

Fri 24 Jul

Prices vary

Sat 25 Jul

Prices vary

Sun 26 Jul

Prices vary

The Downs, Bristol

Fri 26 Jun

Prices vary

Sat 27 Jun

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Sun 28 Jun

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The Whisky Stramash

A chance to sample as many different whiskies as you think you can handle, also promising 'mystery, entertainment, comicality and madcap pioneering.' The whisky line-up includes Bunnahabhain, Ledaig, Tobermory, Deanston, Glen Moray, Aberfeldy and the debuts of Craigellachie and Aultmore.

Surgeon's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

prices vary / 0844 481 8898

Sun 24 May

prices vary / 0844 481 8898

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

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BBC Music at the Quay

Free festival of all types of music. Some events may require registration.

BBC Scotland, Glasgow

Thu 4 Jun

Free / 0141 422 6000

Fri 5 Jun

Free / 0141 422 6000

Sat 6 Jun

Free / 0141 422 6000

…and 2 more dates until 8 Jun

Scottish Juniper Festival 2015

Three days of gin-based goodness to celebrate World Gin Day.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 12 Jun

£21.50 / 0131 560 1581

Sat 13 Jun

£21.50 / 0131 560 1581

Sun 14 Jun

£21.50 / 0131 560 1581

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

Sat 23 May

£19.50

A Simple Space

£10

Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show

Sun 24 May

£19.50

A Simple Space

£10

Comedy Club 4 Kids

£10

The Fantastical Story Factory: The Improvised Musical Adventure

Mon 25 May

£12.50

Comedy in the Dark

£10

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

…and 51 more dates until 19 Jul

Brockley Max - South East London's Biggest Community Arts Festival

Nine days of entertainment at Brockley Max in and around SE4. This fun-filled festival is packed with events including gigs, comedy, film, art, cabaret and kids activities, quizzes, walks and workshops. Most events are free.

Brockley Jack Station Garden, London SE4

Fri 29 May

Free / 07971 082224

Sat 30 May

Free / 07971 082224

Sun 31 May

Free / 07971 082224

…and 6 more dates until 6 Jun

Malton Food Lovers Festival

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

Malton Market Place

Sat 23 May

Free

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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

Bless The Funk

Four days of jazz, funk and soul, featuring DJs such as Redd Pepper, Brian Jay, John Douglas, DJ Trix and more.

Azur, St. Leonards-on-Sea

Sat 23 May

£25 day ticket (Weekend ticket £45) / 01424 465 267

Sun 24 May

£25 day ticket (Weekend ticket £45) / 01424 465 267

Mon 25 May

£25 day ticket (Weekend ticket £45) / 01424 465 267

Cake, Bake and Food Festival

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

Walpole Park, Gosport

Sat 23 May

Cancelled / 02393 787613

Sun 24 May

Cancelled / 02393 787613

Mon 25 May

Cancelled / 02393 787613

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

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

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Kent Cycling Festival

The Kent Cycling Festival offers on road and multi-terrain off-road routes.

University of Kent Sports Centre, Canterbury

Tue 15 Sep

£7.50–£15 / 01227 764000

Tue 13 Oct

£7.50–£15 / 01227 764000

One Day in May Book Festival

Book festival from the charity Scottish Love in Action, featuring appearances from Jeremy Strong, Alasdair Gray, Alexander McCall Smith and more.

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Sat 30 May

£10

Alasdair Gray

£10

Alexander McCall Smith

£10

Femmes Fatales

£6

Jeremy Strong

Perth Festival of the Arts

Music, comedy, theatre, dance and visual arts are all up for grabs at this festival. Highlights include the Proclaimers, Jools Holland, King Creosote, Courtney Pine, La Boheme, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Marines Band, The Only Way is Downton, Simpy Gershwin, the Sixteen, Red Priest, Scottish Opera, John Suchet, Headphone…

Perth Concert Hall

Sat 23 May

Prices vary / 01738 621031

Sun 24 May

Prices vary / 01738 621031

Mon 25 May

Prices vary / 01738 621031

…and 6 more dates until 31 May

St Monans Sea Queen Day

The oldest Gala Day in the East Neuk of Fife harks back to the fishing tradition of Scottish coastal villages. A fun-filled family day, the highlight is the arrival of the Sea Queen Party onboard a restored antique sail-boat, while dockside there are stalls, a mini fairground and live music.

Various venues: St Monans, Anstruther

Mon 15 Jun

Free

BBC Introducing

The BBC hosts an outdoor stage of the best breaking Scottish acts including Honeyblood, United Fruit, Jonnie Common, Kobi Onyame, Man of Moon, Sorren Maclean, Ubre Blance and KLOË.

BBC Scotland, Glasgow

Sun 7 Jun

Free / 0141 422 7000

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Berwick May Fair

Traditional street market.

Marygate, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sat 23 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 24 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Mon 25 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

The BIG Fest 2015

A one day celebration of choir music featuring live music from choirs from Essex, Kent and London alongside workshops.

Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Sat 23 May

Over-12s only

£26–£30 all day ticket inc workshops and evening concert; £15 evening concert only (Children £13) / 01245 606505

Guest tutors for the workshops include Daniel Thomas and Priscilla Jones-Campbell.

The evening concert features Leah McFall, runner-up in the BBC's The Voice in 2013.

Birkbeck Arts Week

A free festival with lectures, performances, screenings and workshops held at Birkbeck School of Arts. The programme features both the university's academics as well as guest scholars and artists.

Birkbeck School of Art, London WC1E

Sat 23 May

Free / 020 3073 8363

CumbriaVAG 2015

Post-car show drum & bass festival. 2015's lineup includes Viper Records with sets from The Prototypes, Brookes Brothers and Rameses B featuring Charlotte Haining.

Westmorland Showfield, Milnthorpe

Sat 20 Jun

£28 (inc 1 night camping) / 01539 567804

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 19 Jun

£22.50 / 01560 322437

Sat 20 Jun

£25 / 01560 322437

Fri 10 Jul

£30 / 01560 322437

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