After 5pm, Festival

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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

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

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



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

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.'

Surgeon's Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

£17.05–£28.60 / 0844 481 8898

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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

Thu 5 Mar

£10–£12 / 020 7871 3515

Fri 6 Mar

£10–£12 / 020 7871 3515

Sat 7 Mar

£10–£12 / 020 7871 3515

…and 2 more dates until 9 Mar

La Linea

The London Latin Music Festival which takes place in venues across Central London. Founded in 2001 the festival showcases contemporary Latin music.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Sat 25 Apr

£25 / 020 7638 8891

Mexico Goes Morrissey

Mon 27 Apr

£15–£24 / 020 7638 8891

Buika (La Linea Festival)

KOKO, London NW1

Thu 23 Apr

£18 / 0870 432 5527

Leicester Square Theatre, London WC2H

Tue 21 Apr

£20 / 0844 873 3433

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Moniaive Michaelmas Bluegrass Festival

Bluegrass, old time, Americana and gospel music in Moniaive, the beautiful music village of southwest Scotland.

Moniaive Institute

Fri 25 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 441 7052

Sat 26 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 441 7052

Southampton German Beer Fest

Enjoy a stein or two at this German beer festival.

O2 Guildhall Southampton

Fri 15 May

£12 / 023 8063 2601

Berwick's Fishing Story

A celebration of the salmon-netting and sea fishing heritage of Berwick-upon-Tweed

Tweedmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Thu 16 Jul


Part of Berwick 900.

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Beverley Folk Festival

Weekend live music festival of folk and acoustic acts featuring the Bootleg Beatles, Hayseed Dixie, Barbara Dickson, Rab Noakes, Curtis Eller and Hat Fitz. The festival also includes comedy, literature and workshops for youngsters.

Beverley Racecourse

Fri 19 Jun

£95 (£90; Children under 12 free; Family £293 for weekend tickets) / 01377 217569

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

Fri 22 May

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

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.

Film Ambassadors: Batman

The Dark Knight of Gotham City begins his war on crime with his first major enemy being the clownishly homicidal Joker. Directed by Tim Burton and starring Michael Keaton as BATMAN, the first film captures Gotham City's sinister atmosphere and Batman's brooding nature. Jack Nicholson and Kim Basinger also star. Featuring…

MAC (Midlands Arts Centre), Birmingham

Wed 18 Mar


£3 / 0121 446 3232

Joe the Chainsmith & Coventry Kids

"More carefully staged than his later work, Philip Donnellan’s directing debut captures chainmaking community Cradley Heath over the course of one weekend. We follow local legend Joe Mallen from bashing links to pub songs to whippet-racing on Sunday afternoon, the wistful soundtrack and Phil Drabble’s voice-over adding to…

MAC (Midlands Arts Centre), Birmingham

Fri 20 Mar


£6–£8 / 0121 446 3232

Part of Flatpack Film Festival.

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Live Cinema Performances

mac birmingham is serious about film. We listen to our audience to ensure you get the cinema experience you want. Please note that we do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started, and there is a policy of no food and drink in the cinema (although bottled water may be permitted for your comfort). See our full…

MAC (Midlands Arts Centre), Birmingham

Sun 22 Mar


£4.50–£6 / 0121 446 3232

Part of Flatpack Film Festival.

The Colony & Year Zero - Black Country

"Working at a time when rhetoric on immigration was becoming an increasingly toxic ingredient in political campaigning, Donnellan made no bones about his project on The Colony: “Our aim was to present as completely one-sided view as possible of what it felt like to be a West Indian in Birmingham.” The anger, humour and…

MAC (Midlands Arts Centre), Birmingham

Sat 21 Mar


£6–£8 / 0121 446 3232

Part of Flatpack Film Festival.

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.

Helensburgh & Lomond Real Ale Festival

A charity event run by the local Round Table, this year there's over 50 of Scotland's finest real ales on offer as well as a range of ciders and food, all in a lochside setting. Music accompaniment includes blues, rock and ceilidh.

Helensburgh Sailing Club

Fri 15 May

Prices vary

Kew the Music

A five-day festival of music and comedy. In 2014, the line-up included Elvis Costello, Jools Holland and Bill Bailey.

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond

Tue 7 Jul

£25.85–£52.25 / 020 8332 5655

Wed 8 Jul

£25.85–£52.25 / 020 8332 5655

Thu 9 Jul

£25.85–£52.25 / 020 8332 5655

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Let's Dance International Frontiers

Ten day dance festival showcasing dance from the UK and around the world.

Curve Theatre, Leicester

Wed 29 Apr

Prices vary / 0116 242 3595

Thu 30 Apr

Prices vary / 0116 242 3595

Fri 1 May

Prices vary / 0116 242 3595

…and 17 more dates until 18 May

Lets Rock London!

A big ol' eighties festival featuring the likes of Bananarama, Kim Wilde, Rick Astley, Jason Donovan, 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


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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Mosborough Music Festival Warm Up

Warm up session for the June festival featuring Dodgy, Marquis Drive, Regale and The Gorgeous Chans.

Plug, Sheffield

Fri 3 Apr

£6 / 0114 276 2676

Perth Festival of the Arts

Music, comedy, theatre, dance and visual arts are all up for grabs at this festival. Highlights include English Touring Opera's new production of La Boheme, world-class choir The Sixteen and Artay the contemporary art marquee full of contemporary Scottish Art.

Perth Concert Hall

Thu 21 May

Prices vary / 01738 621031

Fri 22 May

Prices vary / 01738 621031

Sat 23 May

Prices vary / 01738 621031

…and 8 more dates until 31 May

Portsmouth Beer Festival

Sample a variety of craft beers, cask ales and ciders from local and national breweries, accompanied by music from local bands.

The Guildhall, Portsmouth

Fri 15 May

£10 / 023 9282 4355

Sat 16 May

£10 / 023 9282 4355