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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

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

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

Prices vary

Sun 28 Jun

Prices vary

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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

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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

Millport Country & Western Festival

A rootin' tootin' weekend of country and western gigs across several venues on the Isle of Cumbrae. Bands appearing this year include Ellis County, Paul Taylor, Stillwater, Western Express, Pete Shaw, Carson City, Donna Wylde, Smokin' Gunns, and McKenzie. Diana Dawson will host two line-dance workshops and the Silver…

Millport Town Hall

Sat 5 Sep

£10 Weekend wristband for venue entry; £5 for a single day / 01475 530741

Sun 6 Sep

£10 Weekend wristband for venue entry; £5 for a single day / 01475 530741

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

Cancelled / 02393 787613

Sat 23 May

Cancelled / 02393 787613

Sun 24 May

Cancelled / 02393 787613

Mon 25 May

Cancelled / 02393 787613

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

How The Light Gets In

A giant festival of philosophy and music, with live concerts, discussions, talks, breakfasts and all forms of rumination, punditry and talking head (but not Talking Heads, who remain broken up.) Previous performers include Robin Blackburn, Laurie Penny, Andrew Weatherall, Sara Pascoe and Mike Figgis, among many, many…

Globe at Hay, Hay-on-Wye

Fri 22 May

Prices vary / 01497 821762

Sat 23 May

Prices vary / 01497 821762

Sun 24 May

Prices vary / 01497 821762

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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

Femmes Fatales

£6

Jeremy Strong

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

Love Saves The Day

A two day love-fuelled festival, featuring Jessie Ware, Azealia Banks and whole host of other performers.

Eastville Park, Bristol

Sat 23 May

£39.95 for one day, £79.95 for weekend pass (not including booking fee)

Sun 24 May

£39.95 for one day, £79.95 for weekend pass (not including booking fee)

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

£10

Comedy Club 4 Kids

£10

The Fantastical Story Factory: The Improvised Musical Adventure

Mon 25 May

£10

Shlomo's Beatbox Adventure for Kids

…and 18 more dates until 19 Jul

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.

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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

Dundee Flower & Food Festival

In the 1990s, having built up an international reputation as a flower festival with over 1000 exhibitors and 25,000 visitors, the Dundee Flower and Food Festival organisers decided to branch out to include local food and drink. And despite starting with just a handful of stalls in that first year, the three-day event now…

Camperdown Country Park, Dundee

Fri 4 Sep

£10–£12 day ticket; £18–£24 three day ticket (£9–£11; Children free) / 01382 433815

Sat 5 Sep

£10–£12 day ticket; £18–£24 three day ticket (£9–£11; Children free) / 01382 433815

Sun 6 Sep

£10–£12 day ticket; £18–£24 three day ticket (£9–£11; Children free) / 01382 433815

Electric Daisy Carnival UK

Electric Daisy Carnival sets sail from America and lands in the UK, bringing along with it the biggest electronic music talent the world has to offer. The line-up includes Avicii, Fatboy Slim, Calvin Harris, Paul van Dyk, Steve Angelo and many more.

National Bowl, Milton Keynes

Sat 11 Jul

£60 / 0870 534 4444

Highland & Moray Food and Drink Festival

The best of Scottish food and drink, with producers exhibiting their wares, chefs giving demonstrations and plenty to try and buy.

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Sat 30 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01463 234234

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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Actinic Festival

Festival devoted to artists working at the intersection of analogue photography and other media.

Various venues: Edinburgh

Fri 26 Jun

Free but some exhibitions may invite donations

Sat 27 Jun

Free but some exhibitions may invite donations

Sun 28 Jun

Free but some exhibitions may invite donations

…and 28 more dates until 26 Jul

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.

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

Festival of Speed

Four days dedicated the internal combustion engine and the fastest motors in the world.

Goodwood, Chichester

Thu 25 Jun

£30 (under 12s free) / 01243 775537

Fri 26 Jun

£30 (under 12s free) / 01243 775537

Sat 27 Jun

£30 (under 12s free) / 01243 775537

Sun 28 Jun

£30 (under 12s free) / 01243 775537

Flower Festival

Stop and smell the roses at this flower festival, with refreshments served all day and free parking available.

Church of St Michael the Archangel, Litlington

Fri 19 Jun

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Flower Festival Church of St Michael the Archangel, Litlington

Sat 20 Jun

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Flower Festival Church of St Michael the Archangel, Litlington

Sun 21 Jun

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Flower Festival Church of St Michael the Archangel, Litlington

Mon 22 Jun

Free

  • 10:00 – 17:30 Flower Festival Church of St Michael the Archangel, Litlington
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