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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

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

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.

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

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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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

Sun 24 May

£17.05–£28.60 / 0844 481 8898

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

Calvert Stock Festival

Weekend music festival featuring, across the three days, PigBag, White Pigeon, Eric Faulkner's Bay City Rollers, the Danse Society and Dave Sharp.

Old Station House Inn, Kentisbury

Fri 19 Jun

£16.87 / 01598 763520

Sat 20 Jun

£16.87 / 01598 763520

NAAFC Annual Accordion & Fiddle Festival

All-day accordion and fiddle competitions, prize-winners concert and a closing dance, if your feet weren't already a-tapping.

Macdonald Inchyra Grange Hotel, Falkirk

Sat 7 Mar

Prices vary

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

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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

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

Prices to be confirmed

The Royal Highland Show

Part agricultural show, part food festival, part family fun day out, with everything from motor, equine and craft programmes to food and drink and children's activities.

Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 18 Jun

£22–£25 Adult (£18–£22; under 15s free) / 0131 335 6200

Fri 19 Jun

£22–£25 Adult (£18–£22; under 15s free) / 0131 335 6200

Sat 20 Jun

£22–£25 Adult (£18–£22; under 15s free) / 0131 335 6200

Sun 21 Jun

£22–£25 Adult (£18–£22; under 15s free) / 0131 335 6200

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

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).

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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 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

Fat Bastard Cock Fest

Edgy one-day mini-festival from Louise Woodcock, Fat Out and Hello Bastards. Live music comes from Bad Guys, Minny Pops, Luminous Bodies, ILL, Locean, Joyce Divison, Warm Widow and Kelly Jayne Jones plus Guts for Garters DJs and karaoke.

Islington Mill, Salford

Fri 3 Apr

£6 / 0161 278 6404

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

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

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Kiddstock Beach Festival

The festival for beach-bound lovers of hard dance returns after a five year break.

Majuba Beach, Redcar

Sat 1 Aug

£30–£49

Leeds Festival

Reading's sister festival offering three days of rock, metal, indie and dance beats. Metallica, Jamie T, Pierce the Veil, Wilkinson, Refused, Run the Jewels and Manchester Orchestra have been announced so far. Latest additions to the line-up include Mumford & Sons, Bastille, Royal Blood, Deadmau5, Rebel Sound, Catfish…

Bramham Park, Wetherby

Fri 28 Aug

£59.50 / 01937 846000

Sat 29 Aug

£59.50 / 01937 846000

Sun 30 Aug

£59.50 / 01937 846000

Lightwater Valley Country Festival

A three day festival featuring country crafts, a sheep show, live music and farming fun for the kids. There's also a vintage village with classic entertainment, swing dancing, a thrift shop and a vintage tea tent.

Lightwater Valley Theme Park, Ripon

Fri 26 Jun

£8 (Children £4) / 0871 720 0011

South West Four

House, techno, trance, dubstep and drum & bass festival. Sat headliners Above & Beyond are joined by Alesso, Arty, Booka Shade (live), Fedde le Grand, Jamie Jones, Sasha, Markus Schulz and Paul Kalkbrenner (live). Sun is headed by Deadmau5 with Andy C, Eric Prydz, Laurent Garnier, Maya Jane Coles, Marco Carola…

Clapham Common, London SW4

Sat 29 Aug

£67.50

With Faithless, Fatboy Slim, Eric Prydz, Anjunabeats, Bakermat, Black Coffee, Dubfire:live hybrid, Fritz Kalkbrenner, Gorgon City, Green Velvet, Hannah Wants, Hot Since 82, Kölsch, Luciano, Nic Fanciulli, Patrick Topping, Pete Tong and SecondCity. Many more to be announced..

£123.75

With Saturday: Faithless, Fatboy Slim, Eric Prydz, Anjunabeats, Bakermat, Black Coffee Sunday: Skrillex, Marco Carola, Loco Dice, Andy C, Sub Focus and Plus Many More Acts Across Both Days.

Sun 30 Aug

£61.87

With Skrillex, Marco Carola, Loco Dice, Andy C, Sub Focus, Wilkinson (Live), Maya Jane Coles, Adam Beyer, John Digweed and Apollonia.

Southampton German Beer Fest

Enjoy a stein or two at this German beer festival.

O2 Guildhall Southampton

Fri 15 May

£12 / 023 8063 2601

Sat 16 May

£12 / 023 8063 2601

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