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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

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

£6–£10

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

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 3 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

Sun 24 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

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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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

Prices vary / 0121 442 4226

Sat 16 May

Prices vary / 0121 442 4226

Sun 17 May

Prices vary / 0121 442 4226

Clapham Common, London SW4

Fri 24 Jul

Prices vary

Sat 25 Jul

Prices vary

Sun 26 Jul

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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

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

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

Sun 10 May

£8 / 0844 545 8282

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco Dance Hall

Sat 23 May

£20 / 0844 545 8282

Scotch & Soda

Sun 24 May

£12.50 / 0844 545 8282

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Staffordshire Cycling Festival

Festival catering for all levels of cycling experience with two sportives and a mountain bike race.

Shugborough Estate, Stafford

Sat 4 Jul

0845 459 8900

The Swan Hotel, Stafford

Fri 3 Jul

Summerhall Beer FestivALE

Get in the spirit (or the beer) of things, with Williams Bros, Top Out, the Rum Boys, Pickering's Gin, Barney's Beer, Thistly Cross Cider and Summerhall's Bizarre Bottle Bar. Four tokens are included in the ticket price, so use them wisely.

Summerhall, Edinburgh

Fri 15 May

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Sat 16 May

£8 / 0131 560 1581

Berwick May Fair

Traditional street market.

Marygate, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Fri 22 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Sat 23 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 24 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Mon 25 May

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

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.

Burke's Bones and Other Curiosities from the Anatomy Collections

A glimpse into the University's anatomy collection.

Anatomical Museum, Edinburgh

Sat 16 May

Free / 0131 651 1438

Includes exclusive tour of the Anatomy Museum Part of Festival of Museums.

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Chilled in a Field

Family friendly camping weekend with a festival feel. The location is secret, so keep checking the website for updates.

Bentley Country Estate, Halland

Fri 31 Jul

£75 weekend (Children £1–£30)

Electric Fields

One day music festival set in the Dumfriesshire hills, with a focus on Scottish talent featuring The Phantom Band, Hector Bizerk,, Golden Teacher, Paws, Victorian Trout Conspiracy, Randolph's Leap, Miaoux Miaoux, Jonnie Common and more.

Drumlanrig Castle and Country Estate, Dumfries

Sat 29 Aug

£10.95–£43.20 / 01848 331555

Exeter Festival of South West Food & Drink

Taking place over three days, the Exeter Food Festival features demos from top chefs, over 100 regional exhibitors, workshops and food-themed activities for all the family.

Exeter Castle

Sat 25 Apr

£7.50–£9 (Seniors £5 Friday only; Weekend ticket £19 includes Festival After Dark) / 01392 667080

Sun 26 Apr

£7.50–£9 (Seniors £5 Friday only; Weekend ticket £19 includes Festival After Dark) / 01392 667080

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

Gosfest

Local artists and bands play across two stages and four days at this family-friendly festival featuring over 96 bands. This year opens with the Gosport Carnival.

Venue TBC, Edinburgh

Thu 30 Jul

£15 day ticket (Children £5) / 02393 787613

  • 14:30 – 23:00 Gosfest Venue TBC, Edinburgh

Fri 31 Jul

£15 day ticket (Children £5) / 02393 787613

  • 12:00 – 23:00 Gosfest Venue TBC, Edinburgh

Sat 1 Aug

£15 day ticket (Children £5) / 02393 787613

  • 12:00 – 23:00 Gosfest Venue TBC, Edinburgh

Sun 2 Aug

£15 day ticket (Children £5) / 02393 787613

  • 12:00 – 23:00 Gosfest Venue TBC, Edinburgh
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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

Saddleworth Summer Handmade Festival

A festival featuring stalls full of handmade products from makers.

Marsden Mechanics, Huddersfield

Sat 25 Apr

Free / 01484 844587

Uppermill Civic Hall

Sat 20 Jun

Free

Sun 21 Jun

Free

Well-i-Hole Farm, Saddleworth

Sun 28 Jun

Prices to be confirmed

Scotland's Nature Festival

For a week in May, the natural beauty of Scotland is highlighted as communities all over the country hold events that celebrate the plethora of lochs, forests, coastline, valleys and mountains we call home. Ranger-led walks, nature photography workshops and storytelling in the forest are just some of the events on the…

Lanark Moor Sensory Garden

Wed 27 May

Free

Part of Scotland's Nature Festival.

Stag & Dagger Presents Live At Glasgow

An all-day music event, featuring performances from Django Django, Honeyblood, Iceage, Jim Valentine, JP Cooper and more, as well as an exclusive preview screening of Elliott Smith documentary Heaven Adores You.

Various venues: Glasgow

Sun 3 May

£25.76

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 25 Apr

£19.50

A Simple Space

Sat 2 May

£19.50

A Simple Space

£10

Morgan & West's Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show

Sun 3 May

£10

Comedy Club 4 Kids

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