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Vintage Newbiggin: Easter by the Sea

A three day vintage festival held in the Victorian seaside village of Newbiggin-by-the-Sea. Featuring a swing jazz ball, vintage market, motor display, pop-up museum, walks music and more.

Newbiggin Town Centre, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea

Sat 4 Apr

Prices vary

Sun 5 Apr

Prices vary

Mon 6 Apr

Prices vary

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

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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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.

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, including the Holy Ghosts, Crash Club, Acrylic, Indigo Velvet and Have Mercy Las Vegas.

The Three Sisters, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0131 622 6802

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

Sun 24 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

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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

Edinburgh Coffee Festival

A festival for lovers of all sorts of coffee, from your regular cups of Joe to your skinny-grande mocha-swirl-achino-with-extra-cream sorts, featuring workshops, tastings and demonstrations.

Mansfield Traquair, Edinburgh

Sat 3 Oct

£10 (Under 16s free) / 0131 333 0969

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

Berwick Food and Beer Festival

Dozens of stalls offering some of the best food and drink from the North East of England and the Scottish Borders set in Berwick's 18th century Barracks square.

Barracks and Main Guard, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Sat 5 Sep

£2 / 08703 331181

Part of Berwick 900.

Sun 6 Sep

£2 / 08703 331181

Part of Berwick 900.

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.

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Berwick RNLI Lifeboat Festival

Festival marking 170 years of lifeboats stationed at Berwick.

Carr Rock, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sun 16 Aug

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Berwick's Fishing Story

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

Tweedmouth, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Sun 19 Jul

Free

Part of Berwick 900.

Bestival 2015

A three-day eclectic music festival featuring popular bands, plus family entertainment, comedy, cabaret and more. This year's theme has been confirmed as 'Summer of Love' with music from Chemical Brothers, Tame Impala, Underworld, The Jacksons, Flying Lotus, Jurassic 5, Jamie xx, Annie Mac, Gorgon City, Little Dragon and…

Robin Hill Country Park, Newport

Thu 10 Sep

£195 tickets on sale Sep 12; £92.50 campervan, tickets on sale Sep 12; £105 caravan, tickets on sale Sep 12 (£185 tickets on sale Sep 12; £15 adv… / 0870 066 7753

Fri 11 Sep

£195 tickets on sale Sep 12; £92.50 campervan, tickets on sale Sep 12; £105 caravan, tickets on sale Sep 12 (£185 tickets on sale Sep 12; £15 adv… / 0870 066 7753

Sat 12 Sep

£195 tickets on sale Sep 12; £92.50 campervan, tickets on sale Sep 12; £105 caravan, tickets on sale Sep 12 (£185 tickets on sale Sep 12; £15 adv… / 0870 066 7753

Sun 13 Sep

£195 tickets on sale Sep 12; £92.50 campervan, tickets on sale Sep 12; £105 caravan, tickets on sale Sep 12 (£185 tickets on sale Sep 12; £15 adv… / 0870 066 7753

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

Sat 20 Jun

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

Sun 21 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

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

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Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival 2

A festival of blues, rock and R&B with performances from Aynsley Lister, Larry Miller, Danny Bryant, Laurence Jones, Matt Woosey and headliner Chantel McGregor.

St Ives Guildhall

Sun 10 May

Westlands Sports And Social Club, Yeovil

Sat 9 May

£24 / 01935 848380

Brecon Jazz Festival

The jazz festival is now in its 31st year and attracts the like of Martin Taylor, Digby Fairweather's Half Dozen, Pigfoot, Gogo Penguin, Timo Lassy Band and Adriano Adewale this year.

Brecon Cathedral

Sat 8 Aug

£15–£22.50 / 01874 623857

Sun 9 Aug

£15–£22.50 / 01874 623857

Christ College Brecon

Sat 8 Aug

£12.50–£18 / 01874 615440

Sun 9 Aug

£12.50–£18 / 01874 615440

The Guildhall, Brecon

Sat 8 Aug

£10–£18

Sun 9 Aug

£10–£18

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Bristol Folk Festival

Two days of folk music featuring Seth Lakeman, The Full English, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar and Heg & The Wolf Chorus. Plus workshops, ceilidhs, market and Bristol's much loved Morris dancing.

St George's Bristol

Sat 2 May

£60–£70 / 0845 40 24 001

Sun 3 May

£60–£70 / 0845 40 24 001

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

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.

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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

Calling Festival

Music festival in the heart of London. Headlined by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds with Ryan Adams, The Hives and Echo & The Bunnymen.

Clapham Common, London SW4

Sat 4 Jul

£63.50

With Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Ryan Adams and The Shining, The Hives, Echo & The Bunnymen, Modest Mouse and Wolf Alice.

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

Camden Rocks Festival 2015

A one-day celebration of rock across Camden headlined by hardcore, Bridgend-formed four-piece Funeral For A Friend. Also on the bill are Turbowolf, Heaven's Basement, Lucie Barat & The Au Revoirs, Dead Sea Skulls and many more.

The Jazz Cafe, London NW1

Sat 30 May

£30 / 0844 847 2514

Proud Camden, London NW1

Sat 30 May

£33.90–£41.81 / 0207 482 3867

Various Venues, Camden, London NW1

Sat 30 May

£30

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Channel Islands Heritage Festival 2015

A festival marking the big history of this group of small islands.

Jersey War Tunnels

Fri 3 Apr

Free / 01534 860808

Sat 4 Apr

Free / 01534 860808

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 01534 860808

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