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Hidden Door Festival

Artists of all stripes congregate for the Hidden Door interdisciplinary arts festival, which features dozens of cool musicians, bands, artists, poets and filmmakers under one roof, often working in new and exciting combinations.

Old Street Lighting Depot, Edinburgh

Fri 22 May

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Sat 23 May

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Sun 24 May

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…and 6 more dates until 30 May

The Lost Carnival

An immersive and mysterious experience featuring theatre, circus, music and visual trickery.

Burrs Country Park, Bury

Sat 23 May

£10 / 0161 253 5353

Sun 24 May

£10 / 0161 253 5353

Mon 25 May

£10 / 0161 253 5353

The Lighthouse Late

A fabulous celebration of fashion, design, music and cinema sprawling across all five floors of the Lighthouse. Hotly tipped Scottish trio Prides perform a stripped-back set, while up-and-coming popster KLOË provides the upbeat sounds. Plus, Man of Moon tout their psychedelic, groove-infused blues, Kill the Waves have…

The Lighthouse, Glasgow

Fri 29 May

£15 / 0141 276 5365

Montrose Music Festival

Affectionately known as 'Mo Fest', this annual event in the colourful town of Montrose offers band nights, ceilidhs, big names on stage and a campsite. Last year's line-up included the legendary Status Quo, Spare Me The Knife, Maxwell’s Dead and Oliver Richards.

Various venues: Montrose

Fri 22 May

Times & prices vary / 01674 675514

Sat 23 May

Times & prices vary / 01674 675514

Sun 24 May

Times & prices vary / 01674 675514

X Music Festival

A two day music festival of UK artists with over 10,000 people expected to attend the events debut year in Edinburgh. Line-up features Clean Bandit, Andy C, Sigma, DJ EZ, Skepta, Ja Rule, My Nu Leng and Jaguar Skills.

Gypsy Brae Recreation Ground, Edinburgh

Sat 23 May

£29.90–£49.90

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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

Southside Fringe

A 17-day festival incorporating music, theatre and activities for all the family. Highlights this year include Old Bohemia and a tribute to Jeff Buckley.

Various venues: Glasgow

Fri 22 May

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Sat 23 May

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Sun 24 May

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Pride Glasgow 2015

Pride Glasgow returns with a two-day main weekend celebrating LGBT equality with a parade, street party and music from Union J.

Glasgow Green

Sat 22 Aug

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Sun 23 Aug

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

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Fringe by the Sea

With a spot of sea air and an entertaining line-up of music, comedy, theatre, film, author and children’s events, North Berwick's multi-arts festival offers a respite from the madness of Edinburgh in festival season.

Various venues: North Berwick

Mon 10 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01620 890787

Tue 11 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01620 890787

Wed 12 Aug

Times & prices vary / 01620 890787

…and 4 more dates until 16 Aug

The Proclaimers

Scotland's unforgettable musical twins return to the stage with their singalong Caledonian anthems.

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC)

Sat 28 Nov

£28.50 / 0844 477 9000

Alban Arena, St Albans

Fri 29 May

£28.50 / 01727 844488

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 31 Oct

£28.50 / 01256 844244

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…and at 28 other places

Bryan Ferry

Super smooth Roxy Music vocalist tours his latest album Avonmore.

Brighton Dome

Thu 4 Jun

£35–£65 / 01273 709709

Colston Hall, Bristol

Mon 8 Jun

£35–£65 / 0117 922 3686

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Fri 29 May

£35–£65 / 0141 353 8000

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Haddington Festival

A local festival with a range of activities and musical concerts, exhibitions, craft fairs and a daily café and sporting competitions.

Various venues: Haddington

Thu 28 May

Times & prices vary

Fri 29 May

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Sat 30 May

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…and 8 more dates until 7 Jun

Balkanarama

A blend of klezmer, Balkan, gypsy punk and electronic beats featuring live music, bellydancing, Balkan rakija brandy tasting and a live jam session.

The Art School, Glasgow

Fri 29 May

£9–£11

Big Fat Balkan Bash as the club celebrates eight years with special guests Kumpania Algazarra.

Studio 24, Edinburgh

Sat 30 May

£9–£11 / 0131 558 3758

Big Fat Balkan Bash as the club celebrates eight years with special guests Kumpania Algazarra.

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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

…and 2 more dates until 8 Jun

Big Show

Evening show featuring burlesque, comedy, circus and more.

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sat 23 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 6165

  • 20:30 – 23:00 Big Show Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Fri 29 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 6165

  • 20:30 – 23:00 Big Show Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sat 30 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0141 552 6165

  • 20:30 – 23:00 Big Show Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow
…and 52 more dates until 28 Nov

Family Show

Family friendly cabaret with circus, aerial, song, dance and comedy.

Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sun 24 May

0141 552 6165

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Family Show Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sun 31 May

0141 552 6165

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Family Show Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow

Sun 7 Jun

0141 552 6165

  • 14:00 – 16:00 Family Show Wild Cabaret & Wicked Lounge, Glasgow
…and 29 more dates until 27 Dec

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

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Sat 25 Jul

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Sun 26 Jul

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The Downs, Bristol

Fri 26 Jun

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Sat 27 Jun

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Sun 28 Jun

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Shock the City

Indoor music festival of classic rock tribute acts featuring Toxic Twins, AC/DC UK, Motley Crew, Still Marillion, Scorpyons, Bad Name, Guerilla Radio, Straight Shooter and more.

Classic Grand, Glasgow

Sat 23 May

£30 (VIP £55) / 0141 847 0820

Sun 24 May

£30 (VIP £55) / 0141 847 0820

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Phoneyfest 2015

The event features a wide variety of pop and rock tribute acts over a four-day period.

Concorde Club, Eastleigh

Fri 22 May

Times to be confirmed / £22; £29; £20 ( £15; £15; £15) / 02380 613989

Sat 23 May

Times to be confirmed / £22; £29; £20 ( £15; £15; £15) / 02380 613989

Sun 24 May

Times to be confirmed / £22; £29; £20 ( £15; £15; £15) / 02380 613989

Mon 25 May

Times to be confirmed / £22; £29; £20 ( £15; £15; £15) / 02380 613989

Magners' Summer Nights

The second annual Magners-sponsored festival features a series of live music gigs in Glasgow and Edinburgh open-air venues. The lineup features Roddy Frame, Glasvegas, James, The Flaming Lips, The Waterboys, Echo & the Bunnymen, King Creosote, Joan Armatrading and Ben Folds with yMusic.

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre, Glasgow

Thu 6 Aug

£25–£35

Fri 7 Aug

£25–£35

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£35

…and 3 more dates until 15 Aug

Ross Theatre Bandstand, Edinburgh

Wed 26 Aug

£32.50–£40

Thu 27 Aug

£32.50–£40

Fri 28 Aug

£32.50–£40

Proms In The Park

Free family concert in Whatman Park featuring Maidstone Wind Symphony and the Maidstone Singers and the Bring a picnic and enjoy the firework finale.

Whatman Park, Maidstone

Sat 23 May

Free

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

Big Sunday Dundee WestFest

Big Sunday is Dundee WestFest’s own mini festivalette. Magdalen Green is filled with stalls, children’s rides, art activities, live music, sport tasters, a beer garden and food vendors.

Magdalen Green, Dundee

Sun 7 Jun

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01382 433 647

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