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RMP Caribbean Weekender

Annual three day festival of Caribbean music and culture including live music, club nights, DJs, soundsystems, variety show, comedy, sports day and more. Prices include coach trip to venue in Southport.

Pontins - Southport Holiday Park

Sun 26 Apr

Times vary / £160–£170

Confirmed DJs include Tag Team, King Tubbys, Blondie, Gal Flex, NWR, Younger Melody, Jamo Star, G Ents, Ceesix, TimelessDJ and Allan Brando.

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

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

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

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

Times & prices vary

Sat 30 May

Times & prices vary

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That'll Be the Day

Step back in time with a brand new edition of the popular touring show, and hear rock'n'roll hits from the 50s, 60s and 70s.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Thu 11 Jun

£22.50–£24.50 / 01727 844488

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Tue 2 Jun

£23–£40

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Thu 30 Apr

£24.50 / 0844 854 2776

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The Addams Family

Hamilton District Youth Theatre present the magnificently macabre new musical comedy, The Addams Family.

The Town House, Hamilton

Thu 30 Apr

£10 (£9) / 01698 452299

Fri 1 May

£10 (£9) / 01698 452299

Sat 2 May

£10 (£9) / 01698 452299

Stereofunk Festival

Club night Stereofunk bring you a full day of DJs and live music. 2015's line-up includes Steerner, Little Eye, Christina Novelli, 2 Faced Funks, George Bowie, Huxley, The Complete Stone Roses, Timmy Trumpet, Concrete Angel, Kings of Lyon, We Came From Wolves, Sunshine Social, Happy Mondaze and more.

Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell

Sun 3 May

£25 early bird (VIP £40; Super VIP £55) / 01698 402060

The Correspondents

Eccentric experimental duo, MC Mr Bruce and DJ/producer Mr Chuckles, mixing vintage sounds, electro, swing and drum & bass.

The Bongo Club, Edinburgh

Fri 22 May

£5 earlybird; £8 in advance; £10 on the door / 0131 558 8844

The Trouble DJs provide support. Part of Bongo Lives! x Hidden Door Festival.

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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

John Cooper Clarke

The legendary Mancunian punk poet, who is a spiritual godfather to the likes of Mike Skinner and Plan B hauls his insatiable laconic wit on tour.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sat 20 Jun

£19.50–£22.50 / 01727 844488

Gala, Durham

Wed 15 Jul

£20 / 0191 332 4041

Inchyra Arts Club, Perth

Tue 9 Jun

£24.20 / 01738 860066

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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.

Tradfest

A festival inspired by the traditional arts of Scotland. Expect music, song, story, dance and craft to coincide with the seasonal rites of Beltane and May Day given a contemporary spin. The 2015 line-up features Malinky, The Tannahill Weavers, Nuala Kennedy, Southern Tenant Folk Union, Rozi Plain, The Shee, Dean Owens…

Various venues: Edinburgh

Wed 29 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 9579

Thu 30 Apr

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 9579

Fri 1 May

Times & prices vary / 0131 556 9579

…and 9 more dates until 10 May

Georgie Fame

The legendary keyboardist/vocalist with his much loved blend of jazz and rhythm & blues. Georgie Fame has enjoyed a varied career for over 50 years, criss-crossing the musical boundaries of pop, rock'n'roll, jazz, rhythm & blues and swing. 'There's no point in doing it when Georgie Fame could do it 10 times…

The Royal Hippodrome, Eastbourne

Sun 10 May

£19.50–£24.50 / 01323 412000

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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

Prices vary

Sun 23 Aug

Prices vary

Perth Concert Hall

Fri 31 Jul

£21 / 01738 621031

Part of Southern Fried Festival 2015.

Stag & Dagger

A music festival featuring a host of live music acts. The 2015 line-up includes Django Django, The Thurston Moore Band, Honeyblood, Iceage, Jim Valentine and more.

Various venues: Glasgow

Sun 3 May

Times vary / £23

The Whighams Jazz Club

All singers and instrumentalists are welcome at this jazz jam with a different host every week and a stellar trio.

Whighams Wine Cellars, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 0131 225 8674

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 225 8674

Sun 10 May

Free / 0131 225 8674

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Kast Off Kinks

Not quite a tribute band as the Kast off Kinks feature former members of the Kinks from through the years, including original drummer Mick Avory.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Tue 23 Jun

£17.25–£24.25 (£15.25–£22.25) / 02476 553055

The Broadway Theatre, Barking

Sat 9 May

£20 (£18) / 020 8507 5607

Brookside Theatre, Romford

Sun 15 Nov

£20 / 01708 755 775

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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 3 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

Sun 24 May

Free / 0131 622 6802

Sofi's Nocturnes

A new name and slightly broader format at Sofi's Unplugged Open Stage now welcoming performers of all kinds, from musicians to poets to comedians. House guitar provided (for those who need it) and every performer gets a beer on the house.

Sofi's, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Apr

Free / 0131 555 7019

Sun 3 May

Free / 0131 555 7019

Sun 10 May

Free / 0131 555 7019

…and 33 more dates until 27 Dec

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

Fri 22 May

£29.90–£49.90

Sat 23 May

£29.90–£49.90

The Brew

Grimsby-based psychedelia-soaked classic rock trio.

100 Club, London W1D

Wed 29 Apr

£12.32 / 020 7636 0933

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