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UB40

Reggae journeymen still slogging round the touring circuit, but now with a reduced line-up

Chepstow Racecourse

Sat 30 May

£29 / 01291 622260

Doncaster Racecourse

Sat 6 Jun

£23 / 01302 304200

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

Big Country

A re-formed configuration of the veteran Scotrockers whose hits include 'Fields of Fire' and 'In a Big Country'. They are joined on this leg of the tour by special guests Stevie Agnew, Dave Sharp and Simon Hugh.

The Victoria Bikers Pub, Coalville

Sat 29 Aug

£20 / 01530 814718

  • 17:00 – 23:45 Big Country The Victoria Bikers Pub, Coalville

Madama Butterfly

  • Directed by: Ellen Kent
  • Written by: Puccini

Ellen Kent presents Puccini's heartbreaking story of a beautiful young Japanese girl who falls in love with an American naval lieutenant. Starring Elena Dee and Miki Mori.

Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Sat 4 Apr

£7–£190 / 020 7304 4000

Thu 9 Apr

£7–£145 / 020 7304 4000

Sat 11 Apr

£7–£145 / 020 7304 4000

Pop Factor: The Concert

A musical show aimed at families, in which an ensemble cast of sing and dance their way through the charts.

City Hall, Salisbury

Thu 28 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01722 434434

Epsom Playhouse

Tue 26 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01372 742555

Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford

Sun 12 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 020 8553 4466

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Dunedin Consort: St Matthew Passion

Bach's magnificent sacred drama is a pillar of the baroque repertoire, and one of the most gripping and moving works ever written. Here it's performed by the lean and hungry Consort under the direction of John Butt OBE, in the stripped-down version that they've made famous. Instead of a group of soloists and a large mixed…

The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 29 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 668 2019

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).

…and 8 more dates until 12 Apr

The Big Chris Barber Band

The veteran slide trombonist leads his big band in a programme of swing and New Orleans-style jazz.

Norwich Playhouse

Sun 29 Mar

£22 (£20) / 01603 598598

The Addams Family

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

The Town House, Hamilton

Sat 2 May

£10 (£9) / 01698 452299

Cor Cymru 2015

A weekend feast of top-class choral singing and an exciting competition.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Sat 18 Apr

Phone for prices / 01970 623 232

Sun 19 Apr

Phone for prices / 01970 623 232

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Allan Stewart's Big Big Variety Show

Allan Stewart presents his big variety show featuring Grant Stott, Andy Gray, Paul Zerdin and more.

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Apr

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 11 Apr

£25 / 0131 529 6000

Dasato Quintet

The outfit plays jazz.

The Lion, Nottingham

Sun 29 Mar

Free / 0115 960 3450

Midsummer Opera: Puccini's Tosca

In March 2015, Midsummer Opera will perform Puccini's TOSCA (semi-staged and sung in Italian). The Chorus & Symphony Orchestra of Midsummer Opera plus St Dunstan's College children's choir will be conducted by Artistic Director David Roblou.

St John's Church, London SE1

Sun 29 Mar

£15 gallery pew; £22 adv; £26 (£19 advance; £23) / 020 7633 9819

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

Oscar and the Highland Castle

Answering a call for help, Oscar the mouse leaves his attic home and heads for Loch Ness where he finds Incy Wincy Spider among the ruins of an old castle. Mysteriously swept back in time, Oscar joins Incy’s campaign to free the castle from English rule and restore Scotland’s independence! Here, one of Scotland's most…

Newlands Activity Centre, Peeblesshire

Fri 17 Apr

£5 / 01968 660 980

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Thu 9 Apr

£6 (Children £4) / 0131 555 7100

Tue 14 Apr

£6 (Children £4) / 0131 555 7100

Part of Puppet Animation Festival.

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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

The Big Mini Festival

Twenty bands, including Hunter & The Bear, Joel Baker, Du Bellows and Wide Skies, perform across four days.

The Islington, London N1

Sun 29 Mar

£8 / 0207 6841577

Elton John

Classic tunes from the veteran singer-songwriter's five decade career.

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC)

Sat 20 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 477 9000

Banks' Stadium, Walsall

Sat 13 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 01922 622 791

Eirias Stadium, Colwyn Bay

Sat 6 Jun

£47.20–£89.60

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Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon

Jazz sounds for a Sunday Afternoon featuring a selection of local talent playing, funk and Latin to Dixieland.

Blue Lamp, Aberdeen

Sun 5 Apr

£4–£5 / 01224 641122

Sun 3 May

£4–£5 / 01224 641122

Sun 7 Jun

£4–£5 / 01224 641122

Kaiser Chiefs

The multi-million selling rock and post-punk quintet.

Haydock Park Racecourse, Newton-le-Willows

Fri 7 Aug

£30 / 01942 725963

Rowley Mile Race Course, Newmarket

Fri 31 Jul

£34

Sandown Park Racecourse, Esher

Thu 6 Aug

£35 / 01372 464348

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Northern Soul Weekender 2015

3 Rooms Brimming With Soul, So Bring Your Dancing Shoes. Last year the atmosphere was magic.

Scarborough Spa

Sat 5 Sep

£30 / 01723 376774

Sun 6 Sep

£30 / 01723 376774

Spectacular Classics: Verdi, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Orff, Ravel, Handel, Bizet, Rossini, Williams, Prokofiev

  • Directed by: John Pryce-Jones (cond)
  • Written by: Sibelius

Benjamin Pope and RSNO play classical favourites, including Tchaikovsky's '1812' Overture. With lasers, for extra spectacularness.

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Sat 14 Nov

Bloody Mary Club

Sunday afternoon, hangover-curing blend of Bloody Mary and music.

Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh

Sun 29 Mar

Free / 0131 247 4704

Coloursfest

Scotland's longest running dance festival brings together thousands of clubbers with superstar DJs. 2015's line-up includes Showtek, Steve Aoki, Headhunterz, Dannic, Will Sparks, Aly & Fila, Aandrew Rayel, Pure NRG (live), George Bowie, Kutski, Tidy Boys, Scott Project, Zac Waters, Matt Watkins and many more blasting…

Braehead Arena, Glasgow

Sat 6 Jun

£49.50 / 0844 499 1700

SSW5 Summer Weekender

House, funk and plenty of sweet soul music all played out over a 30K Incubus Void sound stystem. Guests include Jose Padilla, Shur I Kan (live), Robert Owens, Nicky Siano & Kenny Carpenter, Sam Soul, Roland Clark, Marcel Vogel, Ian Dewhirst, Keb Darge, Stuart Cosgrove and many more.

Stanwix Park Holiday Centre, Silloth

Fri 5 Jun

£100 weekend; £112 weekend & afterparty / 07540 112220

Sat 6 Jun

£100 weekend; £112 weekend & afterparty / 07540 112220

Sun 7 Jun

£100 weekend; £112 weekend & afterparty / 07540 112220

Stanwix Park Holiday Centre, Wigton

Fri 5 Jun

£101.50 weekender ticket without accommodation / 07540 112220

Sun 7 Jun

£101.50 weekender ticket without accommodation / 07540 112220

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