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C2C: Country To Country

Country music extravaganza.

The O2 Arena, London SE10

Sat 7 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

With Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line, Brandy Clark and Plus Artist to be Announced.

Sun 8 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 856 0202

With Lady Antebellum, Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert and Kip Moore.


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

Farinelli And The King

  • Written by: Claire van Kampen

Claire van Kampen's play, featuring a selection of arias first sung by Farinelli, is set in 18th-century Spain. Philip V of Spain is racked with depression and suffering from insomnia, so the Queen, desperate to help relieve her husband of his suffering, begs the famous castrato Farinelli, to sing to the King.

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London SE1

Thu 5 Mar

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£25–£45 phone for availability; £10 Standing, phone for availability; £60 Premium Tickets, phone for availability / 020 7401 9919

Sun 8 Mar

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

£25–£45 phone for availability; £10 Standing, phone for availability; £60 Premium Tickets, phone for availability / 020 7401 9919

RSNO: The Music of John Williams

Some classical fans may flare their nostrils at the idea of a concert devoted to the music of the guy who wrote the score for E.T., but from the brutal simplicity of the two-note 'shark theme' in Jaws to the sinister music-box tinkle of 'Hedwig's Theme', the unifying musical motif in the Harry Potter films, Williams…

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Sat 14 Mar

£15–£35 (disabled £7.50–£17.50; under 26s/mature students/unemployed £6; under 16s free) / 0141 353 8000

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ABC, Music and Me

Activities for kids aged 2–5 encompassing music, dance, movement, sound and encouraging hand eye coordination.

St Francis Centre, Glasgow

Mon 9 Mar

Free / 0141 429 0275

Mon 16 Mar

Free / 0141 429 0275

Mon 23 Mar

Free / 0141 429 0275

…and 3 more dates until 13 Apr

The Mikado

A performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's deliciously light-hearted exploration of capital punishment.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sat 7 Mar

£12 (Children £6) / 01592 583302

Bloody Mary Club

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

Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 0131 247 4704

Sun 15 Mar

Free / 0131 247 4704

Sun 22 Mar

Free / 0131 247 4704

Sun 29 Mar

Free / 0131 247 4704


Silent Opera’s brand new digitally re-mastered re-working of Mozart's masterpiece, where audience members use a specially designed mobile app to interact with the performers.

The Vaults, London SE1

Sat 7 Mar

£15–£25 / 020 7401 9603

£25 ticket includes one of the best seats, a programme and a show-themed cocktail Part of Vault Festival.

Sun 8 Mar

£15–£25 / 020 7401 9603

£25 ticket includes one of the best seats, a programme and a show-themed cocktail Part of Vault Festival.

Helensburgh & Lomond Real Ale Festival

A charity event run by the local Round Table, this year there's over 50 of Scotland's finest real ales on offer as well as a range of ciders and food, all in a lochside setting. Music accompaniment includes blues, rock and ceilidh.

Helensburgh Sailing Club

Sat 16 May

Prices vary

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Wee Dub Sunday Social

Laidback Sunday session of good music and Jamaican food, special cocktails, kids reggae disco and kids dub station.

Hemma, Edinburgh

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 0131 629 3327

Part of Wee Dub Festival.

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

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

Charles Court Opera: Ruddigore

  • Directed by: John Savournin
  • Written by: Sullivan

John Savournin directs a small-scale performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's Gothic spoof, with musical direction by pianist David Eaton.

King's Head, London N1

Sat 14 Mar

£10 preview; £19.50 ( £18; £18; £15; Children £15 under 18s) / 0207 478 0160

Leamington Spa Opera Group: HMS Pinafore

  • Written by: Gilbert & Sullivan

Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta set on board a ship and tells the tale of the Captain's daughter falling in love with a lowly sailor.

Royal and Derngate, Northampton

Sat 21 Mar

£18.50–£19.50; £19–£20; £20–£21 / 01604 624 811

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Lunchtime Music Series: March 2015: Schubert, Poulenc

  • Written by: Poulenc

Oboist Eleanor Tinlin and pianist Finnegan Downie Dear, from the Royal Academy of Music, perform Poulenc's Sonata For Oboe And Piano and Schubert's Night And Dreams.

The Castle, Wellingborough

Fri 20 Mar

£10 / 01933 270007

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

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

Aronowitz Ensemble And Tom Poster: Brahms, Britten, Mozart

  • Written by: Mozart

The group performs Mozart's Piano Quartet In G Minor, Britten's String Quartet No 3 and Brahms's Piano Quintet In F Minor.

Holywell Music Room, Oxford

Sun 26 Apr

£20 / 01865 305305

Awards Ceremony Grand Prize Virtuoso

This concert showcases the future of classical music, with some exceptional talent from around the world at different stages of their careers. Winners of the Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition, some of whom will be performing in Britain for the first time, will perform alongside established classical musicians.

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Fri 13 Mar

Elgar Room

£12.22 / 020 7589 8212

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Bach To Baby

Baby-friendly concerts for you and your little one to enjoy together. Children are allowed to listen to music the way they want, while you can enjoy performances by top-class musicians.

All Saints Church, London SE21

Fri 27 Mar

£10 (Children free) / 020 8676 4550

Programme: Song and Dance Featuring: Emmanuella Reiter, viola and Kathryn Mosley, organ

Without a song or dance what are we? asked Abba. No need to answer that this month, as we bring you a programme of famous dance music and songs from all over Europe.  Hear Schubert’s bubbling song about the trout, dance with Schumann’s fairies and meet Mimi, Puccini’s most famous heroine. To cap it all, we’ll take flight with the bumblebee!

Muswell Hill Baptist Church, London N10

Fri 13 Mar

£10 (Children free)

Programme: Small Islands Featuring: Miaomiao Yu, piano

The isle is full of noises, sounds and sweet airs that give delight. Let acclaimed pianist Miaomiao Yu transport you to islands near and far, taking in Beethoven's thrilling Tempest sonata and Debussy's dream of a joyous isle along the way.

  • 16:00 – 17:00 Bach To Baby Muswell Hill Baptist Church, London

St Andrew's Church, London N1

Fri 20 Mar

£10 (Children free) / 020 7607 4552

Programme: Perfect Chemistry Featuring: David Jones, baritone and Miaomiao Yu, piano

Take one part poignant poetry, add a dash of magical music from Britten, Schumann and Vaughan Williams, and the world of song awakens. Be guided and beguiled!

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


Industrial electronica trio from Sweden.

The Fleece, Bristol

Sun 8 Mar

£19.12 / 0117 945 0996

Wharf Chambers, Leeds

Sat 7 Mar



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

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