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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

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

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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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

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

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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

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

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

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

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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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

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

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

A Music Blog, Yea? All Day Easter Eggstravaganza with RATBOY, Scoundrel and many more.

On 5 April A Music Blog, Yea? return to the scene of the sold out #AMBYXMAS gig for an Easter All Ages All Dayer with RAT BOY, Scoundrel, Mirror Gorillas, Little Grim, Litsoma, Tsar Bomba, Y G H D, Sad Culture, Elefantasy and brand new band The F*cks

The Fighting Cocks, Kingston upon Thames

Sun 5 Apr

£5 / 020 8546 5174

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

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The Glenn Miller Orchestra

Ray McVay directs the world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra through their repertoire of swing and jazz band tunes.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 3 May

£24.50–£32.50 / 0844 907 9000

Bristol Hippodrome

Sun 5 Apr

£18–£24 / 0844 847 2325

Cadogan Hall, London SW1X

Sun 14 Jun

£18–£29 / 020 7730 4500

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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 30 Mar

Free / 0141 429 0275

Mon 6 Apr

Free / 0141 429 0275

Mon 13 Apr

Free / 0141 429 0275

…and 11 more dates until 29 Jun

The Maltings Theatre's 25th Birthday Celebrations: A Northumbrian Kist

Music to celebrate The Maltings' re-launched programme of classical music, with orchestral works by Grieg and Holst as well as works by Agustin Fernandez and Matthew Rooke.

The Maltings Theatre and Cinema, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Sun 19 Apr

£20 (£18; Children £10) / 01289 330999

Only One Direction

Lookalike tribute to the world-conquering boyband.

The Albany Theatre, Coventry

Sat 2 May

£13.50 (Children £11.50; Family £40) / 02476 998964

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Sun 21 Jun

Auditorium

£16 / 01743 281281

Orpington/Petts Wood Rock Choir

Your local Orpington choir is run by choir leader Michael Fricker. We have a great year lined up and we would like to invite you to join our choir and take part in the local Orpington and wider Kent area. We are part of the pioneering Rock Choir singing groups. We often team up with the other local Kent choirs to perform…

Christ Church United Reformed Church, Orpington

Thu 23 Apr

£25 a month, free taster / 01689 830453

Thu 30 Apr

£25 a month, free taster / 01689 830453

Thu 7 May

£25 a month, free taster / 01689 830453

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Super Singer World Tour

The Tamil TV show goes off on tour, featuring some of the programmes faves including SP Balasubramaniam, Srinivas and Unni Krishnan.

The SSE Arena, Wembley

Fri 3 Apr

£19–£85.75 / 0844 815 0815

Download Festival

Heavy metal and hard rock extravaganza. 2015's line-up includes headliners Slipknot (Fri), Muse (Sat) and Kiss (Sun) plus Judas Priest, Faith No More, Motley Crue, Slash, Marilyn Manson, Black Stone Cherry, Enter Shikari, A Day to Remember and Five Finger Death Punch.

Donington Park Circuit, Derby

Mon 15 Jun

£2100 / 01332 810048

Eddi Reader

The popular folk pop chanteuse, known for her work with Fairground Attraction and often called upon to add her voice to other people's records tours her latest album Vagabond.

The Picturedrome, Holmfirth

Sat 9 May

£22.50 / 01484 689759

Forth on the Fringe

Radio Forth Ltd Now in its eighth year, Forth on the Fringe is the largest showcase event of Fringe entertainment. Featuring a selection of some of the biggest names in comedy, cabaret and entertainment, hosted by Forth One’s breakfast show hosts, Boogie and Arlene. Previous guests have included: Adam Hills, Jason…

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 8 Aug

Auditorium

£19.50 / 0844 871 3014

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Happy Ears

Live interactive music classes, for ages 0–3 and their parents/careers, with lots of instruments and no pre-recorded music. Participants have described it as 'indie for babies'. There's no extra cost for twins or other siblings. A block booking of six classes includes a copy of Happy Ears debut album featuring original…

Calton Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

£30 for a block of six; £5 drop-in / 07778 117333

  • 10:00 – 10:50 Happy Ears Calton Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Apr

£30 for a block of six; £5 drop-in / 07778 117333

  • 10:00 – 10:50 Happy Ears Calton Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 18 Apr

£30 for a block of six; £5 drop-in / 07778 117333

  • 10:00 – 10:50 Happy Ears Calton Centre, Edinburgh
…and 35 more dates until 19 Dec

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Apr

£30 for a block of six; £5 drop in / 07778 117333

  • 10:00 – 10:50 Happy Ears Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 10 Apr

£30 for a block of six; £5 drop in / 07778 117333

  • 10:00 – 10:50 Happy Ears Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 17 Apr

£30 for a block of six; £5 drop in / 07778 117333

  • 10:00 – 10:50 Happy Ears Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh
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