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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

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.

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

The Beatroot and Lace Bazaar

A vintage fair with highly creative flair, with artists and musicians, vintage sellers, artisan makers and more.

Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow

Sat 14 Mar

Free / 07787 404268

Recorder Festival

A celebration of the oft-overlooked instrument.

Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent

Tue 17 Mar

£5 / 0844 871 7649

Wed 18 Mar

£5 / 0844 871 7649

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Tartan Gig 2015

Concert organised by Girlguiding Scotland for its members aged ten and over. Previous performers have included Little Mix, Conor Maynard, Amy Macdonald, Pixie Lott, Scouting for Girls, Cher Lloyd and The Wanted.

SECC, Glasgow

Sat 9 May

Clyde Auditorium

prices vary / 0141 248 3000

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

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

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

Prosseda and the Pedal Piano

Opening Concert of the RCS Piano Festival Previous attendees of the RCS Piano Festival will know that we have a fondness for filling the stage with pianos and lots of them. Today’s concert will have just two pianos on stage, but only one player! In the late 1800’s there was a fashion for the Pedal Piano – two grand…

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

Fri 6 Mar

Stevenson Hall

£11 (£8.50) / 0141 332 5057

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Recital for Wrigglers

Classical concerts for kids with Louise Bevan and Clea Friend.

Cramond Kirk, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Mar

£5 adult with child; £2.50 each additional child / 0131 336 2036

NAAFC Annual Accordion & Fiddle Festival

All-day accordion and fiddle competitions, prize-winners concert and a closing dance, if your feet weren't already a-tapping.

Macdonald Inchyra Grange Hotel, Falkirk

Sat 7 Mar

Prices vary

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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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

Croydon/Sanderstead Rock Choir

Your friendly local Croydon/Sanderstead choir is run by choir leader Rebecca Clegg. We are the local community choir with the national reputation - join the South Croydon Rock Choir and experience the singing phenomenon that Will Smith described as 'Fantastic'. Whilst retaining our community spirit, we come together en…

St Mary's Anglican Church, Croydon

Thu 12 Mar

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

Thu 19 Mar

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

Thu 26 Mar

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

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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

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

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

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

Sat 11 Jul

£82.50 / 08444 999990

Sun 12 Jul

£82.50 / 08444 999990

Alan Hunter

Folk singer-songwriter.

Captains Bar, Edinburgh

Sat 7 Mar

Free

Sun 8 Mar

Free

Mon 9 Mar

Free

…and 6 more dates until 28 Mar

Camberley Rock Choir

The Camberley Rock Choir is led by local musician Sarah Manton. Our choir is made up of people who never thought they would join a choir or would even sing for fun and that's the beauty of joining our choir. I don't think any of us expected to make the huge number of great friends we have along the way not just in our own…

The Camberley Theatre

Thu 12 Mar

£25 a month, free taster / 01276 707600

Thu 19 Mar

£25 a month, free taster / 01276 707600

Thu 26 Mar

£25 a month, free taster / 01276 707600

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Glasgow St Patrick’s Day Festival

Live music, Irish ceili dancing, activities for kids and more at Merchant Square's St Paddy's celebrations.

Merchant Square, Glasgow

Sat 14 Mar

Free / 0141 552 3038

Part of Glasgow St Patrick’s Festival.

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…

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Mar

£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 13 Mar

£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 20 Mar

£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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Organ Concert

The West of England Theatre Organ Society presents an organ concert by Nigel Ogden on the only Compton theatre pipe organ in an Odeon cinema outside of London.

Odeon Weston Super Mare

Sun 8 Mar

0871 22 44 007

Sun 7 Jun

0871 22 44 007

Sun 6 Sep

0871 22 44 007

Sun 15 Nov

0871 22 44 007

Aberdeen Rock Choir

The local Aberdeen choir is run by Aberdeenshire based musician Chris Mutch. Our No.1 Album gave ordinary people the chance to become chart-topping singers, and Rock Choir is continually giving our members bigger and better opportunities to achieve things they never thought they could do - from supporting national…

Bon Accord Golf Club, Aberdeen

Wed 11 Mar

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

Wed 18 Mar

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

Wed 25 Mar

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

…and 26 more dates until 24 Feb 2016

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

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