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Nick Cave

He's calling it a solo tour but the brooding singer is accompanied by a backing band of current and former Bad Seed members.

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Tue 28 Apr

£41–£61 / 0844 871 3014

Eventim Hammersmith Apollo, London W6

Sat 2 May

£60 / 0844 249 4300

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Sun 3 May

£40–£77 / 020 7589 8212

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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

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

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

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

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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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Hexentanz – A Celebration Of Valpurgis Night

A celebration of Walpurgis Night, the northern European festival on which witches traditionally gather to be mutually supportive and to do, you know, witch-type things.

The Islington Metal Works, London EC1V

Thu 30 Apr

£10–£18

No trainers, t-shirts or hats, as they attract the unwelcome of night creatures. Dress in black, white or both.

Bedford Proms 2015

Popular classics and film scores from a host of performers.

Bedford Park

Sat 1 Aug

£23.50 for early bird tickets; 29.50 after (Children £3.50; Under 5s free) / 020 3137 6166

Out-Spoken

A night of poetry and live music.

The Forge, London NW1

Tue 28 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7383 7808

Out-Spoken invites the UK’s leading poets, rappers, and musicians to share their art at a monthly showcase.

Tue 26 May

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7383 7808

Out-Spoken invites the UK’s leading poets, rappers, and musicians to share their art at a monthly showcase.

Tue 30 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 020 7383 7808

Out-Spoken invites the UK’s leading poets, rappers, and musicians to share their art at a monthly showcase.

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

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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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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

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

Bon Scott Fest

Fans from all over the world descend on the sleepy Angus town of Kirriemuir for a celebration of its most rock'n'roll son, AC/DC front man Bon Scott.

Kirriemuir Town Hall

Fri 1 May

£19.12

Taiko Drumming Course

Learn powerful drumming in the Japanese tradition with Europe's foremost Taiko drum group.

Headhunter Studios, Glasgow

Mon 27 Apr

£120 (£70 for people aged16-25) / 01357 522008

Mon 4 May

£120 (£70 for people aged16-25) / 01357 522008

Mon 11 May

£120 (£70 for people aged16-25) / 01357 522008

…and 8 more dates until 6 Jul

St John's Episcopal Church, Edinburgh

Mon 4 May

£120 (£70 for 16-25 Year Olds) / 01357 522008

Mon 11 May

£120 (£70 for 16-25 Year Olds) / 01357 522008

Mon 18 May

£120 (£70 for 16-25 Year Olds) / 01357 522008

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Rodriguez

Cult Mexican-American singer-songwriter and subject of documentary Searching for Sugar Man.

O2 Apollo Manchester

Tue 5 May

£35 / 0844 477 7677

Royal Albert Hall, London SW7

Thu 7 May

Sold out / 020 7589 8212

Wed 27 May

Sold out / 020 7589 8212

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SECC, Glasgow

Sun 3 May

Clyde Auditorium

£29.50 / 0141 248 3000

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Edinburgh Grand Opera: L'Elisir d'amore

Edinburgh Grand Opera presents Donizetti's comedy about a love potion (actually, wine) and how effective it is – or rather, how effective the characters believe it to be. Susannah Wapshott conducts; Kally Lloyd-Jones directs.

Church Hill Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 6 May

£10–£20 / 0131 228 1155

Thu 7 May

£10–£20 / 0131 228 1155

Fri 8 May

£10–£20 / 0131 228 1155

Sat 9 May

£10–£20 / 0131 228 1155

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

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Caribbean Family Fun Day

Caribbean family fun day featuring cricket, music, face painting, games, stalls and bouncy castle for both adults and kids. Although food is on sale, guests can bring food and drink but no glass bottles.

Finchley Cricket Club, London N3

Mon 4 May

£7.75–£10 (Free; Children £4.50–£5; Family £18.50–£25)

Edinburgh Zoo Nights

There is no one among us who hasn't wanted to visit the zoo after hours. Just what do all those critters do after dark, anyway? Now's there's a way to find out! The zoo opens its gates for a series of adults-only extravaganzas featuring dancing, music, street food, facepainting, street performers and animal talks.

Edinburgh Zoo

Fri 29 May

£20 (Members £17) / 0131 314 0340

Fri 5 Jun

£20 (Members £17) / 0131 314 0340

Fri 19 Jun

£20 (Members £17) / 0131 314 0340

Fri 26 Jun

£20 (Members £17) / 0131 314 0340