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Harry Potter Concert Series

Watch a Harry Potter film with a full orchestra playing John William's score live. CineConcerts, who produce the show, have previously toured Gladiator Live, The Godfather In Concert, Breakfast at Tiffany’s In Concert and It’s a Wonderful Life In Concert.

English Heritage: Lulworth Castle, Wareham

Tue 13 Aug

£15.50 (Children £10.50) / 01929 400352

Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey

Thu 15 Aug

£13.50 (Children £1–£13; Family £8.75) / 0844 482 7777

Tatton Park, Knutsford

Fri 26 Jul

£13.50 (Children £1–£13; Family £8.75)

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Fringe by the Sea

With a spot of sea air and an entertaining line-up of music, comedy, theatre, film, author and children's events, North Berwick's multi-arts festival offers a respite from the madness of Edinburgh in festival season.

Various venues: North Berwick

Fri 2 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07721 910982

Sat 3 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07721 910982

Sun 4 Aug

Times & prices vary / 07721 910982

…and 7 more dates until 11 Aug

Social in the Gardens

Scotland's festival of social enterprise that celebrates the field with a day of market stalls, live music, open air family ceilidh, art exhibition, food stalls and a bar - all produced and run by social enterprises that are working to improve people's quality of life here in Scotland. The 2019 event will be free as it…

Ross Theatre Bandstand, Edinburgh

Fri 26 Jul

Free / 0131 228 1276

  • 11:00 – 20:00

Sat 27 Jul

Free / 0131 228 1276

  • 11:00 – 20:00

East Neuk Festival

World-class, critically-acclaimed music, art and literature converge on this busy corner of Fife. Though chamber music remains at the heart of its programme, the East Neuk Festival's most varied selection yet includes musical surprises, international authors and imaginative artworks, all located in quirky venues.

Various venues: East Neuk

Wed 26 Jun

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Thu 27 Jun

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

Fri 28 Jun

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed

…and 2 more dates until 30 Jun

Big Summer Festival

Family-friendly festival with live music, food and drink and activities throughout the grounds of Haven House Children's Hospice.

Haven House Children's Hospice, Woodford Green

Sat 29 Jun

£6 (Children £4; Family £18)

Exile Music Festival

Small, non-profit, family friendly festival, hosted at a private residence in the Derbyshire countryside. Free camping for weekend ticket holders.

Sabine Hay Wood, Matlock

Fri 28 Jun

£60 (Family £160) / 07522404123

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sat 29 Jun

£60 (Family £160) / 07522404123

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Sun 30 Jun

£60 (Family £160) / 07522404123

  • 12:00 – 00:00

Aberdeen Mela: One World Day

A day for all communities in the north east with a range of music, dance, theatre and stories as well as ethnic food and drink.

Westburn Park, Aberdeen

Sun 1 Sep

£4 (Students £3.50) / 01224 478 203

BC Camplight: Solo and In Conversation

One Inch Badge BC Camplight is the moniker of maverick songsmith Brian Christinzio. The Philadelphian turned Mancunian is considered one of indie music's most forward-thinking artists with a discography which acts as a soundtrack to a life rife with bad fortune, mental illness, running afoul of the law and ultimately…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Tue 20 Aug

Debating Hall

£15.50 / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Crathes Castle Summer Fun Day and Castle Camp Out!

PART I: 10am–5pm Calling all children! The famous Family Fun Day at Crathes Castle just got bigger! Complete the Highland Coo Trail and Fun Challenge to get your special personalised Crathes adventure badge. Meet furry friends, go wild on bouncy castles and have an amazing time at our circus, dance and drumming…

Crathes Castle, Garden & Estate, Banchory

Sat 20 Jul

£25 Adults:Including Castle Camp Out; £15 Adults 6pm-11pm (Children £6 10am-5pm) / 01330 844 525

  • 10:00 – 23:00

Electric Fields

Formerly located in the Dumfriesshire hills, this popular music festival relocates to inner city Glasgow for its sixth outing. The line-up for 2019 features the likes of Metronomy, The Vaccines, Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls and more.

SWG3, Glasgow

Thu 4 Jul

Cancelled / 0141 337 1731

Fri 5 Jul

Cancelled / 0141 337 1731

Sat 6 Jul

Cancelled / 0141 337 1731

Kate Rusby

One of the British folk scene's best-loved artists and the voice of contemporary English folk music.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 11 Oct

£28.60 (Children £22) / 0131 220 4348

Haymarket Theatre, Leicester

Thu 10 Oct

£26.50 / 01162 961296

  • 19:30 – 22:30

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Thu 10 Oct

£23.50 (£21.50) / 01224 641122

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Sound Festival

An innovative festival of new music in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. From contemporary classical music to electro-acoustic music, traditional, vocal and jazz, the festival brings together a wide range of different musical styles in a variety of concerts, workshops, installations and talks.

Various venues: Aberdeen

Wed 23 Oct

Times & prices vary

Thu 24 Oct

Times & prices vary

Fri 25 Oct

Times & prices vary

…and 9 more dates until 3 Nov

Bakk Lamp Fall

Bakk Lamp Fall's music is contemporary fusion with strong roots in the Baye Fall tradition from Touba (Senegal). Bakk Lamp Fall is Wolof (language of Senegal) for: Light into the Darkness. For those wanting to learn more about Baye Fall, Brighton based religious leader Abu Laye will be hosting a talk with a Q&A at…

The Brunswick, Hove

Sat 20 Jul

£8.80 / 01273 733984

The Verdict, Brighton

Sat 10 Aug

£13.20 some concessions / 01273 674847

Brix and the Extricated

Five-piece outfit consisting of ex-members of The Fall play classic material and original garage rock.

Band on the Wall, Manchester

Fri 1 Nov

£21.22 / 01618 341786

Broadcast, Glasgow

Sun 17 Nov

£20.35 / 0141 332 7304

Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Sun 24 Nov

£17.60 / 0113 275 2411

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Dario Rossi

Dario Rossi makes his UK club debut.

Stereo, Glasgow

Sat 24 Aug

£10–£14 / 0141 222 2254

  • 23:00 – 03:00

Devon Knows How They Make It So Musical! (Free)

Take Note Community Choir Join us for a magical, marvellous hour of songs from your favourite movie musicals including Les Misérables, The Greatest Showman and some Disney classics. Travelling to Edinburgh from deepest, darkest Devonshire, Take Note Community Choir have been bringing joy and enthusiastic singing to…

Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

Sat 10 Aug

Free / 0131 556 3515

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Harry Cullen

Edinburgh's very own Harry Cullen returns to the Acoustic Music Centre after his great sell-out show there last year. Harry's new repertoire of favourite songs old and new, with which he will explore both traditional and contemporary songs, will delight all. Since last year, Harry has been entertaining audiences at local…

Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC, Edinburgh

Sat 24 Aug

Main Room

£10 (£8) / 07968 131737

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

HebCelt Festival

The picturesque Hebridean islands of Lewis and Harris provide a fitting backdrop for this family-friendly festival that showcases Celtic, traditional and contemporary music with a strong focus on Gaelic culture. Arena Daily Listings Thursday Tide Lines / Mànran Beinn lee / Kim carnie Friday KT Tunstall / Newton…

Various venues: Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Wed 17 Jul

Times & prices vary / 01851 621234

Thu 18 Jul

Times & prices vary / 01851 621234

Fri 19 Jul

Times & prices vary / 01851 621234

Sat 20 Jul

Times & prices vary / 01851 621234

Nacho

Venezuelan superstar Nacho "La Criatura" is coming to London for the first time as a solo artist to perform in a one night only show

O2 Forum, London NW5

Sun 21 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0203 362 4110

Rab Noakes

Legendary Scottish singer-songwriter with a career spanning over 20 albums.

Websters Theatre, Glasgow

Fri 28 Jun

£13.20

Rock Choir Live

Rock Choir Rock Choir is the largest contemporary choir in the UK offering the general public the chance to sing without audition or any requirement to read music. With in excess of 30,000 members in over 400 local communities, it is a multi-layered social experience using education, music and singing as its core…

SpaceTriplex, Edinburgh

Fri 2 Aug

Big (End On)

£12.50

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Big (End On)

£12.50

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Big (End On)

£12.50

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 20 more dates until 24 Aug

Ullapool Guitar Festival

One for all lovers and players of the six-string with a combination of workshops, concerts, late night sessions and a trade fair with several top manufacturers of bespoke guitars. Artists booked so far for 2019 include Adam Bulley, Chas Mackenzie, Clive Carroll, Hugh Burns and Innes Watson.

The Macphail Centre, Ullapool

Fri 4 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01854 613336

Sat 5 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01854 613336

Sun 6 Oct

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 01854 613336

Wilderness Festival

Boutique festival that's more glamping than camping. The only festival where you can expect top musicians on stage plus a banquet feast, a science lecture, a soak in a hot tub and Shakespeare. 2018's lineup includes Nile Rodgers Ft. Chic, Bastille, Jon Hopkins, Kamasi Washington, Baxter Dury,!!!, IAMDDB, Groove Armada…

Cornbury Park, Chipping Norton

Sun 4 Aug

Prices to be confirmed

10 YEARS OF CHAMPION VERSION / EDITION 6

Lineup for CV10/Edition 6/London/IKLECTIK is: Adrena Adrena Glockenspiel Smallhaus Adrena Adrena (London based) Adrena Adrena Adrena Adrena is a collaboration between visual artist Daisy Dickinson and drummer E-Da Kazuhisa, previously the drummer of the Japanese noise band Boredoms and currently British…

IKLECTIK, London SE1

Thu 1 Aug

£7 adv / £10 door / 07809 727199

Allan Taylor

Allan Taylor is the consummate professional who has taken songwriting to a high level. Poetry with music; over 40 years touring worldwide, and more than 150 artists have recorded his songs. He has recorded more than 20 albums and continues to tour throughout Europe, performing at the major arts centres and festivals. His…

Acoustic Music Centre @ UCC, Edinburgh

Thu 15 Aug

Main Room

£12 (£10) / 07968 131737

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.