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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

Balkanarama

A blend of klezmer, Balkan, gypsy punk and electronic beats featuring live music, bellydancing, Balkan rakija brandy tasting and a live jam session.

The Art School, Glasgow

Sat 4 Apr

£9–£10

Joined by Tantz (live).

Studio 24, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Apr

£9–£10 / 0131 558 3758

Joined by Tantz (live).

Simple Minds

The Scotrock stalwarts make the rounds on this greatest hits tour, following their popular 5x5 tour in 2012.

Brighton Dome

Tue 14 Apr

£49.50 / 01273 709709

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Tue 21 Apr

£49.50 / 01223 357851

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sat 25 Apr

£39.50–£49.50 / 01702 351135

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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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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.

229 The Venue, London W1W

Fri 9 Oct

£25 / 020 7323 7229

Assembly Hall, Worthing

Sat 20 Jun

£24.50 / 01903 206206

The Assembly, Leamington Spa

Sat 26 Sep

£20 / 0845 888 7581

  • 19:00 – 23:00 Big Country The Assembly, Leamington Spa

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The Life & Music of Jim Reeves

Al Grant takes on Jim Reeves, singing all the favourites like 'Welcome to my World', 'Moonlight & Roses' and 'Danny Boy'.

Beck Theatre, Hayes

Mon 20 Apr

£18.50–£19.50 / 020 8561 8371

Buccleuch Centre, Langholm

Tue 14 Apr

£19.50 (£18) / 01387 381196

The Customs House, South Shields

Thu 16 Apr

£18 / 0191 454 1234

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Navi: Michael Jackson Tribute

Tribute act who has actually worked with the King of Pop.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Fri 5 Jun

£17.25–£24.25 (£15.25–£22.25) / 02476 553055

The Jazz Cafe, London NW1

Thu 4 Jun

£16 / 0844 847 2514

Opera House & Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Sat 21 Nov

£10–£19 / 0870 380 1111

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The Elvis Years

See the world champion Elvis impersonator, Mario Kombou, in action singing over 40 of the King's hits from a period spanning over two decades.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Thu 25 Jun

£21 / 01727 844488

Caird Hall, Dundee

Thu 16 Apr

£20 / 01382 434940

£20 (£18) / 01382 434940

Eden Court Theatre and Cinema, Inverness

Fri 17 Apr

01463 234234

Sat 18 Apr

01463 234234

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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

Derby Assembly Rooms

Tue 31 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 01332 255529

Epsom Playhouse

Tue 26 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01372 742555

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Cloudbusting

If you missed the lady herself's London performances, perhaps this'll do in case she waits decades between performances again.

Buccleuch Centre, Langholm

Sun 12 Apr

£15 (£13) / 01387 381196

The Camberley Theatre

Sun 19 Apr

£17.50 / 01276 707600

Concorde Club, Eastleigh

Fri 5 Jun

£17; £37 inc meals ( £12) / 02380 613989

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Propaganda

Indie, electro, pop, dance and drum'n'bass.

Fez Club, Cambridge

Fri 3 Apr

£5; £3 guestlist ( £4) / 01223 519224

Fri 10 Apr

£5; £3 guestlist ( £4) / 01223 519224

Fri 17 Apr

£5; £3 guestlist ( £4) / 01223 519224

…and 32 more dates until 27 Nov

O2 ABC, Glasgow

Fri 3 Apr

£5.05 / 0141 332 2232

Fri 10 Apr

£5.05 / 0141 332 2232

Fri 24 Apr

£5.05 / 0141 332 2232

O2 Academy Birmingham

Fri 3 Apr

£4.05 / 0121 622 8250

DJ Dan hosts a night of new and classic indie music in the Main Room, with pop, dance & drum'n'bass in Room 2 and electro, house and dubstep in Room 3. The dress code is Smart Casual.

Fri 10 Apr

£4.05 / 0121 622 8250

DJ Dan hosts a night of new and classic indie music in the Main Room, with pop, dance & drum'n'bass in Room 2 and electro, house and dubstep in Room 3. The dress code is Smart Casual.

Fri 17 Apr

£4.05 / 0121 622 8250

DJ Dan hosts a night of new and classic indie music in the Main Room, with pop, dance & drum'n'bass in Room 2 and electro, house and dubstep in Room 3. The dress code is Smart Casual.

…and 6 more dates until 29 May

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UB40

Reggae journeymen still slogging round the touring circuit, but now with a reduced line-up

Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham

Fri 17 Apr

£37.38 / 0871 945 6000

With The Brand New Heavies + Indica Campbell.

Bedford Park

Sun 2 Aug

£35 / 01234 221749

Bournemouth International Centre

Sun 12 Apr

£37.38 / 0844 576 3000

With Radio Riddler.

  • 19:00 UB40 Bournemouth International Centre

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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).

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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

Ben Folds

Piano rocker Ben Folds.

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre, Glasgow

Fri 14 Aug

£32.50

With yMusic Part of Magners' Summer Nights.

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King Crimson

Robert Fripp's pioneering intense psych-rockers return with a new seven-piece, three-drummer line-up.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Mon 31 Aug

£36–£56

Tue 1 Sep

£36–£56

Brighton Dome

Sat 5 Sep

Concert Hall

£39.50–£65 / 01273 709709

Hackney Empire, London E8

Mon 7 Sep

£50–£85 / 020 8985 2424

Tue 8 Sep

£50–£85 / 020 8985 2424

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The Solid Silver 60s Show 2014

Relive the nostalgic sounds of 60s pop in the company of Vanity Fare, Chris Montez, Chris Farlow and Brian Poole & the Tremelos.

Bristol Hippodrome

Tue 31 Mar

£25–£30 / 0844 847 2325

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Wed 22 Apr

£25.50–£29.50 / 0844 871 3014

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Mon 13 Apr

£27.50 (Children £25.50) / 01792 475715

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The Counterfeit Sixties Show

A nostalgic night of 60s music, interspersed with video clips from the era. The band performs songs by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Monkees and many more.

Babbacombe Theatre, Torquay

Fri 16 Oct

£17 (Seniors £15; Children £15) / 01803 328385

Granville Theatre & Cinema, Ramsgate

Fri 15 May

£15–£17 / 01843 591750

Harpenden Public Halls

Fri 18 Sep

£17.25–£18.75 / 01582 767525

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Sunday Sessions with Advosound

Three local acts play each week.

Clerk's Bar, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Apr

Free / 0131 667 2701

Sun 12 Apr

Free / 0131 667 2701

Sun 19 Apr

Free / 0131 667 2701

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