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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

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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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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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).

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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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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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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Pop Factor: The Concert

A musical show aimed at families, in which an ensemble cast of sing and dance their way through the charts.

Derby Assembly Rooms

Tue 31 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 01332 255529

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Mon 30 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 01792 475715

Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

Wed 15 Apr

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 406 8666

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Pressure & Electric Frog Easter Weekender

Three days of techno and house from Pressure and the EF crew.

SWG3, Glasgow

Fri 3 Apr

£10 Fri earlybird; £12 Sat earlybird; £15 Sun earlybird / 0141 357 7246

Fri features Surgeon, Truss and Edit Select. Sat: Steve Bug, Lee Curtiss, Danny Krivit, Al Kent, Pistols at Dawn and Ivan Kutz. Sun: Vitalic (live), Josh Wink, Slam, Kr!z, O, Animal Farm and I Am back-to-back with Stay Fresh.

Sat 4 Apr

£10 Fri earlybird; £12 Sat earlybird; £15 Sun earlybird / 0141 357 7246

Fri features Surgeon, Truss and Edit Select. Sat: Steve Bug, Lee Curtiss, Danny Krivit, Al Kent, Pistols at Dawn and Ivan Kutz. Sun: Vitalic (live), Josh Wink, Slam, Kr!z, O, Animal Farm and I Am back-to-back with Stay Fresh.

Sun 5 Apr

£10 Fri earlybird; £12 Sat earlybird; £15 Sun earlybird / 0141 357 7246

Fri features Surgeon, Truss and Edit Select. Sat: Steve Bug, Lee Curtiss, Danny Krivit, Al Kent, Pistols at Dawn and Ivan Kutz. Sun: Vitalic (live), Josh Wink, Slam, Kr!z, O, Animal Farm and I Am back-to-back with Stay Fresh.

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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Roy Orbison and Friends

Roy Orbison tribute singer Barry Steele and his five-piece show band singing hits by the Big O plus special guests Boogie Williams as Jerry Lee Lewis and Paul Molloy as Elvis.

The Brewhouse, Taunton

Sat 29 Aug

£19.50 / 01823 283244

Embassy Theatre, Skegness

Fri 7 Aug

£20 (Children £10) / 0845 674 0505

Gaiety Theatre, Ayr

Fri 10 Apr

£19.50 / 01292 288235

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Spoony's House

DJ Spoony plays house, garage, funk and disco.

The Jazz Cafe, London NW1

Fri 24 Apr

£10 / 0844 847 2514

Fri 29 May

£10 / 0844 847 2514

Fri 26 Jun

£10 / 0844 847 2514

ThousandSounds

Glaswegian quartet with influences as diverse as U2 and Funkadelic.

Nice'n'Sleazy, Glasgow

Sat 28 Mar

£5 / 0141 333 0900

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Bipolar Sunshine

Genre-bending hip-hop, indie and drum & bass from Manchester musician Adio Marchant.

Cambridge Junction

Fri 10 Apr

£11 adv / 01223 511511

Digital, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tue 31 Mar

Think Tank

£11.20 / 0191 261 9755

The Haunt, Brighton

Mon 13 Apr

£11

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Lapa in London

A celebration of the music and culture of Rio de Janeiro with dancing, music and Brazilian food.

The Forge, London NW1

Sat 25 Apr

£10 (Students £8) / 020 7383 7808

Sat 30 May

£10 (Students £8) / 020 7383 7808

The Collectors

Turbo-charged mod, garage and R&B covers from this Glaswegian quintet.

McChuills, Glasgow

Sat 28 Mar

Free / 0141 552 2135

Plus three DJs – Gregor Emond (Superfly), Claire Hyslop (Burnt Toast/Black Coffee) and Bobby Durnan (The ‘Shire) – providing a mix of soul, funk, garage, psych, mod, ska, classic and indie before and after the band.

Caroline Gilmour

The Edinburgh-based singer-songwriter and guitarist plays sweeping and melodic rock and pop with her backing band.

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 29 Mar

£6.95 / 0131 226 4224

With Josephine Sillars and Skjor.

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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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The Proclaimers

Scotland's unforgettable musical twins return to the stage with their singalong Caledonian anthems.

Aberdeen Exhibition & Conference Centre (AECC)

Sat 28 Nov

£28.50 / 0844 477 9000

Alban Arena, St Albans

Fri 29 May

£28.50 / 01727 844488

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 31 Oct

£28.50 / 01256 844244

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Are You Experienced? A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix

Psychedelic rock covers from the three-piece tribute band.

Diamond Live, Doncaster

Sat 11 Apr

The Half Moon, London SE24

Sat 4 Apr

£12 / 020 7274 2733

Half Moon, London SW15

Sat 4 Apr

£12; £10 adv / 020 8780 9383

Sat 26 Dec

£12; £10 adv / 020 8780 9383

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Blues Brothers Experience

Gutsy soul revue from this musical homage to the American duo created by Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi.

The Camberley Theatre

Fri 17 Apr

£17.50 ( £16) / 01276 707600

The Diamond, Sutton-in-Ashfield

Sat 2 May

£6.50–£8 / 01623 456617

Grand Theatre, Swansea

Thu 21 May

£18 / 01792 475715

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Formerly Of Bucks Fizz

Original Bucks Fizz members Cheryl Baker, Mike Nolan and Jay Aston perform a selection of 80s pop hits including 'Land Of Make Believe' and 'Making Your Mind Up'.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Thu 4 Jun

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

Capitol, Horsham

Fri 22 May

£20 / 01403 750 220

Concorde Club, Eastleigh

Fri 17 Apr

£20; £45 inc meals (£15; £40 inc meals) / 02380 613989

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