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UB40

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

Doncaster Racecourse

Sat 6 Jun

£23 / 01302 304200

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.

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

Electric Daisy Carnival UK

Electric Daisy Carnival sets sail from America and lands in the UK, bringing along with it the biggest electronic music talent the world has to offer. The line-up includes Avicii, Fatboy Slim, Calvin Harris, Paul van Dyk, Steve Angelo and many more.

National Bowl, Milton Keynes

Sat 11 Jul

£60 / 0870 534 4444

Milngavie/Bearsden Rock Choir

The Milngavie Rock Choir is led by singing teacher Jennifer Sim. We are the local community choir with the national reputation - join the Milngavie Rock Choir and experience the singing phenomenon that Will Smith described as 'Fantastic'. Whilst retaining our community spirit, we come together en masse for national and…

Virgin Active, Glasgow

Thu 5 Mar

£25 a month, free taster, Virgin Active membership not required / 01252 714276

Thu 12 Mar

£25 a month, free taster, Virgin Active membership not required / 01252 714276

Thu 19 Mar

£25 a month, free taster, Virgin Active membership not required / 01252 714276

…and 11 more dates until 25 Jun

Virgin Active, Milngavie

Thu 5 Mar

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

Thu 12 Mar

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

Thu 19 Mar

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

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Wee Dub Sunday Social

Laidback Sunday session of good music and Jamaican food, special cocktails, kids reggae disco and kids dub station.

Hemma, Edinburgh

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 0131 629 3327

Part of Wee Dub Festival.

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

Kiddstock Beach Festival

The festival for beach-bound lovers of hard dance returns after a five year break.

Majuba Beach, Redcar

Sat 1 Aug

£30–£49

Let's Rock!

A big ol' eighties festival featuring the likes of Bananarama, Kim Wilde, Rick Astley, Jason Donovan, Jimmy Somerville, Go West and Jive Bunny across London and beyond.

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20

Sat 27 Jun

£45

With Thompson Twins' Tom Bailey, Bananarama, Rick Astley, Kim Wilde, Jason Donovan, Howard Jones, Go West, Nick Heyward, Five Star, Sinitta, Sonia, Brother Beyond, China Crisis and Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers.

Something to Smile About 2015

Live music festival with something for everyone: food and drink, spoken word, circus performers, crafts and drumming workshops.

Thornensians Rugby Club, Doncaster

Sat 6 Jun

£10–£12 (under 12s £5–£6) / 01302 883 522

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South West Four

House, techno, trance, dubstep and drum & bass festival. Sat headliners Above & Beyond are joined by Alesso, Arty, Booka Shade (live), Fedde le Grand, Jamie Jones, Sasha, Markus Schulz and Paul Kalkbrenner (live). Sun is headed by Deadmau5 with Andy C, Eric Prydz, Laurent Garnier, Maya Jane Coles, Marco Carola…

Clapham Common, London SW4

Sat 29 Aug

£67.50

With Faithless, Fatboy Slim, Eric Prydz, Anjunabeats, Bakermat, Black Coffee, Dubfire:live hybrid, Fritz Kalkbrenner, Gorgon City, Green Velvet, Hannah Wants, Hot Since 82, Kölsch, Luciano, Nic Fanciulli, Patrick Topping, Pete Tong and SecondCity. Many more to be announced..

£123.75

With Saturday: Faithless, Fatboy Slim, Eric Prydz, Anjunabeats, Bakermat, Black Coffee Sunday: Skrillex, Marco Carola, Loco Dice, Andy C, Sub Focus and Plus Many More Acts Across Both Days.

Sun 30 Aug

£61.87

With Skrillex, Marco Carola, Loco Dice, Andy C, Sub Focus, Wilkinson (Live), Maya Jane Coles, Adam Beyer, John Digweed and Apollonia.

SSW5 Summer Weekender

House, funk and plenty of sweet soul music all played out over a 30K Incubus Void sound stystem. Guests include Jose Padilla, Shur I Kan (live), Sam Soul, Roland Clark, Marcel Vogel, Ian Dewhirst, Nicky Siano, Keb Darge, Stuart Cosgrove and many more.

Stanwix Park Holiday Centre, Silloth

Fri 5 Jun

£100 weekend; £112 weekend & afterparty / 07540 112220

Sat 6 Jun

£100 weekend; £112 weekend & afterparty / 07540 112220

Sun 7 Jun

£100 weekend; £112 weekend & afterparty / 07540 112220

V Festival 2015 - Weston Park

Up to 90,000 festival-goers flock to this northern edition of the chart-friendly music festival. Headliners will be announced in March 2015 but the 2014 edition boasted headline sets from Justin Timberlake and The Killers.

Weston Park, Shifnal

Sat 22 Aug

See website for details / 01952 852100

Sun 23 Aug

See website for details / 01952 852100

Absolute Bowie

'Europe's premier Bowie tribute band', endorsed by Bowie's drummer Woody Woodmansey. Let's hope they've mastered the new album.

Half Moon, London SW15

Sat 30 May

£16; £14 adv / 020 8780 9383

Babes in Toyland

The group, who were dubbed by Entertainment Weekly 'rock's first major label feminists' are playing their first live shows in 18 years. Babes in Toyland came to light in the late 80s and their live shows became renowned for their rawness and for portraying the musical and cultural zeitgeist. They released three studio…

Òran Mór, Glasgow

Thu 28 May

£16.50 / 0141 357 6200

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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).

…and 8 more dates until 12 Apr

BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend 2015

The UK's biggest free ticketed festival hosts seven-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift, Norwich-based band Context plus a host of stars, who will be confirmed throughout spring 2015.

Earlham Park, Norwich

Sat 23 May

Free, ticketed, allocated by lottery, information about applying for tickets will be announced in spring 2015 / 01603 766400

Sun 24 May

Free, ticketed, allocated by lottery, information about applying for tickets will be announced in spring 2015 / 01603 766400

Bestival 2015

A three-day eclectic music festival featuring popular bands, plus family entertainment, comedy, cabaret and more. This year's theme has been confirmed as 'Summer of Love' with music from Chemical Brothers, Tame Impala, Underworld, The Jacksons, Flying Lotus, Jurassic 5, Jamie xx, Annie Mac, Gorgon City, Little Dragon and…

Robin Hill Country Park, Newport

Thu 10 Sep

£195 tickets on sale Sep 12; £92.50 campervan, tickets on sale Sep 12; £105 caravan, tickets on sale Sep 12 (£185 tickets on sale Sep 12; £15 adv… / 0870 066 7753

Fri 11 Sep

£195 tickets on sale Sep 12; £92.50 campervan, tickets on sale Sep 12; £105 caravan, tickets on sale Sep 12 (£185 tickets on sale Sep 12; £15 adv… / 0870 066 7753

Sat 12 Sep

£195 tickets on sale Sep 12; £92.50 campervan, tickets on sale Sep 12; £105 caravan, tickets on sale Sep 12 (£185 tickets on sale Sep 12; £15 adv… / 0870 066 7753

Sun 13 Sep

£195 tickets on sale Sep 12; £92.50 campervan, tickets on sale Sep 12; £105 caravan, tickets on sale Sep 12 (£185 tickets on sale Sep 12; £15 adv… / 0870 066 7753

The BIG Fest 2015

A one day celebration of choir music featuring live music from choirs from Essex, Kent and London alongside workshops.

Civic Theatre, Chelmsford

Sat 23 May

Over-12s only

£26–£30 all day ticket inc workshops and evening concert; £15 evening concert only (Children £13) / 01245 606505

Guest tutors for the workshops include Daniel Thomas and Priscilla Jones-Campbell.

The evening concert features Leah McFall, runner-up in the BBC's The Voice in 2013.

Bruncheon!

Live music plus your choice of breakfast, traditional or continental. If you can have a dinner dance, why not a breakfast dance?

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Sat 14 Mar

Free / 0131 555 7100

  • 11:30 – 15:00 Bruncheon! Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh
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Calling Festival

Music festival in the heart of London. Headlined by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds with Ryan Adams, The Hives and Echo & The Bunnymen.

Clapham Common, London SW4

Sat 4 Jul

£57.50

Calvert Stock Festival

Weekend music festival featuring, across the three days, PigBag, White Pigeon, Eric Faulkner's Bay City Rollers, the Danse Society and Dave Sharp.

Old Station House Inn, Kentisbury

Fri 19 Jun

£16.87 / 01598 763520

Sat 20 Jun

£16.87 / 01598 763520

Camden Rocks Festival 2015

A one-day celebration of rock across Camden headlined by hardcore, Bridgend-formed four-piece Funeral For A Friend. Also on the bill are Turbowolf, Heaven's Basement, Lucie Barat & The Au Revoirs, Dead Sea Skulls and many more.

The Jazz Cafe, London NW1

Sat 30 May

£30 / 0844 847 2514

Citadel

New one-day festival for London featuring good food, arts, culture, DJs and live music. Headlined by Ben Howard and Bombay Bicycle Club.

Victoria Park, London E9

Sun 19 Jul

£45

Citadel Festival

Devon-born singer-songwriter Ben Howard and indie-rock quartet Bombay Bicycle Club headline a day of alternative music, folk and pop.

Victoria Park, London E3

Sun 19 Jul

Free

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