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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

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

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

Download Festival

Heavy metal and hard rock extravaganza. 2015's line-up includes headliners Slipknot (Fri), Muse (Sat) and Kiss (Sun) plus Judas Priest, Faith No More, Motley Crue, Slash, Marilyn Manson, Black Stone Cherry, Enter Shikari, A Day to Remember and Five Finger Death Punch.

Donington Park Circuit, Derby

Mon 15 Jun

£2100 / 01332 810048

Happy Ears

Live interactive music classes, for ages 0–3 and their parents/careers, with lots of instruments and no pre-recorded music. Participants have described it as 'indie for babies'. There's no extra cost for twins or other siblings. A block booking of six classes includes a copy of Happy Ears debut album featuring original…

Calton Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 4 Apr

£30 for a block of six; £5 drop-in / 07778 117333

  • 10:00 – 10:50 Happy Ears Calton Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 11 Apr

£30 for a block of six; £5 drop-in / 07778 117333

  • 10:00 – 10:50 Happy Ears Calton Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 18 Apr

£30 for a block of six; £5 drop-in / 07778 117333

  • 10:00 – 10:50 Happy Ears Calton Centre, Edinburgh
…and 35 more dates until 19 Dec

Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Apr

£30 for a block of six; £5 drop in / 07778 117333

  • 10:00 – 10:50 Happy Ears Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 10 Apr

£30 for a block of six; £5 drop in / 07778 117333

  • 10:00 – 10:50 Happy Ears Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 17 Apr

£30 for a block of six; £5 drop in / 07778 117333

  • 10:00 – 10:50 Happy Ears Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Edinburgh
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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

South West Four

House, techno, trance, dubstep and drum & bass festival. Sat headliners Faithless are joined by Fatboy Slim, Eric Prydz, Anjunabeats, Dubfire (live), Gorgon City, Green Velvet and Pete Tong. Sun is headed by Skrillex with Basement Jaxx, Adam Beyer, Andy C, John Digweed, Sigma (live), Example and Subfocus.

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, SecondCity, Solomun vs Ame, Sasha, Carl Craig feat 'Mad' Mike Banks(Live) and Plus Many More.

£126.25

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

£64.68

With Skrillex, Basement Jaxx (Live), Armand Van Buuren presents Gaia, Sigma (Live) Example + DJ Wire, Jaguar Skills (Live), Marco Carola, Loco Dice, Andy C, Sub Focus, Wilkinson (Live), Maya Jane Coles, Adam Beyer, John Digweed, Apollonia and Plus Many More.

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

T in the Park

From relatively humble beginnings, T in the Park has become the acknowledged behemoth of the Scottish festival scene and one of the UK's largest events. In 2015 the festival moves from its longstanding Balado location to the exciting new grounds of Strathallan Castle in Perthshire. Friday night is headlined by…

Strathallan Castle, Auchterarder

Fri 10 Jul

£82.50 / 08444 999990

Sat 11 Jul

£82.50 / 08444 999990

Sun 12 Jul

£82.50 / 08444 999990

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 22 Apr

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

Wed 29 Apr

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

Wed 6 May

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

…and 27 more dates until 23 Mar 2016 back to top

Reading Festival

Metallica and Mumford & Sons are confirmed headliners for this year's celebration of Rock, indie, alternative, metal and punk. The line-up also includes Bastille, Royal Blood, Deadmau5, Rebel Sound, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Years & Years, Wolf Alice, Hannah Wants, Jack Garratt, Pretty Vicious, Jamie T, Pierce…

Little John's Farm, Reading

Fri 28 Aug

£205 3 day ticket; £19.50 early entry pass; £9.50 car park pass; £74 campervan pass; £15.50 locker

Sat 29 Aug

£205 3 day ticket; £19.50 early entry pass; £9.50 car park pass; £74 campervan pass; £15.50 locker

Sun 30 Aug

£205 3 day ticket; £19.50 early entry pass; £9.50 car park pass; £74 campervan pass; £15.50 locker

Gosfest

Local artists and bands play across two stages and four days at this family-friendly festival featuring over 96 bands. This year opens with the Gosport Carnival.

Venue TBC

Fri 31 Jul

£15 day ticket (Children £5) / 02393 787613

  • 12:00 – 23:00 Gosfest Venue TBC

Sat 1 Aug

£15 day ticket (Children £5) / 02393 787613

  • 12:00 – 23:00 Gosfest Venue TBC

Sun 2 Aug

£15 day ticket (Children £5) / 02393 787613

  • 12:00 – 23:00 Gosfest Venue TBC

Leeds Festival

Reading's sister festival offering three days of rock, metal, indie and dance beats. Metallica, Jamie T, Pierce the Veil, Wilkinson, Refused, Run the Jewels and Manchester Orchestra have been announced so far. Latest additions to the line-up include Mumford & Sons, Bastille, Royal Blood, Deadmau5, Rebel Sound, Catfish…

Bramham Park, Wetherby

Fri 28 Aug

£59.50 / 01937 846000

Sat 29 Aug

£59.50 / 01937 846000

Sun 30 Aug

£59.50 / 01937 846000

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.

Let's Rock!

The ultimate eighties festival with a bangin line-up of retro artist types.

Ashton Court, Bristol

Sat 6 Jun

£43 day ticket; £21 child, day ticket; £106 family, day ticket; £131 VIP, day ticket / 0117 922 3686

Sun 7 Jun

£43 day ticket; £21 child, day ticket; £106 family, day ticket; £131 VIP, day ticket / 0117 922 3686

The Moor, Maidenhead

Sat 16 May

£39; £131 VIP (Children £21; £96)

Southampton Common

Sat 11 Jul

£43; £131 VIP (Children £21; £106)

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Lordi

The masked metal monsters from Finland who won the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2006.

Sub89, Reading

Wed 1 Apr

£18.70 / 0118 959 5395

Magic Presents Let's Rock London! The Ultimate 80s Festival

The biggest one day 80s festival in the UK comes to London!

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E20

Sat 27 Jun

£45; £130 VIP (Children £22.50; £110)

Manchester Punk Festival

Two stages of punk, punk-rock and hardcore punk, including performances by The Filaments, The Stupids, The Restarts Atlas Losing Grip, Apologies I Have None, Beat The Red Light, Crazy Arm, Revenge Of The Psychotronic Man, Muncie Girls, Leagues Apart, 2 Sick Monkeys, Captain Hotknives and Billy Liar.

Sound Control, Manchester

Sat 18 Apr

£15 / 0161 236 0340

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 23 Apr

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

Thu 30 Apr

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

Thu 7 May

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

…and 7 more dates until 25 Jun

Virgin Active, Milngavie

Thu 23 Apr

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

Thu 30 Apr

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

Thu 7 May

£25 a month, free taster / 01252 714276

…and 25 more dates until 24 Mar 2016

Record Store Day 2015 at VoxBox Music

The shop celebrates Scottish labels and local bands with a host of new vinyl and cassette releases. Live music on the day from The Holy Ghosts, Supermoon, Delta Mainline, Randolph's Leap and Gerry Cinnamon.

VoxBox Music, Edinburgh

Sat 18 Apr

Free / 0131 629 6775

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Record Store Day at Underground Solu'shn

A day to celebrate all things vinyl and the continuing survival of independent Record Shops. The shop opens early offering a first-come-first-served' on almost 550 exclusive vinyl releases only available for Record Store Day. There's live performances from James Yorkston and Randolf's Leap and vinyl DJ sets from Finitribe…

Underground Solu'shn, Edinburgh

Sat 18 Apr

Free / 0131 226 2242

Shigeto, Slugabed, DjRum, Anchorsong

Contemporary electronic line-up.

Village Underground, London EC2A

Fri 8 May

£17.50 / 020 7422 7505

X Music Festival

A two day music festival of UK artists with over 10,000 people expected to attend the events debut year in Edinburgh. Line-up features Clean Bandit, Andy C, Sigma, DJ EZ, Skepta, Ja Rule, My Nu Leng and Jaguar Skills.

Gypsy Brae Recreation Ground, Edinburgh

Fri 22 May

£29.90–£49.90

Sat 23 May

£29.90–£49.90

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

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

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