n 1-5 Sept: Dorset Steam Fair, near Blandford, at a huge fairground with campsite: steam-machine bonanza.

n Now until 18 Sept: Jesus Christ Superstar, New Theatre, Cardiff.

n 23 Sept: Magician Paul McKenna, at Colston Hall, Bristol.

n 18-25 Sept: North Wales International Music Festival, St Asaph Cathedral, St Asaph, near Prestatyn.

n 1 Oct: Wales vs Argentina, opening match in Rugby World Cup at the specially built Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. Final at same venue on 6 Nov.

n 8 Oct: Deacon Blue, at the Colston Hall, Bristol.

n 9 Oct: Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes, by the Welsh National Opera at the Grand Theatre, Swansea.

n 10 Oct: Bryan Adams, at the Bournemouth International Centre.

n 19 Oct: The Stranglers, Colston Hall, Bristol.

n 2-20 Oct: Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts at various venues.

n 28 Oct: Flashback, Sister Sledge Tribute Band, Bournemouth International Centre.

n 3 Nov: Jools Holland at Colston Hall, Bristol.

n 4 Nov: Bootleg Beatles tribute band, Colston Hall, Bristol.

n 10 Nov: Blondie, Bournemouth International Centre.

n 17 Nov: Jethro Tull at the Colston Hall, Bristol.

n 15-16 Nov: Roy Chubby Brown, Colston Hall, Bristol.

n 12-21 Nov: Welsh International Film Festival, various venues, Cardiff.

n 17 Dec: Madness, Bournemouth International Centre.

n 20 Dec: Bjorn Again, Bournemouth International Centre.

n 25 Feb to 5 Mar: Bath Literature Festival, at various venues.

n Mar: Aberystwyth International Film Festival.

n 19 May to 4 Jun: Bath International Music Festival, various venues.

n 23 May to 3 Jun: Urdd National Eisteddfod, Penrhyn, Conway, Colwyn Bay, North Wales. Very much for Welsh speakers or students of Welsh. Poetry and music competitions: winners go on to National in August.

n 23-25 Jun: The Glastonbury Festival, costs around pounds 80 for three-days of camping, with or without mud. Bands yet to be announced.

n 4-9 Jul: Llangollen International (music) Eisteddfod, North Wales.

n Jul: Ashton Court Festival, Bristol, the annual showcase for local bands. In the past has included the likes of Massive Attack, Portishead and Tricky. Bands yet to be announced.

n 5-12 Aug: National (main) Eisteddford, Llanelli, near Swansea. Celebration of Welsh culture, very much for Welsh speakers and students.

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