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Your top 10 things to do this weekend

Boomtown Fair

More virtual reality than festival, this story-driven experience manages to pull off top musical fare, with M.I.A., Cypress Hill and Arrested Development. But that’s just the beginning of your journey… Until Sunday, Matterley Estate, Winchester,

Great British Apple Festival

It may seem a strange thing to base a festival around — the humble apple — until you think ‘cider’. Yep, apples means a nice couple of days of drinking cider, eating and mucking around. Glorious. Tomorrow and Sunday, Shoreditch Park, London,

Boardmasters Festival

Baggy shorts and shades at the ready, we’re off to where boarding and the best in music, food and booze come together in the surfing capital of Britain. Two Door Cinema Club, Stormzy, Jamiroquai, Alt-J et al are on hand to make sure those shorts are swinging. Until Sunday, Watergate Bay, Newquay,

Bloodstock Open Air

The name says it all. A blend of Woodstock and general darkness, this is a music festival specialising in heavy-duty bands along Megadeth, Kreator and Ghost lines. Don’t wear your pastels… Until Sunday, Catton Park, Derbyshire,

Cirkus Cirkör: Limits

If you’re going to run away with the circus, this may be one of the nicer ones. Youthful, playful, daring and not half sexy, it’s a Swedish family show that will have you thinking people can fly. Because they can. Sunday until Aug 16, Royal Festival Hall, London,

Burning Lantern Fayre

Never mind Burning Man, the hardcore nude-off in the California desert, this new get-together is an altogether gentler affair with Tom Odell, Jack Savoretti, The Shires (pictured above), pony rides and a vintage fun fair. And clothed people. Tomorrow, St Fagans National History, Museum, Cardiff,

Prom 34: John Wilson conducts Oklahoma!

Lovers of big Broadway musicals will be beside themselves at this very special Prom, where the John Wilson Orchestra takes on Rodgers and Hammerstein’s very first collaboration. Tonight, Royal Albert Hall, London,

Party at the Palace

Never mind the palace, it’s all about the party at this two-day celebration featuring Kaiser Chiefs, Ash, Amy Macdonald and Razorlight… The palace and loch are quite nice, too. Tomorrow and Sunday, Linlithgow Palace, Linlithgow,

Our House

Imagine an Olivier-winning, Mamma Mia-type experience, but instead of Abba, the music comes from Madness, and instead of a Greek island, the setting’s the mean streets of Camden Town. Until tomorrow, Lyceum Theatre, Crewe,