On June 18, Fiona Apple releases what must be one of the longest titled albums in the world, The Idler Wheel is Wiser Than The Driver of The Screw And Whipping Chords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do, commonly shortened to The Idler Wheel. Then three days later the Telluride Bluegrass Festival begins in Colorado and Make Music/Fête De La Musique takes place around the world.
Fiona Apple: ‘The Idler Wheel...'
American singer Fiona Apple is gearing up to finally release her first album since 2005's critical hit Extraordinary Machine. The album is due out June 18/19 on Clean Slate/Epic Records with the first single, "Every Single Night," now available digitally on iTunes. The album will feature 10 new tracks, including several debuted during her recent tour dates in the US -- her first shows outside of Los Angeles in five years.
Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Telluride, Colorado, US
Now in its 39th year, Telluride Bluegrass Festival is held annually in Telluride, Colorado's Town Park. Although traditionally the festival focuses on bluegrass music, the lineup often includes a range of genres. The bill features Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, John Fogerty, Sam Bush Band, k.d. lang, Jerry Douglas and Omar Hakim, and Laura Marling. Tickets are soldout.
Make Music (Fête de la Musique)
This musical celebration takes place in more than 460 cities in 110 countries around the world. Launched in Paris in 1982 as a musical holiday, Fête de la Musique, called Make Music in North America, features performances by everything from bands and orchestras to hip hop and Latin artists across sidewalks, parks and plazas.
Isle of Wight Festival
Isle of Wight, England
This festival held at Seaclose Park on the Isle of Wight claims headliners Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Pearl Jam, Elbow, Noah Gallagher's High Flying Birds, Biffy Clyro, Lana Del Rey, Noah and the Whale, among others.
Held at London's Hackney Marshes, the BBC's Hackney Weekend is the biggest free ticketed music event in the UK and hosts Jay-Z, Rihanna, Kasabian, Florence and the Machine, Ed Sheeran, David Guetta, and Tinie Tempah on its stages this year. Tickets are sold out.
June 28 - July 1
One of Europe's biggest festivals, attracting more than 110,000 visitors a year. Lineup includes Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Cure, The Editors, Mumford and Sons, Snow Patrol, among many others.
Festival International de Jazz de Montreal
June 28 - July 7
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Now in its 33rd year, the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal welcomes global music fans to 10 days of jazz-focused events, with more than a thousand concerts, many of them free, happening in downtown Montreal. Acts include George Thorogood and the Destroyers, B.B. King, Norah Jones, Beirut, Liza Minelli, and Seal.
Montreux Jazz Festival
June 29 - July 14
The prestigious Montreux Jazz Festival, held annually along the shores of Lake Geneva, welcomes Alabama Shakes, Rufus Wainwright, Tony Bennett, Bobby Womak, and Katie Melua, among others. Ticket prices vary.
Rock in Rio - Spain
June 30 - July 7
Rihanna, Pitbull, David Guetta, and Lenny Kravitz are among the major acts at Madrid's iteration of Rock in Rio, with other festivals happening Portugal and Brazil. Tickets are priced at €69.