The Pinkpop 2014 Festival, June 7-9 at Netherlands’ LandgraafMegaland, will host The Rolling Stones, Metallica, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, John Mayer, Avenged Sevenfold, Biffy Clyro, Mastodon, Ed Sheeran, Flogging Molly, Gogol Bordello, Haim, Jake Bugg, Joe Bonamassa, Bastille, Limp Bizkit, North Mississippi Allstars, Paolo Nutini, Portugal. The Man, Rob Zombie, The Boxer Rebellion, The Kooks and Twenty One Pilots.
For more information, visit http://www.pinkpop.nl/2014.
The Rolling Stones will also headline the TW Classic Festival on June 28 in Belgium.
It’s part of the legendary rockers 14 On Fire tour, which is currently on hold as Mick Jagger mourns the death of his girlfriend, fashion designer L’Wren Scott.
For more information, visit http://www.twclassic.be/en.
The 2014 Fuji Rock Festival has a wonderfully widely diverse lineup.
Taking place July 25-27 at Japan’s Naeba Ski Resort, the bill includes Jack Johnson, Kanye West, Damon Albarn, Franz Ferdinand, Basement Jaxx, Manic Street Preachers, Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band, moe., John Butler Trio, Jonathan Wilson, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Skatalites, Garland Jeffreys, Parquet Courts, Syl Johnson, Bobby Rush & Lavelle White, The Waterboys and The Strypes.
For more information, visit http://fujirock-eng.com.
As part of its 40 festivals tour, Outkast will now be one of the top acts at Electric Picnic, Aug. 29-31 at Stradbally Estate in County Laois, Ireland.
The American hip-hop act will be joined by fellow headliners Beck and Portishead.
The lineup also includes Lily Allen, Pet Shop Boys, Foals, Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Simple Minds, Slowdive, Steve Malkmus& the Jicks, The Wailers, London Grammar, St. Vincent, White Denim and Sohn.
For more information, visit http://www.electricpicnic.ie.
The Osheaga Festival, which is set Aug. 1-3at the Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, has headliners Outkast, Jack White and Arctic Monkeys.
The event also features performances by Skrillex, Lorde, The Replacements, Nick Cave &The Bad Seeds, Foster the People, Modest Mouse, Band of Horses, Sam Roberts Band, Portugal. The Man, Local Natives, Four Tet, White Denim, Old Crow Medicine Show, Haim, Childish Gambino, Against Me!, Manchester Orchestra and Serena Ryder.
For more information, visit http://www.osheaga.com.
The fourth annual Blue Note Jazz Festival takes place June 1-30 at 15 venues around New York City.
The lineup boasts more than 150 artists including Aretha Franklin, Bobby McFerrin & Questlove, Ramsey Lewis with Earth, Wind & Fire’s Philip Bailey, Michael McDonald, Reggie Watts, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Michael Bolton, José James, André Previn & Christian McBride, Marcus Miller, Sérgio Mendes, Monty Alexander, Gato Barbieri and Danilo Pérez-John Patitucci-Brian Blade Trio.
There will also be an awards show, premiere of Rahsaan Roland Kirk documentary and benefit concert.
For more information, visit http://bluenotejazzfestival.com.