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 Womack, and Katie Melua, among others. Ticket prices vary.
Pitchfork Music Festival
Chicago, Illinois, US
Now in its seventh year, this festival is a leading annual event for indie music lovers and is set to take place again in Chicago's Union Park. The lineup includes Feist, A$AP Rocky, Hot Chip, Beach House, Wild Flag, Real Estate, and many others. Three-day passes have sold out but single day passes are $45.
The BBC Proms
July 13 - September 8
Over eight weeks the Proms welcomes an international lineup of leading orchestras, conductors, and soloists from around the world. Every concert is broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and online, and many of them will be televised on the BBC channels. Top acts include conductors Daniel Barenboim, Martyn Brabbins, Sir Mark Elder, Edward Gardner, and Sir Roger Norrington, and opera singers Bryn Terfel and Joseph Calleja. Ticket prices vary.
July 20 - September 2
The oldest and one of the most prestigious festivals in Europe will feature hundreds of performances at multiple venues in the three performing arts genres: opera, concerts, and drama. For tickets and subscription prices, check the website.