Along with ball games, the beach and BBQ, music's essential to summer. Whether you're looking to groove to hip-hop, chill out to jazz or mosh to rock, there's something for every music fan this season. Check out ABCNEWS.com's roundup of some of this summer's must-see acts.
Hanging out in Europe this summer? While you may miss out on some of the hottest tours in the U.S., Rock Werchter hits Belgium July 3 to 6. The four-day festival, located about 10 miles away from the city of Leuven, features international favorites like Ben Folds, Counting Crows, Duffy, Jay-Z, Panic at the Disco, R.E.M., Radiohead, and Lenny Kravitz, among others. Click here for the full lineup.
The Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts is the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world. Located in South West England, the festival is full of popular artists, in addition to comedy, theater, and dance acts. Glastonbury, or "Glasto" takes place June 27 to 29 -- headliners include Amy Winehouse, Neil Diamond, James Blunt, Kate Nash, Kings of Leon, KT Tunstall, Jay-Z, John Mayer and Ben Folds. Click here for the full lineup.
29th International Festival of Jazz in Montreal
Highly regarded as "the best in the world" by popular jazz musicians, including B.B. King, Diana Krall and Tony Bennett, this 11-day festival brings together some of the most talented musicians in jazz today. This year, it will run from June 26 to July 6 in downtown Montreal, Canada, one of the world's jazz headquarters. The festival will pay tribute to piano legend Oscar Peterson, who recently passed away. Over 3,000 artists from 30 different countries are slated to perform. Click here for the full lineup.
Kanye West Glow in the Dark Tour
Kanye West's Glow in the Dark Tour has been one of the most buzzed about tours of the year since it launched in Seattle, Wash., on April 16. In addition to West, the tour features hip-hop up-and-comers Lupe Fiasco, N.E.R.D. and Rihanna. The two-month tour concludes on June 13 in Cincinnati, Ohio, before West heads to Bonnaroo. Click here for the full tour schedule.
The Oxegen Music Festival is an annual event sponsored by Heineken, held in Naas, County Kildare, Ireland. With thousands of people camped out to catch their favorite acts, Oxegen is known to bring together an eclectic group of hot musicians and their fans. This year, it'll run from Friday, July 11 to Sunday, July 13. Performers include R.E.M., Rage Against the Machine, Kings of Leon, The Verve, The National, Interpol, Bowling for Soup, and Amy Winehouse. Click here for the full lineup.
25-year-old Louisiana native Lil Wayne will tour the U.S. this summer, making stops from coast to coast. His latest single, "Lollipop," is fast becoming the club anthem of the summer, and the tour is bound to be as bumping as his music. Lil Wayne kicks off his tour in Providence, R.I., at the Dunkin Donuts Center on May 30. Click here for the full tour schedule.
Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival