Inside this week | Music: The eternal love affair

Roskilde won’t clash with the football this year. Not sure whether that’s a good thing. Back in 2007, I did some research that showed that festivals during major football tournaments (1998-2006) outsold those that didn’t by over 5,000 a year.

This year, we’re once again focusing on the one-day tickets as the festival tickets can sell out in the last fortnight if the weather reports are good. And as things stand, they don’t look bad. While there’s rain expected, temperatures are expected to reach 25 degrees – the mandatory heat for wearing shorts.

But make sure you don’t wear golfer’s socks, particularly if you’ve recently turned 60 and can take advantage of the free admission offered on Sunday, just like Bob Geldof, Chrissie Hynde and Johnny Ramone (he would have been).

Not sure how many do, but it stands to reason that this policy could become problematic as one of the few things that remains consistent during your life is your fundamental taste in music. While many grow to despise their old clothes, tattoos, and certain members of their family, ‘Light my Fire’ still sounds as innovative today as it did to those who first heard it back in 1966. People aren’t going to start liking Vera Lynn and ballroom dancing just because they’re getting on a bit.

Are the fans of classical music dying out? Not according to the organisers of the Frederiksværk Music Festival, who are back with a stronger line-up than ever for the month of July. Also prominent this week, for those not braving Roskilde, is Future Kulture and the release of a whole bunch of kids films.

Or at least that’s what I thought when I saw the title Martha Marcy May Marlene and learnt the main star is Elizabeth Olsen, the younger sister of the Olsen brats (who are probably in their 30s by now – who cares?). Incidentally, they have an older brother, Trent Olsen, who’s also an actor, although his credits so far have mostly been confined to playing himself in his siblings’ TV series. Sounds like a legend in the making.

Rest assured, the Olsens is one taste that we will all grow out of.