Canadian mega-fest Festival d’été de Québec has dropped quite the dizzying line up of international and local artists, many of whom have had an indelible impact on music’s history, performing alongside future legends across rock, pop, adult contemporary, metal, country, indie, Americana, folk, hip hop, electronica, and pretty much everything else you can think of. Included in the headliners will be rap legend Ice Cube and the undeniable Red Hot Chilli Peppers, sharing a stage with the likes of The Lumineer’s, City and Colour, and Rammstein.
The 11 day festival will take place between 7th and 17th July in several venues across Québec City, including the historic Plains of Abraham.
“We’re proud to announce a line-up featuring more musical styles than ever before: rock, pop, adult contemporary, metal, country, indie, Americana, folk, hip-hop and electro. I would say that this is the strongest program we’ve given our fans in years,” program director Louis Bellavance said.
Check out the official Facebook for more information and updates after you take some time studying the huge list of names on the line-up below.
Tickets are ridiculously affordable, at $90 each during Phase 1 of sales. Phase Two (from June 7th) is set at $100. The Festival pass gives access to all the venues, all the shows for the 11 days of the event.
The Bell Stage on the Plains of Abraham will once again provide a backdrop for international artists featuring:
City and Colour
Coeur de Pirate
Neil Finn of Crowded House
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Loto-Québec Stage at Parc de la Francophonie will host both Francophone artists along with critically acclaimed indie acts and international programming including:
George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Half Moon Run
Jesse Mac Cormack
Peter Bjorn & John
Prieur & Landry
The London Souls
Tire Le Coyote
The Hydro-Québec Stage at Place D’Youville will offer music fans a variety of performances from numerous countries:
Bears of Legend
Emma Donovan and the PutBacks
Helsinki Cotonou Ensemble
Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire
Jah & I
Orlando Julius and The Afrosoundz
INDOOR STAGES (presented by Groupe Voyages Québec)
Venues throughout the lower town will house these shows and more to be announced:
Charlie Musselwhite Band
Freak Heat Waves
Keys N Krates
Mononc’ Serge et Pépé
The Tallest Man on Earth
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
We Are Wolves
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