Headliners to include Beck, Jane Birkin, The Chainsmokers, Dave Matthews Band, Foo Fighters, Future, Cyndi Lauper, Lorde, Shawn Mendes, Sturgill Simpson, Jethro Tull, and The Weeknd
Festival d’été de Québec (FEQ) has announced the details of its eagerly awaited 51st season, which returns to ten indoor and outdoor venues in the world heritage UNESCO site of Québec City from July 5-15. One of the oldest music festivals in North America, the programming for this summer’s musical extravaganza will once again present a dedicated diversity of international headliners, Grammy Award-winners, Billboard chart-toppers, and tomorrow’s big names, as well as a unique opportunity to discover top Canadian and Québécois talent. FEQ has also enriched its venues by the recent addition of more screens and enhanced sound on its outdoor stages, all while maintaining a phenomenally affordable ticket price. New in 2018, the Festival has redesigned its Gold and VIP Front Stage Zones to accommodate an extra 1,500 seats for general ticketholders in these sought-after front stage sections.
From the opening weekend featuring the alternative R&B of The Weeknd, the classic rock icon Neil Young, pop wonder boy Shawn Mendes, and veteran rocker Jethro Tull, to electro nights with The Chainsmokers, the hip-hop of Future, and Brockhampton, and indie rock with Beck and Phoenix, there are evenings dedicated to jazz, French song, blues, folk, and world music in intimate after-hours shows, daily free performances, and headliners on Canada’s largest outdoor venue, the Bell stage. It’s a season with something for everyone.
The Festival pass (transferable) provides entry to all shows during the entire 11-day Festival for less than $80 U.S. ($100 CAN) until June 5th, and less than $85 U.S after. In addition, the Festival offers daily free programming at the Hydro-Québec Stage at Place D’Youville and FIBE Stage at Cœur du FEQ (Heart of FEQ).
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