THIS CONTEST HAS CONCLUDED
Festival d’été de Quebec returns to Quebec City this summer from July 7 to 17, bringing some of music’s biggest names to a series of 10 stages across the city. Red Hot Chili Peppers and Peter Gabriel and Sting will be filling headlining year’s fest, and the rest of the lineup proves to be the most eclectic one in North America.
The genre-spanning lineup for the Bell Stage on the Plains of Abraham will include sets from Rammstein, Duran Duran, Ice Cube, Rae Sremmurd, City and Colour, Bryan Ferry, Fetty Wap, Brad Paisley, Sheryl Crow, Selena Gomez, the Lumineers, Alessia Cara, Bahari, Brandi Carlile, Coeur de pirate, Fred Pellerin, Gojira, Julien Clerc, Kaskade, and Neil Finn (Crowded House).
Fans of indie and Francophone artists will have lots of options to choose from at the Loto-Quebec Stage at Parc de la Francophonie, which will host performances by Archer, DJ Champion, Éric Lapointe, Flo Rida, Foreign Diplomats, George Thorogood & the Destroyers, Half Moon Run, Jesse Mac Cormack, Karim Ouellet, King Abid, Laurence Nerbonne, Les Respectables, Louis-Jean Cormier, Mac Miller, Peter Bjorn & John, Prieur & Landry, Radio Radio, Steve Hill, the Cult, the London Souls, Tire Le Coyote, the Decemberists, Valérie Lahaie, Whisky Legs and X Ambassadors.
International music, meanwhile, will be on display at the Hydro-Quebec Stage at Place D’Youville, featuring
Bko Quintet, Bears of Legend, Caroline Savoie, Danakil, Dumas, Emma Donovan and the PutBacks, Fanfare Ciocarlia, Ginkgoa, Helsinki Cotonou Ensemble, Heymoonshaker, Inna Modja, Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire, Jah & I, Orlando Julius and The Afrosoundz, Phillippe Brach, Pierre Flynn, Pierre Kwenders, Protoje, Rachid Taha, Socalled, the Strumbellas, Vaudou Game and Yael Naim.
Finally, a series of shows will take the party indoors across a variety of venues, showcasing live sets from Brian Fallon, Brown, Charlie Mussel White Band, Debauche, Érik Truffaz, Freak Heat Waves, Jay-Jay Johanson, Keys N Krates, Koriass, Le Matos, Marie-Pierre Arthur, Millimetrik, Mononc’ Serge et Pépé, Rednext Level, Rosie Valland, Safia Nolin, Steel Panther, Steve Hill, Tal Wilkenfeld, the Tallest Man on Earth, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and We Are Wolves.
Full festival information, including daily schedules, directions and ticketing options can be found at the official Festival d’été de Quebec website.