Festival d’été de Québec Shores Up Lineup

While The Rolling Stones’ appearance at this year’s is attracting plenty of attention, the lineup features plenty of other top-tier acts, including Foo Fighters, Nickelback, Keith Urban, Iggy Azalea and Jack Ü.

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It’s hard not to like Festival d’été de Québec with its several venues, the mammoth Bell Stage on the Plains of Abraham and groups ranging from The Stones to indie bands to hip-hop superstars.  Organizers are proudly proclaiming that this year’s July 9-19 festival will feature “nearly 1,000 acts in 300 events of pop, rock, jazz, French song, electro, street performances, and more.”

The Doobie Brothers will perform, as will Royal Blood, Milky Chance, Interpol, Vance Joy, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Future Islands and Viet Cong.

The festival also plans to showcase international artists such as Australia’s Hamish Anderson, France’s Patrick Bruel, and Ukraine’s DakhaBrakha.

A city-wide event, Festival d’été de Québec includes free access to concerts, street performers, acrobats, jugglers, stilt walkers and more.  Last year’s fest attracted 1 million people with 300,000 attending concerts.

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“Festival d’été de Québec has never stopped aiming for the top,” general manager Daniel Gélinas said.  “This year’s program, with international celebrities alongside Canadian stars and the latest trend-setting talents, shows why.  We’ll be attracting music lovers and fans from around the world this summer.”

Passes priced at $78 Canadian (approx. $62 U.S.) go on sale April 9 at 12 p.m.  Regular priced passes at $88 Canadian (approx. $70 U.S.) go up April 11 at 12 p.m.  All times EDT.  Click here for more information.