Festival d'été de Québec

 

July 5 to 15, 2018

51th EDITION

Every year, the Festival d’été de Québec attracts over one million festivalgoers to Quebec City’s historic district for concert by international superstars and top new talent. Colourful street performers also bring their special magic to the Festival, not to mention the great program of shows and activities for the whole family.


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Some events not to be missed:


CHROMEO

THURSDAY, JULY 5 - 8:00 pm
BELL STAGE
Plains of Abraham | Pass required

This Montréal electro-funk duo, who spend half of their time in New York City, have been paying tribute to the golden age of 1980s music since the mid-2000s. Citing Hall & Oates and Prince among their influences, Dave 1 and P-Thugg prove that they can play world-class catchy pop on their album White Women, with guest artists like Solange and Toro Y Moi. In 2012, they played at Montreal Jazz Festival’s big closing show. Lively, timeless music with a few winks to the past.


THE WEEK-END

THURSDAY, JULY 5 - 8:00 pm
BELL STAGE
Plains of Abraham | Pass required

This Montréal electro-funk duo, who spend half of their time in New York City, have been paying tribute to the golden age of 1980s music since the mid-2000s. Citing Hall & Oates and Prince among their influences, Dave 1 and P-Thugg prove that they can play world-class catchy pop on their album White Women, with guest artists like Solange and Toro Y Moi. In 2012, they played at Montreal Jazz Festival’s big closing show. Lively, timeless music with a few winks to the past.


NEIL YOUNG

FRIDAY, JULY 6 - 9:30 pm
BELL STAGE
Plains of Abraham | Pass required

A true legend in the ranks of Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young's career is a reflection of his eclecticism and his refusal to follow industry rules. He is an authentic artist to say the least. From the impeccable folk of After the Goldrush and Harvest to the raging rock of Rust Never Sleeps and Ragged Glory with his band Crazy Horse, his songs travel between sadness, rebellion, daydreams and peaceful, solitary happiness. With numerous masterpieces to his credit, like Heart of Gold, Old Man, Rockin'in the Free World, Harvest Moon, Ohio and Southern Man, this elusive artist who needs no introduction is paying us a rare visit…a Canadian exclusive.


FUTURE

SATURDAY, JULY 7 - 10:15 pm
BELL STAGE
Plains of Abraham | Pass required

With a suave approach inspired as much by OutKast of the 1990s to the modern trap of Gucci Mane, this Atlanta rapper has a good time blurring the lines between pop, hip-hop and audacious r’n’b. With his hypnotic fast and supple flow, Future is more impressive than ever with two complementary albums, Future and HNDRXX, ranking him among the most popular artists today. Si Migos created a shock wave last year at FEQ. The rapper who collaborated with DJ Khaled, Tyga, Ariana Grande, Rick Ross and Maroon 5 should do the same in 2018.


SHAWN MENDES

SUNDAY, JULY 8 - 9:30 pm
BELL STAGEPlains of Abraham | Pass required

In 2013, Shawn Mendes surfed the rising wave of social media to share some of his songs through the Vine app, posting videos a few seconds long. His natural talent and growing popularity suddenly led to a contract with Island Records. His single, Life of the Party, then climbed to the top of the charts and had him opening for Taylor Swift’s 1989 World Tour. This very prolific artist wasted no time releasing albums that made him the top prize winner of the 24th MTV Europe Music Awards. In the category of best artist, he even won against heavyweights like Ed Sheeran and Miley Cyrus. A teen idol!


FOO FIGHTERS

MONDAY, JULY 9 - 9:30 pm
BELL STAGE
Plains of Abraham | Pass required

What can we say about the famous storm that unfortunately cut short Foo Fighters’ wildly energetic and spectacular performance on the Plains of Abraham in 2015. Since this happened, one of the most shocking turns of events in FEQ’s history, fans have been demanding a much anticipated encore. So the band of multi-instrumentalist Dave Grohl is coming back to Québec City with their savvy blend of pop, rock and melodic punk, bringing on a show that should be more than generous. Expect a series of hits like Everlong, Learn to Fly, These Days, My Hero and Monkey Wrench, plus a glorious reunion!


PATRICE MICHAUD - CARTE BLANCHE

TUESDAY, JULY 10 - 9:30 pm
BELL STAGE
Plains of Abraham | Pass required


THE CHAINSMOKERS

WEDNESDAY, JULY 11 - 10:00 pm
BELL STAGE
Plains of Abraham | Pass required

Who hasn’t heard of The Chainsmokers this year? The New York City duo composed of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall made a splash with their hits Rose, Don’t Let Me Down with Daya and Closer, guest starring American singer Halsey. The duo will perform on the Bell Stage on the Plains of Abraham, bringing festival-goers to their feet at the annual ElectroFEQ event.


BECK

THURSDAY, JULY 12 - 9:30 pm
BELL STAGE
Plains of Abraham | Pass required

Unparalleled American songwriter Beck has come a long way since the unexpected success of Loser in 1994. In his element with experimental rock, intimate folk, extravagant funk and orchestral pop, this ingenious singer-songwriter even won 3 Grammys in 2015, including the prestigious Album of the Year for Morning Phase. Released last October, his thirteenth album, entitled Colors, is a rainbow of retro music produced by Greg Kurstin (Foo Fighters, Tegan and Sara, Foster the People).


LORDE

FRIDAY, JULY 13 - 9:30 pm
BELL STAGE
Plains of Abraham | Pass required

The general public quickly discovered Lorde, the new undisputed queen of sensitive, intelligent pop, thanks to songs as memorable as Royals, Tennis Court and Team. With albums, ranging from Pure Heroine to Melodrama, the New Zealand singer even appears in the credits of the movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay pt.1 for her song Yellow Flicker Beat. She was also crowned at the Grammy Awards, Brit Awards and MTV Awards with a total of about thirty prizes. Rarely have we seen such a spectacular rise in the era of the Lily Allens and Lana Del Rays of this world.


AVENGED SEVENFOLD

SATURDAY, JULY 14 - 9:30 pm
BELL STAGE
Plains of Abraham | Pass required

Having become one of their generation’s major bands, pouring out heavy metal with hardcore rock and seventies hard rock influences, Avenged Sevenfold fills stadiums everywhere with the contagious energy of their shows. Since the tragic death of drummer Jimmy Sullivan, the Californian band has somewhat abandoned their hard-core origins for a more traditional metal sound. Singer M. Shadows shows up with a vocal register comparable to early Axl Rose. And what can be said about this band’s enormous popularity, especially in Québec. Expect something major for this first huge outdoor concert on the Plains of Abraham’s big stage.


DAVE MATTHEWS BAND

SUNDAY, JULY 15 - 9:30 pm
BELL STAGE
Plains of Abraham | Pass required

For the Dave Matthews Band the recipe is simple: a charismatic leader whose alchemy with the rest of the group is incontestable, plus onstage performances worthy of the greats. A blend of rock, jazz, funk and world music, the band from Charlottesville, Virginia, has sold more than 30 million albums since the mid-1990s. Colourful, summery pop, with a melodic, unifying sound, determined to stray from the beaten path. Musical acrobatics by a band at the top of its game.

 


 

Route between Hôtel Manoir Victoria and the Plaines of Abraham

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