Over the course of the last near half century, Festival d’été de Québec (FEQ) has been a staple among the summer outdoor music festivals around the world. With an 11-day string of wonderful memories and incredible performances, FEQ is the gold standard for festival season.
This year marks the 49th year the FEQ will take place and the show will have not be letting up in its history of having an incredible lineup of outstanding musicians. Today. FEQ announced Sting and Peter Gabriel, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sheryl Crow, Selena Gomez and others will headline FEQ 2016.
The festival will run from July 7 through July 17, and will present around 1,000 artists over the course of 300 performances that will take place at 10 unique outdoor and indoor venues throughout Quebec City. Other major names that will grace the stages of Quebec City are artists like Duran Duran, Ice Cube, Kaskade, The Lumineers, Brad Paisley, Rammstein, Alessia Cara, Brandi Carlile, The Cult, Half Moon Run and Bryan Ferry.
Many of the shows will take place at the iconic outdoor venue known as the Plains of Abraham, which of course is a historic battlefield park that overlooks the St. Lawrence River. There will be concerts, street performances and activities on display throughout the city, and select ones will be offered to the public free of charge, much like in past years.
Last year’s show generated a great deal of interest from folks around the world, as over one million entries resulted in close to 325,000 concert attendees. Festival d’été de Québec general manager Daniel Gélinas spoke about FEQ 2016.
“Not only is the 2016 edition of Festival d’été de Québec framed by some of the hottest names in rock ‘n roll history, we’re presenting an exciting and wide ranging collection of artists from numerous countries. This summer promises to be a fantastic gift to all of our Festival fans,” Gélinas said.
FEQ will offer the 11 day festival pass once more, which will give folks access to every show that takes place between July 7 through July 17. The pass is indeed transferable and costs $90 CAN or just under $70 U.S. When accompanied by an adult, children who are under the age of 11 may enter the festival for free. Passes will go on sale starting tomorrow, March 16 at 12 p.m. EST.
“This season is more varied and eclectic than ever! It’s stylish, colorful, and dancing with exciting headliners of all musical genres. Once again, the FEQ lineup should rally everyone passionate about music, discovery and celebration. We’re very proud of this achievement,” FEQ programming director Louis Bellavance said.
For more information on how to get to the festival and secure things such as hotels, stay tuned to FEQ’s official site. A reminder once again that passes will go on sale beginning tomorrow at 12 p.m. EST.