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Major Festival d’été de Québec 2014 Line-Up Announcement Coming Soon~ Mark Your Calendars!

FESTIVAL ONE 

Get ready for the announcement we’ve been waiting to hear since, well, since the day after last year’s Festival came to a close!

Just as the weather will be starting to tease us with the promise of summer, the Festival d’été de Québec will unveil its 47th edition lineup on April 10…and two days later, on April 12, the pass presale and sale will begin at noon online and by phone

The 60,000 first passes are on sale at $68,00 and the remaining quantity at $78,00, taxes and service fees included (plus applicable shipping fees).

 

Photo credit:  Philippe Ruel

Photo credit: Philippe Ruel


Here’s a look back at some past artists who have rocked the Festival ~ so you can only imagine who’s in store for 2014!

The Black Keys in 2013, photo credit Renaud Philippe

The Black Keys in 2013, photo credit Renaud Philippe


2013: The Black Keys, Tiësto, Bruno Mars, Wu-Tang Clan, Rush, Def Leppard, Weezer, Wiz Khalifa, Mgmt, Foreigner, Bad Religion, Bassnectar, Belle & Sebastian

The Offspring, 2012, photo credit:  Francois Poulin of Flashwounds

The Offspring, 2012, photo credit: Francois Poulin of Flashwounds

2012: Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Skrillex, LMFAO, Johnny Hallyday, Sarah McLachlan, Lionel Richie, The Offspring, Jean Leloupour Lady Peace, Vincent Vallières, Patrick Watson, City And Colour, Metric, Tedeschi Trucks Band 

Metallica, 2011, photo credit:  Francois Poulin of Flashwounds

Metallica, 2011, photo credit: Francois Poulin of Flashwounds

2011: Metallica, Elton John, The Black Keys, Ben Harper, Avenged Sevenfold, Simple Plan, John Fogerty, Marie-Mai, Jean-Pierre Ferland, Girl Talk, Joe Satriani, Marianne Faithfull, Grand Corps Malade

Sting, 2009, photo credit: Francois Poulin of Flashwounds

Sting, 2009, photo credit: Francois Poulin of Flashwounds

2010: The Black Eyed Peas, The Arcade Fire, Rammstein, Iron Maiden, Santana, Rush, Billy Talent, Loco Locass, Gilles Vigneault, Roger Hodgson, K’naan, Thievery Corporation

2009: Sting, Kiss, Sean Paul, Plácido Domingo, Indochine, Loreena Mckennitt, Pink Martini, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Twisted Sister

 

2008: Wyclef Jean, Linkin Park, Stone Temple Pilots, Charles Aznavour, Van Halen

 

2007: Nickelback, Manu Chao, Kanye West

 

Check out a video showing the full Festival d’ete de Quebec experience here!  

Old Quebec City, photo credit: Francois Poulin of Flashwounds

Onlookers getting ready to watch Festival street performers in Old Quebec City, photo credit: Francois Poulin of Flashwounds

 

Also make sure to check out some incredible photos of amazing performances from past years of the Festival here and of artists and the different Festival stages here!

And the crowd goes wild in 2012, photo credit Francois Poulin of Flashwounds

And the crowd goes wild in 2012, photo credit Francois Poulin of Flashwounds

 

Here’s what some of the artists who have made the Festival such a success had to say:

Ellie Goulding onstage at the 2013 Festival

Ellie Goulding onstage at the 2013 Festival

“Makes my head dizzy seeing that many people out there. Forever grateful.” ~ Ellie Goulding

 

“Last night at Festival d’été de Québec was epic! Thank you Québec.” ~ tiësto

 

“Everyone was duly impressed by how beautiful this place is.” ~ Weezer

 

“The production, creative and organisational support was just awesome.” ~ Simon Green, tour Manager, Wu-tang clan

 

“Thanks for an amazing show in Québec. The band loved the show and we will not forget this one soon…” ~ Scott Casey, Tour Manager, Bon Jovi

 

…and members of the press, too:


“Festival d’été deserves the title of best festival in Canada.” ~ Barry Taylor, Chartattack

“Go once and you’ll be hooked for life!” ~ Lara Dean, Pulse Magazine

“Want the most festival-bang for your buck? Check out Festival d’été de Québec!” ~ Karen Bliss, MusicExpress

“The Big Bang of the annual music festival season may not be Bonnaroo, Coachella or even Glastonbury, but a four-decade old, 11-day festival on the historic Plaines d’Abraham in Québec City.” ~ Larry LeBlanc, Celebrity Access

“[…] it likely won’t be long before the rest of the country decides to join what is easily one of the best and most inclusive parties in Canada.” ~ Lia Grainger, Metro Canada

“… the Festival pass must be the best deal in the land.” ~ Huffington Post


Dates to remember:

April 10: Lineup announcement

April 12 at noon: Pass presale and sale begin

July 3 -1 3 ~ Festival d’été de Quebec!!

Aerial shot of beautiful Old Quebec City, lit up by lights from the Festival, photo credit Renaud Philippe

Aerial shot of beautiful Old Quebec City, lit up by lights from the Festival, photo credit Renaud Philippe

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