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Get Ready to Rock Out at FEQ, One of Canada’s Best Music Festivals!
* FEQ 2020 IS CANCELLED *
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One of the oldest and largest music festivals in North America, Festival d’été de Québec (FEQ) is one of the best ways to experience authentic French-speaking culture in North America. Featuring francophone artists, as well as global music icons and an electrifying atmosphere at night. Experience the festival at 10 urban venues located around Old Québec, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Taking place July 4th-14th, 2019, Festival d’été de Québec is 11 days of epic entertainment and more than 250 shows so buckle in and enjoy one of the best music festivals in North America!
2019 Artist Line-Up
A momentous music festival suitable for all ages, Festival d’été de Québec highlights a mixture of genres and styles, from rising artists to world-famous legendary music icons. This year, enjoy electrifying concerts by Imagine Dragons, Twenty One Pilots, Slipknot, Blink182, The Offspring and Mariah Carey. As well as performances by Diplo, Logic, alt-j, Lynard Skynard, Éric Lapointe, The Strumbellas and numerous others.
Join the crowd and prepare to have your mind blown.
Hot New Events
Established in 1968, Festival d’été de Québec is always evolving, adding new features and events each year. There is always an element of surprise at FEQ. Dance to the beat of the Electro FEQ, the most vibrant and electric night of the event. Scour social media for clues on Pop-Up FEQ to discover the details for free surprise concerts in unusual places. FEQ also features daily free entertainment at two outdoor stages.
Looking for ways to take your Festival d’été de Québec to the next level? This year, the festival will also feature after-parties which will be held in the Manège, a historic military armoury with stone walls and a copper roof, which was restored in 2018. This new venue will also include a terrace (open from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.) that faces the Plains of Abraham. The terrace is THE place to meet your friends, have a drink or snack and enjoy the music.
How to Make the Most of Your Festival Experience
Explore the Historic District of Old Québec and neighbourhoods close to festival venues during the day; dine on exclusive festival menus at nearby restaurants, and embrace local culture as you meet and party with the locals at night.
Making the most of your Festival d’été de Québec experience is easier than you may think. Festival venues are located a short distance from each other, making it easy to walk around and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere. Book your accommodation in downtown Québec City (the best location for enjoying the festival) and check the festival schedule for when your favourite artists will be performing. Purchase tickets and go all in on an 11-day festival pass for $105 CAD.
And, of course, don’t forget to arrive ready to immerse yourself in the best of Québec’s music, food and culture.
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