Festival d'été de Québec Brings Out the Black Keys, Wu-Tang Clan, MGMT, Weezer, Rush, Belle & Sebastian
Published Apr 23, 2013Quebec City's Festival d'été de Québec celebrates its 46th anniversary this summer, and organizers for the annual music event have announced concertgoers will be partying with the likes of the Black Keys, the Wu-Tang Clan, and Belle & Sebastian.
Running July 4 to 14 across the city, the fest brings a wide breadth of acts to stages.
"This depth can be seen in the number of shows that have a slate of big names from start to finish, and this goes for international and francophone artists, whatever the style or the venue. It's one of the biggest plusses in this year's programming," program director Louis Bellavance said in a statement.
A July 4 concert at the Plains of Abraham will feature Quebecois artists Paul Piché, Daniel Lavoie, Richard Séguin, Michel Rivard and Laurence Jalbert. Also appearing at the Plains of Abraham throughout the fest are Rush, the Black Keys, the Wu-Tang Clan, Wiz Khalifa, Classified, MGMT, Father John Misty, Les Trois Accords, M, Bruno Mars, Ellie Goulding, Diamond Rings, Weezer, Passion Pit, and more.
The ElectroFEQ portion of Festival d'été de Québec marks its return this year, spreading artists like Le Matos, Keys N Krates, Austra, A Tribe Called Red, Bassnectar and Zeds Dead across the city July 8 to 11. It will also rope in Martin Solveig and Wolfgang Gartner, as well as Tiësto, for a Plains of Abraham show on July 11.
Fest planners have also booked some well-known acts over at the Loto-Québec Stage at Parc de la Francophonie, including Belle & Sebastian, Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell, Bad Religion, Here We Go Magic, and Avantasia, among others
A number of world beat, blues, soul, reggae, and pop acts will play down at the Hydro-Québec Stage at Place Metro in Place d'Youville. This includes Amadou and Mariam, Femi Kuti and Positive Force, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Balkan Beat Box, Booker T. Jones, and the Souljazz Orchestra.
You can find out more about the massive lineup over here. A general admission pass to the fest is also currently retailing at $76. You can pick one up here.