The Festival d'été de Québec (FEQ), set to take place in Québec City, Canada July 5-15, has announced exciting additions to a line-up that was already brimming with top-notch acts like Beck, Neil Young, Foo Fighters, Sturgill Simpson and The Weeknd. Among the newly-announced performers are sultry pop star Camila Cabello, Australian light rock kingpins Air Supply, rapper Lil Yachty and Welsh heavy metal band Bullet for My Valentine.
Known for her smash hits “Never Be the Same” and “Havana,’ Cabello will appear at FEQ when she takes a break from opening for Taylor Swift, with whom she’ll be touring all summer. Air Supply racked-up an incredible tally of hits in the late ’70s and ’80s including “Lost in Love,” “All Out of Love,” “Even the Nights are Better” and “Making Love Out of Nothing at All,” all of which will surely be in their set. Lil Yachty will be spotlighting his recent release Lil Boat 2 and Bullet for My Valentine will be rocking favorites and music from their upcoming release Gravity, set to drop June 29.
Other new additions to this year’s FEQ roster include Sebastian Bach of Skid Row fame, French electronic artist Møme, Toronto trap star Killy, Siverstein, psychedelic folk rockers Kurt Vile and the Violators and blues rockers the Standstills. Fans will also get a good dose of homegrown funk courtesy of Québécois band VoyageFunktastique.
All in all FEQ will present about 250 concerts on 10 different stages over the course of its 11-day run. Just about every genre of popular music will be represented and as always, the festival will spotlight lots of Canadian acts along with stars and upcoming acts from the world over. Previously-announced performers include Jane Birkin, Future, Jethro Tull, Shawn Mendes, Lorde, Cyndi Lauper, the Chainsmokers and the Dave Matthews Band.
Shows by the biggest stars like Cabello will take place at the Bell Stage located in Québec City’s massive park on the historic Plains of Abraham. The other venues are scattered throughout the picturesque Old Québec neighborhood where many of the walls and ramparts of the once fortified city still stand. The whole area becomes one giant party during FEQ as the streets, lined with cute shops and enticing eateries, are packed with festival-goers, street entertainers and assorted other characters who keep the mood lively.
Most FEQ shows require the purchase of a pass to get in but there are also several stages presenting free entertainment to all comers every day. Tickets however are very reasonably priced; a festival pass good for the entire 11 days goes for less than $80.
For more information on the 2018 Festival d'été de Québec go here.