This year marks two anniversaries for Festival d'été de Québec (aka Quebec City Summer Festival). The festival is in its 50th anniversary season and Canada itself is celebrating 150 years. The eleven-day musical festival falls on July 11-16 this year and its lineup was just announced.
During the opening weekend, headliners P!NK and Kendrick Lamar will be performing. The closing acts are equally impressive and include Metallica and Muse. Other acts scheduled are Backstreet Boys, Kelsea Ballerini, DNCE, Melissa Etheridge, Flume, Lady Antebellum, Migos, Pink Martini, The Strumbellas, Phantogram, the Arkells, DJ Shadow, MxPx and Fetty Wap featuring Monty. And since the festival is celebrating an important anniversary, there will also be free events and performances including concerts and an exhibition.
Festival passes are priced at $95 CAD or about $72.04 USD and go on sale on March 9. The pass grants general admission for the entirety of the 11-days.
Festival d'été de Québec draws in an international crowd every year to view enjoy a diverse ensemble of musical acts. Past years have seen musical acts like The Killers, The Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, Keith Urban, Aerosmith, Skrillex and others spanning multiple genres.