Meet Festival D’été de Québec, the Massive Quebec City Music Festival That Brings a Diverse and Deep Lineup of International Talent the Banks of the St. Lawrence Every Summer
Past Headliners Include Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey, Future, Halsey, The Weeknd, Marshmello, Blink-182, Lady Gaga, Luke Combs, Lil Yachty, Alanis Morissette,and Many More
With a Lineup to Be Announced on March 22nd, FEQ Returns July 6-16th, 2023
With Over 200 Acts Performing On Five Stages During the Fest’s 11 Days, FEQ 2023 Continues a Quebec City Tradition That Started in 1968
(Credit: FEQ/Francis Gagnon)
“Held annually in the provincial capital of la belle province since 1968, Festival d’été de Québec (FEQ) is one of Canada’s largest live music events: a world class experience that plays host to a genre-diverse collection of emerging artists and international stars alike.” – Exclaim!
“The result was a festival that remained impressive—in terms of both the fashion and the music—for the entire duration of its 12-day run. We can’t wait to see who graces the stage, and the audience, next year.” – Forbes
“Nested in the pure and bliss city of Quebec, the famed Festival d’été de Québec, stands as the apex of Canadian festival culture, dominating its industry since its beginning in 1968.” – Clash Magazine
“Quebec City’s Festival d’Ete was back in a big way in 2022, boasting as it always does an exciting lineup of artists from a broad spectrum of genres.” – ET Canada
A singular, walled city on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, Quebec City, also called “La Vieille Capitale” (the Old Capital), is known for its provincial charm, cosmopolitan community, and astounding natural and architectural beauty. Each July, the historic city transforms into an open air party, thanks to Festival D’ete de Quebec, an annual multi-day music festival that draws music’s biggest names to North America’s most European city. We at Audible Treats are thrilled to represent this storied festival, now celebrating their 55th year.
Held annually since 1968, FEQ draws hundreds of thousands of fans (1.2 million total admissions!) and dozens of international artists (over 180 per year!) to Quebec’s city center for more than a week’s worth of fantastic performances on five separate stages. The festival is a music lover’s paradise, with non-stop music and a buzzing city atmosphere. With its multi-day, multi-venue structure and the full-fledged involvement of the surrounding city, FEQ is the closest North American analog to European city festivals like the UK’s Wireless Festival, Spain’s Primavera Sound, or Denmark’s Roskilde.
The summer festival makes use of The Plains of Abraham, one of the most notable historical sites in Canada, where, in 1759, the British and French fought a decisive battle in the Seven Years’ War. Now, hundreds of years later with Canada’s fate in its own hands, the Plains of Abraham is the location of the FEQ’s main stage, with a capacity of over 80,000. FEQ is renowned for its ability to recruit some of the world’s best and biggest artists to that historic stage: Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey, The Rolling Stones, The Weeknd, Lady Gaga, and many others have headlined the festival in just the past ten years.
A festival for fans of all stripes, FEQ annually assembles a deep lineup of stars from all genres. Last year’s edition welcomed headliners Rage Against the Machine, Maroon 5, Luke Combs, and Halsey, and made room for pop stars like Charli XCX, alt-rock legends like Alanis Morissette, rap stars like 2 Chainz, Denzel Curry, and $uicideboy$, DJs like Marshmello, and acclaimed acts like Afrobeats royalty Femi Kuti and Grammy-nominated jazz singer Arooj Aftab. Beyond its main stages, FEQ hosted “FEQ Extras,” a series of late night afterparty events at Quebec’s Armoury, plus surprise pop-up performances around the city.
On March 22nd, the festival announces the lineup for FEQ 2023, which returns to the old capital on July 6. Spanning 11 days until July 16th, this year’s edition promises over 200 performing artists from all over the world. Tickets for FEQ are available to purchase at 12pm ET on that same day (3/22). FEQ passes are fully transferable–fans can share with friends and family if unable to attend one of the 11 days–and will be available for $140 CAD (or about $12.72 CAD per day!).
Stay tuned for much more information about the Northeast’s biggest and most unique music festival, and stay tuned for a press application to come soon.
Visit the FEQ official site: https://www.feq.ca/
“Desjardins” pre-sale goes live at 12pm ET on 3/21
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Watch the FEQ 2022 recap HERE
View photos from past festivals HERE
Photo Credit: FEQ/Renaud Philippe
Photo Credit: FEQ/ Andre-Olivier Lyra
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In the heart of Quebec City, the Festival d’été de Québec welcomes international icons, rising stars and emerging artists of all musical genres.
Festival d’été de Québec (FEQ) is a music festival managed by a non-for-profit organization, right in the heart of Québec City. With five stages located in the historic part of Quebec City, the most imposing of which is on the Plains of Abraham, the event takes place in a unique setting. The FEQ offers more than 150 shows of all genres, from the biggest headliners in the world to the emerging scene, and has been getting hundreds of thousands of festival-goers dancing and singing since 1968. For 11 consecutive evenings, the city center resembles a real urban and open-air celebration. The FEQ is an accessible and safe gathering, a truly immersive experience in Quebec music and culture.
Next edition, July 6-16, 2023.
BLEUFEU is an event organizer and show promoter that presents festive and inspiring experiences, including the Festival d’été de Québec (FEQ), Toboggan – New Year’s Evenings and St-Roch XP, in addition to presenting hundreds of shows throughout the year at the Imperial Bell and a new showroom opening soon. The new umbrella brand will oversee the various existing NPOs, which already have a reputation in the industry for the quality of its productions. BLEUFEU has more than sixty permanent employees and recruits over 500 contract workers each year, in addition to hundreds of volunteers. Visit BLEUFEU.com for more information.
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Visit the FEQ website for FAQs and tickets: https://www.feq.ca/en