Festival D’été de Québec Announces 2023 Lineup, With Headliners Including Foo Fighters, Green Day, Lana Del Rey, Lil Durk, Weezer, and More


Continuing a 55-Year Tradition, the Massive Festival Returns to Quebec City from July 6-16, 2023

With Over 200 Acts Performing On Five Stages During the Fest’s 11 Days, FEQ Brings an Unbeatable Community Atmosphere and A-List Talent From Multiple Genres

Other Notable Performers Include Zach Bryan, Pitbull, Illennium, Imagine Dragons, Cypress Hill, The Smile, and Many Others

Critical Praise:

“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

The Announcement:

A multi-day celebration of music hosted in one of North America’s most beautiful cities, the Festival D’ete de Quebec (FEQ) is a festival unlike any other. Today, FEQ announces the star-studded lineup  for FEQ 2023, featuring star performers and exciting rising acts from all over the world, plenty of incredibly talented Canadian artists.. With a dazzling group of headliners that includes Foo Fighters, Lana Del Rey, Lil Durk, Green Day, Weezer, and many others, FEQ returns for its 55th anniversary from July 6-16th in Quebec City, QC, Canada.

Passes for FEQ are available now HERE. FEQ passes are fully transferable–fans can share with friends and family if unable to attend one of the 11 days–and are available for $140 CAD (or about $12.72 CAD per day!).

With over 200 artists performing on five stages over the course of eleven days, FEQ offers a smorgasbord that can entice any kind of music lover. Fans of stadium-sized rock music can enjoy stalwarts like Foo Fighters, recently inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Green Day, Imagine Dragons, and Quebecois icons Les Cowboys Fringants and Les Trois Accords, while Lamb of God  and Bad Religion offer a harder alternative. Lana Del Rey, The Smile, and Feist appeal to the Indie crowd, along with acts like The War On DrugsAlvvays, and Sasketchewan singer-songwriter Andy Shauf. Hip-Hop heads can turn up to the likes of Lil Durk, GloRilla, and Cypress Hill, or Canadian emcees bbno$ and Killy. Ascendant superstar Zach Bryan leads the country contingent, which also features Megan Moroney and the province’s own Quebec Redneck Bluegrass ProjectPitbull and Illennium promise high-energy tunes for dancing, and Christine & The Queens offer some refined pop music for the French-speaking audience. Other notable names include Ann Wilson (formerly of Heart), Quebec’s Robert Charlebois, and exciting up-and-comers like Sudan Archives and Meet Me At The Altar.

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. 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. Located on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, Quebec City is the closest thing to a European city within driving distance, and fans who don’t feel like road tripping can take one of 21 direct flights to the YQB airport.

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.

Check out the full festival press release with even more information HERE

Visit the FEQ official site: https://www.feq.ca/

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Watch the FEQ 2022 recap HERE

View photos from past festivals HERE

(Credit: FEQ/Francis Gagnon)

Photo Credit: FEQ/Renaud Philippe

Photo Credit: FEQ/ Andre-Olivier Lyra


Please contact Michelle or Kerry for more info.

The Background:

About FEQ
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