Every year, the Festival d’été attracts over one million festivalgoers to Quebec City's historic district for concerts by international superstars and top new talent. 300 shows, 10 venues and 11 days of music make the Festival d’été de Québec one of Canada's biggest music festivals. Early July sees international stars and top new talent playing every style of music coming together for a special time in a special place - historic Old Québec! There’s music for everyone: rock, folk, hip-hop, electro, French song, jazz, world music and much more!
Over the years, the Festival has seen big-name stars and emerging artists alike play its main venue, the Bell Stage. Located on the historic Plains of Abraham battlefield, the site boasts North America's biggest self-supporting stage and has room for 80,000 spectators. The Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters, Keith Urban, Lady Gaga, Billy Joel, Bryan Adams, Stevie Wonder, Bruno Mars, Tiësto, Bon Jovi, The Black Keys, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Sting, Charles Aznavour, Rammstein, Elton John and a host of top names have all taken the Bell Stage by storm!If music is the core of the event, the popular street performers on Saint-Jean St., one of the city's oldest and busiest streets, and a host of fun family activities add a colorful accent to the celebrations.
The 2017 edition will take place from July 6 to 16. Passes will be on sale starting around the end of March-beginning of April. Stay tuned, they are selling very quickly!
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