Le Festival d'été de Québec (FEQ) 2015

FEQ 2014 via the festival

Festival d’été de Québec is Canada’s largest outdoor music festival, and probably its longest running. The festival, known as FEQ for short, began in 1968 as seven young artists teamed up with a group of businessmen to liven up the city through the promotion of local talent. Though what began as a local showcase for music, dance, theater, and song evolved to become a haven for world music and has now solidified itself among the major music festivals of North America and Europe by booking big name, mainstream acts.

Every summer, 1.5 million festivalgoers take over Québec City to enjoy more than 1,000 artists playing close to 300 shows on 10 stages for a full 11 days. The bill may feature more internationally renowned acts than at its inception, yet the festival still embodies the local spirit of the historic yet modern city. In addition to the indoor and outdoor stages of musicians, street performers mingle with festivalgoers and regular tourists alike in the streets of Old Québec alongside families enjoying the games and family-friendly music at the Family Place. 

As far as combining music with a city’s culture is concerned, it doesn’t get much better than Festival d’été de Québec. The very nature of the festival lends itself to cultural discovery and exploration. From the set up (the venues are spread out across multiple areas of the city) to the schedule (most events take place at night), attendees have plenty of time to explore what makes Québec City such an attraction. 

From modern art to natural history museums, winding cobblestone streets to the modern business district, historical sites to hip boutiques, the city has plenty to explore in addition to the music.

Festival Line Up

To be announced