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Festival d’été de Québec announces 2016 lineup

By: Staff –

Le Festival d'été de Québec

Festival d’été de Québec has announced its 2016 lineup, and it once again brings both today’s biggest acts along with recording legends to Québec City.

This year’s headliners include Grammy-winning country mega-star Brad Paisley, critically acclaimed songstress Sheryl Crow, Billboard chart topper Selena Gomez, 80’s pop-quartet Duran Duran, and core member of N.W.A, Ice Cube as part of the main stage roster. In addition, The Lumineers, singer-songwriter City and Colour, former Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry, hip hop sensation Fetty Wap, Mississippi duo Rae Sremmurd and more will touch down on the Plains of Abraham. Closing off the week with an explosive performance, Germany’s Rammstein return to the festival for their only Canadian date. The new programming additions join previously announced acts, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sting and Peter Gabriel.

“We’re proud to announce a line-up featuring more musical styles than ever before: rock, pop, adult contemporary, metal, country, indie, Americana, folk, hip-hop and electro. I would say that this is the strongest program we’ve given our fans in years,” program director Louis Bellavance explained.

This year, Festival d’été de Québec will take place from July 7 – 17. See below for additional performers and ticket info, and be sure to stay tuned for new additions in the upcoming weeks!

Tickets go on-sale March 16th at 12pm with passes starting at $90, with phase 2 pricing starting at $100. The Festival pass gives access to all the venues, all the shows for the 11 days of the event.

OUTDOOR STAGES

The Bell Stage on the Plains of Abraham will once again provide a memorable backdrop for international superstars featuring:
 
Alessia Cara
Bahari
Brad Paisley
Brandi Carlile
Bryan Ferry
City and Colour
Coeur de Pirate
Duran Duran
Fetty Wap
Fred Pellerin
Gojira
Ice Cube
Julien Clerc
Kaskade
Neil Finn of Crowded House
Peter Gabriel
Rae Sremmurd
Rammstein
Red Hot Chili Peppers
Selena Gomez
Sheryl Crow
Sting
The Lumineers

The Loto-Québec Stage at Parc de la Francophonie will host both Francophone artists along with critically acclaimed indie acts and international programming including:
Archer
DJ Champion
Éric Lapointe
Flo Rida
Foreign Diplomats
George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Half Moon Run
Jesse Mac Cormack
Karim Ouellet
King Abid
Laurence Nerbonne
Les Respectables
Louis-Jean Cormier
Mac Miller
Peter Bjorn & John
Prieur & Landry
Radio Radio
Steve Hill
The Cult
The London Souls
Tire Le Coyote
The Decemberists
Valérie Lahaie
Whisky Legs
X Ambassadors

The Hydro-Québec Stage at Place D’Youville will offer music fans a variety of performances from numerous countries:
Bko Quintet
Bears of Legend
Caroline Savoie
Danakil
Dumas
Emma Donovan and the PutBacks
Fanfare Ciocarlia
Ginkgoa
Helsinki Cotonou Ensemble
Heymoonshaker
Inna Modja
Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire
Jah & I
Orlando Julius and The Afrosoundz
Phillippe Brach
Pierre Flynn
Pierre Kwenders
Protoje
Rachid Taha
Socalled
The Strumbellas
Vaudou Game
Yael Naim

INDOOR STAGES (presented by Groupe Voyages Québec)
Amidst the flurry of outdoor performances, venues throughout the lower town will house a plethora of shows including but not limited to:

Impérial Bell
Brian Fallon
Brown
Charlie Musselwhite Band
Debauche
Érik Truffaz
Freak Heat Waves
Jay-Jay Johanson
Keys N Krates
Koriass
Le Matos
Marie-Pierre Arthur
Millimetrik
Mononc’ Serge et Pépé
Rednext Level
Rosie Valland
Safia Nolin
Steel Panther
Steve Hill
Tal Wilkenfeld
The Tallest Man on Earth
Unknown Mortal Orchestra
We Are Wolves

L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
L’Anti is a new Festival venue showcasing alternative music. It will feature two performances each night; the first show at 5 p.m. and the second at 10 p.m.

District St-Joseph 
At the District, for the fourth consecutive year, Apéro découverte will offer music fans a chance to discover an eclectic mix of new talent over cocktails each night during happy hour. The live performances keep going until 10 p.m., when a rotating roster of DJs take over to keep things hopping.

For full list of programming visit: http://infofestival.com/Program/Schedule/

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