The Stones to Shine a Light on Canada at This Year’s Festival d’été de Québec
More than 300 shows are lined up over eleven days, including sets from Interpol, Run The Jewels, Black Lips, Future Islands, De La Soul, and METZ.
Speaking of Canadian cultural powerhouses, Festival d’été de Québec (or the Quebec City Summer Festival to all you English-speaking chaps) is something of an institution in Canada. The festival, which started in 1968 as a showcase for local artists, has expanded in recent years to become a mammoth multi-week event featuring the largest main stage in North America.
This year’s lineup is as strange as it is stacked, with The Rolling Stones and Foo Fighters headlining above an eclectic spread of acts that range from Charles Bradley and Yelle to Primus and The Doobie Brothers. Big pop acts like Iggy Azalea will also be there, as well as homegrown Canadian acts like Viet Cong and Quebec’s own Patrick Watson (whose local popularity lands him surprisingly high on the flyer).
The whole shebang kicks off on July 9 and runs through July 19 across various downtown Québec venues. Tickets are available here—poutine not included.