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We often say that the world is a small place, and yes it is, because of people coming together from different parts of the world to celebrate events and festivals. One such kind of festivals that are gaining ground today are the music festivals. What is music to you? One doesn’t often ponder over such things, but if you sit and think, we bet it’ll be more than just a sound. Music is an emotion, and festivals happen all around the world to celebrate this beautiful emotion. Quebec Summer Festival is one of those annual music festivals that brings music lovers together from various parts of the world. As the name suggests, it happens during the summers, in Quebec in Canada. Quebec Summer Festival is one of the biggest musical frenzies. Head to Canada this July, and be a part of this musical madness!
About Quebec Summer Festival
What once began in 1968 with a few businessmen and local artists and musicians, trying to show the music and tourism potential in Quebec, has today grown substantially and is a world-famous music festival. Crossing its million spectators mark back in 2007, the festival hasn’t looked back and each year is growing bigger and better. The Quebec Summer Festival is an 11-day music frenzy that takes place every year in Quebec in Canada. The festival features various bands and genres like rock, electronic music, punk, hip-hop, classical music, world music and more. Other than the band performances, there are street performances too that take place here. All in all, this is an event of over 300 shows which take place at different locations in Quebec over a span of 11 music-filled days.
Basic Details About Quebec Summer Festival
Event Name: Festival d’été de Québec 2019 or FEQ 2019
Venue: Quebec, Canada
Start Date: Thursday, 4th July 2019
End Date: Sunday, 14th July 2019
Accommodation: If one is headed here with friends, or is a solo traveler, then they can consider staying at Auberge Maeva, which is a hostel, 15 minutes away from Plaines of Abraham. For those headed here with families, can consider staying at one of these hotels – Unilofts Grande Allée, Auberge Aux Deux Lions.
Quebec Summer Festival Tickets Price: INR 7,240
Artist Lineup For Quebec Summer Festival 2019
July 4 – Corey Hart
July 5 – Alt-J
July 6 – Lynyrd Skynyrd
July 7 – Twenty One Pilots
July 8 – Slipknot
July 9 – Éric Lapointe
July 10 – Kygo/Diplo
July 11 – Mariah Carey
July 12 – Logic
July 13 – Imagine Dragons
July 14 – Blink-182
For more details, one can check out the Program Line-up here.
Tips for Quebec City Summer Festival 2019
Here are a few things to keep in mind when attending the Quebec Summer Festival 2019.
- All bags are checked, and for faster movement to the sites, it is advised to not carry bags. Safe time at the security checkpoints by carrying only the essential items.
- There are separate lines for those not carrying anything or empty hands, people with strollers, and the ones with backpacks.
- These are a few things that are not allowed at the festival site like – alcohol, animals, audio recorder with or without a microphone, camera stands, selfie stick, tripods or similar equipment, Cannabis and its products, drug and related accessories, fireworks or firecrackers, Knives, and large camping-style backpack
- Some items that are allowed at the site are – beach towel, binoculars, disposable cameras and non-professional (professional is interchangeable lenses)
- Pass is mandatory for those 11 in age and above. Those below the age of 11 are allowed free entry if accompanied by an adult with the pass. Two children are allowed with each adult.
- The pass gives entry to all the shows for all 11 days of the festival.
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How To Reach Quebec
By Air: Quebec city has an international airport, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, for those flying from overseas. It is a close 20 minutes ride to the city downtown.
By Train: Train journey is another exciting way to travel to Quebec. One can enjoy scenic views too on the way. There are trains available at regular intervals from Montreal.
By Road: Buses are quite a cheap option to travel to Quebec and one can take buses from Montreal to Quebec city. It is three hours run to the city. One can also drive from the major cities around here. New York and Boston are at a distance if 500 and 400 miles respectively.
Public transport is the best option to get around in Quebec. Opt for the RTC, as getting your own car and finding parking spaces close to the festival grounds would be quite cumbersome.
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Out of all the summer events in Québec City, Quebec Summer Festival is a worldwide famous Canadian festival that fills the city with lovely music and festive vibes. Not just the venues, but even the bars and cafes here are filled with jazz music and pop and rock tunes. The street performers, add on to the awesome ambiance and the kids’ area, makes the event a family-friendly affair. With so much to enjoy, add it to your bucket list and be a part of this epic music festival this year! Book your Canadian vacation with TravelTriangle to enjoy a hassle-free holiday!
Frequently Asked Questions About Summer Festival In Quebec
A. The Quebec summer festival is held from July 4 to July 14 every year, and it is one of the most famous music festivals in the world.
A. Quebec festival has been in existence since 1968, and it became widely popular since 2008. Millions of music lovers gather around there to enjoy performances by renowned artists for 11 days. People get to enjoy shows on multiple genres of music including Electronic music, Punk, rock, folk and many more.
A. In 2019, the cost of a ticket to enter the summer festival in Quebec was INR 7200.
A. Some of the most famous artists all around the world performed in the summer festival of Quebec last year including Mariah Carey, Imagine Dragons, Twenty One Pilots, Corey Hart and many more.
A. It is better to attend the summer festival in Quebec empty-handed or without a bag since the security out there takes a long time to check the ones with pockets.
A. Quebec can be reached via roads, flights, and trains because it is connected to New York and Boston via roads. The city also has an international airport. You can also reach there by train from Montreal.
A. The Quebec summer festival does not allow things like fireworks, knives, drugs, cannabis, camera stands, alcohols, pets and many more.
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