Here’s to 50 Years of FEQ (Festival d’été de Québec)

[Fifty years? Gilles LeBlanc takes a look. – AC]

Festival d’été de Québec has revealed its initial list of 50 artists who will be visiting “La Vielle Capitale” between July 6-16 for the golden 50th anniversary of Canada’s biggest music-related event.

FEQ, as it’s more commonly known to the millions who attend each year, combines the history of a location such as the Plains of Abraham with scenic, old-world charm. Not to mention one of the most eclectic festival lineups you’ll find anywhere. You name the genre, they’re represented in 2017 – Everything from thrash metal favourites Metallica to country sweethearts Lady Antebellum, hip hop heads Kendrick Lamar and Migos, rock titans Muse, legendary francophone flag-bearers as well as nation-uniting Canadiana in Arkells. Oh, and BACKSTREET BOYS will also be there, with many, many more names to be announced.

At $95 for an 11-day general admission pass, it’s hands down the best deal for music fans, period. In this celebratory, sesquicentennial year, why not think of a summer getaway to postcard-perfect Quebec City? Start planning with

I know my Canada includes great music, and yours should definitely include #FEQ50!

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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