Published on August 19th, 2018 | by Dr. Jerry Doby


Photo Recap: Opening Weekend Festival D’été De Québec 2018

Summer is at near end though the current heat may not indicate the same!!!  Throughout the year, The Hype Magazine covers some of the best festivals and happenings around the world and this years Editor’s Pick is Canada’s Festival D’été De Québec. The festival kicked off July 5th and ran through July 15th and we’ve culled through the daily shots and video clips to recap for you one of North America’s coolest festivals ever!

We’ve got daily gallery recaps PLUS a special peek at the festival and Quebec City from our correspondent Kenton Wong who had boots on ground for opening weekend. Kenton gives us a first-hand look at the sights and sounds that made him fall in love with not only the festival and the city but the people as well!!! Stay locked to catch the look from his eye!

Make sure you get the full experience yourself next year if you can…for more info visit https://www.infofestival.com/en/ and learn more about the pristine host city Québec City and the amazing history of this fantastic annual gathering of over 1,000,000 attendees!

Special shoutout to the festival organizers and our host Pascal Nadon for an amazing look at what we feel here at Hype is just an amazing recurring event…Happy 51st guys and see you in 2019!

Festival D’été De Québec 2018 opening lineup

Festival D’été De Québec’s Star-Studded Opening Showcased The Weeknd, Neil Young, Future, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Jethro Tull, Lil Yachty, Chromeo, Jane Birkin, Brockhampton, Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of The Real, Kurt Vile And The Violators, Oh Wonder, and The War On Drugs

July 5th was the grand kickoff!!!


About Festival d’été de Québec

Festival d’été de Québec, Canada’s most important outdoor music festival, is set in modern, yet historic and picturesque Québec City. With global attendance usually topping more than one million entries each season, the Festival celebrates music for 11 days in July at 10 indoor and outdoor venues. It offers the perfect setting to discover up-and-coming artists and enjoy world-renowned stars. Over the past few years, the Festival has presented artists including The Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi, Sting & Peter Gabriel, Sheryl Crow, Duran Duran, Selena Gomez, Backstreet Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, The Killers, Snoop Dogg, Keith Urban, Aerosmith, Skrillex, Lionel Richie, The Offspring, Metallica, Elton John, The Black Eyed Peas, Billy Joel, Iron Maiden, Plácido Domingo, Sting, The Who, Charles Aznavour, Megadeth, and KISS. Every year, more than 1,000 artists and close to 250 events, from rock to pop and French song, hip-hop, electro, blues, and world music are showcased. Festival d’été de Québec also features FREE entertainment daily at two outdoor theaters.

About Québec City
Set in the heart of the province of Québec and founded in 1608, Québec City’s European appeal and North American lifestyle, combined with a rich history, thriving arts scene, and vibrant French-speaking culture, make it truly one of a kind. The only fortified city north of Mexico and Old Québec and a UNESCO world heritage treasure, the city is famous for its well-preserved architectural treasures. The Old City offers visitors 400 years of history in the cradle of French civilization in North America. Québec City is also a busy cultural destination with numerous festivals all year round. Parks, wildlife reserves, and scenic attractions are minutes away, with a host of outdoor activities available.

Often called the gourmet capital of North America, eating well in Québec City is part of the lifestyle. With hundreds of restaurants, the cuisine is one of the best reasons to visit Old Québec. Offering more than 17,000 rooms in a variety of categories, the city’s hotel and service network enjoys an enviable international reputation. Québec City can be easily reached by car over a network of expressways and national highways. Train and plane travel connections are also very convenient, with numerous national and international flights daily to and from Aéroport International Jean-Lesage (YQB), a short 10 miles from downtown.

The Festival d’été de Québec is presented by Bell in collaboration with Coors Light.

Photos courtesy of  Festival d’été de Québec

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