Billy Joel and Lady Gaga will head up a power packed lineup of diverse musical artists at the 47th annual Festival d’été de Québec. The festival, a.k.a. Quebec City Summer Fest will offer over 300 performances in 10 unique indoor and outdoor venues over the course of 11 days from July 3 - July 11.
According to a media release posted April 10 at the festival's official website at Infofestival.com/media, the "Piano Man" hitmaker will make his only stop in the Great White North this summer, headlining with Gaga at Canada’s largest outdoor music event. Both headline artists will perform on the festival's mainstage, located on the historic Plains of Abraham.
Along with Joel and Gaga, this year’s eclectic roster includes: The Killers, Bryan Adams, Soundgarden, Queens of the Stone Age, Journey, Steve Miller Band, Blondie, Snoop Dogg, St. Vincent, Tegan & Sara, Daniel Lanois, The Kills, Local Natives, Phantogram, ASAP Rocky, Cypress Hill, Three Days Grace Reckless, Father John Misty, Young the Giant, Gary Clark Jr., John Mayall, Pretty Reckless, Sam Roberts Band, Serena Ryder, and Jake Bugg. Other artists includes: Joey Bada$$, Gogol Bordello, Bombino, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, The Crystal Method, The Bloody Beetroots, Electronic Youth, Bonobo, San Fermin, and Vintage Trouble and many others.
Founded in 1968, the festival has grown substantially during the last decade after its decision to diversify its music genres and go after international headliners. Having sold out passes every year since 2010, the festival continues to grow more each year with its big name headliners and wide variety of variety of music offerings, which include: rock music, punk, hip-hop, classical music, francophone music, world music and most recently electronic music.