Outside of Rock in Rio, no festival features a more eclectic bill than the Quebec City Summer Festival. Last year, for example, Rammstein, Arcade Fire, and the Black Eyed Peas all played.
For the 2011 edition, set to take place July 7-17 across various indoor and outdoor venues in downtown Quebec City, festival organizers have tapped Metallica, Elton John, The Black Keys, Ben Harper, Girl Talk, Death From Above 1979, and John Fogerty.
Other confirmed notables include Dropkick Murphys, Omar Souleyman, Cut Copy, M. Ward, Cage the Elephant, Dawes, The Low Anthem, Marie-Mai, Wanda Jackson, An Horse, Duchess Says, Karkwa, Nortec Collective, Mexican Institute of Sound, and Buck 65.
Additional acts will be revealed in the weeks ahead. In the meantime, you can view all the currently confirmed acts on our Festival Outlook.
Advance sales of the festival’s Hydro-Québec pass will go on sale tomorrow for an early-bird price of $55 at greater Quebec City area Metro supermarkets. (Buy me some peas while you’re there.) Starting at noon on Saturday, April 30th, passes can be purchased online at the regular price of $65 (taxes and service included) on the festival’s website. Single-evening tickets are also available at $30 – taxes and service included – except for the Elton John and Metallica concerts.