Major events for the great return of the Summer Festival

Big events for the great return of the Summer Festival

UPGRADE DAY

The wait is coming to an end. 1088 days and six waves of COVID-19 after the Blink-182 concert during the closing night of the 2019 Summer Festival, the Plains of Abraham will once again vibrate, starting Wednesday evening, to the rhythm of the successes of stars who make up the programming of the most important musical event in Canada. What are the unmissable concerts of this FEQ 2022? The evenings that could remain engraved in the memories? Here is our selection. 

Luke Combs

Plains of Abraham, July 8

Over the years, the FEQ has tried, with varying degrees of success, to create an annual country meeting on the Plains. After ignoring the genre during its last two presentations in 2018 and 2019, programming director Louis Bellavance may have hit the jackpot by betting on the neo-country phenomenon. Not only are the Luke Combs concerts scheduled for this fall, at the Bell Center and the Videotron Center, sold out, but passes for the evening of July 8 are the most in demand on the web.

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Plains of Abraham, July 16

A survivor of the FEQ's 2020 lineup that was sacrificed at the altar of the pandemic, the iconic rock band of the 1990s, renowned as much for its cutting melodies as for its highly critical political activism of the American government, finally comes to the first time in Quebec. Since they aren't exiting, if you miss them, the chances of you getting picked up are slim. We prefer to warn you.

Charlotte Cardin

Plains of Abraham, July 6

Six years ago, she was parachuted in disaster on the Plains to open for the concert of Sting and Peter Gabriel, following a withdrawal, during the opening night of the FEQ. This year, she returns through the front door, triumphant, conquering, with a successful debut album and four Juno awards. To mark its return, the Festival could not mark the occasion better than by offering the Plains to the Quebec sensation of the hour.

Luis Fonsi

Plains of Abraham, July 14

Luis Fonsi

Is there a sufficient pool of Latino music fans among the faithful of the FEQ, to bring back one of its stars every year? The FEQ rolls the dice with Luis Fonsi. Calculated risk: the guy is the author of Despacito, the song that shattered all listening records.

Alanis Morissette

Plains of Abraham, July 15

The nostalgic outbursts of FEQ 2022 definitely focus on the 1990s. After Rage Against The Machine, the Ontario singer, praised thanks to the album Jagged Little Pill, is another great take for the Festival.

Three Days Grace

Parc de la Francophonie,< /strong> July 11

In 2014, Canadian rockers drew huge crowds to the Parc de la Francophonie. Even though the site benefits from a new configuration that allows it to receive more festival-goers, don't bet against the chances of Three Days Grace to force the doors to close again.

Loud

Plains of Abraham, July 12

Quebec rap has come to this: it is now entitled to its very own evening on the biggest stage of the FEQ. All that remains is to find out who will be Loud's carte blanche guests.

Maroon 5

Plains of Abraham, July 9

In 2015, we could admire the dance steps of Mick Jagger. This year, we will be able to hear Moves Like Jagger. With the popular Maroon 5, the FEQ can anticipate a very busy evening.

Jack Johnson

Plains of Abraham, July 7

The rare visit of the Hawaiian singer-surfer, whose depth of commitment to the environmental cause is matched only by the number of earworms in his repertoire .

Hubert Lenoir

Place de l'Assemblée-Nationale, July 8

Love it or hate it, one thing is certain: a concert by the explosive and unpredictable Hubert Lenoir is bound to be memorable.