ADDICTED Picks for Festival d’été de Québec

Quebec City’s massive 11-day long music festival, Festival d’été de Québec, returns to the Plains of Abraham July 4-14 for its 52nd year. Each season, the festival brings a variety of top tier headliners and talented indie artists to light up stages around the city for over a week of celebrating music. With a lineup spanning every genre possible, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. We’ve narrowed down some of our favourites here.

CHVRCHES combine modern pop sensibilities with an electric energy that needs to be experienced live. You’ll find yourself chanting along to anthemic choruses, jumping around to sophisticated dance-pop melodies, and generally enjoying life to its fullest.
When they’re playing:
July 5 at the Bell Stage at Plains of Abraham


The Glorious Sons
The Glorious Sons provide a fiery performance full of blues, soul, and rock influences. With an authentic rock vibe channelling the likes of The Rolling Stones, the Kingston based band creates a larger than life sound.
When they’re playing: July 7 Bell Stage at Plains of Abraham


Milk & Bone
Following their recent JUNO win, Milk & Bone are making waves with emotional electro-pop. Mixing soft vocals and luxurious harmonies with lush electronic sounds, the duo provides a unique listening experience that’s always better live.
When they’re playing:
July 7 After FEQ at Manège Militaire
July 8 at Impérial Bell


Toronto’s indie-pop quartet Monowhales have been making a name for themselves with catchy hooks and interactive live shows. If you’re looking for the perfect band to provide your summer soundtrack, look no further.
When they’re playing: July 11 and July 12 at District Saint-Joseph


Haviah Mighty
Haviah Mighty brings clever rhymes and an infectious energy every time she steps on stage. She’s a true performer who can make the crowd feel like a community for the duration of her set. Be prepared to jump, shout, and discover some of your new favourite songs.


Cassandra Popescu

Cassandra Popescu

Contributor at ADDICTED
Cassandra is a writer and photographer based in Toronto, Ontario. In 2015, she picked up a camera and dove into concert photography. Since then, she has covered events like Festival d'été de Québec, Wayhome, Toronto Urban Roots Festival, Field Trip, Canadian Music Week, NXNE, and many more.
Cassandra Popescu