Festival d’été de Québec
It looks like North Americans will have another opportunity to see Stromae on a francophone stage during the 2015 Racine Carrée tour — without paying transatlantic airfares.
Le Soleil, a French-language daily newspaper based in Quebec City, Quebec, is reporting that Stromae will play at the Festival d’été de Québec (Quebec City Summer Festival) this year. The Festival is held on the Plains of Abraham, a historic battlefield that is now part of a national urban park in downtown Quebec City.
According to Le Soleil, Stromae will be one of the headliners for the event, which will take place from July 9 to July 19. The Festival d’été de Québec (FEQ) has not yet officially announced the lineup. According to the festival’s website, the schedule will be announced “in the spring.” The festival will feature 300 shows on 10 stages in downtown Quebec City.
The main stage of the festival is reported to be the largest outdoor stage in North America. The site capacity is over 100,000. The festival, one of the Canada’s largest, is known for presenting a variety of artists in a range of styles, from international stars to emerging talent.
Since Stromae is already scheduled to perform at the Centre Bell in Montreal on September 29, the news is something of a surprise for Canadians. Many weren’t expecting Stromae to make any additional appearances in Quebec.
According to Le Soleil, the organizers of the event have been pursuing Stromae for some time, and “well-placed” sources have confirmed Stromae’s commitment to the festival. The source is quoted as saying, “He will play the Plains and the Centre Bell. Barring a last-minute cancellation or unforeseen circumstances, he will be there.”
We will update with ticket information as soon as it becomes available.