5 Must-See artists at the Quebec Summer Festival

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Quebec’s biggest music festival FEQ is back at the Plaines d’Abraham from July 4th through the 11th. This year’s lineup is stacked with big names such as Post Malone, J Balvin, 50 Cent, Nickelback and many more. Among the 100+ artists who will perform that weekend, here are five of them you don’t want to miss.

#1 Carly Rae Jepsen

When and Where They’re Playing: Saturday, July 6th at the Bell Stage
Similar Artists: Charli XCX, Dua Lipa, Ke$ha.
Listen: “Run Away With Me” “Kollage” “Call Me Maybe”

Carly Rae Jepsen is a multi-talented Canadian singer-songwriter renowned for her infectious pop melodies and heartfelt lyrics. With a career spanning over a decade, she has captivated audiences worldwide with hits like “Call Me Maybe” and “Run Away with Me.” Jepsen’s distinctive voice and ability to craft songs that resonate emotionally have solidified her as a prominent figure in contemporary pop music. Continually evolving her sound, she remains a celebrated artist known for her dynamic performances and unwavering creativity.

#2 Jade LeMac
When and Where They’re Playing:
Sunday, July 7th at the Loto-Quebec Stage
Similar Artists: Zolita, Lauren Spencer-Smith, Xana.
Listen: “Constellations” “Got Me Obsessed” “Aimed To Kill”

Jade LeMac is an emerging singer-songwriter from Vancouver, celebrated for her soulful vocals and introspective lyrics. Drawing inspiration from personal experiences, her music blends elements of pop, R&B, and electronic genres to create a unique sound that resonates with listeners. Gaining attention in the EDM music scene at first, Jade LeMac has garnered attention for her emotive storytelling and captivating stage presence to making a name for herself with her single “Constellations”. As she continues to evolve as an artist, her authentic approach and musical versatility promise an exciting journey ahead for her career.

#3 Jessie Murph
When and Where They’re Playing:
Friday, July 12th at the Bell Stage
Similar Artists: Jelly Roll, Tate McRae, Marren Morris.
Listen: “While You’re At It” “Wild Ones (Feat. Jelly Roll)” “Pray”

Jessie Murph is a rising star in the alternative rock scene, hailed for her raw vocal power and introspective songwriting. Originating from Nashville, her music delves into themes of personal growth, resilience, and self-discovery. Drawing influence from both country music and hip-hop, Jessie Murph crafts melodies that are both haunting and anthemic, creating a visceral connection with her audience. With each release, she solidifies her place as a compelling storyteller and an artist to watch in the music landscape.

#4 Karkwa
When and Where They’re Playing:
Tuesday, July 9th at the Bell Stage
Similar Artists: Louis-Jean Cormier, Fred Fortin, Philippe Brach.
Listen: “Oublie Pas” “Parfaite À L’Écran” “Marie Tu Pleures”

Karkwa is a critically acclaimed indie rock band hailing from Quebec, Canada, known for their atmospheric soundscapes and poetic lyrics. Formed in 1998, the band has cultivated a loyal following with their innovative blend of rock, folk, and experimental elements. Their albums, including “Les Tremblements s’immobilisent” and “Les Chemins de verre,” have received widespread praise for their emotive depth and musical intricacy. Karkwa’s ability to seamlessly merge intricate instrumentals with introspective storytelling has cemented their reputation as pioneers in the Canadian music scene.

#5 Post Malone
When and Where They’re Playing: Friday, July 12th at the Bell Stage
Similar Artists: Khalid, Logic, Mac Miller.
Listen: “I Fall Apart” “Pour Me A Drink” “Sunflower”

Post Malone is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter known for his genre-blurring music that spans hip-hop, R&B, and rock influences. Rising to prominence with his 2015 debut single “White Iverson,” he has since become a global phenomenon with multiple chart-topping hits. His distinctive vocal style, characterized by melodic hooks and introspective lyrics, has resonated with a wide audience, making him one of the most streamed artists in the world. Beyond music, Post Malone’s eclectic fashion sense and laid-back demeanor have solidified his status as a cultural icon and boundary-pushing artist in contemporary music.

It’s sure to be a jam packed weekend full of fun at the Quebec Summer Festival. Check out their website for more information on the festival.

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