Neil Youngs only concert confirmed so far for 2018 will be on the Plains of Abraham in Quebec City, on July 6.
Singers Neil Young, Beck, Lorde at Quebecs summer music festival
The Festival dété de Québec unveiled its lineup for its 51st edition, which runs from July 5 to the 15.
Neil Young, Beck, Lorde at Quebecs summer festival
The Canadian rock n roll icon will be on the biggest stage of the festival, which can welcome up to 80,000 spectators.
“Its the only place youll see him,” said the festivals director of programming, Louis Bellavance.
The Weeknd, Lorde, Future, Beck, Avenged Sevenfold and Dave Matthews Band are also set to perform.
He said despite the presence of several well-established artists, such as Cindy Lauper and Jethro Tull, the 2018 edition is focused on todays top acts.
The iconic Neil Young will perform his only Canadian date this summer at the festival, plus Lorde will kick off her upcoming tour and legend Cyndi Lauper will please the crowd.
Festival Dété de Québec Unleashes Star-Powered Lineup
After being rained out and forced to cancel their show in 2015 after performing only a few songs, Foo Fighters will be back on July 9.
The Foo Fighters Dave Grohl, pictured here with a broken leg at Washingtons RFK Stadium in 2015, was in Quebec City that year. The band was forced to cancel the show after a few songs because of a torrential downpour. (Nick Wass/Invision/AP)
Quebec artists include Patrice Michaud, Galaxie, Klõ Pelgag and Charlotte Cardin.
20,000 passes were sold on Tuesday in a pre-sale available only to Desjardins members.
General passes, which cost $100, go on sale on Thursday at noon, at the same time as the VIP sections.
The festival has announced changes to these zones after being criticized last year for taking away space from music lovers who had lined up for hours to see their favourite artists.
The VIP section in front of the main stage has been pushed back this year to allow more room for the general admission ticket holders.
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Lorde performs “Homemade Dynamite” at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. on Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. (Matt Sayles/Invision)
Folk rock legend Neil Young, alternative rock icon Beck and young pop prodigy Lorde will be among headliners at Quebec Citys sprawling summer music festival, organizers announced Wednesday.
The festival, in its 51st year, follows an unusual model for a North American music event with low-cost passes for 11 days of music at venues across the historic city.
Toronto R&B sensation The Weeknd will open the festival on July 5 followed the next day by Young, who is making his sole scheduled appearance of 2018 in his native Canada.
Other acts will include electronic music sensations The Chainsmokers, dreamy French electro-pop band Phoenix, pop chart-topper Shawn Mendes, rock crowd-pleasers Foo Fighters and veteran acts Cyndi Lauper and Jethro Tull.
The Quebec festival also showcases French-language music with the lineup to include Jane Birkin, who will bring her orchestral renditions of the music of her late partner Serge Gainsbourg.
The music closes on July 15 with the philosophical country singer Sturgill Simpson and jam-rock favorites Dave Matthews Band.
Unlike major commercial music events which strictly check ticket purchases, the publicly supported festival encourages fans to share passes which cost as little as Can$100 ($78 US) for all 11 days.
The Festival dete de Quebec, as it is known in French, makes up for its inexpensive tickets with its vast size of 100,000 capacity at the main stage, the scene of the 1759 battle in which British forces decisively defeated France.
In this May 18, 2016, file photo, Neil Young poses for a portrait in Calabasas, Calif. (Rich Fury/Invision/AP)