Travel with Val: Quebec summer festival to sizzle with top rock stars' performances
The biggest music festival in Canada takes place this summer in Quebec, and there are festival packages available that offer a pass per reservation. YNN's Valarie D'Elia filed the following report.
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Add some rhythm to the summer vacation by heading north of the border to Canada's most beloved music festival.
For 11 days in July, the ancient walls surrounding Quebec City will reverberate with the music of hundreds of performers for the 45th annual Quebec Summer Festival, taking place on a variety of outdoor and indoor stages.
True to form, the festival is lining up top international stars and legends of rock n' roll along with the best of world music, indie rock and folk.
The very first night of the festival, July 5, debuts with a tribute to the city's francophone flavor, with everything performed in French.
Some of the top acts come from America, with a July 9 appearance by Bon Jovi after an extended absence.
On July 12, the legendary rock band Aerosmith will rock the house, while singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan makes an appearance on July 13.
Thirty hotels in the greater Quebec City area will be offering festival packages that include at least one night's stay and one pass per adult, per reservation. Visit www.infofestival.com
for more information.
From New York city, Quebec City is a roughly eight-hour drive or a flight that takes just over an hour. One can also take an Amtrak train to Montreal, which is about a three-hour drive away.