Five bands to see at Festival d’été de Québec this weekend

Québec City’s 11-day long Festival d’été de Québec has been in full swing since July 5 and will be wrapping up this weekend. Here’s a list of our top 5 artists to see before the festival closes July 15.

Milk & Bone

If you haven’t heard Milk & Bone’s latest album Deception Bay then you’re certainly missing out. The album is packed with lush instrumentation and delicate vocals, focusing on music dealing with heartbreak and intimacy. The electro-pop duo craft stunning melodies that wash over the listener, bringing both a sense of melancholy and calm.

Must listen:

Catch them playing at the Bell Stage Friday, July 13 at 7PM

Lorde

Once again, the festival brings international stars to Québec City and Lorde’s set is sure to be unforgettable. From the soft-spoken nature of “Liability” to the punchy pop hit “Green Light,” Lorde creates intelligent pop music that perfectly captures every emotion you could ever imagine.

Must listen:

Catch her playing at Bell Stage Friday, July 13 at 9:30PM

SATE

Sate’s powerhouse vocals command attention, and you should be giving it to her. The singer blends the best of blues and rock for a soulful, relentless performance. On stage, her presence is electrifying and unapologetically pulls the crowd in. Prepare to get sweaty and sing your heart out.

Must listen:

Catch her playing at Hydro-Québec Stage Saturday, July 14 at 7:30PM

Busty and the Bass

A live set from Busty and the Bass takes you on a whirlwind of an adventure. Their blend of electro-soul-hip-hop makes for an energetic show that’ll get you on your feet and dancing in no time. Bringing skilled musicianship and infectious grooves to the stage, their set will be the best party you’ll ever go to.

Must listen:

Catch them playing at Hydro-Québec Stage Saturday, July 14 at 9:10PM

PUP

PUP have been making a name for themselves in the Canadian punk scene for years with intelligent lyrics and abrasive tunes. Their music is reckless and exciting, packing a punch that could turn any bystander into a punk fan.

Must listen:

Catch them playing at Loto-Québec Stage Sunday, July 15 at 8PM

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