Frequently Asked Questions

Passes for next year's edition will go on sale next winter!

    BEWARE OF RESALE SITES!

    The Festival is not liable for purchases on other sites than that of the Festival. 

    No. The FEQ concept is one pass that is good for all shows in general admission.

    An activated wristband can be replaced if lost or stolen (certain conditions may apply) and most of our contests are reserved for pass holders that have activated their wristband.

    No, VIP passes are not on sale. Only Gold and Silver Front-Stage Zones cards and Bell Signature Zone cards and le Jardin are available to the public.

    Yes, you can. The pass is not personal so you can share it with friends and family.   

    Yes, the FEQ Store is back this year with a new product line. You can get our items via our website at www.boutiquefeq.ca, and in person during the Festival.

    Children from 0 to 10 years of age accompanied by an adult don't need passes for general admission, limited to 2 children per adult.    

    Access cards are mandatory for admission to the Gold and Silver Front-Stage Zones, Bell Signature Zone and VIP section for all spectators, regardless of age.  

    Every weekend during the Festival, you can attend Série Jeunesse presented by Le Lait at Place de l’Assemblée-Nationale. There will be shows and activities to entertain everyone! Come enjoy our youth program!

    For the safety and wellbeing of all festivalgoers, the Festival recommends that parents with small children exercise judgement concerning the kind of show presented and the density of the crowd expected on the site before deciding to bring their children. To make it easier for families with strollers to enter the Plains of Abraham, they are asked to use the paved area leading up the hill near the Citadel.  

    The parents who come with children should bring HEARING PROTECTION and especially not go towards the MOSH PITS in front of the stage.  

    For security considerations, the FEQ could decide for specific shows to require passes regardless of the age, and/or limit access of one child per adult, and/or ban strollers. To find out if this rule applies to the show you want to attend, consult the artist's page.


    Yes, the Festival has reserved sections accessible to any individual who is mobility-impaired, whether permanently or temporarily (limb in cast or mobility-impairing injury), and who must use a manual or electric wheelchair, three- or four-wheel scooter, white cane, crutches, walker, guide or service dog (you may be asked for a certificate).

    Note that both the mobility-impaired spectator and accompanying companion must have passes.

    Go to the Service for mobility-impaired page for reservation procedures.

    No. The capacity of our sites ranges between 7 500 people and 90 000, this is why the FEQ cannot guarantee acces to all shows. It is advised to come early to the shows you want to see.  

    To ensure safety on all sites, the FEIQ keeps the right to take appropriate decision, such as limit access on sites.   

    Bell signature Zone, le Jardin, Gold and Silver Front-Stage Zone owners, have a guaranteed acces to all shows on Bell stage of plains of Abraham. This privilege does not apply to other sites.   

    There are different possibilities for you to come to the Festival. Check our page!

    It is allowed to smoke cigarettes and vape on outdoor sites. Except on terraces, such as FEQ Terrace, Bell Signature Zone, corporates boxes, reduced mobility zone and le Jardin.    

    It is prohibited to smoke cannabis on sites. If a festivalgoer is caught with drugs, it will be seized by the SQ. Despite the legislation, the city of Québec does not allow to smoke drugs in public places, this is why we cannot countered these prohibitions.

    No, but seat pad with a back without rigid frame are however accepted on all our outdoor sites.

    No. Every animal is forbidden on sites, except for service dogs. A certificate can be requested.

    In 2022, the FEQ shows were presented on four outdoor stages:

    • Bell Stage on the Plains of Abraham.
    • Loto-Québec Stage at parc de la Francophonie (side-to-side stages).
    • Sirius XM Stage at parc de la Francophonie (side-to-side stages).
    • Hydro-Québec Stage, place de l'Assemblée-Nationale (free access).

    Yes. There are several portable toilets at all the sites.

    Supply points are accessible on the Plains of Abraham and at parc de la Francophonie. 

    Yes. There are four checkrooms where you can leave any items not allowed on the sites.

    • Entrance to the Bell Stage on the Plains of Abraham (Cross of Sacrifice)
    • Entrance to the Bell Stage on the Plains of Abraham (Cap Blanc)
    • Parc de la Francophonie (on Grande Allée)
    • Inside the Manège militaire

    Fee: $5 per person. Cash only.

    Prohibited items: all items not allowed on site can be left in the checkroom with the exception of weapons, alcohol, drugs and drug-related items, animals, fireworks and firecrackers.

    Yes. There are three Desjardins ATMs on the Plains of Abraham site. Several ATMs are also located near the Festival sites. Cash only is accepted at concession stands on all sites, at open-sky mobile bars at the Bell Stage and with mobile vendors.

    There will be kiosks installed on the Plains of Abraham in general admission and at Parc de la Francophonie.  

    Yes. A show could ONLY be cancelled during a thunderstorm or if the safety of the people on site is in danger. Ponchos are sold for $5 at the bars and checkrooms.

    • July 6 to 16, 2023
    • July 4 to 14, 2024
    • July 3 to 13, 2025