Frequently asked questions
Can I buy general admission passes for the Festival?
General admission passes for next year's edition are sold out.
Passes can only be purchased directly on our official website. BEWARE OF RESALE SITES!
The FEQ is not responsible for purchases made on other websites.
Are there day passes on sale?
No. The FEQ concept is one pass that is good for all shows in general admission.
The only option to buy a ticket for one night is in Le Jardin zone.
Is my place guaranteed at all shows in general admission?
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 access to all shows on Bell stage of plains of Abraham. This privilege does not apply to other sites.
Are there VIP passes on sale?
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.
When is the next FEQ edition?
The Festival d'été de Québec 2023 will take place from July 6 to 16, 2023.
When will the 2023 FEQ lineup be announced?
Where are the outdoors stages located?
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).
Are there sections for persons with limited mobility?
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 to move easily within the crowd (you may be asked for a certificate).
Note that both the mobility-impaired spectator and accompanying companion must have passes.
Including mobility-impaired individuals and their companion :
- Bell Stage - Plains of Abraham : 200 places
- Loto-Québec and SiriusXM Stages - Parc de la Francophonie : 20 places
- Hydro-Québec Stage - Place de l'Assemblée-Nationale : 12 places
You must first purchase a pass in general admission during the Desjardins presale or the general public sale. Sale dates will be announced soon.
Second, you can reserve a spot in the mobility-impaired zone for the shows of your choice. Reservations are made by phone only, in the weeks following the lineup unveiling. Sale dates will be announced soon.
In the interest of fairness, the first wave of bookings will take place on a weekend and the second wave will take place on a weekday. Since 2019, there is an alternation every year in order to favour everyone.
EVENING OF THE SHOW
Come with your accompanying individual to the entrance to the site before 8: 30 p.m. If you arrive later, your reservation will be cancelled. If some places are still available, these would be assigned on a first come, first served basis.
Accompanying individuals must arrive at the same time as spectators who have special needs.
Can children come to 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.
For security reasons, the pass will be MANDATORY FOR ALL on July 16 on the Plains of Abraham and on July 9 & 12 at Parc de la Francophonie. All children, regardless of age, will be required to wear the wristband and be accompanied by an adult. Strollers will also be prohibited on sites for the same dates.
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.
For the safety and wellbeing of all festivalgoers, the Festival recommends that parents with small children exercise judgment 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.
How can I get to the FEQ?
There are different possibilities for you to come to the Festival. Check our page!
Do the shows still go on if it rains?
Yes. A show could only be cancelled during a thunderstorm or if the safety of the people onsite is in danger. Ponchos are sold for $5 at the bars and checkrooms.