FEQ 2018 opens with big name stars, new features

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Photo: Renaud Philippe, provided by FEQ

In 2015, David Grohl, seated on his special “throne,” and the Foo Fighters were forced to end their performance after only 20 minutes when a violent thunderstorm and a deluge descended on the Plains of Abraham. Let’s hope the rain on the Plains doesn’t drown them out when they return to the Bell Stage on July 9.

With a lineup that includes a rare appearance by Canadian rock legend Neil Young, the much-anticipated return of the Foo Fighters and young sensations Lorde, Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd, the 2018 edition of Quebec’s massive 11-day Festival d’Été (FEQ) aims to meet the annual and increasingly difficult challenge of outdoing itself.