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Festival d'été de Québec unveils lineup: Selena Gomez, Brad Paisley, Fetty Wap, Sheryl Crow

Organizers of the Quebec City summer music festival unveiled on Tuesday an eclectic bill bursting with big international names - despite the low Canadian dollar.

Duran Duran, Rammstein, Alessia Cara, Coeur de Pirate also on diverse bill

Actress and singer Selena Gomez is one of the headliners set for this year's Festival d'été de Québec, which typically draws tens of thousands of people to concerts on the Plains of Abraham and around Quebec City every summer. (Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Selena Gomez, Brad Paisley, Fetty Wap, Bryan Ferry, Sheryl Crow and The Lumineers are among the major acts heading to Quebec City this summer for the annual Festival d'été de Québec.

Organizers of the Quebec City summer music festival unveiled on Tuesday an eclectic bill bursting with big names from a diverse range of genres, from 80s and 90s favourites to some of today's chart-toppers.

American rapper Fetty Wap is one of the young stars on the eclectic, diverse bill. (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The annual 11-day event typically attracts tens of thousands of people to the Plains of Abraham.

"We're proud to announce a lineup featuring more musical styles than ever before: rock, pop, adult contemporary, metal, country, indie, Americana, folk, hip-hop and electro," program director Louis Bellavance said in a statement.

"I would say that this is the strongest program we've given our fans in years." 

Country star Brad Paisley is among the top acts set to play the fest. (Al Wagner/Associated Press)

Among one of Canada's prominent events of the summer season, the festival is known for offering major names, along with local favourites.

Past performers have included the Roling Stones, Elton John, Arcade Fire, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga and Stevie Wonder.

This year's strong slate stands out in particular because the low Canadian dollar has dramatically affected many music festivals across the country, forcing organizers to cut back on A-list acts and international names and focus on Canadian artists or, in some cases, to cancel this summer's editions. 

The Red Hot Chili Peppers were previously announced as performers. (Kathy Willens/File/Associated Press)

Other notable acts on the list include:

  • Ice Cube.
  • City and Colour.
  • Duran Duran.
  • Rammstein.
  • Brandi Carlile.
  • Alessia Cara.
  • Coeur de Pirate.
  • Flo Rida.
  • George Thorogood & The Destroyers.
  • Radio Radio.
  • Socalled.
  • The Strumbellas.
  • Charlie Musselwhite Band.
  • The Decemberists.
Sting was one of the early headliners announced by festival organizers. (Christopher Polk/Getty)

Sting, Peter Gabriel and the Red Hot Chili Peppers were previously announced for the festival, which takes place at numerous indoor and outdoor venues, from the historic Plains of Abraham to small, intimate clubs.

Altogether, close to 300 acts are lined up for the fest, including:
  • Bahari.
  • Fred Pellerin.
  • Gojira.
  • Julien Clerc.
  • Kaskade.
  • Neil Finn of Crowded House.
  • Rae Sremmurd. 
  • Archer.
  • DJ Champion.
  • Éric Lapointe.
  • Foreign Diplomats.
  • Half Moon Run.
  • Jesse Mac Cormack.
  • Karim Ouellet.
  • King Abid.
  • Laurence Nerbonne.
  • Les Respectables.
  • Louis-Jean Cormier.
  • Mac Miller.
  • Peter Bjorn & John.
  • Prieur & Landry.
  • Steve Hill.
  • The Cult.
  • The London Souls.
  • Tire Le Coyote.
  • Valérie Lahaie.
  • Whisky Legs.
  • X Ambassadors.
  • Bko Quintet.
  • Bears of Legend.
  • Caroline Savoie.
  • Danakil.
  • Dumas.
  • Emma Donovan and the PutBacks.
  • Fanfare Ciocarlia.
  • Ginkgoa.
  • Helsinki Cotonou Ensemble.
  • Heymoonshaker.
  • Inna Modja.
  • Les Hôtesses d'Hilaire.
  • Jah & I.
  • Orlando Julius and The Afrosoundz.
  • Phillippe Brach.
  • Pierre Flynn.
  • Pierre Kwenders.
  • Protoje.
  • Rachid Taha.
  • Vaudou Game.
  • Yael Naim.
  • Impérial Bell.
  • Brian Fallon.
  • Brown.
  • Debauche.
  • Érik Truffaz.
  • Freak Heat Waves.
  • Jay-Jay Johanson.
  • Keys N Krates.
  • Koriass.
  • Le Matos.
  • Marie-Pierre Arthur.
  • Millimetrik.
  • Mononc' Serge et Pépé.
  • Rednext Level.
  • Rosie Valland.
  • Safia Nolin.
  • Steel Panther.
  • Steve Hill.
  • Tal Wilkenfeld.
  • The Tallest Man on Earth.
  • Unknown Mortal Orchestra.
  • We Are Wolves.

Passes go on sale Wednesday at 12 p.m. ET

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