Levis | Music festival: 5 artists to see at the Festivent

It’s up to the Festivent to return to its traditional formula, after two years disrupted by the pandemic. The group Young The Giant opened the dance this Wednesday night, Cage The Elephant, Marie-Mai and The Strumbellas are still in order and, on Sunday, everything indicates for the moment that singer Karl Tremblay’s chemotherapy treatments will not prevent the Cowboys Fringants take the stage to conclude the event. Who else could catch your eye? Here is a selection of five artists to see in the coming days in Lévis.

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jake clemons

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Your resume is prestigious. For the past ten years he has been the resident saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, filling the position vacated when his uncle, Clarence Clemons, died. He has also been seen alongside Eddie Vedder and Roger Waters, among others. He comes to introduce us to his solo project.

► August 4, 8 p.m., Stage Loto-Québec


At home on the south coast of Quebec, these Quebecois rap pioneers, whose recorded return after fifteen years of absence resonated strongly in 2020, will join the popular Souldia for an evening of hip-hop that is likely to thrill. .

► August 5, 9:45 p.m., Hydro-Québec Stage

Sophia Bel

Photo courtesy of Will Arcand

Pop punk is back in the musical taste of the moment and Sophia Bel, an artist from Montreal originally from the United States, is one of the local champions of this return to the style that made Simple Plan and Avril Lavigne famous.

► August 5, 7 p.m., Stage Loto-Québec


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If ever the Cowboys Fringants were forced to lose, the Acadian quintet would undoubtedly become the closing night headliner. It wouldn’t be the default. His festive tunes are irresistible and his popularity has skyrocketed, as evidenced by the numerous sold-out concerts on his schedule.

► August 7, 7:45 p.m., Loto-Québec Stage

Sarah Dufour

File Photo, Stevens LeBlanc

Like the group Salebarbes, which she will precede on stage in Lévis, this bubbly and proud representative of Lac-Saint-Jean sees her group of admirers grow day by day thanks to her country-folk melodies.

► August 7, 7 p.m., Stage Loto-Québec

Loto-Quebec Fireworks


Photo archives, Chantal Poirier

Algonquian rapper Samian will perform just before a special presentation of Grands Feux Loto-Québec dedicated to indigenous peoples, on Sunday, at Quai Paquet in Lévis.

First Nations storytellers, dancers and DJs will also be working at Place des Canotiers on the Quebec side and Quai Paquet on the south shore during this special Grands Feux event. Star Samian will take the stage at 8:45 p.m.

The pyrotechnic show, which will begin at 10 pm, will be marked by a soundtrack created in a Mani-Utenam studio, in collaboration with Florent Vollant.

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