Neil Young, Beck, Dave Matthews Band Lead Stacked 2018 Festival D’été de Québec Lineup

first_imgToday, Festival D’été de Québec (Quebec City Summer Festival in English), announced the packed artist roster for their 2018 event. This year’s diverse crop of headliners is led by Canadian hero Neil Young, whose set is being billed as his only performance in his native country this year. Other headliners include Beck, Dave Matthews Band, Foo Fighters, Sturgill Simpson, John Butler Trio, Jethro Tull, The Weeknd, Jane Birkin, The Chainsmokers, Lorde, Shawn Mendes, Cyndi Lauper, Avenged Sevenfold, Future, and more.Other Quebec City Summer Festival performers scheduled throughout the event include St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Con Brio, Busta Rhymes Bella’s Bartok, Bonobo (Live), Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, The Soul Rebels, The War On Drugs, Greta Van Fleet, Car Seat Headrest, Québec Redneck Bluegrass Project, Tory Lanez, Gorgon City, The Funk Hunters, Phoenix, Femi Kuti & The Positive Force, Busty And The Bass, Brockhampton, Sum 41, and many more.The Festival D’été de Québec, hosted annually in Quebec City since 1968, is set to take place from July 5th-15th at 10+ outdoor and indoor venues throughout the city, with the main stage located at the historic Plains of Abraham in The Battlefields Park.According to a release from the event, Festival D’été de Québec promises “1,000 emerging and established artists and more than 250 performances.” The event has also made an effort to continue improving the fan experience with several new improvements, including expanding their front-of-stage audience zones by 1,500 seats, adding several new viewing screens, and beefing up the sound on their outdoor stages.Festival D’été de Québec’s 11-day festival pass, which grants access to all of the performances throughout the duration of the event, goes on sale March 8th. Despite the extensive lineup over the course of a week and a half, the pass costs just $80 U.S./$100 Canadian for the first tier, which lasts until Jun 6th. For more information, head to the festival’s website.[H/T Pollstar]last_img read more

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Butland extends Derby loan deal

first_img Butland has made five appearances for Derby, keeping two clean sheets and helping the side to three wins along the way. Derby have extended the loan spell of Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland. Butland’s initial stay with the Sky Bet Championship club was due to expire this week, but the England Under-21 international will now remain at the iPro Stadium for another seven days while Rams number one Lee Grant completes his recovery from an ankle injury. The 21-year-old was brought in as cover for Grant after he was injured against Reading in October. Grant has missed six matches and it is still unclear whether he will be fit for Saturday’s league trip to Watford. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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India exploring ‘all possible options’ for 2020 IPL

first_imgINDIAN cricket chiefs are sticking with plans to salvage the IPL this year even if it means playing in empty stadiums, says the country’s board president, Sourav Ganguly.The world’s richest Twenty20 tournament is heading for the first wipe-out of its 12-year history after being repeatedly postponed because of the coronavirus.Despite the worsening epidemic caseload in India, Ganguly – president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) – said in an email to state associations that every effort was being made to hold the Indian Premier League in some form.“The BCCI is working on all possible options to ensure that we are able to stage the IPL this year, even if it means playing the tournament in empty stadiums,” Ganguly wrote in a letter seen by AFP.“The fans, franchisees, players, broadcasters, sponsors and all other stakeholders are keenly looking forward to the possibility of IPL being hosted this year.”Players from India and abroad “have also shown their keenness on being a part of this year’s IPL”, he added.“We are optimistic and the BCCI will shortly decide on the future course of action on this.”The BCCI’s planning has been hit by the ICC on Wednesday deferring a decision on the fate of the T20 World Cup, originally scheduled for Australia in October.If the T20 showpiece does go ahead, there would be little room in the schedule for even a shortened IPL.BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal told AFP the board would suffer losses of more than half a billion dollars if the IPL season is scrapped.The league is a huge revenue-earner for BCCI and estimated to generate more than $11 billion for the Indian economy. (AFP)last_img read more

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