Today, 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]
The Tourist Board of the Istrian County is especially proud to announce that Istria will realize more than 4 million overnight stays for the first time in June. Last year, Istria realized 3 million overnight stays in June, so that this year’s result in June will be almost 37 percent stronger, which in concrete figures means more than a million overnight stays for the month of June alone.With such figures before and after the season they look much better and after many years of systematic work, excellent cooperation between the private and public sector, joint work of all stakeholders in preparing the tourist season and constantly improving the living conditions of our guests, we obviously return the effort. – point out from the Tourist Board of the Istrian CountyIstria thus proves that it is a well-organized and organized tourist destination, and a large role in the whole story is played by the private sector which has designed a very high quality offer with the affected price and invested significantly in raising the quality of accommodation and organizing large TOP events such as: Swatch Beach Volleyball Major Series, Open Air Festival, Beach Polo in Rovinj, Sea Star Festival in Umag, Rise Up Festival in Porec and many others that in the pre- and post-season become a motive for the arrival of many guests and generate quality content in tourist destinations.
Wayne Rooney has leapt to the defence of under-fire Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea. The former Atletico Madrid man has come in for heavy criticism in the past couple of weeks. De Gea was blamed by Gary Neville, among others, for a stoppage-time Tottenham equaliser a fortnight ago, prompting manager Sir Alex Ferguson to hit out at the opinions of “idiots”. But De Gea produced a series of excellent saves at Fulham on Saturday as United eked out a crucial 1-0 win, and Rooney said: “David has made some great saves over the last few weeks. I know he got a little bit of criticism after the Tottenham game but it wasn’t the biggest mistake I’ve ever seen. We’re all behind him. He’s a great player for the future as well.” There are still issues to be addressed about De Gea’s future. Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is believed to be a fan and there have been suggestions the Primera Division champions will attempt to take Spain’s Olympic keeper home in the summer, even if there is a change of manager at the Bernabeu. And the certainty Jack Butland will join Stoke in the summer gives credence to speculation that Asmir Begovic will make the short journey north from the Britannia Stadium to Old Trafford at the same time. Even Ferguson’s post-match admission on Saturday that goalkeeping coach Eric Steele has been urging De Gea to enjoy his time at Old Trafford is an indicator all is not well with a player who cost £18million just 18 months ago. But, for now at least, United are circling the wagons around someone, for good or bad, they will have to rely on for the remainder of the campaign. “People underestimate the reflexes he’s got,” defender Jonny Evans said. “We are used to seeing him do that. His shot-stopping ability is very good and his save from (John Arne) Riise was excellent.” Press Association
Associated Press Delaware St., NC Central meet in MEAC quarters March 11, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDelaware State (6-25, 5-12) vs. No. 1 seed NC Central (17-13, 13-3)Mid-Eastern Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Norfolk Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia; Wednesday, 5 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: Delaware State is set to match up against NC Central in the quarterfinals of the MEAC tournament. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last played each other on Jan. 25, when the Eagles outshot Delaware State 47.1 percent to 27.9 percent and hit 11 more foul shots en route to a 72-45 victory. BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: NC Central’s Jibri Blount has averaged 19.3 points, 9.4 rebounds and 2.2 steals while C.J. Keyser has put up 11 points. For the Hornets, John Crosby has averaged 19.6 points and 5.2 rebounds while Johquin Wiley has put up 10.2 points.CREATING OFFENSE: Crosby has either made or assisted on 42 percent of all Delaware State field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 23 field goals and 12 assists in those games.ASSIST DISTRIBUTION: The Eagles have recently converted baskets via assists more often than the Hornets. NC Central has an assist on 42 of 88 field goals (47.7 percent) across its previous three matchups while Delaware State has assists on 31 of 83 field goals (37.3 percent) during its past three games.STIFLING DEFENSE: NC Central has forced opponents into committing turnovers on 24.6 percent of all possessions this year, the ninth-highest rate among all Division I teams.___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com