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Louis Bellavance

Programming Director,
Festival D’ete de Quebec
Quebec City, QC, Canada
Louis has been working in the music industry for over fifteen years and joined the Festival d’été de Québec in 2011 as artistic director. The festival is one of the largest in North America with an artist budget of more than 10 million dollars. This prestigious multi stage festival has an average daily attendance of nearly 100 000 people and welcomes all music genres from around the world. Recent headliners include The Rolling Stones, The Foo Fighters, Billy Joel, Keith Urban, Metallica, Lady Gaga, The Black Keys, Tiësto and Bruno Mars among others. Louis also overview the programming of large scale special events presented on Quebec City’s famous historical site - Les Plaines d’Abraham. AC/DC, Paul McCartney and Roger Waters all performed on such events recently.

From a very young age, Louis was passionate about music and songwriting. He ended up working in the industry when he first got hired by a small Jazz festival in Rimouski, his hometown. He then moved to Montreal in order to work for some of the greatest music festivals in Canada, including the Montreal Jazz Fest. Previous to joining Le Festival d’été de Québec, Louis worked at Evenko, promoter of Osheaga Festival and the Bell Center.