And much of the programming reflects Québec’s unique cultural landscape. Events such as Les Francofolies de Montréal are mostly all about music from francophone artists.
But Quebeckers are also fans of this summer’s big (English) concert tours.
According to a new Ipsos Reid poll conducted on behalf of Canada.com, if Canadians could see one concert tour this summer, 16% would choose the 60s classic rock of Simon and Garfunkle, while 15% would opt for the big-band crooner-style singing of international sensation Michael Bublé. While the music of yesteryear appears to be the most popular this summer, rounding out the top three is an artist who continues to push the envelope forward in song, style and personality. One in ten (13%) Canadians would most want to see Lady Gaga in action.
Other concert tours that Canadians would most want to see include Sting (6%) and Lilith Fair (4%). Despite the international stardom and craze over teen-singer Justin Bieber from Stratford, ON, just 1% of Canadians (2% of those with kids) say that this is the concert tour they most want to see. Two in ten (21%) have some other concert tour in mind that they most want to see, while one quarter (24%) of Canadians don’t appear to be impressed by any Canadian concert tours, saying that they wouldn’t choose to see any.
There are very few regional differences in the findings and Quebeckers appear to have gone as gaga over Lady Gaga as Canadians in the ROC.