Osheaga makes a major festival comeback

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

This article was updated on July 19, 2022.

One of the biggest and best outdoor music festivals in Montréal, Osheaga is back in person like never before for its 15th anniversary! The festival returns to its full-scale glory on six stages with headliners Arcade Fire, Future and Dua Lipa alongside dozens more incredible artists from July 29 to 31 at Montréal’s picturesque Parc Jean-Drapeau.

Major names and new discoveries

Osheaga celebrates 15 years of bringing incredible live music and summer festival vibes to the city. This year, experience three monumental days of music from indie artists to hip hop hitmakers to electro producers, alongside all kinds of interactive art, local food trucks, and other joyous festival activities.

Alongside headliners, Arcade Fire, Future and Dua Lipa, see indie stalwarts Yeah Yeah Yeahs, dance to the beat of Norwegian producer Kygo, sing along with Charlie XCX, party with Nigerian artist Burna Boy, rap with Machine Gun Kelly, sway to the sound of Glass Animals, and move from stage to stage to catch your faves (whether that’s Wet Leg, Girl in Red or The Halluci Nation) and discover artists along the way, like Montreal’s own Men I Trust and Pierre Qwenders.

 

Fun & food under the sun

Music may be the star of Osheaga, but the festival offers a galaxy of surprises. Snack throughout the day and night at food trucks, concession stands and catering services, serving up a variety of cuisine, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options - and if you’re a foodie, don’t miss the YUL Gardens, where local chefs create signature dishes.

As you walk through the festival site, stop to experience a world of visual arts and interactive activities that’ll put a smile on your face and maybe even connect you with new friends. And if you’re bringing kids to the festival, Osheaga has a kids zone for play and creativity!

Whether you’re going to Osheaga for one day or all three, soak in the music, the sun and the unparalleled socializing that Osheaga - and Montreal - is known for. Tickets are still available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so if you’ve been on the fence about going to Osheaga, hop off and join the Osheaga party!

Robyn Fadden

Robyn Fadden is a Montréal-based writer and editor who searches out city secrets, new bands, life-changing art and things to do with her perpetually active kid. Robyn has covered major events for HOUR, MUTEK, ARTINFO, CKUT 90.3FM and more.

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