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Annually in August
Come August, the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival dominates Montréal’s collective conscious for three monumental days of music, visual art, fun and frolic, minutes away from downtown in magnificent Parc Jean-Drapeau.
Osheaga is a multi-day indie music event where big-ticket headliners share the stage with talented up-and-comers. Always with a view to keep things fresh and true to its roots, Canada’s leading music festival strives to appeal to as many different people as possible (hence the killer lineup) and promote eco-friendly practices.
Since its humble – albeit ambitious – beginnings in 2006, Osheaga has evolved form a two-day festival with some 25,000 spectators to a three-day, sold-out monster of an event with audiences hovering around 45,000 daily. It’s not surprising that an event this successful attracts the biggest and brightest names to its stages.
First and foremost, Osheaga is, of course, a music festival, but it’s also a showcase of visual arts, from installations in the Arts Village to the Music on Paper exhibition preceding the main event.
It’s also a place to play – for kids of all ages – with a site-wide playscape including rides, activities, hammocks, and a family-friendly Kid Zone set against the stunning Montréal city skyline.
When it’s time for a bite, YUL EATS Gardens serves up a full range of food and beverages options. Food trucks, pop-ups of fav local restaurants, you name it, you’ll find it here.
Osheaga does it again this year with another exciting lineup: headlining the 2019 event are the likes of Childish Gambino, the Chemical Brothers and Tame Impala. To this, add Logic, Flume, City and Colour, the Lumineers, Interpol, City and Colour, Janelle Monáe, Hozier, and Kaytranada. And that’s just the tip of the Osheaga 2019 iceberg!
Aug 2 to 4, 2019: Sun, Fri, Sat, noon to 11 p.m.
Fees for activity