Osheaga

© Patrick Beaudry - Osheaga, Music and Arts Festival© Patrick Beaudry - Osheaga, Music and Arts Festival© Nick Léger - Osheaga, Music and Arts Festival / Construct and Harmsworth
© Élodie Desrochers - Osheaga, Music and Arts Festival / Dum Dum Girls© Tim Snow - Osheaga, Music and Arts Festival© Patrick Beaudry - Osheaga, Music and Arts Festival
 
© Patrick Beaudry - Osheaga, Music and Arts Festival

May 24, 2013 — Since its creation in 2006, the huge Osheaga music and art festival has built itself an enviable international reputation. From its very first edition, this three-day extravaganza has drawn massive crowds of music lovers year after year. In 2013, first up is none other than Beck, one of the key figures of 1990s and 2000s alternative music. The following stellar artists have also been added : Frank Ocean, C2C, Stars, Bonobo (DJ Set) and Tricky.


This unmissable event for any music lover has taken place in early August in Parc Jean-Drapeau, on Île Sainte-Hélène. The crowd has been getting larger and more diverse every year; the 2011 edition, headlined by Eminem, drew nearly 81,000 festival-goers. All the more exposure for the nearly 100 groups from Montréal and across Canada who play here.

In the weeks leading up to the main festival, Osheaga also presents concerts and art shows, among them Music on Paper, bringing together designers, illustrators, and graphic artists selling a wide range of posters and screen prints at affordable prices.

All in all, there’s plenty to experience.