Festivals

Osheaga Festival Strikes Again with a Strong 2016 Lineup



March 21st, 2016

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Canada’s Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts is coming back for its 11th edition, closing out July from the 29th to 31st. One of the country’s most notable festivals, Osheaga takes place in downtown Montreal at the beautiful Parc Jean-Drapeau. This year, Osheaga looks to continue its success with yet another multi-genre billing filled with global megastars of all shapes and sizes. With the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Rey, and Radiohead topping the lineup card, the festival is fleshed out with rock, folk, hip-hop, and electronic acts that are surely raising the eyebrows of festival aficionados on our side of the border.

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Osheaga has been pumping out some of the best lineups, year in and year out, for over a decade; this year reinforces its dominance over other Canadian festivals. Along with the headliners, Osheaga has booked a plethora of solid electronic acts, including Disclosure, Flume, Gramatik, and Boys Noize. On the deeper side of the electronic spectrum, Lane 8 and Rufus Du Sol, who have each had huge years, will get dark while legends Paul Kalkbrennar, Keys N’ Krates and Todd Terje & The Olsens educate the public on how the live act is done. Osheaga is much more than an electronic festival – talent spans multiple genres, and few festivals that can compile a smorgasbord of this caliber.

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Currently, only weekend passes to Osheaga are available. A GA weekend pass is $310CAD for all three days. Gold passes – Osheaga’s version of VIP tickets – allow access to special viewing areas, bathrooms, and bars, and cost $575CAD. The Platinum pass is their highest end option, giving festival goers all the VIP amenities plus express entry into the festival, shuttle access between stages, and access to the platinum lounge – with even more exclusive access. That ticket will cost you about about $925CAD. When you get to Montreal, you’ll need a place to stay. Osheaga has set up a super convenient accommodations page. With a dashboard that lets users click between how many nights they’re staying, how many people are in each room, and if they want kitchen options or parking garages, you can plan your stay to fit your specific needs. Rooms will range from around $280 Canadian to $900 Canadian a night.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers
Lana Del Rey
Radiohead
Disclosure
Death Cab for Cutie
The Lumineers
M83
Haim
Future
Half Moon Run
Grimes
Flume
Beirut
Bastille
Passenger
Walk The Moon
Leon Bridges
The Last Shadow Puppets
Bloc Party
Paul Kalkbrennar
Mac Miller
Coeur De Pirate
The Arcs
Cypress Hill
Silversun Pickups
Foals
Kurt Vile & The Violators
Wolf Parade
The Cat Empire
Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats
Kaytranda
Todd Terje & The Olsens
Daughter

The Barr Brothers
Baauer
Logic
Boys Noize
Elle King
Years & Years
Gramatik
Tory Lanez
July Talk
Jazz Carter
St. Lucia
Oh Wonder
Vince Staples
MO
Dragonette
Lapsley
Melanie Martinez
Skepta
Post Malone
Keys N Krates
Aurora
Kaleo
The Paper Kites
Evian Christ
Lane 8
The Strumbellas
The Underachievers
Frightened Rabbit
Snakehips
Jack Garratt
Mura Masa
Goldlink
Boris Brejcha
BORNS
Francis
Rufus Du Sol
Fakear
Colemen Hell

Lucius
Misterwives
The Struts
White Lung
Clasixx
Sonreal
The Wombats
Allie X
Sophie
Hiatus Kaiyote
Jeremy Loops
Hi-lo
Marian Hill
Charlotte Cardin
Little Simz
Banners
Synapson
Nothing but Thieves
The Damn Truth
The Range
Cloves
Night Riots
Dilly Dally
Tennyson
Jahkoy
Foy Vance
Le Matos
Haelos
Feder
Alex G
Busty and the Bass
Foreign Diplomats
Dear Rouge
Caveboy
Elephant Stone
Haute
Israel Nash
Noe



Matt Reynolds is a music enthusiast on a mission to share his musical knowledge with the masses. Born and raised on the hard streets of suburban North Jersey, Matt was diagnosed with an irreversible addiction to electronic music in 2009. Since then, he’s pledged to discover and share his experiences with clubs, festivals, and the world of electronic music. Situated minutes from NYC, Matt has traveled from Massachusetts to Miami and everywhere between chasing music and making memories. When he isn’t writing for MASS EDMC, he’s either reading, writing fiction, or (most likely) booty-shaking on the dance floor.