Festivals

Osheaga Music and Arts Festival Celebrates its 10th Year in Montreal



July 28th, 2015

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osheaga 2015 lineup
Each summer, in the slew of festivals that overtake North America, Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, one of Canada’s biggest celebrations, stands out among them all. Named after the original name for Montreal (which means ‘shaking hands’ from the Mohawk language), Osheaga, an all-ages, all-genres festival, is held annually at Parc Jean-Drapeau. This year, on July 31, August 1, and August 2, the festival highlights the best of indie, folk, hip-hop, and electronic music across five stages lining the shore on the Saint Laurent river.
This year is Osheaga’s 10th consecutive year, promising a bigger party than ever before. Having drawn 135,000 attendees last year, this year is leading up to be the biggest Osheaga yet, with a series of concerts across Montreal in the forthcoming weeks promoting the event and plenty of opportunities for music fans to join the fun. Osheaga is not just about music, though: the festival highlights art in all its forms, spotlighting designers, collaborative artists, animators, street artists, and videographers.

osheaga 2015 stages

While Osheaga boasts a multi-genre experience, it does so in a way that is hearty in each of its respective genres. That means electronic fans have plenty of options, with low-key acts like Chet Faker, MS MR and Art Department mixing in with exuberant players like Kygo, Cashmere Cat, and RL Grime. With a lineup ranging from experimental house to industrial/techno to hip hop and trap, Osheaga runs the gamut, ensuring a welcoming environment for electro-heads with plenty of outside acts for everyone to enjoy.
Both GA passes and Gold Passes are now sold out. Platinum passes are also sold out, but should be considered for future years, as they offer access to the VIP festival lounge backstage, which includes more exclusive food and beverage stands, VIP bathrooms, giant screen with live performances, charging stations, DJ afterparty tickets and shuttles to afterparties in town, dedicated stage front viewing areas at the Mountain, River and Green stages, and Fast Lane festival entry. AirMiles members can also cash in rewards for 3-Day GA Passes. Additional options, including direct buses and trains and accommodations at local hotels, are offered for all Osheaga-goers. Children under 10 are admitted free of charge.

 

 

A Tribe Called Red
Action Bronson
alt-J
Alvvays
Anamanaguchi
Angus & Julia Stone
Ariane Moffatt
Arkells
Art Department
Bahamas
Banks
Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Bernhari
Bishop Nehru
Bob Moses
Brand New
Brodinski
Broods
Caribou
Cashmere Cat
Catfish and the Bottlemen
Charli XCX
Chet Faker
Christine And The Queens
Coasts
Cordelia & The Buffalo
CRi
Daphni
Das Mörtal
Desaparecidos
DMA’s
Dusky
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros
EZ3kiel
Father John Misty
First Aid Kit
FKA Twigs
FlicFlac
Florence + the Machine
Future Islands
G-Eazy
Gary Clark Jr
George Ezra
Glass Animals
Goldroom
Grace Potter
GTA
Guster
Hermitude
Hot Chip
Hudson Mohawke
Interpol
Iron & Wine with Ben Bridwell
James Bay
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas
John Jacob Magistery

Kendrick Lamar
Klangkarussell
Klô Pelgag
Kygo
Leikeli47
Leisure Cruise
Lion Babe
Marina and The Diamonds
Milk & Bone
Milky Chance
MS MR
N’TO
Nas
Nothing
Of Monsters and Men
Oliver Heldens
Patrick Watson
Peking Duk
Philip Selway
Pierre Kwenders
PONI
Raury
RL Grime
Robin Schulz
Run The Jewels
Ryn Weaver
San Fermin
Sango
Schoolboy Q
Seoul
Shakey Graves
Skylar Spence
Slow Magic
St. Vincent
Stars & Friends
Strand of Oaks
Sylvan Esso
SZA
The Avett Brothers
The Black Keys
The Decemberists
The Franklin Electric
The Kills
The OBGMs
The Rural Alberta Advantage
The Thurston Moore Band
The War on Drugs
Thylacine
Toro y Moi
Tove Lo
Twenty One Pilots
Tyler, The Creator
Viet Cong
Weezer
What So Not
X Ambassadors
Young Fathers
Young the Giant
Zhu

 

 

 



With a love of dance music stemming from countless years of dance lessons and bass-thumping car rides with her music-obsessed father, Sarah Ribeiro is a Hartford-raised music addict who moved to Boston in the pursuit of a supportive and open nightlife scene. A passion for learning and a willingness to grow has pulled her out of her trancehead sphere and exposed her to a crazy variety of music and introduced her to some of the most amazing people (and events) Boston has to offer. A writer and social mediac, her main interests are music, literature, technology, art, and her first love: the city of Boston.