Montreal's Osheaga Festival Announces Full Line-Up
Vampire Weekend, Lewis Capaldi, Leon Bridges, French Montana, Bon Iver, Brockhampton, Lauv and Charli XCX are just some of the acts joining Foo Fighters, Lizzo and Kendrick Lamar at the 15th edition of the Osheaga Music & Arts Festival in Montreal.
The announcement of the full line-up came Monday afternoon – a little less than a day earlier than scheduled – after official Osheaga posters started popping up on Montreal’s transit system and were quickly photographed and shared on social media.
Only hours earlier, Osheaga sponsor Bell Alt TV exclusively revealed the three headline acts.
“We went for some acts that we’ve had before and then tried to get some stuff that we never had before,” Osheaga founder Nick Farkas told iHeartRadio.
This year’s festival, which runs July 31 to Aug. 2, includes current chart-toppers like Tones and I, throwback bands like Third Eye Blind, and an impressive selection of homegrown acts – including Jully Talk, Jessie Reyez, Partynextdoor, and Caribou.
“We’ve wanted to have diversity,” said Farkas. “From the beginning we never wanted to be pigeon-holed as to we were just doing indie rock or we were just doing hip hop. We really wanted to be a festival for everyone where people can discover music that they’ve never heard of.”
Osheaga is presented by Bell Alt TV, part of the same parent company as this website.
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