By: Elisa FG
As much as our winter blah’s have us feeling otherwise, summer is right around the corner. I find it hard to believe myself, considering I just finished shoveling the walkway. It’s difficult to think of a hot summer day when there’s three feet of snow at your feet but… let’s think about it anyway.
Summer. Say it with me people! It is coming, and so are all our lists of what to do with it. But since it’s only March, you might not be thinking that far ahead, so let me help you out. One word. Osheaga. Montreal’s famous music festival is back this summer and it’s recently announced lineup might have you declaring “ROAD TRIP!”
The three-day festival kicks off July 29th, leaving us with a five-month countdown and much anticipation. Osheaga turns ten this year, and with headliners like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, Lana Del Rey and The Lumineers, it’ll be one for the books.
Other artists include The Strumbellas, Future, Bloc Party, Elle King, Beirut, Cypress Hill, The Cat Empire, Disclosure, M83, Half Moon Run, Mø, Dragonette, HAIM, Grimes, Flume, Bastille, Passenger, Leon Bridges, Mac Miller, The Last Shadow Puppets, Paul Kalkbrenner, The Arcs, Silversun Pickups, Foals, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Wolf Parade, Nathaniel Rateliff &The Night Sweats, Kaytranada, Todd Terje & The Olsens, Daughter, The Barr Brothers, Logic, Boys Noize, Years & Years, Gramatik, July Talk, Tory Lanez, Alex G, Night Riots, White Lung, Dilly Dally, Hi-Lo, Frightened Rabbit, Misterwives, Skepta, Feder, Caveboy, Little Simz, Keys N Krates, Elephant Stone, The Paper Kites and the lineup goes on and on, with way more artists still to come!
Just the thought of soaking up the sun while you and a thousand other people help Anthony Kiedis sing “Under the Bridge,” might be motivation enough to grab your $310 general admission ticket early. Montreal’s biggest festival returns to Parc Jean-Drapeau from July 29th-31st, for more information, accommodations and ticket sales, check out the official Osheaga website. www.osheaga.com And once that’s taken care of all that’s left to ask is “how do we get to Montreal?” and “who’s driving?”
[You wonder how the low loonie is going to affect music festivals in Canada this year. – AC]