Osheaga Music and Arts Festival 2015

Osheaga Music and Arts Festival 2015

July 31, 2015 - August 2, 2015
July 31, 2015 - August 2, 2015


The Osheaga Music and Arts Festival (French: Festival de la musique et des arts Osheaga) is a multi-day indie music festival in Montreal, Quebec, that is held annually at Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Sainte-Hélène every summer. The festival takes place on five stages with various audience capacities. Translated from their French equivalents, they are called "River Stage," "Mountain Stage," "Green Stage," "Trees Stage," and "Zone Picnik Electronik." Each performance area is paired with a sponsor. Band set times fluctuate based on the status of the performer within the festival. Emerging artists play 30-minute sets, and headliners conclude each day with 90-minute plus sets.[2] The 2006 festival attracted a crowd of around 25,000 people. The 2012 festival reached its 40,000 attendance capacity each day.[3]

Artists who played at the Osheaga Festival include Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Sonic Youth, The Flaming Lips, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Dinosaur Jr., k-os, Metric, Damian Marley, G. Love & Special Sauce, Wolf Parade, Bedouin Soundclash, Joseph Arthur, Malajube, Lady Sovereign, Kid Koala, Starsailor, Islands, Amon Tobin, Porter Robinson, Bell Orchestre, Think About Life, Duchess Says, Final Fantasy, The Hidden Cameras, Tokyo Police Club, The Stills, Jake Bugg, Ben Lee, James Chance and the Contortions, Brazilian Girls, Percy Farm, Patrick Watson, We Are Wolves, Mumford & Sons, Beck, The Cure, Imagine Dragons, New Order, Two Door Cinema Club and Land of Talk.

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Schoolboy Q
American rapper
bornOctober 26, 1986
Wiesbaden, Germany
FKA Twigs
Chet Faker
bornJune 23, 1988
Kendrick Lamar
Rapper, songwriter
bornJune 17, 1987
Compton, California, U.S.

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Weezer is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1992, currently consisting of Rivers Cuomo (lead vocals, lead and rhythm guitar), Patrick Wilson (drums), Brian Bell (rhythm and lead guitar, backing vocals, keyboards), and Scott Shriner (bass guitar, backing vocals, keyboards). Weezer has sold 9.2 million albums in the US and over 17 million worldwide.[1]

After signing to Geffen Records in 1993, the band released its debut self-titled album, also known as The Blue Album, in 1994. Backed by successful music videos for the singles "Buddy Holly", "Undone – The Sweater Song" and "Say It Ain't So", The Blue Album became a triple-platinum success and received critical acclaim. Weezer's second album, Pinkerton (1996), featuring a darker, more abrasive sound, was a commercial failure and initially received mixed reviews, but went on to achieve cult status and critical acclaim years later. Both The Blue Album and Pinkerton are now frequently cited among the best albums of the 1990s. Following Pinkerton, bassist Matt Sharp left the band, and Weezer went on hiatus.

In 2001, Weezer returned with another self-titled album, also known as The Green Album, with new bassist Mikey Welsh. Promoted by singles "Hash Pipe" and "Island in the Sun", The Green Album was a commercial success and received mostly positive reviews. After the album's release, Welsh left the band and was replaced by current bassist Scott Shriner. Weezer's fourth album, Maladroit, was released in May 2002 to mostly positive reviews, but did not match the sales of The Green Album.

Weezer's fifth album, Make Believe, was released in May 2005; despite mixed reviews, its single "Beverly Hills" became Weezer's first single to top the US Modern Rock Tracks chart and the first to reach the top ten on the Billboard Hot 100. In June 2008, Weezer's third self-titled album, also known as The Red Album, featuring "TR-808s, synths, Southern rap, and baroque counterpoint", was released to mixed reviews.[2] Its lead single, "Pork and Beans", became the band's third song to top the Modern Rock Tracks chart, backed by a successful YouTube music video.

Weezer's seventh album Raditude (2009) and eighth album Hurley (2010), featuring more "modern pop production"[3] and songs co-written with other artists, achieved further mixed reviews and moderate sales. The band's ninth and tenth albums, Everything Will Be Alright in the End (2014) and the self-titled album also known as The White Album (2016), returned to a guitar-driven rock style and achieved more positive reviews.


Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper from Compton, California. Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the moniker K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with Carson-based independent record label Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE). Lamar began to gain major recognition in 2010 after his first retail release, Overly Dedicated. The following year, he released the independent album Section.80, which included Lamar's debut single, "HiiiPoWeR". By that time, he had collaborated with several prominent artists in the hip hop industry, including The Game, Snoop Dogg, and Busta Rhymes.

Lamar secured a recording contract with Aftermath and Interscope Records in 2012. His major-label debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, was released in October 2012 to critical success. The record contained the top 40 singles "Swimming Pools (Drank)", "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe", and "Poetic Justice", and debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart; it was later certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Preceded by the Grammy Award-winning single "i", Lamar released his third studio album To Pimp a Butterfly in 2015 to universal acclaim. The album drew on free jazz, funk, soul, and spoken word, and debuted atop the charts in the U.S. and the UK. In 2016, Lamar released untitled unmastered., a collection of unreleased demos that originated during the recording sessions for Butterfly.

Lamar has received wide acclaim and a number of accolades over the course of his career, including seven Grammy Awards. In early 2013, MTV named Lamar the No. 1 "Hottest MC in the Game" on their annual list.[1] Time named him one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2016.[2] Aside from his solo career, Lamar is also known as a member of the West Coast hip hop supergroup Black Hippy, alongside his TDE labelmates and fellow South Los Angeles-based rappers Ab-Soul, Jay Rock and Schoolboy Q.[3]


Florence and the Machine (styled as Florence + The Machine)[8] are an English indie rock band that formed in London in 2007, consisting of lead singer Florence Welch, keyboardist Isabella Summers, and a collaboration of other artists. The band's music received praise across the media, especially from the BBC, which played a large part in their rise to prominence by promoting Florence and the Machine as part of BBC Introducing. At the 2009 Brit Awards they received the Brit Awards "Critics' Choice" award. The band's music is renowned for its dramatic and eccentric production and also Welch's powerful vocal performances.

The band's debut studio album, Lungs, was released on 6 July 2009, and held the number-two position for its first five weeks on the UK Albums Chart.[9] On 17 January 2010, the album reached the top position, after being on the chart for twenty-eight consecutive weeks.[10] As of October 2010, the album had been in the top forty in the United Kingdom for sixty-five consecutive weeks, making it one of the best-selling albums of 2009 and 2010. The group's second studio album, Ceremonials, released in October 2011, entered the charts at number one in the UK and number six in the US. The band's third album, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful, was released on 2 June 2015. It topped the UK charts, and debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, their first to do so.[11][12] The album reached number one in a total of eight countries and the top ten of twenty. Also in 2015, the band was the headlining act at Glastonbury Festival, making Florence Welch the first British female headliner this century.[13]

Florence and the Machine's sound has been described as a combination of various genres, including rock and soul.[14][15] Lungs won the Brit Award for Best British Album in 2010. Florence and the Machine has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards including Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album. Additionally, the band performed at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards and the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Concert.

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Parc Jean-Drapeau
Parc Jean-Drapeau is situated to the east of downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada, in the Saint Lawrence River. It comprises two islands, Saint Helen's Island and the artificial island Notre Dame Island. The islands were the site of the Expo 67 World's Fair.


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Gallery: Osheaga Music and Arts Festival 2015
Montreal Gazette  –  August 2, 2015
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Osheaga 2015 recap: Day one
McGill Tribune  –  August 1, 2015
Somewhere in between the beautiful and the profane is the Osheaga Festival Musique et Arts, back for its 10th time. This is to be expected from a festival that has to cater to both its corporate sponsors and a large base of young, passionate music fans.
Osheaga 2015 Day 1: Florence + the Machine storms into Montreal
Canoe  –  July 30, 2015
Oh, Florence Welsh, you are a clever one. But despite the bad weather predictions that some backstage prognosticators gave her that never actually materialized, the 2015 Osheaga Music and Arts Festival kicked off Day 1 with a thunderous headlining set from ...
Osheaga music festival bans wearing headdresses as 'fashion accessories'
News1130  –  July 14, 2015
MONTREAL – The Osheaga Music and Arts Festival has banned fans and artists from wearing First Nations headdresses as “fashion accessories.” In a Facebook posting, the music festival asked attendees to respect the “spiritual and cultural ...
Osheaga announces full 2015 line up
Music Vice  –  May 31, 2015
Celebrating 10 great years this summer, the Osheaga Music and Arts festival has released the full 2015 line up and there’s a little bit of something for everyone. With a whopping 117 acts packed into the three day festival, there’s everything from rap ...
Osheaga 2015
PopMatters  –  September 16, 2015
Montreal's Osheaga ... ensemble of 2015: big floppy felt hat, flower headband, huge sunglasses, halter top, high-wasted Levi’s cutoffs, Chucks. Everywhere you look. Welcome to Osheaga weekend. Ever since its inception Osheaga, or Festival de la musique ...
Osheaga 2015 Recap
liveinlimbo.com  –  August 5, 2015
Oh Osheaga, you’ve done it again. The annual Montreal festival once again took over Parc Jean Drapeau for three exhausting days of music. With six stages and 119 artists at the 2015 edition of the festival (which also marked Osheaga’s 10th year), if ...
Osheaga 2015 weekend preview – Montreal festival turns 10 this year
Music Vice  –  June 1, 2015
Osheaga is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year! With 117 headliners of a variety of genres, it promises to be a wicked mid-summer festival for all different types of people. Let’s hope the sun shines bright all the way through! Osheaga is held ...

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