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Osheaga Music and Arts Festival 2016

Osheaga Music and Arts Festival 2016

July 29, 2016 - July 31, 2016
July 29, 2016 - July 31, 2016


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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The Lumineers
Vince Staples
American rapper
bornJuly 2, 1993
British singer-songwriter
bornAugust 7, 1996
Red Hot Chili Peppers

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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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News Articles15

Osheaga: Radiohead close out festival in masterful display of artistry
Montreal Gazette  –  August 1, 2016
Click here for our music writers’ complete coverage from Day 3 of the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival’s 11th edition. If there was any doubt whether Radiohead’s indie-royalty appeal would carry over to Osheaga’s mainstream-leaning demographic ...
Osheaga 2016: Radiohead plays the old and new to close out music fest
Toronto Sun  –  July 31, 2016
Add another one to the list - Radiohead never disappointing a crowd. And at the closing night of the 2016 Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, Thom Yorke and company showed once again why they are still one of the best live acts in the world. Yorke ...
The Girls Of Osheaga 2016
mtlblog.com  –  August 1, 2016
And, of course, the festival goers looked fantastic ... pictures highlighting just how lit everyone looked at Osheaga this year. A photo posted by Elisha Ladeza (@elishaladeza) on Jul 31, 2016 at 6:34pm PDT A photo posted by Toni-Rose M.
Osheaga brings together Canadians and Americans
CBC  –  July 31, 2016
It's hot, it's humid and that means Osheaga is in full swing. The popular music festival draws thousands of spectators in floral crowns and their best jean shorts to Parc Jean-Drapeau every year. Since 2006, the three-day festival has continued to bloom ...
Osheaga 2016: What our writers thought about Day 2
Montreal Gazette  –  July 31, 2016
Our music writers weigh in on Osheaga performances from Saturday, July 30, the second day of the festival’s 11th edition. Charlotte Cardin (1-1:30, Green Stage) It took a few moments to realize that this was not Frightened Rabbit. The Scottish indie-rock ...
Osheaga 2016: the best looks of the fest
en.louloumagazine.com  –  July 30, 2016
We hit up the Osheaga music festival in Montreal again this year! We got to interview tons of cool artists (hello Dragonette, Best Coast and Marian Hill!) and scoped out some of the best music-fest ensembles ever. From boho beautiful to rocker chic ...
Osheaga 2016: Live coverage
Chatham Daily News  –  July 30, 2016
Êtes-vous prêt pour le rock, les enfants? Translation: Are you ready to rock, kids? This year's Osheaga Music and Arts Festival kicks off with a bang on Friday in Montreal with performances by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cypress Hill, the Lumineers ...
Osheaga 2016: Reviews from Day 2
topix.com  –  July 29, 2016
MONTREAL, QUE.: JULY 30, 2016 -- A music fan enjoys the performance by the American rock band Death Cab for Cutie performs on day two of the Osheaga Music Festival at Jean-Drapeau Park in Montreal on Saturday, July 30, 2016. ORG XMIT: 56746 Our music ...
OSHEAGA 2016: 5 recommendations outside the headliners
CJAD  –  July 29, 2016
Some of the most electric performances of Osheaga weekend often come from the Green Stage way on the other side of the festival, and I assure you that you’ll want to be there for Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats. Their brand of upbeat, rock ...
Osheaga 2016 weekend kicks off
Global News  –  July 29, 2016
WATCH ABOVE: Rap classic Insane In The Brain by Cypress Hill, one of the hits played at Osheaga’s Friday edition. The 11th edition of the music festival has fans flocking from near and far to catch some of their favourite bands. “Gotta start them ...
Exclusive visual artworks to brighten Osheaga music festival
Yahoo News  –  July 29, 2016
Sean Mort, Delicious Design League, Methane Studios, Zeb Love, Garcia Design, John Vogl and Brian Danaher. The exhibition is open through August 7. The Osheaga Festival 2016 is taking place from July 29-31 in Montreal, Canada.
decompoz.com  –  July 28, 2016
Just when you think something can’t get any better, which is the general sentiment after last year’s fest where over 135,000 flower-adorned attendees partied in variable weather conditions to their favourite artists, Osheaga announces a weekend program ...
Osheaga 2016: Radiohead set to blast off
Whitecourt Star  –  July 27, 2016
Well, the long wait is over. They are back this weekend at Montreal’s Parc Jean Drapeau to close out this year’s Osheaga Music & Arts Festival. In fact, fans of the Oxfordshire, England, vets are so thrilled they are back that their headline day Sunday ...
12 Perfect Looks For OSHEAGA 2016
Divine  –  July 26, 2016
Yes, when you say “end of July” you basically mean… OSHEAGA! The festival, which was ranked as the second best summer festival in the world, unanimous among Montrealers, and especially by the artists who are invited for the other related activities.
11 things you need to survive Osheaga 2016
dailyhive.com  –  July 19, 2016
Osheaga is just around the corner, so for all those festival-goers out there we’ve compiled a list of 11 things you’ll need to survive Osheaga 2016. From the basics like sunscreen and water, to festival fashion 101, this year’s sold-out Osheaga ...

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