Osheaga is back again this weekend for its 10th year in a row. This festival is always a great time with amazing performances. Navigating it, however, can sometimes be a bit tricky - especially if you've never been before. So if you're still finding yourself wondering what exactly you should wear, what you should pack, and what you should leave at home, here are all the essentials of what you need to know for this year's Osheaga.
What To Wear:
1. All White
Head to toe white seems to be a trend that's popping up at all of the music festivals this summer. While it does look cool, you'll have to make sure you don't go sitting in any particularly dirty areas and keep spilling to a minimum.
Whether it's on your boots, jacket, shirt, or purse, fringe is a great way to go to add a little something extra to your outfit.
It's not just for your grandma - lace kimonos, dresses, tops, and pretty much anything you can think of will definitely be the way to go this weekend.
4. Full On Denim
Denim is in full force right now, with full jean outfits taking over the festival this summer, with everything from jumpsuits, to rompers, to overalls and even denim dresses.
This classic festival staple is always a great way to go - they're light and will keep the sun from burning you. You can even mix it with some of the other trends and get one with lace or fringe.
6. Wide Brimmed Hats
Another great way to shade yourself from the sun, but more importantly they'll make your outfit look awesome.
7. Cropped Tops
Crop tops have been ragging all summer, so we can guarantee that you'll find plenty of them at this year's Osheaga.
What to Bring:
1. Walkie Talkies
The service at Jean-Drapeau during Osheaga is spotty at best, so if you have walkie talkies for you and your friends, BRING THEM.
2. Empty Water Bottles
There are water stations around the festival so make sure you bring an empty bottle to fill up with so that you don't end up paying out the butt for water at a food stand.
3. Hand Sanitizer
The chances of there being soap and water to wash your hands with after using the lovely port-a-potties are minimal. Bring sanitizer with you to save yourself from having nasty hands all day.
If you're planning on buying food, drinks, or merch at Osheaga, make sure you've brought some cash. The lineups for the ATMs are always crazy long and they usually have a ridiculous withdrawal fee.
5. A Fully Charged Cellphone
Just like the lines for the ATM, the line to charge your cellphone is even longer. If you know you're going to be taking endless selfies and snapchat videos, load that battery up before you head on over to the park.
What Not To Bring:
1. Selfie Sticks
Everyone's (least) favourite monopod is not allowed on the Osheaga grounds.
2. Native American Headdresses
They've been officially banned this year. Just don't.
3. Beachballs, Frisbees, Skateboards
Beachballs and the like are usually a big part of the crowd experience at music festivals, but they're banned from Osheaga so we wouldn't recommend bringing them.