So, whether you're planning on attending for a day or all weekend long, you're going to want to read this. It's everything you need to know in order to make the most out of the the biggest music festival in Montreal.
Doors open at noon with performances beginning at 1:00 pm and ending at 11:00 pm for all 3 days of the festival.
The best way to get to OSHEAGA is by public transit. To accommodate fans, the STM will issue a special edition weekend pass. Valid from 10 a.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday, the pass only costs $17.00 ! Please note this special fare card is only sold today and tomorrow only. Visit stm.info to know where to buy this pass.
Every year, Osheaga showcases a variety of different food vendors to suit all tastes. Our favorite food trucks, concession stands and catering services from the greater Montreal area will be located throughout the festival site, offering up a wide variety of dishes and local specialties, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. Among those present this year, Mandy’s, Mikado, Kitchen 73, Dic Ann’s, Smoking BBQ, La Gaufre and many more!
Be Wary Of Fake Tickets And Fake Merchandise
Osheaga strongly suggests that you purchase your bracelets from an official point of sale; bracelets sold by re-sellers may not be valid. And support your favourite artists and the festival by only purchasing official promotional merchandise sold on the festival site or on the online store. Merchandise sold in the Metro station or anywhere else outside of the festival site are NOT official OSHEAGA merchandise.
Need More Help?
Get The OSHEAGA 2017 Mobile App for all the info, site maps and schedules.
Play in the OSHEAGA Play Zone powered by Civic Nation. In this zone, many interactive activities will be accessible along with an amusement park ride! All these activities are free and open to everyone. All you need to do is register your bracelet on osheaga.com/play
A series of official OSHEAGA after parties presented by Bacardi will be taking place in the city once the shows are over at Parc Jean-Drapeau. There is something for everyone!
Like last year, the 2021 festival is planned as a hybrid of in-person concerts and virtual events.
"What a wild time. It's the 20th-anniversary edition of POP Montreal! Yes it's still a pandemic so we have to remain safe and careful but we can celebrate and be thankful that we can still go to shows and see amazing live music. What a gift!" says an announcement posted on POP Montreal's website.
The festival is set to take place from September 22-26, 2021.
Montreal music fans rejoice because your favourite festival, Osheaga, is coming back this fall. But it'll be a mini version of the festival you all know and love.
The Osheaga "Get Together" is a mini-festival that will feature three days of music with some of the brightest Canadian talent out there.
Charlotte Cardin, Jessie Reyez, and Half Moon Run will headline a three-day celebration of up-and-coming local music for the adoring ears of a limited number of fans in an "intimate outdoor setting," according to a press release shared with MTL Blog.
The festival starts on October 1 with Quebec-born indie-pop darling Charlotte Cardin, who has quickly risen to the top of the charts with her new album Phoenix.
On the following day, the Toronto-born and multi-Juno award winner Jessie Reyez will light up centre stage with her delightful RnB pop sounds.
And finally, on October 3, Half Moon Run, Montreal's super talented indie rock idols, will headline the closing night of the festival.
"We are thrilled about this announcement, because we promised fans that we would do everything in our power to get them to Parc Jean-Drapeau to be united by live music again as soon as possible, and we are going to make that happen!" said Nick Farkas, Senior Vice President, Booking, Concerts and Events at evenko and founder of Osheaga.
Single-day and three-day passes will go on sale Friday, July 23 at noon on Osheaga's website.
Tickets start at $85 for a single day and $245 for a three-day pass.
Canada Day falls on a Thursday this year. Whether you're spending the day moving, partaking in COVID-safe celebrations or attending a vigil/protest, Thursday will probably have a different feel to it than the rest of the week.
The new schedule will begin with priority age groups.
In the first week, people 60 years old and older will be able to book a new second dose time, starting with those who are 80 or older. In the second week, people aged 35 and older will have priority, starting with those who are 55 and older on June 14.
Finally, the third week will allow people who are 18 and older to make a new appointment, starting on June 21 with those who are 30 years old or older.
So if I already have an appointment for my second dose, can I reschedule?
Indeed you can.
Dubé confirmed that even if you’ve booked your second dose when you went to get your first, you should have no problems rescheduling your appointment.
"No matter what date you had, that you were given for the second dose, you have the right to readjust it," said Dubé.
"People will be able to speed it up," said the minister.
But people will have to do it "correctly" — i.e. wait their turn.
What else did Minister Dubé have to say?
Dubé applauded the success of the vaccination campaign so far.
According to him, 75% of Quebecers already have their first dose — three weeks ahead of the original schedule.
The province is still aiming, according to the minister, to have "75% of the population, by age category, by August 31" fully vaccinated.
The minister also thanked Quebecers for their efforts in getting a first vaccine dose.