It's official, the OSHEAGA Music and Arts festival starts today and if you plan on attending, there are a lot of things you need to know and plan for.
First and foremost, you should be aware that the forecast might not be so great. But as they say on their website: "The show must go on! Osheaga takes place rain or shine."
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.
Last train departure times:
Jean Drapeau station
Friday at 01:02 am
Saturday at 01:32 am
Sunday at 01:02 am
Friday at 01:00 a.m.
Saturday at 01:30 a.m.
Sunday at 01:00a.m.
Restrictions On The Festival site
To keep our fans safe some articles are not allowed on the festival site. We suggest you take a look at the list before coming on site. The list can be found here under Survival Guide.
There are a lot of rule changes this year as well as a list of banned items which you can find here.
Food And Drinks
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!