The Countdown Begins: Osheaga Music and Arts Festival 2012
Osheaga, once the name used for the area we now call Montreal, has turned its European-style location into a three-day long music and arts festival to showcase the best emerging national artists around. This has been Canada’s largest festival after being introduced in 2006.
Last year, a crowd of 25,000 came to jam out to their favorite bands and artists perform in the July heat. Now, an expected 30,000 fans may show to indulge in the August 3rd, 4th, and 5th shows at Montreal’s Parc Jean- Drapeau.
How about that line-up?
Day 1: August 3rd
Justice, Sigur Ros, Florence + The Machine, MGMT, The Weeknd, Franz Ferdinand, Amadou & Mariam, Fun., Of Monsters And Men, Zeds Dead, Radio Radio, Classified, Down With Webster, The Walkmen, Bombay Bicycle Club, Birdy Nam Nam, The Jezbels, Wintersleep, Gary Clark Jr., Atlas Sound, Killer Mike, Dum Dum Girls, Lez Breastfeeders, Yukon Blonde, Polica, Huoratron, Half Moon Run, Charli XCX, Prison Garde, Freelance Whales, Mak 10 $ Hyper MC, LP, Solids, Funkyfalz, Construct & Harmsworth, Hey Ocean!,
Day 2: August 4th
Snoop Dogg, Feist, Garbage, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Brand New, Dumas, Young The Giant, A$AP Rocky, Plants and Animals, Yeasayer, SBTRKT, Calexico, Cursive, The Raveonettes, The Sheepdogs, Adventure Club, Black Lips, Portugal. The Man, Kathleen Edwards, Little Dragon, Avec pas d’casque, Arkells, The Aggrolites, Brandt, Brauer Frick, Memoryhouse, The Death Set, The Dø, Young Galaxy, Karim Ouellet, Kandle, Propofol, Kaytradamus, Simon Called Peter
Day 3: August 5th
The Black Keys, Metric, City and Colour, The Shins, Bloc Party, M83
Common, Passion Pit, Santigold, Knife Party, Wolfgang Gartner, Buraka Som Sistema, Madeon, Aloe Blacc, Asexuals, Zola Jesus, Woodkid
The Airborne Toxic Event, Austra, Tame Impala, The Black Angels, Koriass
James Vincent McMorrow, Michael Kiwanuka, Keys N Krates, Dan Mangan, Zeus
CHAPPO, Sandro Perri, Peter Peter, Zombie Disco Squad, Le Matos, The Airplane Boys, Doe Paoro, Vosper