Posted on April 12, 2011 |
The organizers had too much music on their plates this year that it could not be
contained in merely 2 days, a third day had to be summoned.
The 6th edition of this now 3 day festival goes down @ Parc Jean-Drapeau
July 29th, 30th and 31st.
Last year’s lineup was pretty much unbeatable. Expectations were high for this year’s
and although they haven’t quite reached the madness that was the one-two punch of a
Arcade Fire / Weezer headliner weekend, they’ve come pretty close.
You’ve got your Eminem who hasn’t set foot in our fair city since the year 2000.
Elder statesman Elvis Costello and the crew he rolls with right now
“The Imposters” to show the young indie kids how it’s done.
The Flaming Lips, back for a 2nd time @ Osheaga, performing their 1999 classic album “The Soft Bulletin” in it’s entirety.
And you have your Death Cab for Cutie, for all those sad emo kids outthere,
here this year to promote their new album “Codes And Keys” out May 31st.
The newly reunited Death From above 1979, who caused a riot @ SXSW
last month of which i sadly missed, always down for a good riot.
Montreal’s local scene reprazentin’ again this year with Malajube, Karkwa and Galaxie showing some Frenchie pride and Bran Van 3000, Braids, Suuns, The High Dials, The Luyas and Sam Roberts Band representing the Anglos on the bill.
What would be an Osheaga bill without some old timers and joining Costello you have The Tragically Hip, the most Canadian band I can think of fitting that bill quite nicely.
Up and comers i.e. the new kids on the block: Twin Shadow, Anna Calvi, Smith Westerns and Natalia Kills.
Making me VERY happy is Manchester Orchestra finally making it up here. Their new album “Simple Math” out May 10th is my most anticipated release of this lovely Spring. To give you a taste on how awesome they are, watch the just released music video for the title track right here.
The rest of the lineup:
Kid Cudi, Bright Eyes, City and Colour, Ratatat, Beirut, Crystal Castles, Bassnectar, MSTRKRFT, John Butler Trio, The Sounds, Sia, Jamie XX
(of The XX), Claude Von Stroke, Eels, Yoav, Mountain Goats, Fucked Up, White Lies, Hey Rosetta!, Lights, Robot Koch, Shad, Tokyo Police Club, Jimmy Hunt, PS I Love You, Mother Mother, Brother, Girl Unit, The Low Anthem, Passwords, Jesuslesfilles and Typhoon.
The daily line-up will be announced on Tuesday, April 19th.
I don’t have to tell you this is all subject to change at any point. Bands will be added and some will drop out so keep an eye out for them changes.
Osheaga In The City is also coming back this year from July 27 to the 30th
with shows in venues all around town. Just wetting our appetite until the main event. Those will be announced shortly.
Tickets go onsale this Friday, April 15th @ NOON.
EARLY BIRD ( limited quantity )
3-Day Passes: 197,50$ / 3-Day Passes Reserved Seating: 349,50$
REGULAR PRICES (available when Early Bird Passes are sold out)
3-Day Passes: 217,50$ / 3-Day Passes Reserved Seating: 369,50$
Single-day and Osheaga Classic (Saturday and Sunday) passes will go on
sale Thursday, April 21st.