Get ready for a weekend of non-stop fun!

Maybe you are living under a rock or maybe you simply don’t care, but for those of you who still don’t know, the 11th edition of Osheaga is happening this weekend. This means three days of music, fun, too many Instagram’s photos and some wild moments. To make sure you make the best of your experience at the festival, I laid down here a survival guide.

 

 

The new site

Since the Jean-Drapeau park is also touched by the epidemic of construction zones -like every damn part of Montreal this summer- the festival will take place for the first time on Notre-Dame Island. This new location brings some major changes regarding the disposition of the scenes and other installations. As an exemple, what used to be the Piknic Electronik’s scene is now “Scène de l’Ile”, where the pavement in front of the stage is similar to a giant trampoline floating on the water. You can get familiar with the new site here.

 

Food and drinks

To make sure it suits all the festival goers’ different tastes, Osheaga brings the best of the food trucks in the city, including vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.  Among those present this year, you can find Mandy’s (healthy salads), Mikado (sushis), and Smoking BBQ (hello meat lovers). You can bring cash or register your wristband online for a simplified transaction.

 

The artists you need to see perform

In addition to The Weeknd, De la Soul, Muse, 6lack, Jacob Banks, Maggie Rogers, Grace Mitchell, Bishop Briggs, Die Antwoord, here are our top 3 must-see performers of the weekend.

Run The Jewels

We first discovered them when Brooklyn rapper-producer El-P and Atlanta’s Killer Mike’s debut dropped in June 2013, immediately standing out with their statements and sharp lyrics. Catch them on Sunday on the Virgin Mobile stage.

Lorde

She sounds like something between Laura Marling and Florence Welch, and her deep voice finds a way of awakening those feelings we’ve kept buried deep inside. Earlier this year, she released her second album Melodrama, which was an instant hit. Make sure to see her perform at the Virgin Mobile stage on Friday.

London Grammar

It’s not a secret that we’re all huge fans of London Grammar at DTK. From Hannah Reid’s captivating voice to the perfect melodies created by Dan Rothman and Dominic “Dot” major, there is something for everyone to enjoy in their music. See them perform at the Coors Light stage on Friday.

 

Extra tip

You can sacrifice a few songs from the headliner’s set to take the metro before the end of the day crowd. Trust me, it can totally saves you some precious time -read hours- on your way back home.

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