Osheaga Arts and Music Festival

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Osheaga is an indie music festival that includes many Rock acts, as well as some Folk and Hip Hop. The festival takes place in downtown Montreal in the spacious Parc Jean-Drapeu. The festival is one of the biggest of its kind in Canda, and attracts many visitors from across the border.

The festival was started in 2005 when organisers decided to take advantage of the burgeoning indie scene to create a festival that could rival similar one on the East Coast.


The festival has becoming steadily more corporate, with more and more sponsored tat and advertisement banners, since its inception. Its convenient location in the centre of Montreal, as well as its spacious and green fields, however, make for a pleasant experience.

Line Up

The Cure, Beck, Kendrick Lemar, and Mumford and Sons all played at the 2013 edition of Osheaga Music Festival.


Festival goers can choose between a 3-day pass or one day tickets.


VIP tickets give the holders a series of special privileges, including: access to a special viewing area at the 2 main stages, a golf cart to take them between the stages, catered dinner in a private lounge and access to a private bar and restrooms.

Stages and Other Entertainment

There are 6 different stages, including 2 main stages, and a dome for dancing, as well as an arts tent.

Disability Access

There are special viewing platforms for those in wheelchairs near the two main stages. Those going are allowed to bring one guest as company.


Those of all ages are welcome to Osheaga. Children under 10 are allowed in for free. For special reserved seating tickets, children under 10 are required to boy a ticket due to limited availability.

Food and Drink

There are numerous food and drink stands throughout the festival. The drinking age in Montreal is 18+, festival goers are required to bring two forms of valid ID as proof of age.


Osheaga offers various travel packages that include reservations in a hotel and tickets:

  • For $1,286.05 CAD you can get three nights at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel for two people, which includes 2 3-day passes to Osheaga Festival, 2 festival posters and 2 3-day metro passes.

  • For $1,370.45 CAD you can get three nights at the Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain for two people, including 2 3-day GA passes to Osheaga Festival, 2 Festival posters, and 2 3-day metro passes.

  • For $2,214.45 CAD you can get three nights at the Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain for four people, 4 3-day passes to Osheaga Music and Arts Festival, 4 festival posters, and 4 3-day metro passes.