From our friends at PopTonic:
Bummed that the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival in Montreal didn’t happen this year?
It’s been announced that the multi-day indie music festival has been rescheduled for summer 2021. We’ll see the likes of Cardi B, Post Malone, and Foo Fighters hitting the stage.
The annual festival will return to Parc Jean-Drapeau for its 15th edition from July 31st to August 1st, 2021. Organizers promise it’ll be “bigger and better than ever.”
In a statement announcing the event, organizers promise they will follow all COVID-19 protocols. They also said they will “continue to update the status should anything change, but we need to plan for the future, because there IS a light at the end of the tunnel!”
Concert-goers who sign up early can purchase tickets now with no interest and no service fees. They’re also able to pay their tickets off over several months, with a payment plan that’s been made available.
“The OSHEAGA family would like to extend a huge thank you to fans, numerous sponsors and public partners for their continuous support,” the statement reads. “One thing is certain, when we can all gather and celebrate together again, it is going to be unforgettable! We cannot wait to see you at OSHEAGA Music and Arts Festival 2021.”
Osheaga has been happening in Montreal every year since 2006. 2020 was the first year to see the festival cancelled. Which was obviously done in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It is paramount for the OSHEAGA team to provide a world-class festival experience for all fans, and given the current circumstances, it would not be responsible for the artists, the fans, the partners, and employees to hold the festival this year,” the organizers said in a statement at the time. “The festival is currently working on the 2021 lineup to bring back some of the much-anticipated 2020 acts.”
Nick Farkas, Senior Vice President, Booking, Concerts and Events at evenko also said, “This is an unusual situation that is unfortunately beyond our control.”
He went on to note that they were working to have “some fantastic artists lined up for 2021.”
Pass-holders were given the choice to receive a refund, or keep their passes for the rescheduled 2021 event. Those who chose to hold on to their passes have been promised a $50 gift card to use on site in 2021.
The 2020 installment of Osheaga was slated to feature Foo Fighters, Kendrick Lamar, Vampire Weekend, Lewis Capaldi, Bon Iver, Lizzo, Alabama Shakes front woman Brittany Howard, Kraftwerk, and more. Clearly, the Foo Fighters have signed back on for the rescheduled event, but it is unclear if any others will follow suit.
So far, the 2021 Osheaga festival will feature Foo Fighters, Cardi B, and Post Malone as headliners — as listed on the official Osheaga website.
General admission weekend passes start at $325 Canadian dollars, with gold passes set at $600 CAD. The top tier Perrier Platinum passes cost $1250 CAD. Good news for those planning on bringing kids, too. Those 10 and under are admitted free of charge if accompanied by an adult.
Tickets are on sale now — check osheaga.com for more deets.