Coors Light Canada announced the first artist of the Osheaga 2017 lineup this morning, and not long after Osheaga introduced us to a memory game which, not only allows you to discover part of the lineup but, gives you the opportunity to win your way in.
Foster the People
Foster the People was the first act announced by Coors Light Canada yesterday morning, the rest of the acts we’ve discovered are listed below.
Osheaga Lineup So Far…
The full festival lineup will be revealed Tuesday, February 28 at noon. In the meantime, Osheaga.com has been updated with a memory matching game. Every match you make gives you an audio clue to an artist performing at this years festival. You also have a chance to win your way into the festival.
Playing the game will reveal the following acts will be a part of this year’s lineup:
Belle and Sebastian
Cage The Elephant
Car Seat Headrest
De La Soul
Death From Above 1979
Father John Misty
Foster The People
Hamilton Leithauser/ Rostam
Matoma & Becky Hill
Run The Jewels
Tegan And Sara
The Lemon Twigs
Stay tuned for the full reveal on February 28th!
Osheaga is a multi-day indie music festival in Montreal, Quebec, that is held annually at Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Sainte-Hélène every summer. The festival takes place on six stages with various audience capacities. Translated from their French equivalents, they are called “River Stage,” “Mountain Stage,” “Green Stage,” “Trees Stage,” “Valley Stage,” and “Zone Picnik Electronik.” Each performance area is paired with a sponsor. Band set times fluctuate based on the status of the performer within the festival. Emerging artists play 30-minute sets, and headliners conclude each day with 90-minute plus sets. The 2006 festival attracted a crowd of around 25,000 people. The 2012 festival reached its 40,000 attendance capacity each day.
Past performers have included The Smashing Pumpkins, Cold Play, Jason Mraz and more.
Ranked by Pollster as the #1 festival in Canada and the #11 festival in the world, Osheaga has grown significantly since its inauguration. Some have criticized the pronounced commercial presence at 2013’s festival; however, those same reviewers admit that the lineup quality has been well maintained since 2006. In total, the festival has presented more than 600 performances to more than 400,000 audience members.
In 2014, the festival added a sixth stage, the Valley Stage. The lineup featured headliners such as OutKast, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Skrillex, Lorde and The Replacements.
Check back to this article regularly as we will be updating it as the 2017 lineup takes shape. The annual event will be run August 4th – 8th, 2017.
For more information on Osheaga visit www.osheaga.com.