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Osheaga Music Festival 2013

Enthusiastic fans and talented artists unite at Osheaga 2013.

Osheaga, one of Canada’s largest music festivals, has come a long way since its debut at Jean Drapeau Park in Montreal back in 2006. It’s grown into a huge annual event that draws crowds from all over the world.

This year’s headliners for the three-day fest were The CureBeck and Mumford & Sons. Other major acts includedMacklemore & Ryan LewisPhoenixVampire WeekendKendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons, just to name a few.

Mumford & Sons at Osheaga photo by Pat Beaudry

Not only does Osheaga bring many different genres together for music lovers to experience and enjoy, but it’s also a fun way to discover up-and-coming artists.  With five stages scattered throughout the park grounds, there was something for everyone. From electronic dance music artists such as Porter Robinson and Baauer to indie rockers like Frank Turner, the line up was definitely made to please.

Day one was the perfect kick-off, the sky was clear and you could feel the excitement buzzing amongst the sea of colorful Osheaga wristbands. A few highlights included electro pop artist Ellie Goulding, indie rock band Alt-J, and Toronto musician Diamond Rings.

Macklemore at Osheaga photo by Susan Moss

The next day was just as nice weather-wise and the energy was still high. Despite a couple cancellations (Frank Ocean and Miguel), there were stellar sets all day, from Tegan and Sara to Flogging Molly. The night ended on a high note with Beck.

The last day of the festival came with a bit of rain, but that didn’t stop everyone from dancing and singing along to his or her favourite artists. The final day’s performers included BFF duo Icona Pop, rapper Big Boi and folk rock band The Lumineers. Mumford & Sons were the closing performance and they put on a great show, complete with lots of cool lighting and their signature toe-tapping tracks.

osheaga imagine dragons

On top of all the awesome performances, there were also tons of interactive booths, stations and food trucks that festivalgoers could enjoy. Overall, this year’s Osheaga was a fun music-filled weekend and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for next year!

Check out our Osheaga interviews with Frank Turner, C2C, Groenland, and Oberhofer.

For more photos, check out the full gallery from Osheaga. 

Check out our interviews with C2CFrank TurnerGroenland and Oberhofer.

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