Osheaga Music and Arts Festival 2012 – Sunday August 5th Preview

Wait, you survived two days of Osheaga and you’re crazy enough to come back for a third? Join the club.

Before I get to all the rock, pop, and rap acts, let me just comment on how good the EDM lineup is on this final day of Osheaga: Madeon, Wolfgang Gartner and Rob Swire’s Knife Party play one after the other. I know EDM isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, so please feel free to shove this under the rug. If not, they’ll be on the Piknik stage as of 7:45 till 10:45.

Chappo has been getting a lot of play on Sirius XM lately, so I’m not surprised to see the group opening up the main stage. Toronto hip-hop artists The Airplane Boys will hype up the Green Stage early in the day. Following them, you NEED to see The Airborne Toxic Event. I saw them just over a year ago, and they were one of the tightest and best live bands I’ve seen. Ever. Then, you should head over to see Australian psychedelic rockers Tame Impala on the Mountain Stage. Just don’t drop too much acid.

Common, Santigold, Passion Pit, and The Shins one after the other? Say no more. Stay in the main stage area for a solid three hours for four acts. Metric comes on a little later, and have been appearing at Osheaga for many many years now. Catch them. Seriously. There are two more big choices you’ll have to make now:

City and Colour or Bloc Party? And The Black Keys or M83? I’ll make this easy for you. Dallas Green is a great musician, but he played Osheaga just last year. Bloc Party are amazing live, and you should take advantage of their performance on the Green Stage. And go see at least a bit of M83 on the same stage, as you’ll see just how much better they are live than on an album. The Black Keys? You’ll be able to catch the end of their great set even after M83 is done.

That about rounds out the fest. If you survive, see ya next year!

By Jake Mullan

I go to a lot of shows. I listen to a lot of music. I write. I take pictures. Y'know, that kind of stuff.

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