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Osheaga 2013 line up announced

After having fun by dropping hints via its social networks, OSHEAGA Music and Arts Festival presented by Virgin Mobile is proud to announce the lineup for the festival’s 2013 edition which will take place from August 2nd to 4th at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal.

Headliners include Mumford & Sons, who recently won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year; legendary New Wave-era English bands The Cure and New Order; folk act The Lumineers; as well as hip-hop sensations Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.

Now in its 8th year, Virgin Mobile presents OSHEAGA Festival has welcomed more than 400,000 fans and presented more than 600 bands since its creation. Having been sold out for the first time last year, OSHEAGA will once again offer local and travelling music lovers an exceptional experience this year thanks to great artists, an amazing atmosphere and all the energy of Montreal during summertime.

Festival passes (3 days) for Virgin Mobile presents OSHEAGA 2013 will go on sale on Friday, March 15th at noon. If availability allows it, single day tickets will go on sale later. An exclusive presale will be offered to Virgin Mobile Members as of 9 am on March 13th.

Virgin Mobile Members who want to get in on the presale can head to Members will also have the opportunity to win exclusive experiences including front of the line bypass, access to the VIP Members Lounge, backstage tours, artist meet and greets and more. Follow @virginmobilecan on Twitter for ongoing updates.

New this year, the Osheaga Experience notably gives access to a dedicated viewing area at the 2 main stages and to the Experience Lounge, where festivalgoers will be able to enjoy a catered dinner and a private bar as well as golf cart transportation from the main stages to the Lounge.

FESTIVAL PASSES (3 DAYS) (including taxes and service fees):
– General Admission Festival Passes: $235
– Reserved Seating Festival Passes: $395
– General Admission Experience Passes: $740.94
– Reserved Seating Experience Passes: $1159.45

In 2012, the Osheaga Festival presented by Virgin Mobile introduced the Osheaga Hotel – a low-cost, high quality hotel reserved exclusively for fans of the festival. With strong demand from festivalgoers, the Osheaga Hotel sold out in less than 48 hours. In 2013, we are proud to announce that the Osheaga Hotel has grown to meet the needs of our fans. Now known as Osheaga Accommodations, we have added two more properties for Osheaga fans to call home during their stay in Montreal.

Our 2013 offerings are the Maison d’Aga, the Maison d’Oshee and the Chateau Marmotte. Located in McGill University student residences, all three properties were formerly prestigious hotels (Sheraton, Marriott and Renaissance) and are located in downtown Montreal just 15 minutes by metro from the festival site. Official Osheaga Accommodations guests will be entered to win exclusive prizes such as meet and greets with Osheaga artists as well as backstage tours which will include a meal from Chuck Hughes’ famous catering tent. Please note that all Osheaga Official Accommodations guests must be at least 18 years of age – minors will not be permitted entry.

Also new this year, Osheaga offers travel packages including accomodations at Centre Sheraton Montreal and Marriott Château Champlain. All packages includes 3 day festival passes, exclusive Osheaga water bottles and posters as well as the metro passes to get to the site. For more information on the travel packages visit .

Galaxie is bringing you the Osheaga channel on the Galaxie Mobile app. Listen to all the best music from the artists performing at the 2013 edition of Osheaga. There is no better lead up to the festival than this. The channel will be available as of Wednesday, March 13th at 10am.

Stream the 100 commercial-free Galaxie channels on your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad or Android device. The Galaxie Mobile app offers a 7-day free trial and can be downloaded through the Apple App Store or from Google Play. For more information visit

This year, the AIR MILES Reward Program comes on board as an official sponsor and will be offering Collectors the ability to redeem AIR MILES reward miles for 3-day festival passes. AIR MILES will also be hosting exclusive upcoming events and contests for OSHEAGA fans. Stay tuned to for more information as it becomes available.

OSHEAGA will announce more bands and the daily lineup soon. More news on OSHEAGA Arts and Osheaga + MEG Pro industry gathering (formerly MMOI) will also be announced shortly.

Please note that OSHEAGA will present several shows at the Esplanade du centenaire du Canal Lachine before the festival: Of Monsters and Men with Half Moon Run on May 24, The XX with Grizzly Bear on June 7, The National with The Barr Brothers on June 13, and The Tragically Hip with Sam Roberts Band and Rural Alberta Advantage on June 22.

OSHEAGA will also host a SXSW showcase on March 16, with performances by Folly & The Hunter, Humans, Valleys, Half Moon Run, Lisa Leblanc and Plaster.

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Since 2006, the Osheaga Music and Arts festival has established itself as the most important festival of its genre in Canada. With its numerous outdoor stages located at parc Jean-Drapeau on Montreal’s Saint Helen’s Island, Osheaga attracted 120 000 music lovers from North America and Europe last year. A huge celebration dedicated to music and visual arts, Osheaga has given itself the objective of discovering local and national emerging talent offering them the opportunity to play alongside some of the biggest international artists in the business including: Coldplay, The Killers, Iggy & The Stooges, Sonic Youth, The Roots, Rufus Wainwright, Arcade Fire, Weezer et Eminem. Over the course of several days, approximately 100 bands will take to the various stages at parc Jean-Drapeau and across the city in the festive ambiance that only a Montreal summer can provide. Osheaga also holds a series of concerts and exhibitions in several locations around the city during the week leading up to the main event. For its eighth edition, the Osheaga Music and Arts festival, presented by Virgin Mobile, promises an exhilarating experience with, among others: The Cure, Mumford & Sons and Phoenix.

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Bonnaroo 2013 Festival Scheduled Line-up

Definitely favouring a more urban feel than previous years, Bonnaroo 2013 is definitely seeming to be one of the year’s most appealing festivals. Manchester, Tennessee is now used to putting on the prestigious festival event, with the White Castle in Murfreesboro being amongst the best staff to advice you about the various precautions to take in planning your trip. Buy your tickets today when they’re first released to the public, as I’d be extremely surprised if they didn’t sell out.

Click here to purchase Bonnaroo 2013 tickets.

Some of the Hip Hop/Electronica highlights at the 2013 Bonnaroo include:

Wu-Tang Clan, Kendrick Lamar, Nas, R. Kelly, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, A$AP Rocky, Porter Robinson, A-Trak, Earl Sweatshirt, Big K.R.I.T., AraabMUZIK, Action Bronson

And lets not ignore the other performers of other genres, hardly to be sneezed at:

Paul McCartney,
Mumford & Sons,
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers,
Pretty Lights,
Daniel Tosh,
The National,
The Lumineers,
David Byrne & St. Vincent,
Passion Pit,
The xx,
Grizzly Bear,
Animal Collective,
Of Monsters and Men,
ZZ Top,
Beach House,
Cat Power,
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes,
Jim James,
“Weird Al” Yankovic,
Tame Impala,
Soul SuperJam ft. Jim James with John Oates, Zigaboo Modeliste (of the Meters), Preservation Hall Jazz Band and more TBA!,
Ed Helms Bluegrass Situation Superjam with special guests
Boys Noize,
Glen Hansard,
Gov’t Mule,
Gaslight Anthem,
Portugal. The Man,
Wolfgang Gartner,
Billy Idol,
Sam Bush & Del McCoury,
Dwight Yoakam,
Local Natives,
Matt & Kim,
Dirty Projectors,
Trombone Shorty,
John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension,
Noam Pikelny & Friends,
Amadou & Mariam,
Father John Misty,
The Tallest Man On Earth,
Walk The Moon,
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
The Vaccines,
Paper Diamond,
Holy Ghost!,
Divine Fits,
Mike Birbiglia,
Purity Ring,
Frank Turner,
Allen Stone,
Lee Fields & The Expressions,
Fatoumata Diawara,
Two Gallants,
The Sheepdogs,
Four Tet,
Death Grips,
Wild Nothing,
John Fullbright,
Django Django,
Killer Mike,
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti,
twenty | one | pilots,
Milo Greene,
Lord Huron,
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit,
Charli XCX,
JEFF The Brotherhood,
Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors,
Sea Wolf,
JD McPherson,
Trixie Whitley,
Deap Vally,
Patrick Watson,
Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers,
The Stepkids,
Aoife O’Donovan,
Matthew E. White

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The Øyafestival
August 11 – 15 2009
The Medival Park – Oslo – Norway

Röyksopp / Arctic Monkeys (UK) / Band of Horses (US) / Beirut (US) / Datarock / Glasvegas (UK) / Ulver / Kåre & The Cavemen / Grizzly Bear (US) / / Madness (UK) / Mew (DK) / Vampire Weekend (US) / Rise Against (US) / Satyricon / Wilco (US) / Lily Allen (UK) / Bon Iver (US) / The Bronx (US) / Enslaved / Dirty Projectors (US) / Farmers Market / Fever Ray (SE) / KORK spiller Philip Glass: ‘Heroes’ Symphony /Asher Roth (US) / Seun Kuti + Fela’s Egypt 80 (NG) / Tommy Tokyo & Starving For My Gravy / Wale (US) / Jenny Wilson (SE) / bob hund (SE) / Erol Alkan (UK) / Trond Andreassen / Atomic / Aura Noir / Baddies (UK) / Beach House (US) / Nils Bech / The Big Pink (UK) / Amanda Blank (US) / Chairlift (US) / Cocktail Slippers / Crystal Antlers (US) / Crystal Castles (CA) / Fjorden Baby / Florence & The Machine (UK) / Gang Gang Dance (US) / / Harrys Gym / Marit Larsen / Hello Saferide (SE) / Huntsville / I Was A King / Johnossi (SE) / Kvelertak / Kylesa (US) / Jenny Lewis (US) / The Little Hands of Asphalt / Magnetic Man (UK) feat Skream & Benga / Monotonix (IL) / Magnus Moriarty / Mungolian Jet Set / Municipal Waste (US) / The New Wine / John Olav Nilsen & Gjengen / Noora Noor / Norma Sass / Karin Park / Pony The Pirate / Jay Reatard (US) / Smoke Mohawk / Snöras / The Soft Pack (US) / Tellusalie / Tønes / Ungdomskulen / The Very Best feat. Esau Mwamwaya & Radioclit (MW/UK) / Årabrot /Thåström (SE)

ØyaNight: (club show during the four days)

Andrew Bird (US) / Junior Boys (CA) / Blitzen Trapper (US) / Karl Blau (US) / Ladyhawke (NZ) / Zomby (UK) / Mowgli (UK) / DJ Android / Olle Abstract / Vetiver (US) / Sergeant Petter / Joe Gideon & The Shark (UK) / Slagsmålsklubben (SE) / Moddi / The Megaphonic Thrift / BoatClub (S) / The Lionheart Brothers / Gabriel Ananda (DE) / Daniel Mehlhart (DE) / Âme (DE) / Dixon (DE) / Shahroch Dini (DE) / First Aid Kit (SE) / Suburban Kids with Biblical Names (SE) / Get Dancy! (DJ-set) / Wooden Shjips (US) / The Ghost of a Thousand (UK) / Morning Benders (US) / Maribel / Death By Unga Bunga / Master Piece of Cake / Cola Freaks (DK) / Kitchie Kitchie Ki-me-o / Revellions (IE) / Jessica Lea Mayfield (US) / Munn Til Munn Metoden / Dj Scotch Egg (JP) / The Low Frequency in Stereo / The Oscillasion (UK) / Sigh & Explode / Mass Hysteri (S) / Grum (UK) / HeartBreak (AR/UK) / Radioclit dj set (UK) / Playboy-Marse (S) / Hellsongs (SE) / DJdd

+ about 100 acts for the Club Day on August 11th.

“The setting of the Øyafestival is insane. It is at the foot of some
lush hills that rise out of the Fjords (ok ocean), and there is a
stretch of Fjord that been made in to a river that surfers as the moat-
like border of the site front end” – The Fader

“A great eclectic mix of bands, in a beautifuk setting in a fantastic
city, Øya is a refreshing alternative to the summer´s rash of mega-
rock gatherings – the small festival with a big heart. See you next
year.” – The Guardian

“One of the hottest festivals in Europe” – Evening Standard

“You’d have to be very curmudgeonly not to enjoy yourself at Øya, this
year extended to three days (and compulsory late nights) and
attracting around nine thousand near-naked perfect physical specimens
in Norway’s hottest week of 2004.” – Uncut Magazine

“among industry insiders, the Øyafestival is the greenest and cleanest
festival in the world” –


-With 70.000 people in 2008, we had no arrests! 3 wasp bites
was the worst that happened (same for the last 10 years actually)
– We were the first Scandinavian festival boasting 100% ecological food
– The largest outdoor music festival in Oslo, the capital of Norway
– More than 1700 volunteers working for the festival
– We are the most environmentally friendly festival in Norway, and hold seminars in London, at SXSW etc… about this important issue.
-We have been sold out in advance since 2002!

Read more about our environmental program here

The festival is held in the Medieval Park in Oslo,a beautiful spot
surrounded by sandy beaches, the Oslo Fjord to the south,the green
Ekeberg Hill to the east,and Oslo skyline to the west. On the premises
we find, among other things, the ruins of the Maria Church, the seat
of the Bishop of Oslo, dating back to the 11th century.The Medieval
Park is also the place where the capital of Norway was founded a
thousand years ago. The Øya Festival it ‘s only a short walk down to the city centre of Oslo, which creates an exciting rendezvous between nature and culture.

Audience and artists are presented with a festival area of trees,green
grass and water, accompanied by stages,shopping streets and small
shops serving drink and food (prepared – infact! – by the best young
chefs of Oslo). The Eastside, where the Medieval Park is located, is
beyond doubt where the action is when it comes to music,and the area is also the nation ‘s primary cultural melting pot. In the years to
come, several hundred million Norwegian “kroner”, both state and
private, will be invested here, for the development of new housing
areas, and the new Opera House, which is the Medieval Park’s
closest neighbour in the Harbor area.

The Øya Festival is the event of the year when it comes to presenting new and exciting names in Norwegian music, supported by artists of an equal international character. National and international names are presented to a large and devoted audience from all over the country.

The Festival has become an exponent for the Norwegian hot acts of
today and tomorrow, and has proven that Norwegian bands too are ready for international success. The foremost booking people from both Europe and the US have been to the festival,only to have the rumours confirmed: Norwegian music is only getting better and better.