Posted in music | tour dates on April 2, 2009

by Andrew Frisicano

Osheaga Festival

The 4th edition of the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival will take place in Montreal's Parc Jean-Drapeau on August 1st and 2nd. Osheaga is proud to announce that the headliners for this year's edition are the multi-platinum selling band Coldplay on Saturday, August 1st and hip-hop pioneers Beastie Boys on Sunday, August 2nd....Osheaga is one of only two North American festival appearances that Coldplay will make this year.
The other North American festival is All Points West, which takes place the same weekend in NJ, and also has the Beastie Boys, Lykke Li, Arctic Monkeys, Crystal Castles, the Ting Tings, Elbow, and Kitty Daisy and Lewis in common with the Canadians.

Also playing the Osheaga Fest will be The Roots (who played APW last year, and...), who, because of their Jimmy Fallon gig, are mostly sticking to NYC-area gigs this year. They will also play the outdoor fest of their own in Philly over the summer.

This year will mark the fourth year for the Osheaga Festival. BV Mike was there last year: Day 1 and Day 2, and in 2007 too. The 2008 festival was also when Iggy & the Stooges - with Mike Watt - got their equipment stolen.

Tickets for the festival go on sale Friday, April 3rd at noon. More info and full (initial?) line-up below...

Ticket prices:

Saturday, August 1: $75.00 (+ service charges)

Sunday, August 2: $65.00 (+ service charges)

Weekend pass: $125.00 (+ service charges)

VIP Weekend Pass: $295.00 (+ service charges)

Line-up:
Saturday, August 1st, 2009
COLDPLAY
THE ROOTS
JASON MRAZ
GIRL TALK
LYKKE LI
ELBOW
JOSH RITTER
KITTY DAISY & LEWIS
WINTER GLOVES
MOTHERS FATHERS

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009
BEASTIE BOYS
RUFUS WAINWRIGHT
ARCTIC MONKEYS
THE DECEMBERISTS
CRYSTAL CASTLES
THE TING TINGS
BEAST
BEAST
THE HONEY BROTHERS
LE VOLUME √ČTAIT AU MAXIMUM
PARLOVR

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Comments (6)

I'm guessing this means no V Fest in Baltimore this year.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2009 1:42 PM

osheaga sucks even harder than last year.
damnit.

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2009 3:17 PM

I hear V-Fest is no more

Posted by Anonymous | April 2, 2009 3:59 PM

I HOPE there is Vfestvial. i cant find news anywhere. itll suck if its gone!

Posted by soslik | April 3, 2009 3:05 PM

V Feast Toronto, should be sick this year, last year Oasis headlined. Amazing!!!!

Posted by eze | June 4, 2009 1:57 AM

this is gonna be an awesome event yeah! you guys should be ready for one of the greatest events to hit Montreal this summer yeah! this years edition is gonna be a Boom....::)) xoxoxox Come One! Come All!!!

Posted by Frank Nii okanta Ankrah | June 12, 2009 7:16 PM

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