Here’s who’s playing Osheaga 2013

Have a look at the line-up for Montreal’s open-air pop music festival — Osheaga. This year, there’s something for old-school goths, hip hop kids, indie hipsters, neo-punks, dancefloor mavens, granola-chewing backpackers and your average radio listener. Um, maybe. Check ça man.

The Cure

Damn! Look at that. After a drawn-out social-media tease, Evenko has announced almost all of the line-up for that annual open-air orgy of pop sound, Osheaga. This year, between Friday, Aug. 2 and Sunday, Aug. 4, there will be old-school goths mingling hip hop kids mingling with indie hipsters mingling with punks mingling with dancefloor mavens mingling with granola-chewing backpackers. It’s all good. The vibe, that is. Here’s the dish:


The Cure, Mumford & Sons, Phoenix, New Order, Vampire Weekend, the Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Hot Chip, Tegan and Sara, Alt-J, Ellie Goulding, Beach House, Pretty Lights, Imagine Dragons, Two Door Cinema Club, Porter Robinson, Ben Howard, Flogging Molly, Explosions in the Sky, Big Boi, Silversun Pickups, Azealia Banks, Baauer, the Gaslight Anthem, Father John Misty, Tommy Trash, Jimmy Eat World, Misteur Valaire, Disclosure, Yelawolf, Lou Doillon, Gramatik, Frightened Rabbit, We Are Wolves, Angel Haze, Death Grips, Diamond Rings, Grouplove, Xavier Caféine, Jessie Ware, the Heavy, Hollerado, Holy Ghost!, Icona Pop, Jake Bugg, Wild Nothing, Style of Eye, the Head and the Heart, Jets, A Tribe Called Red, Frank Turner, the Neighbourhood, DIIV, Atlas Genius, the Knocks, Rone, Floating Points, Oberhofer, Carnage, Wild Belle, Jackmaster, Amtrac, Shovels and Rope, EC Twins, Kidnap Kid, Hannah Georgas, Hyphen Hyphen, MNDR, Loud Lary Ajust, Dusted, Guards, Ponctuation, Lucy Rose, Nightbox, Odezenne, Humans

Stay tuned in the coming months as Evenko announces a couple dozen more bands.

And to further put you in the mood for summer, here’s our Osheaga post-mortem from 2012, and photos of bands and fans, plus Osheaga style at a glance. ■

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