Osheaga Event Guide 2017

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This year’s Osheaga Festival, set in the naturesque Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Canada, is a three-day celebration dedicated to music and visual arts. The festival is a showcase of emerging and national talent bringing performances over numerous outdoor stages, and extraordinary interactive art installations. Beyond the artistic and cultural experience, Osheaga offers local food and brews, and even an official Play Zone, filled with endless options of games and entertainment. We’ve got you covered with a detailed guide on exactly what to expect.

(Read: Osheaga Festival Pro Tips)

Osheaga Dates and Location

The 2017 festival takes place from Friday, August 4 through Sunday, August 6 at Île Notre-Dame in Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Canada.

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Osheaga Lineup

Taking over the various stages this year are Vance Joy, The Weekend, Lorde, Tegan and Sara, Foster the People, Cage the Elephant, and a whole lot more.

Check out the full Osheaga Lineup.

Osheaga Tickets

General admission weekend pass – $246

Includes entrance to the three-day festival

General admission weekend gold pass – $450

Includes entrance to the three-day festival, access to the Casino de Montreal Osheaga Terrace, private bathroom facilities, exclusive food and beverage stands and general admission platform with a view of the Coors Light Mountain stage.

General admission single day pass – $92

Includes entrance for Friday, August 4 OR Saturday, August 5 OR Sunday, August 6 at Parc Jean-Drapeau.

Buy Osheaga Festival tickets.

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Getting to and from Osheaga

Bus – Chill out and kick your feet up by taking a hassle free direct bus to Osheaga. Services from Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, New York, Burlington, and several other cities are available.

Train – A hassle free and affordable option, is to utilize this Osheaga train package from Toronto to Montreal. Includes round trip transportation departing Thursday, August 3 from Toronto Union station and returning Monday, August 7 from Montreal Gare Centrale.

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Where to stay for Osheaga Festival

The festival is within close proximity to many great accommodation options depending on your comforts.

Hotel This eco-friendly studio suite features a king size bed and private bathroom for $199 per night. With access to the indoor swimming pool and a complimentary continental breakfast, this is a great option for two in central Montreal.

AirbnbEnjoy this beautiful and spacious double room within The Village. For $71 per night and full access to the kitchen and living space, this is an ideal(and budget-friendly) option for four friends heading to the festival.

Airbnb This charming apartment in the heart of Plateau, is complete with a cozy bedroom, living space, and kitchen. For $63 per night, this lovely apartment is a great fit for a couple.

You can find more of our top picks in The Best Places to Stay in Montreal, or you can find all accommodation options in Montreal or in the state of Quebec.


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