Osheaga Is Hosting a “Get Together” This Fall

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Osheaga has announced that it will be throwing a 2021 festival after all. This ​week organizers Evenko revealed they will host a mini-festival of sorts called the Osheaga Get Together.

“‘This fall, Montreal will celebrate the return of live music on beautiful Île Sainte-Hélène of Parc Jean-Drapeau at OSHEAGA Get Together presented by Bell in collaboration with Coors Light, which will take place October 1-3, 2021.

The Montreal event will focus on local and Canadian talent. Headliners will be Charlotte Cardin, Jessie Reyez and Half Moon Run.

“The three-day OSHEAGA Get Together will feature moving performances from a wide array of festival favourites, with a focus on Canadian and local talent. Headlining will be some of this city’s top international exports, including Charlotte Cardin, the critical darling who just sold out 11 shows at Montreal’s MTELUS (scheduled for 2022) – that’s 24 000 tickets sold within a couple of days! The Montreal-born singer/songwriter, who is as comfortable crooning an intimate jazz tune as she is swimming in a sea of electro beats and pop sensibilities, takes the stage Friday, October 1st. The incredibly talented artist – who is an OSHEAGA favourite, having played the fest in 2016 – quickly made a name for herself as one of Quebec’s most notable talents and greatest exports, having amassed over 149 MILLION streams around the world! With her new album, Phoenix, burning up the charts, fans know that this will be an unforgettable show! 

Saturday night, rising pop star Jessie Reyez will take the stage. With multiple Junos under her belt, including Breakthrough Artist of the Year (2018) and the following two consecutive years for R&B/Soul Recording of the Year (2019 & 2020), the Colombian-born, Toronto-raised singer will prove why she is considered one of the great ones by fans and critics all over the world. The Canadian gem has been shortlisted for the Polaris Prize twice already in her relatively short career, so far, and she’s worked on hits for the likes of Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris, Sam Smith and Eminem. Reyez also delivered a blistering set at the outdoor blowout event for the Montreal International Jazz Festival in 2018, and as anyone who witnessed that show will attest, this will be a can’t miss set! 

The Sunday night headliners will be Half Moon Run – one of the most exciting young live acts that perfectly capture the essence of Montreal’s indie sound. With a new EP out, Inwards and Onwards, the group continues to make a name for themselves with unforgettable live performances that marry multi-layered harmonies with driving percussion and a catalogue of songs that always inspire impromptu singalongs from the crowd. The Juno Award winners will be turning heads full circle when they take the stage Sunday, October 3rd.

Unlike past editions of Osheaga proper, the 2021 Get Together will be a scaled-down affair. There will be two stages and “limited capacity.”

“We are keenly aware of how important live music is to our fans and our city, and how much everyone misses it,” said Osheaga founder Nick Farkas in a statement. “We are thrilled about this announcement, because we promised fans that we would do everything in our power to get them to Parc Jean-Drapeau to be united by live music again as soon as possible, and we are going to make that happen!”

A press release adds: “The Osheaga Get Together will follow all government recommendations and all on-site COVID-19 health and safety measures, which will be communicated at a date closer to the event.”

Tickets are on sale now HERE

Osheaga previously announced that its 2021 edition would be cancelled due to COVID-19. Prior to that, the festival’s original 2021 plan was to run from July 30 to August 1 with headliners Foo Fighters, Cardi B and Post Malone. The 2020 edition was also cancelled.

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