Osheaga Festival Musique Et Arts 2014
When: From Friday, August 1st until Sunday, August 3rd, 2014.
Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau, 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, QC, H3C 1A9
Time: Starts at 3:00 pm, ends at 11:00 pm each day.
Age: All ages.
Overview: It's Osheaga, need I say more? This Montreal festival has become a staple among major festivals in Canada. This year boasts another impressive lineup with the likes of Skrillex, Laurent Garnier, Tiga, and Flume set for a 2014 appearance.
Why you should go
Since 2006, Osheaga has been a forward thinking festival with a nice mix of acts booked from a wide spectrum of artists spanning many musical genres, including electronic dance music. If you're a fan of bass music, then all three days should have something to offer you but with a must-see lineup on Friday that includes Skrillex, Chase & Status, Bro Safari, and more. The Saturday lineup will please underground fans with Laurent Garnier headlining and SBTRKT, the dark French techno artist Gesaffelstein, Four Tet providing support. On Sunday you can't go wrong by seeing the Turbo Records boss Tiga as he always manages to bring up the energy live.
Acts to watch (If you want to hear new music)
Skrillex: He said it many times in interviews on how excited he was to tour as much as possible this summer and his stop at Osheaga will be no exception. With his latest album "Recess", an assembly of 11 tracks that expanded the artist's sound to even further reaches. It's not clear whether Skrillex will be taking his new mothership tour rig to Osheaga, but at the very least the Montreal crowd will be treated to all new music and visuals that will compliment Sonny's energetic style behind the decks.
Flume: When I think of upcoming talents taking the scene by storm, the Australian artist Flume makes the shortlist of names that have the potential of being future festival headliners. In his short career, he's managed to create future classic tracks like his remix of Disclosure's "You & Me" or more recently the remix of Lorde's "Tennis Court". His new side project What So Not with Emoh Instead has generated a ton of buzz among bass fans thanks to strong releases like "Jaguar" and "Tell Me", so there really isn't anything that this 22 year old cannot do.
Savoy: This Brooklyn based trio is more than ready for their Canadian summer tour. Armed with their Predator LP released earlier this year, brand new secret collaborations and a new EP on the way - Savoy will have plenty of new music to unleash this festival season. If you're looking to hear fresh heavy bass music, then place your bets on Savoy on bringing the heat.
The Glitch Mob: Earlier this year, this trio composed of Justin Boreta, Ed Ma, and Joshua Mayer released their second album "Love Death Immortality" - a made for festival LP filled with banging tracks ready for festival season. The Glitch Mob prefer playing their own tracks, so when you see them live, expect a Glitch Mob DJ showcase.
Tchami: Busting onto the scene in late 2013, this Parisian artist is turning heads thanks to his forward thinking tracks he likes to describe as "Future House". With only 6 official releases on Beatport thus far, one can already see that Tchami has made a name for himself with a unique sound that will delight fans looking for a fresh point of view.
Full DJ lineup
- Skrillex, Chase & Status, Chromeo, Flume, Clockwork, Shlohmo, Bro Safari, Ryan Hemsworth, Jacques Greene (Live), Odesza
- Laurent Garnier, SBTRKT, Gesaffelstein, Four Tet, Kaytranada, Savoy, Kaytranada, Beat Market
- Tiga, The Glitch Mob, Zomboy, Duke Dumont, Cyril Hahn, Jagwar Ma, Tom Trago, Tchami