If you’re heading to Montreal for a quick getaway and have no idea where to start with your vacation planning, you’re in luck because I’ve narrowed down a few must-do’s for you if all you have is just a few days in la belle province.
Osheaga rang in their 10th birthday this weekend with a guest list of 135,000 fans and friends crammed onto a tiny island. With a mix of some of their best headliners from the last few years – ranging from Schoolboy Q to Florence and the Machine, Alt-J to Marina and the Diamonds, and Kendrick Lamar to The Black Keys – there was something to please any type of musicphile that showed up for the party.
So, I went to Osheaga this year and I had a lot of fun. Contrary to what I’m going to write below, I actually had a ton of fun and was sad the second it ended. I wrote about the entire weekend for The Coast, so I’ll let you read that to get the nitty gritty (and positive) review of the fest. My main learning from the weekend, though? I felt old. And tired.
Well, it’s that time again for the annual pilgrimage to Montreal for pizza cones and Osheaga. I’m hitting the road with three friends in just a few short hours, and all day I’ve had the custom Osheaga playlist on repeat. With a bag packed full of all the festival necessities (sunscreen, floral crown, oversized tanks, worn-in jean shorts), I’m stoked to rock out to one of the best lineups the festival has ever seen.
As promised, here’s a little sneak peek of what I’ve been up to the past two months.
On Saturday night I had the privilege of interviewing this awesome band from Brisbane Australia, An Horse for a school assignment before they played at the Green Room here in Montreal. It was their very first show in Canada, and they were so stoked about playing here since we are “outrageously attractive and kind, gentle souls.” They rocked the house, and, needless to say, the fans rocked them right back.