Jack Johnson, The Killers Head up Osheaga Music Festival

Published: 2008-04-22
The 3rd edition of Montreal music festival Osheaga will take place on Sunday, August 3rd and Monday, August 4th of this year. The official lineup was uncovered last week and includes over 40 artists and bands, both Canadian and international artists. The festival's headliners are Las Vegas group The Killers on Sunday and Hawaiian Jack Johnson on Monday. Other acts include Iggy & the Stooges, Cat Power, Broken Social Scene, Duffy, Matt Costa and The Weakerthans.

The event will take place at Parc Jean Drapeau, as it has for the past two years and musicians will play their sets on either of two stages. Tickets went on sale this past Saturday, April 19th. Last year, the Smashing Pumpkins and Bloc Party headlined the Montreal festival, while the 1st ever Osheaga gathering in 2006 saw Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals and Sonic Youth as the main attractions.

The announced lineup so far is:

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

The Killers
Iggy & the Stooges
Cat Power
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Plants & Animals
The National Parcs
Louis XIV
Sébastien Tellier
Duchess Says
Le Husky
The Tom Fun Orchestra

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Jack Johnson
Broken Social Scene
Gogol Bordello
The Go! Team
The Black Keys
Matt Costa
The Weakerthans
Jamie Lidell
Neil Halstead
Bonjour Brumaire
The Duke Spirit
Coeur de Pirate

Find out more information at http://www.osheaga.com.

Writer: Stephanie Ng Wan



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