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Every item you're banned from bringing to Osheaga 2018

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Riley James Jul 16, 2018 11:41 am 513
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Osheaga, now considered one of the top music festivals in North America, is just around the corner.

You can already feel the buzz around the city. Promotion for evenko’s massive music festival is almost everywhere you look. Social media is lit up with hype from tourists and locals alike.

However, to ensure you have a wicked Osheaga experience in 2018, you may want to brush up on your knowledge and inform yourself of what is and isn’t allowed on the festival grounds.  

‘Cause there’s nothing worse than planning your day, just to have your stuff confiscated at the gate. Not to worry, we got your back(pack). 

Banned items at Osheaga 2018:

  • Outside alcoholic beverages and illegal drugs/drug paraphernalia 
  • Glass bottles and/or cans 
  • Hard-sided coolers 
  • Megaphones 
  • Fireworks 
  • Musical Instruments (There’s music on the stages, duh!)  
  • Flags and banners 
  • Beach balls, soccer balls, frisbees, etc.  
  • Large sports umbrellas 
  • Folding chairs 
  • Skateboards 
  • Animals (guide dogs are permitted) 
  • Camping style and/or large backpacks 
  • Laser Pointers 
  • Tents 
  • Water guns 
  • Professional recording equipment – video and audio 
  • Firearms, knives, or weapons of any kind 
  • Any object that could be used to cause bodily harm 
  • Selfie sticks and other monopods 
  • Drones 
  • Native American headdresses or feather headdresses (Don’t be this person) 

Thankfully, what is being allowed at Osheaga is one of the best lineups evenko has delivered in years!  

To double down on your planning knowledge, we’ve also listed items that will be permitted on site.

Items allowed at Osheaga 2018:

  • One plastic water bottle (water fountains throughout the site)  
  • Beach towels and blankets 
  • Waterproof ponchos 
  • Small umbrellas 
  • Smaller backpacks, bags and/or purses (they will be searched) 
  • Sunscreen (no flammable aerosol cans) 
  • Disposable and digital cameras (no detachable lenses or lenses over 2.5″) 
  • Baby strollers 

Word to the wise, inform yourself on these items, ditch them or leave them behind entirely and you’ll be good-to-go for a stellar Osheaga experience chalked full of good music, amazing festival vibes and a wicked time.

You can find more information right here as well as buy your Osheaga 2018 passes here.

Happy festival season, Montreal!


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Riley James
"The expert on nothing with an opinion about everything."

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