Every item you're banned from bringing to Osheaga this year

Jul 30 2019, 3:12 pm

Osheaga, now considered one of the top music festivals in North America, kicks off this weekend to celebrate its 14th edition.

Including sets from the likes of The Lumineers, The Chemical Brothers, Childish Gambino, Tame Impala, Gucci Mane, Rüfüs du Sol, and so many more, the annual outdoor bash attracts over 100,000 music-goers throughout the weekend.

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To ensure your Osheaga experience goes smoothly this year, you may want to brush up on your knowledge and inform yourself of what is and isn’t allowed on the festival grounds.  

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Because, there’s nothing worse than planning your day, just to have your stuff confiscated at the gate.

No need to worry, we’ve got your back(pack). 

Banned items at Osheaga 2019:

  • 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

Event organizers remind guests that “items that are on the disallowed list will be confiscated.”

To double down on your planning, here is a list of items that will be permitted on site.

Items allowed at Osheaga 2019:

  • One plastic water bottle (water fountains are available 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 
  • Electronic cigarettes

More information concerning this year’s festival can be found on the Osheaga website.