Osheaga organizers provide update for this summer's festival

Apr 2 2020, 6:30 am

The fate of one of Montreal’s biggest summertime festivals is still up in the air.

Osheaga organizers provided an update on the possibility of postponing or cancelling the three-day event, saying it’s still “too soon” to make any major announcements.

The Foo Fighters, Lizzo, and Kendrick Lamar were each originally expected to headline one day of the weekend festival, joining hundreds of bands at Parc Jean-Drapeau.

The 15th edition of the popular fest is currently scheduled to also feature the likes of Vampire Weekend, Leon Bridges, Bon Iver, Of Monster and Men, Brockhampton, Rex Orange County, Lewis Capldi, and dozens of other local and world-renowned artists.

As of now, the outdoor festival is slated for July 31 to August 2.

“At this point, it is too soon to discuss if any changes will have to be made to the event dates of Osheaga this summer,” reads a tweet from the festival’s Twitter page. “The health and safety of our fans, artists, employees and partners is our highest priority, so we’ll continue monitoring developments and following all necessary safety measures directed by the Quebec government.”

Osheaga has taken place every summer in Montreal since 2006 and averages over 48,000 music lovers a day throughout the weekend.