Osheaga and ÎleSoniq will not be returning this summer

Apr 22 2021, 7:29 am

Two of Montreal’s landmark summertime festivals will not be returning this year.

Osheaga and ÎleSoniq, traditionally held during back-to-back weekends from the end of July to the beginning of August, have been postponed.

In a social media post, organizers for Osheaga say due to “an ever-evolving COVID-19 situation” and the event’s “commitment to the safety and health of festival attendees,” the 15th edition of the popular music festival has been postponed until summer 2022.

In December, Osheaga optimistically announced the Foo Fighters, Cardi B, and Post Malone as the main headliners for the three-day outdoor fest.

“It takes several months to line up the various elements to create a festival,” says Nick Farkas, the founder of Osheaga. “With current uncertainty, we don’t have that luxury — that said, we remain hopeful that the situation will improve enough so we can be back in action soon.”

 

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ÎleSoniq, scheduled to take place at Parc Jean-Drapeau from August 5 to 6, says, “the power of live music will bring us all together again. We love you FAM.”

 

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Refunds are available for both postponed music festivals, but both Osheaga and ÎleSoniq say tickets from 2020 and 2021 will be honoured for the 2022 edition.

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