Sunday, 23 November 2014

In Photos: Osheaga Festival 2014

Directly From Montreal And In His Living Room.

Osheaga Music Festival in Montreal was something more this year. With a banquet-baba worthy headliners - The Replacements, Lorde, Jack White and OutKast - there was a variety of attendees flooding Parc Jean Drapeau every day. Highlights included Skrillex Friday, Childish Gambino, and ATLiens aformentioned. Saturday boasted stellar performances by Modest Mouse, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, and Mr. third man himself. While Sunday saw young monsters Lorde and Arctic Monkeys closing the festival below.

A good time was probably for many heads came when the star of New Zealand paid tribute to neighboring Replacements his redux of "Party Swingin '". Moody interpretation was but one highlight of an iconic and stylish set that was actually quite humiliating. Towards the end, Lorde reflected on how far he has come since last year and sincerely thank everyone for being part of "the time of your life." I can confidently say that the feeling was mutual. I could not do? Relive the following weekend.




Sunday, 29 June 2014

Osheaga Music And Arts Festival

Date (s): August 1, 2014 August 3, 2014 a

Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada


 

Opened in 2006, Osheaga Music and Arts Festival stands as the largest festival of its kind in Canada. An exciting game show dedicated to the music and the visual arts, Osheaga event offers a world class European-style through its many places outside.

Events outdoor festival held in the stunning surroundings of Montreal Parc Jean-Drapeau on Île Sainte-Hélène, an island of tranquility and green oasis located in the center of one of the most exciting cities in North America. By bringing together tens of thousands of music lovers in North America and Europe, the festival aims to showcase emerging local and national artists, as they share the stage with some of the biggest names in the industry. So, for several days, more than 90 bands will take the stage through the city, fostering a festive atmosphere unparalleled Montreal can only create under the summer sun.

Since its inception, the festival has had some of the biggest music stars, including Coldplay, The Killers, Iggy & The Stooges, Sonic Youth, The Roots, Rufus Wainwright, Arcade Fire, Weezer and Eminem, as well as important emerging artists such as The Stills, Coeur de pirate, Hey Rosetta!, The Barr Brothers and Ellie Goulding. Osheaga is also proud of its segment of the visual arts as offers performances and exhibitions in many parts of the city in the weeks prior to the event winner. For its eighth edition, presented by Virgin Mobile Osheaga promises fan an unforgettable festival experience.

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Montreal From A To Z: O Is For Osheaga

Not even distance can keep Meaghan Tardif-Bennett attend Osheaga. The 22-year-old Concordia student is on an exchange in Germany, but she is struggling to raise funds for quick return, especially to attend your favorite music and arts festival in Montreal. In the past five years, Tardif-Bennett has camped on each day of Osheaga to ensure premium access to some of the best known music talent, including Coldplay, Arcade Fire and Macklemore.



"It's times like those still alive," she said. "I feel like the entire island of Montreal he meets, beating like a heartbeat. Though the crowd fades after a show, we all walk together singing, singing, music lover and we had just experienced. This is unreal”.

For music fans, there's nothing quite like Osheaga. It's where up-and-coming Canadian talents mix with heavyweight’s mainstream. When, a few years ago by local bands The Barr Brothers played in the same place as Eminem. When, in August, Hey Rosetta! Will shake out with Jack White.

Between August 1 and 3, it is expected that an estimated 135,000 people in shorts and fringed boots gladiator down on Parc Jean-Drapeau on a musical journey that evokes comparisons Coachella and Lollapalooza.

And like their counterparts in the U.S., Osheaga attracts its fair share of out-of-towners. Last year, 65 percent of those attending the festival - or nearly 88,000 people - came from outside Quebec. Among them was Malorie Bertrand.

Last August, Bertrand, along with three of his friends and family, pass between Ottawa and Montreal were opened in a two-hour trip that was years in the making. Bertrand first on Osheaga in 2009, but it was hard for her to find a group to go with. Schedules do not always align people and money was sometimes tight. Then last year, everything fell into place and Bertrand could not have been happier with time.

"It was probably one of the best years ahead," said the 28-year-old communications officer of the Canadian Foundation for Innovation. "The line was so diverse and full of talented acts."

Among the highlights were Mumford & Sons and Explosions in the Sky (Bertrand has been a fan of the band of American post-rock since it appeared on the soundtrack of the film Friday Night Lights.)

But more than music, Osheaga also about art and fashion, a look that Bertrand, a stylist part time, I wanted to explore. Dressed in a loose sleeveless racerback tank and jean shorts, Bertrand remained neutral and comfortable while taking pictures in stylish 20-somethings for Blog Ottawa Magazine.

"The events are always a good excuse to play with your style," he said, adding that many of the people he met had cute and functional teams as tops and shorts bohemian fringe.

If you feel disturbed by the image of thousands of party loving hipsters, do not. Osheaga enthusiasts insist that there is a way for all personality types to enjoy the festivities. Apart from the main dance areas in front of the steps, there is plenty of green space for relaxing music fans and families with young children to relax, sunbathe and sing along with the music.

MJ Lafleche plans to do just that. In the first Osheaga attended, in 2006, he was a teenager Lafleche rocking to Sonic Youth. Now at 24, the Starbucks barista calls itself "grumpy-old lady" when it comes to crowds. She will still be at Osheaga this August to see Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds and Modest Mouse perform. And still anticipates complain of having to push through crowds. But Lafleche would not have it any other way.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Osheaga Festival To Amplify RFID Wristband Tech

3 days of the Festival this summer in Canada Osheaga see each of its 130,000 + anticipated attendees get the latest laptop technology event - an RFID bracelet.




RFID wristbands custom fabric supplied by ID & C act as tickets for all audience members, staff, press and crew - granting access to designated areas, as appropriate.

The system first appeared in the 2013 edition of Osheaga and will once again be provided by the promoter Evenko based in Canada, with the support of RFID Technology Company specializing Academy.

Along with the custom development of ID & C RFID wristband, RFID collaboration solution is set to expand past success by rolling into broader areas of the festival site year. In addition, there will be an increase in opportunities for users to engage with social media applications based on RFID at the event - a proven festivals to connect with and grow their audience online form.

In 2013, RFID Osheaga Festival helped reach 7.8 million people online, with more than 24,000 interactions made by three days of the event.

The system also offers a post analysis - festival, Osheaga organizers helping to segment audience profiles - allowing customization experience the festival in future editions of the festival

Monday, 2 June 2014

Montreal’s Osheaga 2014 Summer Block Party Set To Take Over Saint-Laurent Street In June

Mega Montreal Osheaga music festival is joining forces with some of the biggest names in Montreal for a weekend full of festivities epic neighborhood. Come June 14th weekend, ready for the party in the streets of Montreal with DJs, murals, and of course, more than a drink.



Mural Fest is the cause of the consecutive block parties, and outdoor art event will be kicking off the weekend early on Thursday June 12. Reach the parking lot now famous Mural Fest (St. Laurent & Prince Arthur - ish ) to see five new artists create murals for the city, with DJs and dancing to enjoy too .

Saintwoods end the week right on Friday with its own block party Saintwoods X Mural, featuring an incredible lineup of DJs including high Klassified, Ryan Playground, Jay London, and many more.

Rings Party Saturday at Osheaga district official Mural for the second consecutive year. The Underachievers and DJ Slink are headlining the event, and they will make sure your drunken Sabbath is simply sublime.

Block party - no action slows on Sunday, with the combat art that closes the festivities. Baiscally it sounds, Battle Arts is a creative competition among artists, and expect to make competitive power outdoor event Sunday to the next level.



For the simpletons who need basic analysis block party, here's the equation impressive in store for you come Mural Festival weekend:

Mural Fest Opening Thursday Saintwoods day + Friday + Saturday + Osheaga Block Party Battle Art on Sunday
= One hell of a weekend.


Sunday, 25 May 2014

Shake It Up At Osheaga, The Place Of Shaking Hands

MONTREAL In retrospect, seems obvious - bring together some of the best bands in the world in the middle of summer, to carry out on an island across the river from Montreal, with the city skyline as a backdrop.



But it was only eight years ago that Nick Farkas organized the first Osheaga , a festival that is growing in popularity and has developed a reputation as a music destination in North America .

"It was not so evident in the early years, when he was not doing well," Farkas said in an interview.

“Now it looks like a brilliant move.”

The festival is held every August in Jean -Drapeau Park on Île Sainte -Hélène , an island in the St. Lawrence , better known as the site of amusement park La Ronde , and before that the world fair Expo 67 . It is a short subway ride bike from the city center.

“We wanted to create a microcosm of Montrealness on the island with good food, art, music," Farkas said.

About 25,000 people attended the inaugural two-day event in 2006.

Now spread over three days, the festival attracts 45,000 every day and has been sold in the past two years. Seems about to do it again this summer.

This year, from August 1 to 3, the headliners include Jack White, the hip-hop duo Outkast, English rockers Arctic Monkeys, the dark and gloomy songwriter Nick Cave, and Swedish pop star Lykke Li.

The festival has been compared to a scaled-down version of Coachella, the great festival held annually in the California desert.

“It has the same kind of feeling, when you walk on the ground," said Christopher Roberts, director of Toronto’s own popular music and arts festival, NXNE, Osheaga has visited several times.

"It's in a field on a beautiful island in the middle of Montreal, which is just an amazing city.”

While NXNE spans two weekends and features hundreds of events in clubs and theaters in the city, Roberts said Osheaga has a more intimate atmosphere.

“Osheaga is a first time event that occurs in one place and not have this kind of really magical environment, because you're all participating in this unique event together , it really creates this sense of community. "

The “Osheaga, “word the story goes was used by the first European settlers to describe what would become Montreal. Mohawk was originally a word to describe the place "where people gathered to shake hands.”

In these days, where over 100 bands are lined up to perform.

Local talent - as Half -Moon Run, Mac DeMarco, and Le Trouble - will be presented by major international acts.

Osheaga sets are shorter, which makes it easy to discover new bands.

Emerging artists play for 30 minutes, while the headliners finish each day with games that extend over an hour and a half.

There are six stages this year, compared to the previous five years, together with showcases for the visual arts.

One reason for the growth of the party, which is led by the entertainment promoter Evenko are their hosting packages.

They range from the most affordable rooms in the residence halls of the city offers some of the high end hotels in the city.

Farkas said that part of the appeal of Osheaga is that you can combine with a summer trip to Montreal.

A three-day pass for the event starts at $ 250 and goes up to $ 950 for those seeking VIP benefits. Packages that include travel, accommodation, along with tickets starting at $ 424.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Against Me! To Play Toronto's Trans* Pride

By Gregory AdamsAgainst Me! Have had a busy 2014 supporting their new LP Transgender Dysphoria Blues, but loved punk crew has managed to slot in another upcoming Canadian appearance. At the top of the rest of the globe-trotting tour schedule group , which now are appearing in the event of Pride Toronto Trans * in June.

A press release confirms that the act will be presented in the sample * Trans Pride Parade Post- March at Yonge -Dundas Square, June 27, with Against Me! Spearheading a bill of three bands. Also performing that night will be local costumes and Crackpuppy Cliks. The show is set to start at 8:30 pm local time, although the actual kickoff time will depend on when the march ends at the plaza.


 
You will find the rest of Against Me! ‘S current program, which also includes an appearance at the Osheaga Festival in Montreal in August, below.

As previously reported, the singer Laura Jane Grace is getting her own reality show called More than explore his life as a transgender woman, as well as focusing on “other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media . " A release date has not been delivered by the program, but is being developed by AOL Originals.

Tour Dates :

05/23 San Diego , CA - House of Blues #

24 /05 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy #

05.25 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy #

26.05 Las Vegas, NV - Punk Rock Bowling

27.5 Ventura , CA - Ventura Theater #

6.1 Hunxe , DE - Ruhrpott Rodeo

06/03 Prague , CR - Lucerna Music Bar
6.4
Hamburg , DE - Knust

06/05 Berlin , DE - Lido

6.6 Dresden , DE - Beatpol

06/08 Wershofen , DE - Rock am Ring

9.6 Nuremberg , DE - Rock am Park

06/10 Vienna , AT - Arena

6.11 Dornbirn, AT - Conrad Sohm

6.12 Bern, FR - Reitschule

13/06 Luxembourg, LU - Den Atelier

6.14 Ysselsteyn , NL - Jera on Air
6.15 Leicestshire , UK - Download Festival

6.17 Madrid , ES - Sala La Riviera

6.18 Barcelona , ES - Sala Razzmatazz

19 /06 Vitoria , ES - Sala Jimmy Jazz

6.21 Clisson , FR - Hellfest

27/06 Toronto , ON - Yonge -Dundas Square
07/18-20 Louisville, KY - Festival Saltillo

08/01-03 Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival