Published Mar 22, 2010If you're still trying decide which summer festivals are most worth your hard-earned cash, here's yet another contender that's bound to make that choice even harder. Montreal's Osheaga Music and Arts Festival has announced its line-up, and the fest's huge array of high-profile bands is bound to please almost anyone.
Arcade Fire will be headlining, making Osheaga the first North American date the iconic indie rockers have booked for 2010. The other night of the two-day festival will be headlined by Weezer (not exactly an equal pairing in terms of critical acclaim).
The rest of the line-up is typically heavy on indie rock, but there are also a few curve balls thrown in to keep things interesting. Among the artists currently announced are Pavement, Metric, the National, Deadmau5, the Cat Empire, Keane, the Black Keys, Stars, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Jimmy Cliff, the Gaslight Anthem, Beach House, Jamie Lidell, Robyn, Sarah Harmer, Blitzen Trapper and Bahamas.
The festival will take place on Saint Helen's Island and will run the weekend of July 31/August 1. It will be preceded by a four-day "In the City" festival, with Chromeo being the only act currently confirmed.
Standard price tickets will be $65 for a single-day ticket and $120 for the whole weekend. If you want to upgrade to a reserved seating pass, it will set you back $100 for a single day and $190 for the weekend.
Before the bulk of the tickets go on sale on March 27, the festival will be issuing a limited quantity of early bird and pre-sale tickets. Early bird passes go on sale March 23, with weekend passes priced at $100 and reserved seating going for $170. The pre-sale will follow on March 25, with weekend passes priced at $110 and reserved seating costing $180
This means we've only got a few days to confirm our summer plans. Looks as if we've all got some tough choices to make.