California has Coachella, we have Osheaga! My adventures this year at Osheaga were certainly very fun, despite the extremely crowded festival site! Filled with a carefully crafted selection of some of the best bands, booths and food trucks, this festival certainly did not disappoint it’s festival-goers! Some of the headliners this year at the weekend-long festival were Outkast, Jack White, Lorde, Arctic Monkeys, Foster the People, HAIM, Band of Horses, Sam Roberts Band, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and Chvrches. All the performers that I saw were amazing, but I did have my favourites of the day! Here’s a recap of my top moments on August 3rd, 2014 at Osheaga.Matt Mays was the first to perform on sunday, and he was great! The crowd hadn’t all arrived yet, and so it was intimate for a big stage performance, and the Canadian singer/songwriter was fantastic!Foxtrott, an up-and-coming techno-fusion project from right here in Montreal. Very interesting, and definitely captured the audience and took you into a fantastical, dreamy zone. Vance Joy, a recent favourite of mine, performed all of his best songs, including Emmylou and Riptide. Love, love, loved him!Kodaline performed a small, acoustic set a few hours before their actual performance. It was intimate, with a crowd of no more than 60 people, and their no-mics, no speakers rendition of All I Want had the entire crowd singing along.The Kooks, one of my favourite bands, didn’t fail to disappoint! They played their hits, and their energy was perfect for the hot, summer day! They had us all dancing to naive, Junk of The Heart and She Moves In Her Own Way.
Kodaline’s actual performance was also amazing. They had a fantastic set and their love for music made us love their fantastic music.Ah, my loves, Half Moon Run. They were the main reason as to why I chose sunday as the day to go to Osheaga. They are hands down one of my favourite bands and I was so happy to see them live for the first time. I swooned over their performances of Call me In The Afternoon and Need It, among others from the set.Showing my support!The H&M Loves Music Booth at Osheaga, equipped with purple umbrellas and pretty lights!
See you all next year!