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General

When is OSHEAGA?

The 16th edition of the OSHEAGA Music and Arts Festival presented by Bell in collaboration with Coors Light will take place on August 4th to 6th, 2023 at Parc-Jean-Drapeau, Montreal

Where does the festival take place?

OSHEAGA takes place at parc Jean-Drapeau, located on Saint Helen's Island, close to downtown Montreal.

How can I get there?

The parc Jean-Drapeau is accesible by car, bike, ferry, bus, metro and walking. We recommend using the yellow line of the STM's metro system, that you can take from the Berri-UQAM station, will lead you to the Jean-Drapeau station, right next to the site of the festival.

Is the festival an all-ages event?

Yes, OSHEAGA is an all-ages event. Children aged 10 and younger are admitted for free when accompanied by an adult with a valid OSHEAGA ticket.

What if it rains?

Rain or shine, the show must go on! Please check the weather before coming to the site and dress accordingly! Poor weather conditions may force us to temporarily interrupt the events.

We invite you to stay connected to our social media platforms for the latest information.

Are you hiring workers and volunteers for the festival?

Not at the moment, but thanks for your interest! Follow our social media accounts leading up to the festival season for job opportunities.

What will the weather be like at the festival?

Summer in Montreal is usually hot and sunny, so sunglasses and sunscreen are highly recommended. The weather can be unpredictable, and we suggest you bring a jacket, raincoat or poncho in case of bad weather.

Can medias and photographers get accredited for the festival?

For all questions regarding accreditation, please contact evenko's media relations department: [email protected].

Can I leave the festival site and come back later?

Yes, re-entries will be allowed. More details to come!
Festival program

What is there to do after the festival?

OSHEAGA ends at 11:00pm each night, but don’t let that stop you! Keep the party going at one of the official afterparties and check out all that Montréal has to offer!

When will the full schedule be announced?

The full schedule will be released in early 2023.

Festival headliners are the last to play on each given day, typically hitting the stage between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (subject to change). Headliners performs 90-plus-minutes set while the rest of the line-up plays anywhere between 30- to 90-minute sets.

Who are the headliners?

We're thrilled to welcome on Friday August 4th RÜFÜS DU SOL, Saturday August 5th BILLIE EILISH and Sunday August 6th KENDRICK LAMAR as the 2023 headliners at OSHEAGA festival!

What happens if an artist cancels their presence at the festival?

All scheduled performances at the festival, including those of headlining artists, are subject to change or cancellation without notice. No refunds will be given for such changes or cancellations.
Tickets

When do OSHEAGA tickets go on sale?

OSHEAGA 2023 Weekend tickets are on sale now, see tickets page.

Single-day tickets will go on sale at the full lineup reveal.

Stay tuned!

When will single-day tickets go on sale ?

Single-day tickets for the Friday, Saturday or Sunday will be on sale early 2023. Stay tuned :)

How can I purchase tickets?

Once they go on sale, OSHEAGA tickets (3-day and single day) can be purchased online.

Select the type of ticket you wish to purchase. Make sure to review your order as the sale is final. No exchanges or refunds will be authorized by evenko.

We reserve the right to refuse or cancel any transaction that exceeds the authorized limit.

Can I buy my tickets through a reseller? Can I check if they are valid?

Only passes originally purchased through OSHEAGA's official ticketing partners can be guaranteed valid: evenko and Ticketmaster.

We can't guarantee the validity or support for any tickets purchased by unauthorized 3rd parties. There is no way to ensure the validity of a ticket purchased from a vendor other than evenko or Ticketmaster until it successfully scans into the Venue EVERY day. Adding this ticket to your digital wallet in advance doesn't ensure its validity.

When will my tickets be available to manage?

Stay tuned and keep an eye on your inbox. You will be able to manage your tickets weeks closer to the festival.

Where can I manage my tickets?

Your tickets will be available in your OSHEAGA account. You can access your account on the festival's website or mobile app.

PLEASE NOTE: It is essential to add your tickets to your digital wallet in advance to save time at check-in and to avoid any technical difficulty.

Can I come to the festival for one day only?

Yes, you will have the possibility to purchase single day tickets for Friday, August 4th, Saturday August 5th or Sunday, August 6th, 2023. Single-day tickets will go on sale at the full line-up reveal.

Stay tuned!

Do you have offer payment options?

Yes. You can select the option Klarna when you checkout. An option of 4 payments every 2 weeks will be offer to you. Follow the step to create your customer account and Klarna will automatically charge the payment on your credit card.

Is there any premium tickets available?

Discover our premium offer here

Can I upgrade my General Admission ticket to a premium experience?

You purchased a General Admission ticket but want to upgrade to the full Casino de Montréal GOLD passes or the Platinum experience? No problem! We’ll upgrade you. Reach us at [email protected] or at 1 877-668-8269.
Safety, Venue & Services

Keep it Clean and Safe

While fun and great entertainment is a definite priority at Osheaga, it is important to be respectful of your surroundings, other festival goers, and festival staff to ensure that every Osheaga-goer has the time of their life. That being said, please follow these guidelines while attending Osheaga.

1. Make an effort to recycle/throw out all litter. No one likes a dirty festival site.

2. Please be polite to festival staff and festival-goers (though crowds congregate around the stages, please do not push your way through crowds, cut into lines, etc)

3. Respect Parc Jean-Drapeau and the Osheaga site. Please leave the site as you find it upon entering Osheaga. Do not remove signs, banners, or posters from the festival site. Do not climb or damage trees, sculptures, etc.

4. Respect the art. Several pieces of art are displayed throughout the festival site. Do not touch or move the art! Those who tamper with the art may be ejected from festival grounds.

Is it possible to camp on the OSHEAGA site at parc Jean-Drapeau?

No, camping is prohibited at Parc Jean-Drapeau.

Is there medical staff at OSHEAGA?

Medical personnel will be present on site. Please bring any prescription medications you need and avoid situations that could harm your health. Remember to stay hydrated, wear sunscreen and drink in moderation.

What can I eat/drink at OSHEAGA?

OSHEAGA aims to provide you with a diverse selection of quality food. For more info, please consult the Food and beverage section. From poutine to vegan and gluten-free meals, the site will offer a wide variety of options including many food trucks.

You can buy beverages such as water, beer, and other spirits on-site. The legal drinking age in Quebec is 18. Please have two valid identity documents if you wish to consume alcoholic beverages at the venue.

It is permitted to bring an empty reusable water bottle to the OSHEAGA site for refilling at the water fountains. Bringing alcohol is not allowed. Drink in moderation. You may bring a snack for personal consumption (e.g. a candy bar).

Meals, sandwiches, coolers or lunch boxes are not allowed on-site.

What can I bring to OSHEAGA?

ALLOWED ON SITE
YES Baby Strollers
YES Beach Towels and Blankets
YES Binoculars
YES Chewing Gum and Mints
YES Fashion OSHEAGA items
YES Digital Cameras
- No professional cameras with lenses over 2.5” or other type of detachable lenses
YES Disposable cameras
YES Ear Plugs
YES Electronic Cigarettes
YES Eye Drops
YES Hand Sanitizer
YES Hydration Packs
- Empty when entering the site
YES Lip balm
YES Phones and chargers
YES Small backpacks and bags/purses
- Please note: all bags will be searched
YES Sunscreen
- No flammable aerosol cans
YES Service Animals
YES Smiles
YES Water Bottles
- Empty when entering the site
- We encourage reusable water bottles
- Water fountains on site
YES Waterproof ponchos/small umbrellas
YES Water misters
- Empty when entering the site
- No flammable aerosol cans

NOT ALLOWED ON SITE
NO Animals
- Except service animals
NO Beach Balls / Soccer Balls / Frisbees
- Or any type of balls
NO Camping chairs
- No long folding chairs
- No all metal or hard plastic chairs
- No sunshades

NO Discriminatory or Appropriative Items
NO Divisive Symbols
NO Detachable Lenses or Lenses over 2,5"
NO Drones
NO Firearms, knives, or weapons of any kind
- Guns, ammo, pocket knives, pepper spray, taser, etc.
NO Flammables
NO Flags & banners
NO Glass bottles and cans
NO Hard-Sided Coolers
NO Illegal Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia
- Please check regulations regarding cannabis and cannabis products
- Prescriptions must be properly labeled and in a containter that match the holder's ID
NO Items Intended for Sales and Promotions
- You need approval from the festival organizers
- Items of the sort will be confiscated
NO Large backpacks (camping style)
NO Large Sports Umbrellas
NO Laser Pointers
NO Markers or Paint Pens
NO Megaphones
NO Musical instruments
NO Outside Alcoholic Beverages
NO Professional Video or Audio Recording Equipment
NO Selfie Sticks or Similar Monopods
NO Skateboards
NO Tents
- Camping is prohibited at parc Jean-Drapeau
NO Totems
NO Toy Guns or Water Guns
NO Walkie Talkies

Items that are on this list will be confiscated. We recommend not bringing them to the event site to save you the extra hassle. Any item deemed inappropriate by festival security can also be confiscated.

Will it be possible to reserve lockers on site?

You can reserve a locker on the site daily or in a 3-day package.
Online bookings will be available once the tickets are on sale.

Is OSHEAGA accessible for people with reduced mobility?

Osheaga is committed to providing a unique experience for people with reduced mobility and disabilities. With the goal of improving universal accessibility, our facility will be optimized with signage, an information booth, a para-transit shuttle and dedicated parking spaces, user-friendly platforms for people with reduced mobility or disabilities. We want to create for our customers a memorable and unforgettable moment.

Accompanying

The Assistance Dogs are authorized as per the law and the accompanying permit.

Accessible facilities

Most our stages are equipped with wheelchair accessible platforms. Signage will be adapted for people with reduced mobility.

Guest

Services A dedicated waiting station will be available at the box office / aquatic complex and an information booth will be available for disembarkation of the paratransit shuttle between the main scenes at the south end of the cosmos bridge which will be pedestrianized.

Toilets

Restricted toilets for guests with reduced mobility will be available on the site.

Parking

Reserved parking spaces for motorists with a handicap sticker are available at most parking lots in Parc Jean-Drapeau:

P7 (Stewart Museum): 2 places

P9 (Aquatic Complex): clients with reduced mobility and adapted transportation

P11 (Biosphere): 2 places Note that there is a path for people with reduced mobility from P9 parking to the box office/water complex.

Shuttle buses

A paratransit shuttle, currently equipped with front or rear ramps, will be available all day. Before 20h, boarding will be at the ticket office / aquatic complex and the landing will be between the main scenes at the southern end of the cosmos bridge which will be pedestrian. After 20h, embarkation and disembarkation will take place at the Pirelli Tower.

Cannabis Regulations

All cannabis products brought to the festival site must be sealed in SQDC packaging or from any other official government source and must have been purchased legally. Any cannabis products that do not conform to the law will not be accepted or allowed on site. Individuals may carry up to 30 grams, the maximum quantity permitted by law.

No sale or consumption of cannabis is allowed on the site.

Possession of cannabis is only permitted for individuals 21 and older.

How to get to Parc Jean-Drapeau by public transportation?

Since Jean-Drapeau station is near the festival, taking the métro will be the best way to get around.

 

  • Plan your trip directly on the STM home page.
  • Buy your round-trip fare in advance to avoid waiting in line at Jean-Drapeau station:

 

Unlimited weekend pass

Unlimited trips from 4 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Valid in Zones A, B, C and D for bus, métro and train networks.

 

24 hrs, All Modes A

Unlimited trips for 24 hours. Valid in Zone A. Island of Montréal only, including Jean-Drapeau station.

 

Unlimited evening pass  
Unlimited trips from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next morning. Valid in Zones A, B, C and D for bus, métro and train networks.

 

For full details, click here.

What kind of facilities and services can I find at OSHEAGA?

  • - Many choices of food vendors including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options
  • - Water and soft drinks
  • - Beer and other alcoholic beverages
  • - Clean restrooms at several convenient locations on-site
  • - Recycling and compost bins

Is OSHEAGA certified to Level 2 of the Environmental Management Standard?

Since 2019, the OSHEAGA team was working to maintain a level 2 of the BNQ 9700-253 standards by Modus Operandi Logistiques in responsible event management and minimize negative impacts to the environment. Our maximum waste goal is 155 g per person. Together, let's make a greener festival!
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