Top 10 Bands On Osheaga 2012's Lineup
Osheaga's 2012 lineup contains many must-see bands including The Black Keys, Metric, Garbage, Feist and more
Evenko finally revealed the much anticipated Osheaga 2012 lineup this week. Once again, Osheaga remains a three day festival spanning from August 3-5, 2012 in addition to the Osheaga in the City festivities throughout the month. It's nice seeing bands that served as opening acts in years prior having made their way up the ranks of headliners. Without further ado, here are the top 10 musical acts to watch out for at Osheaga 2012.
City And Colour
It's a double Osheaga whammy! City And Colour return to Montreal for their second festival appearance in a row. City and Colour will undoubtably put on a great performance but the lack of new material since last year's Osheaga pushes the band down to number 10.
Last time Snoop Dogg was at Osheaga, there were no dull moments during the rapper's set; there's no reason it should be any different this time around. Keep one thing in mind though, those aren't cigarettes that the crowd is smoking, don't get too high during his set.
MGMT continues to gain a lot of traction and their self-titled album is just around the corner. They'll begin performing their new songs in Latin America soon before bringing them up North where you'll also be able to hear them.
M83 has been around for over a decade but it wasn't until Pitchfork placed their latest record, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, on the number 3 spot in their Best Album of 2011 list that people began to notice. They most likely won't be playing on the main stages so you'll have to move your butt a bit to see them, but it will be worth it.
Canada's own, Feist, released Metals just a few months ago. She's guaranteed to perform a few songs from the record but what's not known is if she'll have any collaborations with Emily Haines from Metric; Both songstresses perform with Broken Social Scene on occasion.
Metric has always put on solid shows for Montreal and this time, they've got some new material to play. Synthetica will be hitting stores this June; Metric will be performing some tracks off the album.
Florence + The Machine
Fresh off the release of their new album, Ceremonials, Florence + The Machine return to Montreal this year with a prominent role at Osheaga. This is the only show they've announced for the city so make sure that you don't miss it.
Young The Giant
Young the Giant seem to have blown up lately; they've received a lot of radio playtime with their hits My Body, Cough Syrup and Apartment. They recently played at Corona but that show was sold out. Here's your second chance to see the group.
The Black Keys
It was only a couple of years ago when The Black Keys hit stage for an early afternoon set at Osheaga. Fast forward a few years later and they're now headliners at the Centre Bell and, more importantly, at Osheaga too. Montreal has shown much love for the band and they have reciprocated.