Osheaga 2018: Florence and the Machine, Post Malone and more

Florence WelchThe 13th edition of the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival drew over 135,000 music lovers, despite the heat wave reaching a humidex value of 40 C. Fans flocked to Parc Jean-Drapeau on Montreal’s Notre Dame Island for the three-day festival that took place from August 3 to 5, 2018.

The lineup included artists from several different genres, including rap, rock, pop and electronic music, with both up-and-coming and renowned artists, both local and international. Post Malone, Travis Scott, Dua Lipa, Florence + The Machine, Blondie, Arctic Monkeys, Alan Walker and Lights were among the artists who performed at the festival.

The first night was headlined by Travis Scott who performed an explosive set. Pop artist Dua Lipa also had audiences cheering and singing along to her hits “New Rules,” “One Kiss” and “IDGAF.”

Fans had high expectations from R&B hitmaker Khalid, who was recently nominated for Best New Artist at the 2018 Grammy Awards for his debut album American Teen. And he sure didn’t disappoint. The crowds went wild as he sang his popular hits, including “8TEEN,” “Young, Dumb and Broke,” “Location” and “Coaster.” The 20-year-old artist had an energetic stage presence, with fans singing along to his tunes.

Record producer and DJ Alan Walker also put on a fantastic show with some of his tunes and remixed some popular hits as well. James Bay played his top songs including the crowd favorite, “Let it Go.” Canadian alt-pop singer Lights sang hit songs from her new album, Skin & Earth.

Crowds went wild when Post Malone came on stage on Sunday night. Sporting Canadian flag patches on both knees, the singer danced and sang his hit numbers, including “Psycho,” “Stay,” “Rockstar,” “White Iverson” and “Congratulations,” which instantly had crowds cheering and singing along.

Closing the festival on Sunday night was Florence + the Machine. Florence Welch performed tracks from her new album High As Hope and even sang “Sweet Nothing,” her 2012 hit collaboration with Calvin Harris.

Click below to see photos from the festival. Photos courtesy Marriska Fernandes, Pat Beaudry, Alexanne Brisson and Tim Snow. ~Marriska Fernandes

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