Torrential downpour almost sent concert goers home, but thanks to Kendrick Lamar’s selling out day 2 of Osheaga’s 10th anniversary festival, celebration in Montreal’s Parc Jean- Drapeau powered on. Through rain, wind and mud the party continued with big names like St. Vincent, Interpol and Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals playing the main stages today.
On a secondary stage, East-coasters Alvvays continued their summer festival circuit. Frontwoman Molly Rankin reminisced about the first ever festival she attended, which incidentally was Osheaga 2010 headlined by Weezer and Arcade Fire. Fast-forward five years later—Rankin’s on a stage at the festival’s 10th birthday playing to a crowd who knew every word to their hit single “Archie, Marry Me”
Interpol classed up the joint as usual, sporting collared shirts, leather jackets and a full suit worn by guitarist Daniel Kessler. The band managed to play through the sudden downpour of rain and never missed a beat.
Despite the lack of rain during Kygo’s set, EDM fans brought out inflatable pool toys to bounce around during his set. Kygo didn’t waste any time blasting the crowd with confetti. He mixed hits that had the crowd jumping, and finished it off with a blast of pyro, you know, just to make sure everyone knew he came to blow minds. We didn’t doubt his talent for a second! Get used to seeing this DJ hittin’ the festival circuit HARD.
Headliner Kendrick Lamar played back-to-back Canadian festivals over the past two weekends. First he hit up Ontario’s first ever WayHome festival, then made his way over to Montreal to headline day 2 of Osheaga. King Kendrick drew massive crowds for both events—single day admission for Saturday were all sold out–and made sure everyone was feeling the good vibes. Canada will be sad to see him go (for now) but ‘We gon be aight!’
Check out our photos below and be sure to stay tuned for tomorrow’s recap.
Young The Giant
Written by Cherylann Nesbitt and Celina Torrijos