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Charli XCX exploded onto the Scène Verte, ready to celebrate her 23rd birthday with a swarm of fans. Backed by an all-girl band, she pelvic thrusted her heart out, and played air guitar on a giant inflatable toy.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros for the win! When lead vocalist Alex Ebert spotted a young man in a wheelchair crowd surfing, he encouraged the crowd to bring him all the way to the front, and that’s exactly what they did. When the fan reached the front of the crowd, Ebert was there to meet him. In the already touching moment, Ebert leaned over to security to say something and within moments, the fan was on the stage. He went on to play the hit ‘Home,’ with possibly their number one fan still on stage. Ebert took the time to take selfies, sat with him while performing, and even shared his mic. It may have been the most memorable, selfless act of the entire weekend. It was a moment to remember.
Barefoot without a care in the world, Tove Lo blasted hits off her album Truth Serum. The Swedish beauty drew a massive crowd, while dancing as if she felt every emotion within her lyrics. She saved ‘Habits’ for the end, and closed the show with ‘Timebomb.’ Rumour has it she hit the town to celebrate bestie, Charlie XCX’s bday with MSMR, Ryn Weaver and possibly a few others. Now that’s a party we want an invite to!
Alt-J, the second-to-last act on the main stage, hypnotized the huge crowd before them with a flashing colourful light show. Giant beach balls bounced through the crowd. The band seemed especially energetic; probably enlivened by the bag of ketchup chips we gave them in an interview an hour before their set.
The Black Keys are no strangers to the headlining slot at Osheaga. Despite the band only having played two years ago, fans from near and far still packed Parc-Jean Drapeau for the set, dancing on any raised platform they could possibly find. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros may have been a hard act to follow, but if anyone could pull it off, it’s The Black Keys.
Check out photos from the final night of Osheaga 2015 below, and here’s to another 10 years!
Tove Lo performs during the third day of the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival in Montreal on Sunday August 2, 2015.
CREDIT MANDATORY PHOTO BY TIM SNOW/evenko
The Black Keys
Father John Misty
Written by Cherylann Nesbitt and Celina Torrijos