I’m Definitely Going To Osheaga 2012

This lineup is awesome, and also very different from Bonnaroo, the other summer festival I will be attending – so that works out perfectly.

Sigur Ros! Um, that’s one from the bucket list that I will be quite happy to finally see live. Didn’t see that coming, and hadn’t thought about them in a while, so that’s quite an awesome announcement. And of course, I absolutely adore the Black Keys, and after having to miss their set at Bonnaroo for Buffalo┬áSpringfield┬álast year, this will make up for it.

The lineup really is stacked, with Justice, Florence, Feist, MGMT, Metric, M83, The Weeknd, Brand New(!), Garbage, The Raveonettes, The Sheepdogs, The Walkmen, Little Dragon, Austra, Arkells, Jezebels, Dan Mangan, Zeus, Kathleen Edwards, The Shins, Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party, Bombay Bicycle Club and Young Galaxy making it a must attend festival. Montreal has stepped it up, and I love it.

Also, Montreal happens to be my new favorite city after my awesome visit over the weekend – ┬áso I was gonna go even if the lineup wasn’t great, but I’m pretty pumped it’s this good.

Tickets go on-sale Friday March 23rd at noon, but Virgin Mobile/Osheaga members can get 10% off during the presale happening at 10am Wednesday March 21st.

UPDATE: They’ve recently added more bands to the lineup (I’ve updated to the new poster to reflect that) and I couldn’t be happier that I will finally get to see The Jesus and Mary Chain live!!! (Unless some terrible scheduling happens and they clash with another band I REALLLY need to see, which happens sometimes at these festivals).┬áCommon, Santigold, Knife Party, Wolfgang Gartner, Buraka Som Sistema, Fun., Adventure Club, The Airborne Toxic Event, Avec pas d’casque, Wintersleep, The Aggrolites, Yukon Blonde, Poli├ža, Memoryhouse, Keys N Krates, Prison Garde, Zombie Disco Squad, Mak 10 & Hyper MC, ┬áLP, ┬áSolids, FunkyFalz, ┬áKaytradamus, Simon Called Peter, Vosper are the other recently announced bands also playing.