Osheaga 2018 returns: Best bands, fun line-up and Twitter reaction

Image copyright Shane Block Image caption Noel Gallagher will perform during Osheaga

Osheaga festival, which kicked off this year in Montreal, is coming back to Canada next summer.

This time, it is the iconic American music festival returning to Montreal’s Île-Perrot, a short distance from the city.

This won’t be the first time the festival is back in Quebec either, which it left in 2006. It hosted shows in the festival again in 2010.

In 2016 the festival moved to Québec City, and in 2017 we saw the first world-class headliners.

Leading US hip-hop acts Kid Cudi and Jorja Smith were joined by rock legends Foo Fighters and Tame Impala.

This year Osheaga boasted big names across the board. A$AP Rocky, Alt-J, Dua Lipa, Weezer, No Doubt, Sky Ferreira, Foo Fighters and Imagine Dragons all took to the stage.

According to a statement from the festival, a “limited” number of spots have been released for next year’s edition.

Other acts expected to perform are Public Enemy, Drake, Kacey Musgraves, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beck, Tiësto, Big Sean, Lana Del Rey, Grace VanderWaal, Skrillex, and Queens of the Stone Age.

To get a ticket, you have to either apply for a random draw or submit your information to the festival’s mobile app for the first time.

Most of the artists announced so far can be bought tickets for.

This year’s line-up has made some fans very happy.

Tayler Smith-Hinds told BBC News that A$AP Rocky was “worth the wait”.

“Since I was really young I’ve loved A$AP Rocky, he’s the only hip-hop artist that I always enjoyed and followed,” she said.

But it wasn’t just hip-hop acts who made people happy.

“Last year people were really excited for Solange, so this year, when Mavis Staples performed that was pretty much the song of the day. It was phenomenal,” Smith-Hinds added.

Many festival-goers took to Twitter to talk about the choices and the variety.

People also praised Osheaga’s US compatriot Lollapalooza as the “Canada’s own” festival.

Last summer Lollapalooza attracted thousands of fans from across the world. Its first “full-on festival weekend” was in Chicago, although in the future it looks like more than one city is in its sights.

Lollapalooza never has the big bands, although the festival’s motto is, “You won’t find this anywhere else”.

So who do you want to see at Osheaga next year? Share your comments below.

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