Osheaga 2016: Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Lana Del Rey to headline Montreal music fest
Thom Yorke of Radiohead performs at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida, Feb. 29, 2012. (WENN.COM)
The Osheaga Music and Arts Festival just scored the prize act that it has been coveting for years.
The 2016 lineup has finally been unveiled and it includes Grammy Award-winning band Radiohead.
The veteran Oxfordshire, England, band will make their lone Canadian tour stop at the multi-day indie music fest, now in its 11th year.
"We've been trying to get them since the first year, so it's really exciting," beams founder and VP of Concerts and Events at Evenko, Nick Farkas.
"We'd had discussions with Radiohead in previous years, but we never got our hopes up - even this year we didn't. They confirmed pretty early on in the game (last September), so to have that giant piece in place took a lot of pressure off. There was a lot of high-fiving in the office that day."
In addition to Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Lana Del Rey will also headline the event, which takes place at Parc Jean-Drapeau on July 29 to 31, with three-day passes and other ticket details available now at Osheaga.ca.
Other acts heading to La Belle Province include M83, HAIM, Disclosure, Grimes, The Last Shadow Puppets, Wolf Parade, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Beirut, Daughter, Bloc Party, Foals, Flume, Vince Staples and Dan Auerbach’s The Arcs.
Also on the bill are The Lumineers, Future, Bastille, Silversun Pickups, Cypress Hill, Years & Years, Todd Terje & The Olsens, Skepta, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Frightened Rabbit, St. Lucia, Lucius, The Cat Empire, The Underachievers, Jack Garratt, Hiatus Kaiyote, Evian Christ, The Struts, White Lung, and The Range.
Last year’s sold-out edition included Kendrick Lamar, the Black Keys and Florence + the Machine.
According to Farkas, there will still be a "second wave" of artists to be announced as they get closer to the festival kick off.
"We're pretty much done at the top, but we've got a few spots we can play around with. he says. We're keeping our eyes open to anything that might come together late, but 90% of the lineup is done."