After cancelling their 2020 edition at the beginning of the pandemic, Montreal’s evenko announced last week that festival fans will have to wait another year to party again at Parc Jean Drapeau, with 3 main festivals Osheaga, îLESONIQ and Lasso being postponed to 2022.
Evenko’s priority has always been the health and safety of festival attendees and, due to an ever-evolving COVID-19 situation, the decision has been taken to postpone the official 15th anniversary celebration of OSHEAGA, so that the wonderful milestone can be celebrated in style and security at Parc Jean-Drapeau, next summer, 2022. îLESONIQ will also be back in 2022, as well as the inaugural edition of LASSO Montreal, which is set to become THE premiere country music festival in the greatest festival city in the world!
Nick Farkas, Senior Vice President, Booking, Concerts and Events at evenko and founder of OSHEAGA explains:
“We’ve been working since last summer to try to deliver the full festival experience to fans. We are keenly aware of how important live music is to our fans and our city, and how much everyone misses it! We want to be back there in the action too, but the truth is that it takes several months to line up the various elements to create a festival, and with current uncertainty, we don’t have that luxury.”
Evenko remains hopeful that the situation will improve enough over the summer and fall so that we are able to bring back music outdoors. They continue to monitor government guidelines and all safety measures as they evolve.
The new festival dates for 2022 at Parc Jean-Drapeau are as follows:
All passes for any of the 2020-2021 editions of the festivals (OSHEAGA Music and Arts Festival presented by Bell in collaboration with Coors Light, îLESONIQ in collaboration with Bud Light and LASSO Montreal) will be honoured in 2022. Therefore, fans who already purchased their festival passes are encouraged to hold on to them. Refunds are also available for passholders who would prefer this option.
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