By: Staff –
The Osheaga and îLESONIQ music festivals, which take place annually in Montreal, have officially been postponed to 2022 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement, festival promoter Evenko, said, “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. We remain hopeful that the situation will improve enough over the summer and fall so that we are able to bring back music outdoors. We continue to monitor government guidelines and all safety measures as they evolve.”
“We’ve been working since last summer to try to deliver the full festival experience to fans” says Nick Farkas, Senior Vice President, Booking, Concerts and Events at evenko and founder of OSHEAGA. “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.”
All passes for any of the 2020-2021 editions of the festivals will be honoured in 2022, and 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.
The new festival dates for 2022 are as follows:
OSHEAGA Music and Arts Festival : July 29 – 31, 2022
ÎLESONIQ : August 5 – 6 + ÎLESONIQ en Ville (August 4), 2022