Osheaga is launched in the water

News 5 August, 2017
  • Raphaël Gendron-Martin

    Saturday, August 5, 2017 00:25

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    “Water-sheaga “. It is in this way that we have been able to rename the first day of the 12th festival Osheaga yesterday. Subject to the weather constantly changing, alternating between storms and the sun, the event was fortunately able to take place without too many concerts have hit.

    Everything had started out so well. At the concert of the québécois group Vulvets (see other text), on the stroke of 13: 15, the sun blazing on the île Notre-Dame was hot and the fans were the points of shadow.

    But a little over an hour later, everything is messed up. The clouds have darkened the sky and the rain began to part. It is during the occurrence of some flashes that the organizers have decided to stop all concerts.

    The festival-goers, the majority of whom were decked out in raincoats, ponchos, or umbrellas, were then places for shelter.

    • Even if the storms were at times forced fans to take cover, most didn’t let the bad weather spoil their joy.

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    Ever seen

    During the first deluge, it was necessary to see the employees of the event promoter, evenko, running from all sides, walkie-talkie or cell phone in your hand.

    A spokesman for evenko, Christine Montreuil said to the Newspaper that the festival team was in constant communication with a person, Environment Canada, stationed in a tower at parc Jean-Drapeau, which was telling him the forecast satellites.

    “Here at the park, it is like a microsystem,” she said. But from memory, we have never had thunderstorm during Osheaga before today. “

    The festival has often experienced showers in the past, but rarely the weather messed up the schedule.


    The Canadian Andy Shauf, who had played only two songs, is the one that was hit the hardest yesterday, the concert was just cancelled. The members of BadBadNotGood, they were able to give their concert a little later in the afternoon.

    Other shows, such as those of London Grammar, Glass Animals and The Shins, have been docked at least ten minutes each. In the afternoon, evenko has also announced that the benefits of Noname and Of The Soul were cancelled, ” for reasons of transport “.

    Yesterday, the weather was an important factor during almost all of the day. Once the first storm passed, the sun came out of the clouds and warmed momentarily, festival-goers soaked.

    But the showers returned in the late afternoon, and then in the early evening, during the concert of MGMT on the main stage.

    The site has remained in a relatively good state, evenko, having had the good idea of covering the floor of a fake grass. Now all that remains is to see what kind of day will the festival-goers today.



    (21: 20, the scene of the River)

    Major Lazer

    (20: 20, the scene of the Mountain)

    Danny Brown

    (17: 40 pm, scene Verte)

    Liam Gallagher

    (16: 55, scene of the Mountain)

    George Ezra

    (16: 10, the scene of the River)


    Good concert despite the bad weather

    Even if the rain will have significantly marked the first day of Osheaga, the concerts that the festival-goers were able to catch, between two showers, have proven to be very good.

    In the middle of the afternoon, the group of New Mexico The Shins has tried to bring a little sunshine into the day of the audience. The musicians were selected in their different albums, including offering a few pieces from their recent opus, Heartworms.

    To the stage Green, new sensation american Car Seat Headrest has interpreted the songs indie rock excellent Teens of Denial. The fans seemed to be unfortunately a little too wet by the rain in recent to pay attention to the delivery.

    While the group scottish Belle and Sebastian offered his music is melancholic on the stage of the Valley, the young Maggie Rogers produced in front of a crowd, rather dense on the stage of the Trees.

    The 22-year old woman who has experienced a viral success with her piece of Alaska, seemed genuinely touched by the welcome received by fans.

    “You’re the best audience we’ve had all tour “, has launched.

    Dynamic Justice

    In the evening, the groups MGMT and Justice have succeeded on the two main stages. The first has interpreted his psychedelic rock in a violent rainstorm. Even if his new album will be released later this year, MGMT has pleased his admirers in pigeant in its old hardware, especially with the eye-catching Kids and Time to Pretend.

    Justice has also offered a powerful performance, with its electronic music, hyper-rhythmic. The pieces of his first album of 2007 were particularly well received.

    Blink of an eye

    Photo Agence QMI, Toma Iczkovits

    The young singer from new zealand Lorde is coming to a close the first day of the music festival Osheaga.

    At the time of writing these lines, the young New zealander Lorde had just get up on stage. The one that had delivered a concert electrifying at Osheaga in 2014 had to defend his new album, Melodrama.

    It is with an umbrella as the singer began the first song, before putting it aside in the second piece. A nice nod to the very rainy day.


    Vulvets a name that made them react

    Quebec group female, Vulvets does not go unnoticed with its name, which arouses the curiosity. The four musicians opened Osheaga yesterday. The Newspaper has encountered.

    They have chosen their name for a bit of a laugh, two years ago. Since then, the members of the Vulvets continue to receive reactions everywhere on their passage.

    “The name made them react much more than what one would have thought,” said Isabelle Ouimet, bassist of the group. “The guys say our name at the English, because they are not comfortable saying “vulva” “, says Dorothée Parent-Roy, guitarist.

    Even if they are of the garage-rock, the four Vulvets like to say that their musical style is of the ” plotte-surf “. “That is also react !” lance Dorothea, laughing.

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    The members of the quebec group Vulvets, who make garage rock, have opened the Osheaga festival, yesterday.

    They were in their 18th concert career yesterday, the four Vulvets were able to participate in the Osheaga thanks to a prize won the Francouvertes. The musicians need to work on their first album in the month of August.

    A few weeks ago, a debate has been launched about the lack of women in the programming of certain festivals. Isabelle Ouimet, who works on the programming of the Coup de cœur francophone, felt challenged.

    Not feminists

    “I realized that it is the entire culture of the industry that is like this. It is up to us to change things like women. “

    The Vulvets well remain to be seen as a feminist group. “I think that we are all heiresses of feminism, but one does not take this flag “, said Dorothea.

    “To be four girls in hence, it sets the tone,” she adds. The name of the group is also an affirmation. After that, we don’t want to make political speeches between the songs. We make tunes, love in a style garage. People don’t care about a few words [laughter]. “