When is Osheaga?

Osheaga 2023 will take place Friday, August 4, Saturday August 5 and Sunday August 6.
Doors open at 1:00 pm, and performances begin at 2:00 pm and end at 11:00pm.

What can I bring to OSHEAGA?

Please note that cameras are permitted at OSHEAGA, however, professional video and audio recording equipment is not permitted at the festival. Here is a complete list of what is and what is not permitted on site at OSHEAGA:

• Baby strollers
• Digital cameras (except professional cameras with lenses over 2.5” or any other type of detachable lens)
• Disposable cameras
• Ear plugs
• Electronic cigarettes
• Gum and mints
• Hand sanitizer
• Hats and sunglasses
• Lip balm
• One (1) empty plastic or reusable water bottle (water fountains on site)
• Small backpacks and bags / purses (please note: all bags will be searched)
• Sunscreen (except sunscreen in flammable aerosol cans)
• Waterproof ponchos / small umbrellas
• Wipes

What is not allowed on the OSHEAGA site:
• Animals (except guide dogs)
• Any object that can be used to cause bodily harm
• Beach balls, soccer balls, Frisbees, etc.
• Drones
• Firearms, knives, or weapons of any kind
• Fireworks
• Flags and banners
• Folding chairs
• Glass bottles and cans
• Hard-sided coolers
• Illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia
• Large backpacks (camping style)
• Large sports umbrellas
• Laser pointers
• Megaphones
• Musical instruments
• Outside alcoholic beverages
• Professional video / audio recording equipment
• Selfie sticks or similar monopods
• Skateboards
• Tents
• Totems
• Water squirt gun or mist

Items that are on the disallowed list will be confiscated. We recommend not bringing them to the event site at all to save you the extra hassle. Some items on the disallowed list (backpacks, folding chairs, etc.) may be left at the paid coat check. See below for more information.

Where is Osheaga?

OSHEAGA takes place at Parc Jean-Drapeau, located on the island of Île Saint-Hélène just minutes away from downtown Montréal. We recommend taking the STM’s Metro system and follow the indications for the yellow line, the metro station “Jean-Drapeau” will bring you to a few steps away from the festival grounds!

Is Osheaga an all-ages event?

Yes, OSHEAGA is an event for people of all ages. Children under the age of 10 are admitted for free when accompanied by an adult who holds a valid festival ticket.

Due to a limited space available at the Casino de Montréal OSHEAGA Terrace, all festivalgoers need to have a GOLD ticket, including children.

What if it rains?

As the saying goes, "The show must go on!" Osheaga takes place rain or shine. Please check the weather prior to coming to Osheaga and if there’s a high chance of rain we suggest bringing a pocket-sized poncho and a sweatshirt or windbreaker.

Please note that severe weather conditions may temporarily interrupt some concerts/activities. We invite you to stay tuned to our social media for up-to-date information. Please note that as indicated in our purchase agreement, the Osheaga policy is that no exchange or refund will be provided following your purchase.

Cannabis Regulations

No sale or consumption of cannabis is allowed on the site.All cannabis products brought into the festival site must be in sealed SQDC packaging or from any other official government sources and must have been purchased legally. Any cannabis products that do not conform to the law will not be accepted or allowed on site. An individual may have up to a maximum of 30 grams in their possession, the maximum quantity allowed by law.Possession of cannabis is only permitted for individuals 21 and older.

Will there be isolated zones?

No - we are planning a full capacity event with our regular OSHEAGA configuration where everyone can move around freely!

Festival program

What is there to do after the festival?

OSHEAGA ends at 11:00pm each night, but don’t let that stop you! Keep the party going at one of the official afterparties and check out all that Montréal has to offer!

When is the full schedule being announced?

The full lineup for the 2023 edition of Osheaga is not announced yet. Stay tuned!

Who is headlining?

Headliners for OSHEAGA 2023 are not announced yet. Stay tuned!

What happens if an artist cancels?

All scheduled performances at the festival, including those of headlining artists, are subject to change or cancellation without notice. No refunds will be given for such changes or cancellations.

When do OSHEAGA tickets go on sale?

Keep an eye on our social media platforms and be among the first to know when OSHEAGA 2023 Weekend and Single day tickets go on sale!

What is the online purchase process for Osheaga tickets?

  • Select the type of tickets you wish to purchase, make sure to review your order as no exchanges or refunds will be authorized by evenko.  
  • We reserve the right to refuse or cancel any transaction that exceeds the authorized limit. 

Will there be single day tickets?

Yes! As usual, you can buy tickets for just the Friday, Saturday or Sunday event as you wish. 

Can I buy my tickets through a reseller?

It is strongly advised that you purchase via and avoid buying from a reseller considering we cannot ensure the validity of the tickets they sell. There is no way to guarantee the validity of a ticket purchased from a vendor other than evenko or Osheaga until the first day of the festival, when we scan your ticket at the entrance of the site.

What format will I receive my tickets?

Great news! Osheaga is going mobile this year. You be able to access and manage your digital tickets directly in your Osheaga account using the email address used at the time of purchase.

Where can I manage my tickets?

Your mobile tickets will be available in your Osheaga account, HERE.

How will my 3-Day tickets be distributed?

You will have 1 mobile ticket per day, accessible in your Osheaga account.

Which payment method will be accepted on the site?

We only accept payment by card, either debit or credit. Unfortunately, no cash will be allowed.

Safety, Venue & Services

Keep it Clean and Safe

While fun and great entertainment is a definite priority at Osheaga, it is important to be respectful of your surroundings, other festival goers, and festival staff to ensure that every Osheaga-goer has the time of their life. That being said, please follow these guidelines while attending Osheaga.

1. Make an effort to recycle/throw out all litter. No one likes a dirty festival site.

2. Please be polite to festival staff and festival-goers (though crowds congregate around the stages, please do not push your way through crowds, cut into lines, etc)

3. Respect Parc Jean-Drapeau and the Osheaga site. Please leave the site as you find it upon entering Osheaga. Do not remove signs, banners, or posters from the festival site. Do not climb or damage trees, sculptures, etc.

4. Respect the art. Several pieces of art are displayed throughout the festival site. Do not touch or move the art! Those who tamper with the art may be ejected from festival grounds.

Is there camping at Osheaga / Parc Jean-Drapeau?

No, camping is prohibited at Parc Jean-Drapeau.

Is there medical staff at Osheaga?

Medical staff are constantly present on site. Please be sure to bring all prescribed medication you may need and avoid putting yourself in harm’s way. While it’s important to have fun, please monitor your consumption of alcohol and be sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and juice throughout the day. Make sure to take breaks from the sun if needed. There are plenty of trees for shade on the Osheaga site, so please take advantage of them.

What can I eat/drink at Osheaga?

Osheaga is Montreal and Montreal = food! More than ever the festival strives to offer a variety of quality food to fans. From our Poutine's to vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options in addition to multiple food trucks on site, fans will have plenty to choose from to satisfy their taste buds! 

Beverages range from water to beer and other spirits can be purchased on site. The legal drinking age in Quebec is 18 years old. If you are planning on consuming alcohol at the festival, please bring two (2) valid pieces of ID and be sure to drink responsibly.

Osheaga festival goers may bring an empty clear plastic or reusable water bottle with them on site, and water refill stations will be provided. Festival goers may be asked to empty their bottle before entering the festival. No alcohol may be brought in from outside.

Festival goers are allowed to bring a snack for personal consumption (ex: a granola bar). Meals, sandwiches, coolers or lunch boxes are not allowed on the site.

Will it be possible to reserve lockers on site?

You can book a locker on site. You can book per day, or as a 3 day package.

Is there a Lost & Found at Osheaga?

During the festival : Lost something? Just make your way to the Lotto 6/49 Lost & Found kiosk near the main entrance.. It will be a pleasure for us to return any and all lost items. However, if your belongings have not yet been recovered, you may contact us at  [email protected]. Please be sure to include a detailed description of the lost items and a member of our customer service team will be in touch. 

Outside of festival dates : 

[email protected]
(514) 989-2817

Is Osheaga accessible for people with reduced mobility?

Osheaga is committed to providing a unique experience for people with reduced mobility and disabilities. With the goal of improving universal accessibility, our facility will be optimized with signage, an information booth, a para-transit shuttle and dedicated parking spaces, user-friendly platforms for people with reduced mobility or disabilities. We want to create for our customers a memorable and unforgettable moment.


The Assistance Dogs are authorized as per the law and the accompanying permit.

Accessible facilities

Most our stages are equipped with wheelchair accessible platforms. Signage will be adapted for people with reduced mobility.


Services A dedicated waiting station will be available at the box office / aquatic complex and an information booth will be available for disembarkation of the paratransit shuttle between the main scenes at the south end of the cosmos bridge which will be pedestrianized.


Restricted toilets for guests with reduced mobility will be available on the site.


Reserved parking spaces for motorists with a handicap sticker are available at most parking lots in Parc Jean-Drapeau:

P7 (Stewart Museum): 2 places

P9 (Aquatic Complex): clients with reduced mobility and adapted transportation

P11 (Biosphere): 2 places Note that there is a path for people with reduced mobility from P9 parking to the box office/water complex.

Shuttle buses

A paratransit shuttle, currently equipped with front or rear ramps, will be available all day. Before 20h, boarding will be at the ticket office / aquatic complex and the landing will be between the main scenes at the southern end of the cosmos bridge which will be pedestrian. After 20h, embarkation and disembarkation will take place at the Pirelli Tower.

Can I bike to Osheaga?

Yes! We encourage you to bike to Osheaga - it's a fast, practical and ecofriendly transportation mode! Upon arrival to the festival site, roll into The Terminus: a secure and dedicated bicycle parking lot, steps away from the festival’s entrance.

How to get to Parc Jean-Drapeau by public transportation?

Since Jean-Drapeau station is near the festival, taking the métro will be the best way to get around.


  • Plan your trip directly on the STM home page.
  • Buy your round-trip fare in advance to avoid waiting in line at Jean-Drapeau station:


Unlimited weekend pass

Unlimited trips from 4 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Valid in Zones A, B, C and D for bus, métro and train networks.


24 hrs, All Modes A

Unlimited trips for 24 hours. Valid in Zone A. Island of Montréal only, including Jean-Drapeau station.


Unlimited evening pass  
Unlimited trips from 6 p.m. to 5 a.m. the next morning. Valid in Zones A, B, C and D for bus, métro and train networks.


For full details, click here.

Can I take my car to Osheaga?

We recommend taking the STM’s Metro system or biking to Osheaga, but if you must travel to Osheaga by car please be sure to carpool. Driving directions and parking information can be found on Parc Jean-Drapeau’s website.

What amenities can I find at OSHEAGA?

  • Many choices of food vendors
  • Water and other refreshments
  • Beer and other alcoholic beverages
  • Clean toilets located conveniently throughout the site
  • Recycling and compost bins
Friendly Advice

Our goal

We aim to create an environment where festivalgoers can connect with music and with each other in a positive way. Take care of yourself, each other and the environment. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at anytime if anything feels unsafe or weird.

Be you. No one else can.

OSHEAGA is about celebrating individuality, expressing yourself, and jamming out. Our festival site is a judgement-free zone. So, leave your dirty looks and put downs at home because there’s no place for them here. Just keep doing you!

Keep Things Lovely!

Show Mother Nature some love! We are doing our part… But, but we also need you. We’re all in this together!

It’s hard to believe a city that’s so freezing in the winter can be scorching hot in the summer. But trust us, you will want to be prepared to beat the Montreal heat! Grab your funkiest hat, coolest shades and SPF 50 and get ready for some fun in the sun. It also won’t hurt to pack some raingear and extra socks in case things get a little wet n’ wild.

Feel safe & sound

OSHEAGA is your sanctuary. We are committed to ensuring all festivalgoers feel safe at all times. OSHEAGA is a space free from physical, verbal and sexual harassment, aggression, and violence. It’s not complicated, just follow the golden rule: treat others the way you want to be treated.

Radiate kindness

Be mindful of your surroundings and look out for your homies (this includes new homies too, we’re all best friends at OSHEAGA!)

Have an open mind

Be open to discovering new music, meeting new friends and enjoying new experiences. OSHEAGA is THE place to see next year’s headliner! Wander, explore and engage. Expect the unexpected.

Safety and respect first

We are committed to creating a safe, respectful, and enjoyable experience for everyone. Therefore, among our many security measures, a code of conduct has been established. Your cooperation is an important factor in creating a pleasant and enjoyable environment, and we thank you for following the subsequent guidelines throughout the duration of the festival.

We ask that your conduct at our events remain pleasant, appropriate, and respectful. For the safety and comfort of our guests, the following behaviors could lead to the intervention of our security staff:

  • Offensive, discriminatory, and/or abusive behavior in any form, including:
  • Language
  • Gestures
  • Clothing
  • Writing, signs, banners, etc.
  • Violence of any kind
  • Consumption/possession of illegal substances
  • Interfering with the normal unfolding of the event
  • Provide a minor with alcohol and/or cannabis
  • Being a minor in possession of alcohol and/or cannabis.
  • Being in possession of any prohibited items. (For the complete list of prohibited items, visit the info section of the official Osheaga website at
  • Any other conduct that may be deemed inappropriate by security or likely to harm the safety of persons or property

We all have a responsibility to report any act that goes against the values we stand for. Do not hesitate to immediately report any security or incivility problem to a member of our staff.
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