Montreal is pumped to host the first ever Osheaga Festival at the beautiful Parc Jean Drapeau on Labour Day weekend and what a line-up they have assembled! Here is just a selection: Ben Harper, Sonic Youth, Flaming Lips, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Dinosaur Jr, Wolf Parade, Bedouin Soundclash, Montreal’s own The Stills, Brazilian Girls, Metric, Joseph Arthur, The Shys (expect a review of their new album on the site soon), Star Sailor, The Magic Numbers and more. Over 60 bands will be playing! I plan to attend and will report back on how it went. If you are looking for an excuse to visit Montreal (like you really need one) this is the festival to check out. The full schedule and a map can be downloaded here.