OSHEAGA îLESONIQ and LASSO Montreal cancelled – 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!
“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.”
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.
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.