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Black Keys, Shins, Metric + More on Deck for Osheaga Festival

Black Keys, Shins, Metric
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The lineup for the 2012 Osheaga Festival has been revealed, and it’s chock full of artists. The Black Keys, the Shins and Metric lead an impressive list that takes place this summer in Montreal, Canada.

Sigur Rios, Franz Ferdinand, Young the Giant, Florence + the Machine, Feist, City and Colour and Brand New are just some of the acts that round out the indie rock category. Sadly, At the Drive-In aren’t included in the mix as of yet.

Electronic music fans can look forward to MGMT, Passion Pit, M83, Justice and Austra. MGMT made their Osheaga debut back in 2008 when everyone was on the duo’s bandwagon. Hip-hop heads can look forward to a headlining set from Snoop Dogg, A$AP Rocky and The Weeknd.

Look at the rest of the lineup below. I think my favorite band name is Les Breastfeeders.

The Osheaga Festival will take place August 3-5 at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 23, at noon EST and are available through the festival’s official website.

The event was founded in 2006 and drew around 25,000 people. The inaugural lineup included Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Sonic Youth, the Flaming Lips, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Dinosaur Jr., Wolf Parade and more. According to the festival founders, “the artist line-up was designed to present a mix of today’s most avant-garde emerging artists juxtaposed against those internationally known artists who appeal to the most discerning music lover.”

Osheaga Festival 2012

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