This weekend at Parc Jean-Drapeau, indie rockers and hipsters come together at the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival. Here are some of the must-see artists.

 

Friday

  • Nineteen-year-old Brit Jake Bugg has been compared to early Bob Dylan, although he's already gone electric. 5:25 p.m. at Scène Verte.
  • Vampire Weekend has loyal fans. After Osheaga, they will have even more of them! 6:45 p.m. at Scène de la Rivière.
  • Caféïne has mastered the pop hook in a punk rock shell. 7:10 p.m. at Scène des Arbres.
  • Phoenix is one of the rare bands from France to have international success in English. 7:45 p.m. at Scène de la Montagne.
  • The Cure are the architects of new wave and goth pop. To call them legends is an understatement! 8:45 p.m. at Scène de la Rivière.

Saturday

  • Montreal's Groenland is quickly building a name for itself with its catchy orchestral pop. 2:10 p.m. at Scène des Arbres.
  • Stars and Osheaga go hand-in-hand. This Montreal band has been at the festival many times. 4:20 p.m. at Scène de la Montagne.
  • Twins Tegan and Sara will not only have you seeing double, they will make you dance! 5:10 p.m. at Scène de la Rivière.
  • Beck is just one of those artists who can do it all: funk, rap, indie, soul, pop. Sometimes, all in the same song! 9:05 p.m. at Scène de la Rivière.

Sunday

  • I love Les Soeurs Boulay. Simple folk songs with heartfelt lyrics. No gimmicks, just music. 2:15 p.m. at Scène des Arbres.
  • Charles Bradley is a force to be reckoned with. His old-school soul sounds like it was recorded in 1962 -- and that's a good thing! 3:45 p.m. at Scène de la Rivière.
  • Hannah Georgas's dreamy indie pop is making waves all across Canada. 4:40 p.m. at Scène des Arbres.
  • The Lumineers have taken the world by storm by their neo-folk sounds and "ho, hey" sing-along choruses. Never underestimate a mandolin! 6 p.m. at Scène de la Montagne.
  • New Order (like The Cure) are regarded as staples of British ‘80s alternative pop music. 8 p.m. at Scène de la Montagne.
  • Mumford & Sons, arguably one of the biggest bands on the planet these days, is closing the festival. 9:15 p.m. at Scène de la Rivière.