Osheaga brings together Canadians and Americans
Music festival goers share stories, favourite bands from Osheaga 2016
It's hot, it's humid and that means Osheaga is in full swing.
The popular music festival draws thousands of spectators in floral crowns and their best jean shorts to Parc Jean-Drapeau every year.
Since 2006, the three-day festival has continued to bloom — quickly becoming a hot destination for tourists and Montrealers.
Some made the trek from across Canada and others came from the U.S.
Maia Sampson and Sam Montague
From: Victoria, B.C.
Came to see: Red Hot Chili Peppers
The two travelled together to Montreal after seeing the lineup for Osheaga. Sampson waited hours in line to see the Red Hot Chili Peppers on Friday night and said it was worth every minute.
"There is nothing like this in Victoria," Montague said. "It doesn't compare."
From: Hamilton, Ont.
Came to see: Radiohead.
Burns is no stranger to Osheaga as this is his third year attending. Every year, he and a group of friends wear tye-dye t-shirts to be able to find one another in the crowd.
"Quebec is a party city, man," he said.
From: Albany, N.Y.
Came to see: Lana Dey Rey, the Futures
Stark had only visited Montreal once in her life before she decided to come to Osheaga with a group of friends. She said she's met people from all over Canada since the festival started.
"It's amazing," she said.
Kayla Denis and Meghan Barnes
From: Dunnville, Ont.
Came to see: Bastille, Mac Miller and Flume
The two friends decided to come down to Osheaga in hopes of seeing acts they otherwise wouldn't in small-town Ontario.
"It's huge. I didn't realize it was going to be this big and so many things to do," Barnes said.
Photos by Kalina Laframboise