Lizzo Announced as Osheaga Festival Headliner After Grammy Wins
Montreal's Osheaga music festival has announced its 2020 lineup including Lizzo, Foo Fighters, Kendrick Lamar, Vampire Weekend and Bon Iver.
Less than 24 hours after Lizzo won three Grammy Awards and opened the 62nd annual telecast Sunday with a rousing performance, the “Truth Hurts” singer was announced as one of three headliners for Montreal’s Osheaga festival at Parc Jean Drapeau, July 31 to Aug. 2.
The Saturday night headliner will be joined by Dave Grohl?’s Foo Fighters, who will make their first appearance at one of Canada’s best known and longest running festivals. Sunday will close with a performance from Pulitzer prize winning rapper Kendrick Lamar, who last played Osheaga in 2015.
This year’s lineup also includes Vampire Weekend, who won a Grammy for best alternative album, Bon Iver, Alabama Shakes front woman and Grammy performer Brittany Howard, singer-songwriter Lewis Capaldi and Leon Bridges.
Also making an appearance at this year’s Osheaga will be pioneering electronic act Kraftwerk, Brockhampton, rapper French Montana, Australian indie pop star Tones And I, Canadian singer and 2018 Juno winner Jessie Reyez and indie pop star Rex Orange County.
Launched by Nick Farkas and Gillett Entertainment Group, which is now evenko, the festival hosts more than 100 acts on an island in the middle of the St. Lawrence River with a view of the Montreal skyline. Last year, evenko announced it was partnering with Live Nation as part of a larger initiative to grow entertainment opportunities in Quebec and Atlantic Canada.
General admission starts at 325 Canadian dollars, with gold tickets priced at 600 Canadian dollars and platinum at 1,250 Canadian dollars. Tickets go on sale Tuesday at 10 a.m. EST. Learn more at osheaga.com.