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If you like the musical taste of Indie Underground and you’re going to the 8th Annual Osheaga Music and Arts Festival in Montreal (Aug 2 – 4) then the 3-day schedule below may have just saved you time.

The bands listed below scale quite an eclectic range of genres from alternative pop / rock to electro dance with even some folk-pop in there. Bands are listed in the order they perform. Inclusion into the schedule is based off whether it was possible get to 1 of 5 stages (somewhat) comfortably and still see the majority of their set.

There are still many other bands that are playing that I didn’t list that I would like to see like, Disclosure, Jake Bugg, Palma Violets, The Breeders, Bob Mould, Beck, Nightbox and Dusted, but unfortunately they all got trumped by other performances. See the Full Osheaga Festival Line up.

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(*) Top Choices
(Opt) Optional band to see at another stage if you want to move around

FRIDAY:

  • Capital Cities (1 – 1:30)
  • Oberhofer (2:10 – 2:50
  • DIIV (3 – 3:35) *
    (Opt: Daughter, Wild Belle)
  • Alt-J (4:15 – 5)
    (Opt: The Head and the Heart)
  • Two Door Cinema Club (5 – 5:45)
  • Ellie Goulding (5:45 – 6:45)
  • Vampire Weekend (6:45 – 7:45)
  • Phoenix (7:45 – 8:45) *
    (Opt: Beach House)
  • The Cure *(8:45 – 10:45) *
    (Opt: Rich Aucoin)

SATURDAY:

  • Wild Nothing (1:10 – 1:50) *
  • Rone (1:45 – 2:35)
    (Opt: Grouplove)
  • Amtrac (2:35 – 3:25)
    (Break)
  • Stars (4:20 – 5:10)
  • Tegan and Sara (5:10 – 6:05) *
    (Break)
  • Imagine Dragons (7:05 – 8:05)
  • Explosions in the Sky (8 – 9)
    (Opt: Jacques Lu Cont)
  • C2C (9:45 – 10:55) *
    (Opt: Porter Robinson)

SUNDAY

  • MDNR (1 – 1:35)
  • Atlas Genius (1:30 – 2:15)
  • Frightened Rabbit (2:15 – 3)
  • Little Green Cars (3:10 – 3:45)
  • Shovels & Rope (3:25 – 4:05)
  • Holy Ghost! (4:20 – 5) *
  • Hannah Georgas (4:40 – 5:20)
  • The Knocks (5:00 – 5:50) *
  • Gramatik (5:50 – 6:50) *
    (Opt. The Lumineers)
    (Break)
  • New Order (8 – 9:15) *
  • Mumford & Sons (9:15 – 10:55)
  • Hot Chip (9:45 – 10:45) *
                              

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Aaron McMillan

Aaron is the Founder / Chief Editor and curator of Indie Underground. He was the Festival / Music Director for the 2017 Dundas Street Festival and the Music Director in 2016. He is scene builder / promoter for select events in London Ontario, Toronto, Canada, and Southwestern Ontario. When Aaron's not working on Indie Underground, you'll usually find him at a concert or DIY event. He's a sucker for anything that glows in the dark and the company of his cat, Charlie. Watch for Aaron to make a return to DJing in 2018 when he will begin to mix Trance.