The Osheaga songs competition has been cancelled for the next year in a row.
Competition organizer Evenko produced a statement Thursday early morning declaring that Osheaga, alongside with the Île Soniq festival and the inaugural edition of Lasso Montreal, will be postponed right up until the summer of 2022.
“Priority has always been the health and safety of competition attendees and, due to an ever-evolving COVID-19 predicament, the conclusion has been taken to postpone the official fifteenth anniversary celebration of OSHEAGA, so that the great milestone can be celebrated in model and protection at Parc Jean-Drapeau,” reads the statement.
All passes acquired for either the 2020 and 2021 editions of the 3 festivals will be honoured in 2022, Evenko said.
According to the enterprise, refunds are also available for ticket holders who want them.
“We want to be back again there in the action too, but the reality is that it usually takes numerous months to line up the numerous features to produce a competition, and with latest uncertainty, we really don’t have that luxury,” said Nick Farkas, a senior vice-president at the enterprise.
Initially, Osheaga had introduced a lineup for this summer like headliners Cardi B, Write-up Malone and the Foo Fighters.