OHEAGA Booker Nick Farkas Talks about The Science Of The Poster, Eminem and The First OSHEAGA Festival
The 15th anniversary of the OSHEAGA Music and Arts Festival is set to be one of the biggest parties of the decade. For over 2 years, fans have been waiting for a chance to let loose and enjoy their best festival life – and Osheaga’s 15th anniversary is sure to deliver that dose of excitement! Montreal’s Parc Jean-Drapeau, one of the greatest festival sites in North America, will be host to a much-anticipated and unrivaled festival experience from July 29 to 31, 2022. In addition to headlining sets from Arcade Fire, Future, Dua Lipa, and more, music fans can expect a stellar lineup featuring massive star power and the best of the new music vanguard from around the globe, in a state-of-the-art setting overlooking the gorgeous Montreal skyline.
To celebrate, Osheaga’s booking agent Nick Farkas developed a podcast talking about the history of the festival, and a LOT of insider information on what it takes to stick around for a decade-and-a-half. Listen to the episode below!
Here is a breakdown and some key takeaways, including why traveling festivals don’t work in Montreal, and why artists keep wanting to come back and play (hint: the food and organizers are BIG reasons.)
4:30 – focusing on talent for all the festivals
7:30 – talking about getting the call from Eminem’s agent to make the first Friday show of Osheaga. The moment Osheaga became a 3-day week end and first time it sold out.
9:50 – The first Osheaga.
13:45 – The variety of music at Osheaga
19:20 – The food at the festival for fans and artists (fests from all over the world come to Osheaga to see how it’s done)
28:30 – How hard it is to schedule (the meaning behind side by side stage)
31:20 – The science of the poster
46:20 – Nick’s picks for this year