Review by Marie-Lou Plante:
What a shower we had on this third and last day of Osheaga! If you tried to have some swag for the festival and you ironed your hair, you put on some make-up and wore some nice sandals, let me tell you: I rocked my rain poncho!
At the beginning of the day, the dynamic band Zeus made me head bang like crazy at the River Stage. If you wanted to rave more than head bang, Vosper was for you! I really thought he was cool, but when I heard it was a lot of repetitive house and electronic music, without any variations, I went out to see Airbourne Toxic Event, which I really appreciated. The band seemed not to be afraid to mix up rock music with violins. This Los Angeles five-piece made a magic performance for the pleasure of their fans who had all gathered together. Unfortunately, Zombie Disco Squad was not that impressive, as he did almost the same thing as Vosper.
The Bloc Party
We did not know what to think of the British Michael Kiwanuka, but he successfully made us sang along to his deep and husky voice.
The sun pointed out his rays as Le Matos climbed up on stage. Almost an hour of pure craziness! When I saw them three years ago for M for Montreal on the Quays, I knew them for a dazzling performance, and this one was over the top! The French producer Woodkid, which I only saw a few of his songs was also impressive. As we were walking to see this surprisingly good video and music producer, the clouds covered the sun and a storm went by for around two minutes. With the music, it has a super dramatic effect.
After eating, we came back at the Green Stage for Bloc Party. Kele Okereke and his band offered a magisterial performance, but I must admit I was more afraid of being run over by people while they were bodysurfing. The very young Madeon also was literally on fire this day, as the power had gone out during his set. His “Pop Culture” made the crowd go crazy.
After a little while, at the Green Stage again, France originated M83 made us scream when he interpreted his “Fall” remix from the Tron: Legacy movie score. He made us scream when he made us realize that “the city is our church” and the stage settings went full of “Couleurs”.
For those who had the chance to see The Black Keys, I heard it was impressive to see!