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10 memorable moments to celebrate a decade of Osheaga

Parc Jean-Drapeau is a sea of people at Osheaga 2014. Aalia Adam/Global News

MONTREAL – Osheaga has long secured its name as a musical giant – even being named the world’s second best festival by Fest300.

READ MORE: Local bands take centre stage at Osheaga 2014

Over the last 10 years, Osheaga has boasted some of music’s biggest names including Lorde, Eminem and the Black Keys – not to mention some great young talent like Motel Raphael and Le Trouble.

WATCH: Osheaga in previous years
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The festival is an international hit, with more than 50 per cent of festival-goers coming from out of town.

READ MORE: Osheaga 2013 takes Montreal by storm

As Osheaga celebrates its tenth year, organizer Nick Farkas looks back on a decade of great music that started out as a simple dream between friends:

Eminem

Rapper Eminem wows the crowd at Osheaga in 2011. Eva Blue/Flickr

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

The duo was joined by Canadian singer-songwriters Tegan and Sara.

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis on stage at Osheaga in 2013. Pat Beaudry/Osheaga

Snoop Dogg

“It was just a perfect moment,” said Farkas.

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Snoop Dogg performs during the second day of Osheaga in 2010. Tim Show/Osheaga

Ben Harper

“Under the rain, headlining year one,” said Farkas.

Ben Harper headlining the first year of Osheaga back in 2006. Tim Snow/Osheaga

Weezer

“Rivers Cuomo running in the crowd and singing from the stands at the back of the site,” he said.

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Weezer perform at Osheaga in 2010. Tim Snow/Osheaga

The crowd

“Seeing people meet up on the top of the hill and taking tons of pictures with the Osheaga sign,” he said.

Osheaga has drawn thousands of people to Montreal for the past decade. Susan Moss/Osheaga

Grace Potter

“[The] very first artist to play at the festival,” said Farkas.
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Grace Potter is back at Osheaga to celebrate the festival’s 10th anniversary. Osheaga

Charles Bradley

“When he got to Artist World, the artist’s dressing room/lounge area, he said: “Hey I played here once! It was for Expo 67!”

Charles Bradley performs at Osheaga in 2013. Pat Beaudry/Osheaga

Jesus and Mary Chain

The Jesus And Mary Chain perform on the Green stage during the second day of Osheaga in 2012. Tim Snow/Osheaga

MGMT

MGMT performs on the Green stage during the first day of Osheaga in 2012. Tim Snow/Osheaga

rachel.lau@globalnews.ca

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