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Osheaga 2016 weekend kicks off

WATCH: Thousands of people from across the globe are flocking to Montreal this weekend to dance the night away at Osheaga. Global's Gloria Henriquez reports.

Jam-packed and with a refreshing lineup, this year’s Osheaga is the place where old school meets new school.

On Friday, The “Ho Hey” hitmakers, The Lumineers, British singer-songwriter Passenger and even a 90s throwback – Cypress Hill – were amongst those who took to the stage.

WATCH ABOVE: Rap classic Insane In The Brain by Cypress Hill, one of the hits played at Osheaga’s Friday edition. 

The 11th edition of the music festival has fans flocking from near and far to catch some of their favourite bands.

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“Gotta start them young, right?” Rob from Toronto said, while holding his baby girl Poppy in his arms.

“We drove like 10 hours to come here,” Isabelle Arsenault, who hails from New Brunswick, said.

Friday’s highlight to many is The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

WATCH ABOVE: Red Hot Chili Peppers and Duran Duran help put an exclamation point on the annual Festival d’ete de Quebec.

The L.A. rock legends still seem to appeal to a wide audience – take Janni-Eve Chevarie-Faucher, who got tickets to Osheaga for her ninth birthday.

As she was sitting on the grass, she said she couldn’t wait to hear her favourite song: “[The Adventures of] Rain Dance Maggie,” she said.

Saturday’s festival star is indie pop queen Lana del Rey.

“We’re just really obsessed with her,” a pair of young festival goers, including one who was in a cast, said. “It doesn’t stop me,” she said while laughing.

But perhaps Osheaga’s biggest snatch is Radiohead.

READ MORE: Radiohead releases new single, ‘Burn the Witch,’ after disappearing off internet

Since day one, the alt-rock powerhouse has been at the top of the organizers’ wishlist.

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After 10 years of waiting, the much-anticipated act will close out the festival.

In total, 100 acts will take to the stage this weekend including local talent such as Montreal rock darlings The Damn Truth, folk quartet The Barr Brothers and cult producer extraordinaire Claire Boucher, a.k.a Grimes, amongst others.

For full lineup details, Osheaga has created a useful app where you can check out the times and stages at which your favourite act will be playing.

Osheaga app showing lineup details. July 29, 2016.
Osheaga app showing lineup details. July 29, 2016. iTunes