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IN PHOTOS: Music lovers flock to Osheaga 2017

Lorde sings in the pouring rain at the 2017 Osheaga festival, Fri. Aug. 4, 2017. Rachel Lau/Global News

Music lovers braved the rain, mud and humidity this weekend all in the name of attending the 12th edition of the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival.

This year, the three-day event took place on Île Notre-Dame, due to construction at the usual site on Île Sainte-Hélène.

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READ MORE: Osheaga 2017 festivities kick off on Île Notre-Dame

For the 135,000 festivalgoers the change meant navigating unfamiliar terrain.

“Everything is a little far apart, a little hard to find,” said Laura Stenhouse, who is attending for the first time.

“Other than that, everything is great.”

The two main stages, de la Rivière and de la Montagne, are usually side-by-side, but this year they are facing each other with stands and activities in between.

“We’ve been running back and forth all day,” said Dave G., who is from New York.

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“I feel like I’m at the gym.”

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READ MORE: Osheaga 2017: The Weeknd, Muse, Lorde headline festival

Since its humble beginnings in 2006, the festival has grown immensely in popularity, bringing in some of music’s biggest names to Montreal — including The Killers, Weezer, Kendrick Lamar and Lana Del Rey.

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From Lorde singing in the rain to fireworks shooting through the sky during The Weeknd‘s performance, take a look at a few highlights from this year’s festival:

Attendees also had much to say about this year’s festival on social media:

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