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5 music festivals in Canada - Summer 2024

Summer is approaching quickly and with it, the festival season! Here are five festivals not to be missed for summer 2023!

1. Osheaga - Montréal, Québec (August 2-4, 2024)

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Osheaga is one of the biggest music festivals in North America, attracting thousands of music fans from all walks of life each year. With a varied lineup ranging from pop to rock to electronic, Osheaga offers a unique musical experience. In addition to music, the festival also offers a variety of artistic and culinary activities for all tastes.

This year, you'll see Green Day, Reneé Rapp, and Justice, among others!

2. Shambhala Music Festival - West Kootenay mountains, British Columbia (July 26-29, 2024)

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This electronic music festival takes place every summer in August in the mountains of British Columbia. The festival offers a unique experience with art installations, dance workshops, and performances by renowned DJs. This year (2024), you'll see Chromeo, Subtronics, and P Money!

3. Ottawa Bluesfest - Ottawa, Ontario (July 4-14, 2024)

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Located in Canada's capital, Ottawa Bluesfest is one of the biggest music festivals in Canada. It offers a variety of music genres, ranging from blues to hip-hop to rock and electronic music. This year, the festival will welcome artists such as 50 Cent, Ben Howard, and Hopper. You'll also find food stands, family activities, and visual arts performances!

4. Festival International de Jazz de Montréal - Montréal, Québec (June 27-July 6, 2024)

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The Montreal International Jazz Festival is the biggest jazz festival in the world! In 2024, it will welcome Norah Jones, Ocean Alley, and Cory Wong, among others. The festival offers indoor and outdoor shows as well as free activities. If you're a jazz fan, don't miss this world-renowned event!

5. Winnipeg Folk Festival - Winnipeg, Manitoba (July 11-14, 2024)

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The Winnipeg Folk Festival is an annual event that offers a lineup of folk, blues, and roots music. The festival is known for its warm and family-friendly atmosphere, as well as its picturesque location in the heart of Birds Hill Park. In addition to music, the festival also offers instrument workshops, storyteller performances, and activities for kids. In 2024, you'll see Cowboy Junkies, Grace Potter, and Moontricks, to name a few!

There you you go: five music festivals not to be missed for summer 2024 in Canada! Whether you're a fan of pop, country, jazz, or folk music, there's something for everyone. Get ready to dance, sing, and experience unforgettable moments this summer!


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