Osheaga 2018: Travis Scott, Arctic Monkeys, Florence & the Machine headline fest

MONTREAL – Rapper Travis Scott and rock bands Florence and the Machine and Arctic Monkeys are headlining this years Osheaga music festival in Montreal.

The three-day festival kicking off on Aug. 3 is also set to feature electronic duo Odesza, rapper Tyler, the Creator, singer Khalid and rockers Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

Fridays lineup, beyond headliner Travis Scott, will also feature Yeah Yeah Yeahs, St. Vincent, Portugal The Man, Lykke Li, Julien Baker, Alex Cameron and more. Saturday night, alongside headliner Arctic Monkeys, will include Tyler, The Creator, Blondie, Future Islands, Alvvays, Lord Huron, Jenny Lewis, Calpurnia and more. Sunday night will feature headliner Florence and The Machine, with the likes of The National, Franz Ferdinand, Brockhampton, Post Malone, BØRNS, Alex Lahey and others.

The festival was first staged in 2006 and is held at the citys Parc Jean-Drapeau.

Montreals Osheaga Festival has unveiled its 2018 lineup, featuring Arctic Monkeys, Florence and the Machine, and Travis Scott as headliners. The festival will take place on Aug. 3-5 at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec.

Last years event, headlined by the Weeknd, Lorde and Muse, included increased security measures after a female concertgoer said she was slipped a date-rape drug at the festival in 2016.

Florence + The Machine will headline at Osheaga 2018, closing out the festival on Sunday August 5. (ack Plunkett/Invision/AP)

Check out this years full lineup below. Festival passes are on sale now here.

Montreals Osheaga festival has released its entire 2018 lineup, with headliners Florence + The Machine, Arctic Monkeys and Travis Scott.

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Other big names gracing the summertime stage include Yeah Yeah Yeahs, James Blake, Rae Sremmurd, Khalid, Anderson.Paak, St. Vincent, and Montreals Chromeo.

The Canadian festival, which will take place in Montréals Parc Jean-Drapeau from August 3-5, revealed its full line-up poster today (March 13).

There was a fair amount of local talent represented this year with Milk and Bone, Paupière, Essaie Pas and A-Trak.

Arctic Monkeys, Florence + The Machine and Travis Scott have been announced as the headliners of Osheaga 2018.

The festival, which takes place at Parc Jean-Drapeau, from Aug. 3 to 5, attracts tens of thousands of music fans every summer.

The Montréal festival will also welcome a headline slot from Travis Scott when it kicks off on August 3

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It will be held on Île Notre-Dame again this year while the main site — on Île Sainte-Hélène — remains closed until renovations are completed in 2019.

Over the weekend, Osheaga began releasing sneak previews through its mobile app.

The early release announced that Post Malone, Blondie, The National and Dua Lipa would be taking the stage during the three-day festival.

Other acts released over the past week include Franz Ferdinand, Børns, Tyler, The Creator, Curtis Harding, and Portugal. The Man.

Osheaga takes place at Parc Jean-Drapeau, Aug. 3 to 5. (Frank Opolko/CBC)

In 2017, the festival announced it would introduce new measures to protect concert-goers after several people came forward complaining of negative experiences, including one woman who said she was drugged.

Evenko, the promoter behind Osheaga and ÎleSoniq music festivals, said it would follow in the footsteps of the Montreal Jazz Fest and bring in the Hirondelles— a trained safety team— to help protect women and other concertgoers.

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