Outdoor Festivals Need to Sell Out to Survive
Do smaller, niche festivals stand a fighting chance in a world of mega concerts?
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The cost of summer music festivals
“My girlfriend and I spend $4000 - $5000 on the music fest circuit each summer.”
People Do Drugs at Music Festivals: Organizers Need to Stop Ignoring This
A critical look at how fests in Canada are preparing for overdoses during the opioid crisis.
Oh Hell Yeah Buds, Lorde Is Playing Osheaga This Year
The only act better than her on the Montreal fest's lineup is Muse.
Music Festivals Need to Do More to Prevent Sexual Assaults
When festival organizers and bystanders are poorly educated on how to handle or prevent sexual assaults, it implicitly says this behaviour is acceptable.
Woman Roofied at Osheaga Sparks Criticism Over Music Festival Safety
Research shows 25 percent of new sex assault patients at hospitals have attended mass gatherings.
I’m Not Even 30 and I’m Too Old for Music Festivals
Check Out Osheaga's 2016 Lineup Announcement with Radiohead, Grimes, and Disclosure
The Montreal festival will also have performances from Skepta, Todd Terje, and Kaytranada.
IleSoniq 2015 Leads the Montreal Festival Circuit with a Big Sophomore Year
As other Canadian festivals flounder, IleSoniq is gracefully finding its feet.
Osheaga Has Officially Banned First Nations Headdresses
Fitting, considering “O she ha ga” is a actually a Mohawk phrase for “people of shaking hands.”
MS MR on their Glitch Pop Fundamentals
“We’ll never get rid of the darkness and inner turmoil, but I think we’ve sort of turned that notion on its head.”
How To Choose Your Festival: East Coast Canadian Edition
Digital Dreams, Mutek, or Escapade? We help pick your festival of the year.
THUMP Canada Staff