Osheaga 2011 Lineup: Eminem, Elvis Costello, The Flaming Lips, The Tragically Hip

The Flaming Lips will play all of The Soft Bulletin at Osheaga 2011.

Osheaga Festival is held annually on an island in the center of Montreal. Parc Jean-Drapeau provides the venue for a lineup which includes Eminem, Kid Cudi, Death Cab for Cutie, and Broken Social Scene. This year the dates are July 29-31st. Tickets start at $217 CAD for the weekend.

Oh, wait. You wanted to know what Osheaga means? Here’s the long answer:

Osheaga was a name used for the area that is now Montreal by some of the first European settlers in the region. The name is said to originate from Jacques Cartier when he met the Mohawks near the Lachine rapids in what is now Montreal. But so the Mohawk oral history goes the white man was waving with his hands, either offering to shake hands or asking about rapids on the river. The astonished Mohawks looked at each other and said “O she ha ga” which meant people of shaking hands. From the meeting Cartier transcribed the word Osheaga as meaning large rapids while the Mohawks would use the oral phrase to describe where they met the people of the shaking hands.

2011 LINEUP

Eminem
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
The Flaming Lips play The Soft Bulletin
The Tragically Hip
Death Cab For Cutie
Cypress Hill
Death From Above 1979
KiD CuDi
Janelle Monáe
City and Colour
Bright Eyes
Broken Social Scene
Beirut
Karkwa
Ratatat
Sam Roberts Band
Malajube
Bran Van 3000
Crystal Castles
MSTRKRFT
John Butler Trio
The Sounds
Sia
Jamie xx
Eels
White Lies
Yoav
Fucked Up
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Joseph Arthur
Tokyo Police Club
The Mountain Goats
Lights
Hey Rosetta!
Shad
Bassnectar
DâM-Funk
Girl Unit
Claude VonStroke
Robot Koch
Charles Bradley
Manchester Orchestra
Twin Shadow
Anna Calvi
Smith Westerns
Braids
Galaxie
Jimmy Hunt
Natalia Kills
Oh Land
PS I Love You
Baths
Mother Mother
The Joy Formidable
Brother
Suuns
The Low Anthem
Rural Alberta Advantage
An Horse
The Luyas
Typhoon
Jacques Greene
Elephant Stone
The High Dials
A-Rock + Shaydakiss
Midway State
Uncle Bad Touch
Passwords
Jesuslesfilles

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