Three of Montreal's biggest summer events have been postponed until 2022.
According to the festivals' respective Instagram posts, Osheaga, Île Soniq and Lasso are cancelled this year.
Nick Farkas, Senior Vice President at Evenko said that “We’ve been working since last summer to try to deliver the full festival experience to fans, we are keenly aware of how important live music is to our fans and our city, and how much everyone misses it! We want to be back there in the action too, but the truth is that it takes several months to line up the various elements to create a festival, and with current uncertainty, we don’t have that luxury.”
Evelyne Côté, Director of Programming for Île Soniq added that festivalgoers should "stay hopeful" for an "explosive" event in 2022.
Organizers announced the decision Thursday, citing concerns about the uncertainties linked to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
This is the second year in a row that Osheaga has been postponed. Festivalgoers who already purchased tickets should hold onto them since passes bought in 2020 and 2021 will be honoured for next year.
The new festival dates for 2022 at Parc Jean-Drapeau are as follows:
OSHEAGA : July 29–31, 2022
ÎLESONIQ : August 5–6, 2022
LASSO : August 12–13, 2022