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Pierre's Picks: Osheaga's must-see acts

08/02/2013 02:11 EDT | Updated 10/02/2013 05:12 EDT
This weekend at Parc Jean-Drapeau, indie rockers and hipsters come together at the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival. Here are some of the must-see artists.

Friday

- Nineteen-year-old Brit Jake Bugg has been compared to early Bob Dylan, although he's already gone electric. 5:25 p.m. at Scène Verte.

- Vampire Weekend has loyal fans. After Osheaga, they will have even more of them! 6:45 p.m. at Scène de la Rivière.

- Caféïne has mastered the pop hook in a punk rock shell. 7:10 p.m. at Scène des Arbres.

- Phoenix is one of the rare bands from France to have international success in English. 7:45 p.m. at Scène de la Montagne.

- The Cure are the architects of new wave and goth pop. To call them legends is an understatement! 8:45 p.m. at Scène de la Rivière.

Saturday

- Montreal's Groenland is quickly building a name for itself with its catchy orchestral pop. 2:10 p.m. at Scène des Arbres.

- Stars and Osheaga go hand-in-hand. This Montreal band has been at the festival many times. 4:20 p.m. at Scène de la Montagne.

- Twins Tegan and Sara will not only have you seeing double, they will make you dance! 5:10 p.m. at Scène de la Rivière.

- Beck is just one of those artists who can do it all: funk, rap, indie, soul, pop. Sometimes, all in the same song! 9:05 p.m. at Scène de la Rivière.

Sunday

- I love Les Soeurs Boulay. Simple folk songs with heartfelt lyrics. No gimmicks, just music. 2:15 p.m. at Scène des Arbres.

- Charles Bradley is a force to be reckoned with. His old-school soul sounds like it was recorded in 1962 -- and that's a good thing! 3:45 p.m. at Scène de la Rivière.

- Hannah Georgas's dreamy indie pop is making waves all across Canada. 4:40 p.m. at Scène des Arbres.

- The Lumineers have taken the world by storm by their neo-folk sounds and "ho, hey" sing-along choruses. Never underestimate a mandolin! 6 p.m. at Scène de la Montagne.

- New Order (like The Cure) are regarded as staples of British ‘80s alternative pop music. 8 p.m. at Scène de la Montagne.

- Mumford & Sons, arguably one of the biggest bands on the planet these days, is closing the festival. 9:15 p.m. at Scène de la Rivière.

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