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Osheaga 2011 adds Cypress Hill, Broken Social Scene, Janelle Monáe & more

on April 19, 2011, 9:38am

If the lineup to Quebec’s Osheaga Music and Arts Festival wasn’t already tempting American festival goers to run for the northern border, then the latest round of artist additions to the three-day extravaganza should have them looking for their passports no time. With Eminem, Elvis Costello, Death Cab For Cutie, and The Flaming Lips already topping the bill, organizers have announced that Cali-weed gurus Cypress Hill, Grammy-nominated soul-popper Janelle Monáe and Canada’s other indie-rock collective, Broken Social Scene, will also be taking part.

Other new additions include soul-revivalist Charles Bradley, Ohio-based singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur, Anticon beatsmith Baths, and Canadian indie favorites the Rural Alberta Advantage. Plus, Australia’s An Horse, Uncle Bad Touch, Montreal’s own A-Rock and Shaydakiss, Midway State, Canadian party-starter Jacques Green, Stones Throws Records’ DÃ¥M Funk, and Denmark’s answer to Lykke Li, Nanna Fabricus, who is better known as Oh Land, have also been confirmed.

Osheaga has also revealed its daily schedule, which kicks off with Eminem, Kid Cudi, Monáe, and Broken Social Scene on day one. Death From Above 1979, Bright Eyes, and a slew of others will play before Costello and his Imposters headline day two, and The Flaming Lips – who are performing The Soft Bulletin in its entirety – have the honor of closing the festival down on Sunday.

Three-day passes are now available, while single day and two-day passes go on sale Thursday, April 21st. Visit Osheaga’s official website for additional information.

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