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03-07-2013, 02:48 PM
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I suppose they can get more people through the gate with a more diverse and pop-ular lineup, though? Cater to the eclectic tastes at the same time as the mainstream? I'm not sure it makes as much sense in a short weekend festival as one of the longer ones, though?

They have such a good and accessible venue there, though, you'd think Montreal could support more than Heavy MTL and Osheaga, if they picked a couple more weekends and stuck to genres a bit more? Or does that already happen and we just don't hear about the others as much?
If you think about it, both those festivals are still relatively young. For a while it was pretty arid outside of the Jazz Fest. Now there's those two plus Pop Montreal and Suoni per il Popolo off the top of my head (thinking of festivals that are exclusive to Montreal and not touring festivals like the Warped Tour, Gigantour if they're still doing that, etc)...we're much better off than we used to be, that's for sure.

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