Beats 1 returns to Canada, will broadcast from Osheaga 2018

If you've never been to the Osheaga music festival, it's a sight to behold. Over a hundred thousand sweaty, happy people crammed into Parc Jean-Drapeau on Sainte-Hélène's Island, just off Montreal's southeast tip to watch some of the best bands in the world.

This year, it's taking place August 3 to 5, and some of the headliners include Florence+The Machine, The National, Arctic Monkeys, Post Malone, Anderson .Paak, St. Vincent, and many, many others. The star power is so studded, in fact, that Apple has decided to bring its Beats 1 crew to Canada for just the second time to air during the entire festival.

UK-based anchor, Matt Wilkinson, who was brought in about six months ago, will spend the three days interviewing some of the biggest artists from the show, the results of which will air on Monday, August 6. The last time Beats 1 aired from Canada was for an exclusive interview between Zane Lowe and Drake for the launch of his record, VIEWS, though the station is, of course, available 24/7/365 in the country. These days, Drake is breaking all sorts of streaming records with Scorpion, his latest 25-song album, which just surpassed 10 billion streams.

If you're interested in listening to Beats 1 live, go ahead and do it now. If you're looking for Matt's show specifically, you can check out all the pre-recorded content on demand.

Daniel Bader

Daniel Bader is a Senior Editor at iMore, offering his Canadian analysis on Apple and its awesome products. In addition to writing and producing, Daniel regularly appears on Canadian networks CBC and CTV as a technology analyst.