GENERAL

1When is LASSO?

The 2nd edition of LASSO Montreal will take place on August 18 & 19, 2023.

2 Where does the festival take place?

LASSO takes place at parc Jean-Drapeau, located on Saint Helen's Island, close to downtown Montreal. The yellow line of the STM's metro system, that you can take from the Berri-UQAM station, will lead you to the Jean-Drapeau station, right next to the site of the festival.

3 Is the festival an all-ages event?

Yes, LASSO is an all-ages event. Children aged 10 and younger are admitted for free when accompanied by an adult with a valid LASSO ticket.

4 Are you hiring workers and volunteers for the festival?

No, but thanks for your interest! If anything opens up, we will post about it.

5 Can medias and photographers get accredited for the festival?

For all questions regarding accreditation, please contact evenko's media relations department: [email protected].

6 What will the weather be like at the festival?

Summer in Montreal is usually hot and sunny, so sunglasses and sunscreen are highly recommended. The weather can be unpredictable, and we suggest you bring a jacket, raincoat or poncho in case of bad weather.

7 What if it rains?

Rain or shine, the show must go on! Please check the weather before coming to the site and dress accordingly!

Poor weather conditions may force us to temporarily interrupt the events. We invite you to stay connected to our social media platforms for the latest information.

8 Can I leave the festival site and come back later?

You can leave and return at any time before 4 p.m. After, you will not be allowed to enter the site.

LINEUP

1 Who are the headliners?

We're thrilled to welcome Chris Stapleton & Kane Brown to LASSO as the 2023 headliners!

2 When will the full schedule be announced?

The full schedule will be released in 2023.

Festival headliners are the last to play on each given day, typically hitting the stage between 9 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (subject to change). Headliners performs 90-plus-minutes set while the rest of the line-up plays anywhere between 30- to 90-minute sets.

3 What happens if an artist cancels their presence at the festival?

All festival performers, including headliners, are subject to change or cancellation at any time without notice. No refunds will be issued if a festival performer is changed or cancelled.

HEALTH, SAFETY AND RULES

1 What can I bring?
ALLOWED ON SITE
Baby Strollers
Beach Towels and Blankets
Binoculars
Camping Chairs
  • No long folding chairs
  • No all metal or hard plastic chairs
  • No sunshades
Chewing Gum and Mints
Cowboy Boots and Hats
Digital Cameras
  • No professional cameras with lenses over 2.5” or other type of detachable lenses
Disposable cameras
Ear Plugs
Electronic Cigarettes
Eye Drops
Hand Sanitizer
Hydration Packs
  • Empty when entering the site
Lip balm
Phones and chargers
Small backpacks and bags/purses
  • Please note: all bags will be searched
Sunscreen
  • No flammable aerosol cans
Service Animals
Smiles
Water Bottles
  • Empty when entering the site
  • We encourage reusable water bottles
  • Water fountains on site
Waterproof ponchos/small umbrellas
Water misters
  • Empty when entering the site
  • No flammable aerosol cans
NOT ALLOWED ON SITE
Animals
  • Except service animals
Beach Balls / Soccer Balls / Frisbees
  • Or any type of balls
Discriminatory or Appropriative Items
Divisive Symbols
Detachable Lenses or Lenses over 2,5"
Drones
Firearms, knives, or weapons of any kind
  • Guns, ammo, pocket knives, pepper spray, taser, etc.
Flammables
Flags & banners
Glass bottles and cans
Hard-Sided Coolers
Illegal Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia
  • Please check regulations regarding cannabis and cannabis products
  • Prescriptions must be properly labeled and in a containter that match the holder's ID
Items Intended for Sales and Promotions
  • You need approval from the festival organizers
  • Items of the sort will be confiscated
Large backpacks (camping style)
Large Sports Umbrellas
Laser Pointers
Markers or Paint Pens
Megaphones
Musical instruments
Outside Alcoholic Beverages
Professional Video or Audio Recording Equipment
Selfie Sticks or Similar Monopods
Skateboards
Tents
  • Camping is prohibited at parc Jean-Drapeau
Totems
Toy Guns or Water Guns
Walkie Talkies
Items that are on this list will be confiscated. We recommend not bringing them to the event site to save you the extra hassle. Any item deemed inappropriate by festival security can also be confiscated.
2 Cannabis Regulations

All cannabis products brought to the festival site must be sealed in SQDC packaging or from any other official government source and must have been purchased legally. Any cannabis products that do not conform to the law will not be accepted or allowed on site. Individuals may carry up to 30 grams, the maximum quantity permitted by law.

No sale or consumption of cannabis is allowed on the site.

Possession of cannabis is only permitted for individuals 21 and older.

3 Will there be medical services at LASSO?

Medical personnel will be present on site.

Please bring any prescription medications you need and avoid situations that could harm your health. Remember to stay hydrated, wear sunscreen and drink in moderation.

4 Will LASSO be accessible for people with reduced mobility?

LASSO is committed to providing a unique experience for people with mobility and functional limitations. Our facilities will have signs, an information kiosk, dedicated parking spaces and platforms.

Companions
Service animals are permitted by law and by permit.  

Accessible Facilities
Most of our stages are equipped with wheelchair-accessible platforms.

Guests Services
A dedicated waiting station will be available at the box office, and an information booth will be available at the disembarkation of the paratransit shuttle. They are located between the main stages at the south end of the Cosmos bridge.

Restrooms
Adapted restrooms will be available on site.

Parking
Reserved parking spaces for drivers with a parking permit for disabled people are available at most parking lots in Parc Jean-Drapeau: P7 (Stewart Museum): 2 spaces
P9 (Aquatic Complex): clients with reduced mobility and adapted transportation P11 (Biosphere): 2 spaces
Note that there is a path for people with reduced mobility from P9 parking to the box office/water complex.

Shuttle buses
A paratransit shuttle, currently equipped with ramps, will be available all day.
Before 8 p.m., boarding will be at the box office, and the drop-off will be between the main stage at the southern end of the Cosmos walkaway mural.
After 8 p.m., boarding and drop-off will occur at the Pirelli Tower.

5 Code of Conduct

We aim to create an environment where festivalgoers can connect with music and with each other in a positive way. Take care of yourself, each other and the environment. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time if anything feels unsafe or weird.

BE YOU. NO ONE ELSE CAN.
LASSO is about celebrating individuality, expressing yourself, and throwing down. Our festival site is a judgment-free zone. So, leave your dirty looks and put-downs at home because there’s no place for them here. Do your thing and keep those boots rockin’!

KEEP THINGS LOVELY!
Show Mother Nature some love! We are doing our part… But we can’t do it alone. We’re all in this together!

READY... SET... LASSO!
It’s hard to believe a city that’s so freezing in the winter can be scorching hot in the summer. But, trust us, you will want to be prepared to beat the Montreal heat! Grab your cowboy hat, coolest shades and SPF 50 and get ready for the sunshine. Rain is a good thing too, but come prepared with your rain gear and extra socks to fill those boots.

FEEL SAFE & SOUND
This is your happy place. We are committed to ensuring all festivalgoers feel safe at all times. LASSO is a space free from physical, verbal and sexual harassment, aggression, and violence. We’ll keep it simple for you, just follow the Holy Day Ranch rule: treat others as you want to be treated.

KINDNESS IS KEY
We know you’ve all got a whole lotta love to give, so spread it around! Free hugs always! High fives all around! Good vibes only! Be mindful of your surroundings and look out for your friends (this includes new friends too, we’re all family at LASSO!)

HAVE AN OPEN MIND
Be open to discovering new music, meeting new friends and enjoying new experiences. Those boots were made for walking. Wander, explore and engage. Live in the moment.

6 Safety and Respect First

We are committed to creating a safe, respectful, and enjoyable experience for everyone. Therefore, among our many security measures, a code of conduct has been established. Your cooperation is an important factor in creating a pleasant and enjoyable environment, and we thank you for following the following guidelines throughout the duration of the festival.

We ask that your conduct at our events remains pleasant, appropriate, and respectful. For the safety and comfort of our guests, the following behaviours could lead to the intervention of our security staff:

Offensive, discriminatory, abusive and illegal behaviour in any form, including

  • Language
  • Gestures
  • Clothing
  • Writing, signs, banners, etc.
  • Violence of any kind
  • Consumption/possession of illegal substances
As well as
  • Interfering with the normal course of the event
  • Providing a minor with alcohol and/or cannabis
  • Being a minor in possession of alcohol and/or cannabis
  • Being in possession of any prohibited items.
For the complete list of prohibited items, visit the info section of the official LASSO website at www.LASSOmontreal.com/Experience/FAQ
  • Any other conduct that may be deemed inappropriate by security or likely to harm the safety of people or property

We all have a responsibility to report any act that goes against the values we stand for. Do not hesitate to immediately report any security or incivility problem to a member of our staff.

TICKETS

1 When do tickets go on sale?

LASSO 2023 Weekend tickets (2-day) will be on sale on December 12th, 10 AM EST.

Single-day tickets will go on sale in February 2023.

Stay roped in!

2 When will single-day tickets go on sale?

Single-day tickets for the Friday or Saturday will be on sale in February 2023. Stay roped in :)

3 How can I purchase tickets?

Once they go on sale, LASSO tickets (2-day and single day) can be purchased online.

Select the type of ticket you wish to purchase. Make sure to review your order as the sale is final. No exchanges or refunds will be authorized by evenko.

We reserve the right to refuse or cancel any transaction that exceeds the authorized limit.

4 Can I buy my tickets through a reseller? Can I check if they are valid?

Only passes originally purchased through LASSO's official ticketing partners can be guaranteed valid: evenko and Ticketmaster.

We can't guarantee the validity or support for any tickets purchased by unauthorized 3rd parties. There is no way to ensure the validity of a ticket purchased from a vendor other than evenko or Ticketmaster until it successfully scans into the Venue EVERY day. Adding this ticket to your digital wallet in advance doesn't ensure its validity.

5 Can I come to the festival for one day only?

Yes, you can purchase single day tickets for Friday, August 18 or Saturday, August 19, 2023.

6 Can I upgrade my General Admission ticket to a premium experience?

You purchased a General Admission ticket but want to upgrade to the full Casino de Montréal GOLD or SKY SALOON experience? No problem! We’ll upgrade you. Reach us at [email protected] or at 1 877-668-8269.

VENUE AND SERVICES

1 What kind of facilities and services can I find at LASSO?
  • Many choices of food vendors including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options
  • Water and soft drinks
  • Beer and other alcoholic beverages
  • Clean restrooms at several convenient locations on-site
  • Recycling and compost bins
2 Is it possible to camp on the LASSO site at parc Jean-Drapeau?

No, camping is prohibited at parc Jean-Drapeau.

3 What can I eat and drink at LASSO?

LASSO aims to provide you with a diverse selection of quality food. For more info, please consult the Food and beverage section. From poutine to vegan and gluten-free meals, the site will offer a wide variety of options including many food trucks.

You can buy beverages such as water, beer, and other spirits on-site. The legal drinking age in Quebec is 18. Please have two valid identity documents if you wish to consume alcoholic beverages at the venue.

It is permitted to bring an empty reusable water bottle to the LASSO site for refilling at the water fountains. Bringing alcohol is not allowed. Drink in moderation.

You may bring a snack for personal consumption (e.g. a candy bar). Meals, sandwiches, coolers or lunch boxes are not allowed on-site.

4 Will there be a Lost & Found at LASSO?

DURING THE FESTIVAL:
Yes. There will be a Lost & Found at the festival accessible to the Venue near the main entrance. Please only give items you find directly to the Lost & Found. Do not hand over items to staff members or security guards on site.

If you do not find your item, you may contact us at [email protected] Please include a detailed description of the lost item, and a customer service team member will be in touch.

AFTER THE FESTIVAL:
You may contact us at [email protected] or 514-989-2817. Please include a detailed description of the lost item, and a customer service team member will be in touch.

5 How do you ensure that the site is clean and safe?
To ensure your safety and comfort, please follow these guidelines when attending the LASSO Festival:
  1. Make an effort to recycle, compost & dispose of your waste correctly.
  2. Please be polite to festival staff and other festival goers. Although crowds gather around the stages, please do not push others or get in the way.
  3. Please respect the Parc Jean-Drapeau and festival grounds. Please do not remove any signs, banners or posters on the LASSO site. Do not climb on trees or damage them.
  4. Respect the art. Several pieces of art are displayed on the festival site. Do not touch or move the art! Those who tamper with the art may be expelled from the festival grounds.
6 Will the site be accessible by bike?

We encourage you to come to the festival by bike, a fast, efficient and environmentally-friendly way to get around! Upon arrival at the site, you will find a designated parking space to lock your bike.

7 Will the festival be accessible by public transportation?

Yes! Consult the different public transport options directly on the parc Jean-Drapeau online page. www.parcjeandrapeau.com/fr/#mobility

8 Will I be able to drive to LASSO?

We recommend taking the metro, but you can also carpool.

Paid parking is available on Île Sainte-Hélène.

9 Will camping chairs be allowed on festival grounds?

This year you will be able to bring your camping chair! There will be a designated area with limited seating on a first-come, first-served basis. However, foldable long chairs will not be allowed. Chairs that stretch, are made entirely of metal or hard plastic, or are equipped with a sunshade will not be permitted.

Walking around with a chair is not allowed: once your chair is in the area, it must stay there until you decide to leave the festival grounds.

10 Will it be possible to book lockers on site?

You can reserve a locker on the site daily or in a 2-day package.

Online bookings will be available once the tickets for the are on sale.

11 Which payment method will be accepted at the site?

We only accept payments by debit and credit cards. No cash will be accepted at the site.

12 Is LASSO certified to Level 2 of the Environmental Management Standard?

In 2022, the LASSO team was working to maintain a level 2 of the BNQ 9700-253 standards in responsible event management and minimize negative impacts to the environment. Our maximum waste goal is 155 g per person.
Together, let's make a greener festival!