Osheaga - Top Five Acts

Naption Urban Daily: Max Mertens: 2nd August, 2011

Elvis Costello will be turning 57-years-old this month, yet his Saturday headlining set proved that he still has more energy than many bands at Osheaga half his age. Despite having a significantly smaller crowd than Eminem the previous night, the English singer-songwriter seemed unfazed, as he lead his three-piece backing band The Imposters through a tight set. This featured plenty of material from his classic 1977 album My Aim Is True, including Watching The Detectives and Pump It Up. Impeccably dressed in a suit, purple shirt and tie and brimmed hat, Costello had the audience eating from the palm of his hand, as he invited fans onstage, introduced his go-go dancer in a cage and took audience requests.  Not bad for a guy old enough to be the grandfather of the majority of festival-goers.