Heavy Montreal Festival To Go On Hiatus In 2020

The annual Heavy Montreal festival in Montreal, QC will not be returning next year. According to Jacques Aubé, COO of Evenko, there were “several factors” that led to their decision to put the event on hold.

Aubé said the following:

“It’s not an easy decision to put one of our events on pause. Several factors must be taken into consideration, including the number of non-festival metal/rock concerts that will be announced over the next few months.”

Nick Farkas, Senior Vice-President of Concerts and Events at Evenko, added:

“We thank the fans for standing behind us. We’re working hard to make sure we continue to offer the best metal/rock shows in the world! ‘Heavy Montreal‘ fans should not be worried!”

Dying Fetus, Corrosion Of Conformity, Devin Townsend, Etc. Added To 2019 Heavy Montreal Festival

Dying Fetus, Corrosion Of Conformity, Devin Townsend, Demolition Hammer, Dopethrone, The Great Sabatini, and Harm’s Way have all been added to the 2019 Heavy Montreal festival. On top of that, organizers have also revealed that the yet to be announced Summer Slaughter Tour lineup will be added to the event as well. The festival will take place at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal, QC on July 27-28. Here’s the updated daily lineups:

July 27: Ghost, Godsmack, Evanescence, Steel Panther, Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed, Beartooth, Kataklysm, Quiet Riot, Municipal Waste, Watain, Metal Church, Dying Fetus, All That Remains, Cancer Bats, Devin Townsend (acoustic), Fever 333, Galactic Empire, Harm’s Way, and The Summer Slaughter Tour.

July 28: Slayer (final Quebec show), Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, Anthrax, In This Moment, Skillet, Clutch, Gamma Ray, Atreyu, Despised Icon, Stick To Your Guns, Beast In Black, Corrosion Of Conformity, Knocked Loose, Counterparts, Terror, Fu Manchu, Skalmold, Demolition Hammer, Dopethrone, 3TEETH, Metalachi, The Great Sabatini, Dirty Honey, and Mountain Dust.

Slayer, Ghost, Godsmack, Evanescence, Etc. Set For 2019 Heavy Montreal Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Heavy Montreal festival. The event will take place at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal, QC on July 27-28 and it will feature the following: Slayer (final Quebec show), Ghost, Godsmack, Evanescence, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, Anthrax, Steel Panther, In This Moment, Killswitch Engage, Clutch, Gamma Ray, Beartooth, Hatebreed, Skillet, Atreyu, Quiet Riot, Watain, Kataklysm, Despised Icon, Municipal Waste, Metal Church, All That Remains, Fu Manchu, Beast In Black, Knocked Loose, Cancer Bats, Stick To Your Guns, Terror, Counterparts, Fever 333, Skalmold, 3TEETH, Metalachi, Galactic Empire, Mountain Dust, Dirty Honey, and Heavy Mania.

Limp Bizkit To Replace Avenged Sevenfold At Heavy Montreal

With Avenged Sevenfold having cancelled their summer tour, Limp Bizkit have been added to Heavy Montreal as their replacement. The group will headline the July 29 date of the festival. The full event will take place at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, QC on July 28-29.

Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Etc. Set For 2018 Heavy Montreal

The initial lineup has been announced for the 2018 Heavy Montreal festival. The event will take place on July 28-29 at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, QC, with an added Heavy In The City event set to take place one day before (July 27). The following artists have been booked: Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Gojira, Emperor, Underoath, Hollywood Undead, Trivium, Sleep, Asking Alexandria, Alestorm, Ratt, I Prevail, Baroness, Voivod, Between The Buried And Me, Nile, Witchcraft, Red Fang, Tech N9ne, Napalm Death, The Black Dahlia Murder, Eyehategod, Igorrr, Glory Hammer, Helix, Perturbator, Necrotic Mutation, Power Trip, Blind Witness, The Agonist, Havok, Ultra Vomit, Bad Omens, Intervals, Jinjer, Get The Shot, Khemmis, and Nonhuman Era.

Heavy Montreal To Return In July 2018

Heavy Montreal will officially return on July 28-29 at the île Notre-Dame at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, QC. The event is usually held at Île Saint-Hélène, but the location is undergoing renovations. Organizers are still working on a lineup, but you can take a survey HERE, to suggest which bands you want to see. The survey doubles as a contest with a chance to win the first set of festival passes as well.


No Heavy Montreal Next Year, Festival To Return In 2018

It looks like there won’t be a Heavy Montreal festival next year. Despite this, there are already plans for the 2018 edition of the event.


The following statement was released:

“evenko announces that Heavy Montréal, the rendezvous of heavy music lovers, will be on hiatus in 2017 in order to return, stronger than ever, on July 28 & 29, 2018 at Parc Jean-Drapeau and on July 27, 2018 with Heavy in the City.

“During the past eight editions of Heavy Montréal, we always focused on the quality of the experience in order to give metal and rock fans a first-rate festival,” said Nick Farkas, Vice-President, Concerts and Events at evenko. “Several factors, including the renovations at Parc Jean-Drapeau and the increase in cultural events during Montréal’s 375th Anniversary, contributed to our decision. We truly believe that a hiatus in 2017 before strongly returning in 2018 will ensure the festival’s sustainability as well as offer festivalgoers an edition that will make them proud.”

While awaiting the return of the festival in July 2018, evenko will continue as always to offer a rich lineup of more than a hundred rock and metal shows a year to fans of heavy music. In the next few months, the Heavy Montréal team will announce several 2017 events that the metal and rock community are sure to enjoy.

Among the major must-see events of 2017, there will be the Montreal date of the Not In This Lifetime tour by the legendary Guns N’ Roses, who will perform at Parc Jean-Drapeau on August 19.

Heavy Montréal and evenko members will have access to a presale starting on Thursday, December 8 at 10 a.m. Tickets will officially go on sale the next day, December 9 at noon.

To purchase tickets and to know everything about upcoming surprises, stay tuned to the calendar of events on http://www.heavymontreal.com.

Don’t miss the next edition of Heavy Montréal on July 28 & 29, 2018 and Heavy in the City on July 27, 2018!”

Biohazard Drop Off 2016 Heavy Montreal Festival, Skeletonwitch Added

Skeletonwitch have been added to the 2016 Heavy Montreal Festival. The band will be replacing Biohazard, who dropped off to focus on their new album. This year’s event will take place on August 6-7, at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, QC.

Napalm Death, Cult Of Luna, & Pop Evil Added To 2016 Heavy Montreal Festival

Napalm Death, Cult Of Luna, and Pop Evil have been added to the 2016 Heavy Montreal festival. The event will take place at Parc Jean-Drapeau, in Montreal, QC from August 6-7 and previously announced acts include: Sebastian Bach, Trivium, Candlemass, Suicide Silence, The Dillinger Escape Plan Five Finger Death Punch Disturbed, Nightwish, Volbeat, Mastodon, Breaking Benjamin, Killswitch Engage, Black Label Society, Ghost, Zakk Wylde, Blind Guardian, Sabaton, Alter Bridge, Kataklysm, Despised Icon, Carcass, Fear Factory Animals As Leaders, Memphis May Fire, Attila, Beartooth, Suffocation, Saint Asonia, Biohazard, Repulsion, We Came As Romans, Escape The Fate, Inquisition, I Prevail, USA Out Of Vietnam, and Mantar.