Many sad face emojis were typed across the internet over when Heavy Montreal announced last year that the annual summer event would skip a year in 2017. Renovations at Parc Jean-Drapeau, the festival’s home, were making it difficult, they said. The “increase in cultural events” around Montréal’s 375th Anniversary was also providing challenges but some did wonder if the festival would ever return.
So today we are very pleased to say that Evenko, the company behind the festival, has announced the first big names to play this year’s event, taking place on July 28th and 29th at “temporary festival grounds” on the île Notre-Dame at Parc Jean-Drapeau.
Over 40 bands have been confirmed for the two-day festival including: fan favorite Avenged Sevenfold, festival pioneer Rob Zombie, the always controversial Marilyn Manson and French heavy metal band Gojira. Also confirmed are black metal legends Emperor, pioneers Napalm Death, Underoath, Hollywood Undead and the return of Heavy Mania.
GENERAL ADMISSION: $165 (taxes & service fees included)
GOLD: $300 (taxes & service fees included)
WEEKEND WARRIOR PASSES (’77 Montréal + HEAVY MONTRÉAL)
GENERAL ADMISSION: $210 (taxes & service fees included)
GOLD : $320 (taxes & service fees included)
Gives access to the HEAVY Terrace reserved premium viewing area located near the main stage, with private washrooms and exclusive food & beverage stands.
WEEKEND WARRIOR PASSES:
This is the perfect option for fans that want to add a day of punk rock to their heavy weekend! HEAVY MONTRÉAL and ’77 Montréal are teaming up to offer you a WEEKEND WARRIOR 3-DAY Combo Pass. Festivalgoers will be able to attend the 2nd edition of ’77 Montréal taking place on Friday, July 27 at the same location where HEAVY MONTRÉAL is happening over the following two days. The lineup and details regarding ’77 Montréal will be announced very shortly at 77montreal.com.
Fans from out-of-town can enjoy 3-nights in our official HEAVY Accommodations from Friday through Monday with Heavy En Ville on the Friday, providing the official kick-off to HEAVY MONTREAL in a 2000 capacity club in the city. To round out the weekend, HEAVY MONTRÉAL &’77 Montréal will offer up a variety of pre and afterparties including a double feature film night.
NEW FESTIVAL SITE:
HEAVY MONTRÉAL is going to be a new temporary site this year. Just a short walk from Jean-Drapeau metro and the traditional site, all the stages, activities and beer festivalgoers know and love will be on Île Notre-Dame while the City of Montreal complete renovations on Île Saint-Hélène.
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