This year’s edition of Heavy Montréal features some of metal’s biggest names. From August 7th through the 9th at Parc Jean-Drapeau, metal fans will be banging their heads to headliners Korn, Faith No More and Slipknot. This 3-day event has more than enough bands and variations of metal to fancy any headbangers’ needs throughout the weekend. Here’s an in depth look at what each of the days has to offer.
Starting with Friday August 7th, fans can look forward to seeing Korn close the night by performing their self-titled debut album Korn. Also playing on Friday are Alexisonfire, Mastodon, Meshuggah, Lagwagon, Extreme, Arch Enemy and more. A total of 22 bands play on Friday starting the festival off with a long day of moshing. Anyone who plans on going, get there early each day because even bands at the beginning of each day rock hard. For instance, on Friday, Nothing More plays second. Those who haven’t heard of Nothing More, turn on your local rock radio station and listen for an hour or so and you’ll end up hearing their newest single “Jenny” which is killer.
On Saturday, fans get a special treat with a headlining set from Faith No More. Forming in 1981, Faith No More were active until 1998 when they announced they were breaking up. It wasn’t until 2009 when Faith No More decided to reunite and get back into music. After headlining festivals around the world for a few years, Faith No More released Sol Invictus this last May. Expect a set mixed with new material and hits such as “Epic”. Other bands on Saturday include Iggy Pop, NOFX, Billy Talent, Testament, Abbath, Gojira, Lita Ford and more. Once again, be there when the gates open at 11:30am to catch some awesome bands such as Intervals and Battlecross.
The final day of the Heavy Montréal is stacked from start to finish. Fans already know they’re seeing Slipknot along with Lamb Of God, Bullet For My Valentine and Motionless In White who are all on tour together this summer. Joining those four on Sunday are bands such as Within Temptation, Warrant and Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg with Andrew W.K. Also appearing is Asking Alexandria, who just recruited a new lead singer. Heavy Montréal is also welcoming 80s giants Dokken. Other bands to check out on Sunday are Coal Chamber, Fozzy, Upon A Burning Body, Jasta, and finally Wilson. Wilson is another band that has an early stage time so don’t sit outside and wait for your favorite bands to go on stage. Wilson has a new album out called Right To Rise and it’s some serious hard rock.
Tickets to the event come in different variations. Fans can choose to purchase single day tickets, 2-day tickets, passes for the entire 3-day event as well as ticket/hotel packages. For a single day ticket, it costs $85 CAD. For a 2-day pass the price is $160 CAD, the entire weekend cost $230 CAD and finally hotel packages start at $450 CAD. Don’t sweat over those prices if you’re in the United States, those prices are in Canadian Dollars so it’s actually cheaper. Fans traveling across the boarder are looking at approximately $180 for the 3-day pass which is a steal for all of the bands you get to see! To purchase tickets to the show click here.
If you’re a person who travels to festivals that are part of “The World’s Loudest Month” like Rock On The Range, Welcome To Rockville, Carolina Rebellion, etc., don’t miss out on Heavy Montréal. This festival has plenty to offer music wise and Montréal is a beautiful city to visit in general! To find out the rest of the information about Heavy Montréal click here.