Canadian Festival Announces Heavy Lineup

March 3, 2014 Updated: April 23, 2016

While the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) takes the spotlight throughout this week in the United States, another festival announced a lineup jam packed with Punk, Metal, Alternative and Hard Rock

Heavy Montreal in Canada revealed its “Heavy” lineup earlier today at 6 P.M. The festival, which will be held on August 9 and 10 include Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, Lamb Of God, The Offspring, Bad Religion, Hatebreed, Three Days Grace and many more.

Heavy Montreal is one of the few rock festivals in North America that incorporate bands from a wide array of genres that normally wouldn’t belong on the same lineup. Amnesia Rockfest, another festival held in June in Montebello, QC, Canada, also incorporates such a similar lineup. 

Their goal, according to them is to have the rock and metal family to expand by adding a wide variety of bands and “attract festival-goers from around the world.”

Weekend passes will go on sale this Friday at noon. Early bird passes will go for $165 while the Early bird “Gold” tickets will go for $400. Single day tickets will be available soon after. Travel packages are also available for those looking for a place to stay while attending the festival.