Amnesia Rockfest Announces Its 2015 Line-up!!
…and it’s a monster lineup befitting the celebration of Rockfest’s 10th anniversary!
More than 100 bands including System Of A Down, Linkin Park, The Offspring, Rob Zombie, and Snoop Dogg will be part of this historic festival!
We’ve been keeping you up-to-date on Flashwounds.com and via our FB pages on all the surprise announcements that have been leading up to this moment, and now finally, it’s here!
The Outaouais Rock has unveiled the complete lineup for the 10th edition of Amnesia Rockfest, the largest rock festival in Canada, which will be held from June 18 to 21 at the Montebello Marina in Quebec: opening night is on June 18, the two main festival days are June 19 and 20, and camping accommodations are available from June 18 to 21. Rockfest will mark its tenth anniversary with a jaw-dropping list of performances that includes more than 100…100!…rock, metal, punk rock, industrial, hardcore and even rap artists! In case you need a reminder of just how mind-blowing last year’s festival was, head here to jog your memory…
A LITTLE MORE ABOUT THE LINE-UP
Linkin Park will be in Montebello to kick things off with a headlining performance on Friday night and System Of A Down, one of the most requested bands by festival-goers, will perform a rare concert this year as the headliners on Saturday night.
Showcasing the incredible variety of artists for which Amnesia is known for attracting, The Offspring will be returning to perform their album Americana, legendary metal band Slayer will show once again why they are icons of the highest order, the inimitable Snoop Dogg will be doin’ his thing and holding his own in a sea of metal, Rob Zombie will be in full master of horror mode, and the comedy/music duo Tenacious D (of which actor Jack Black ~ School of Rock, Shallow Hal~ is one half), will make their first appearance in Quebec.
As always, there will be a glorious selection of punk rock: Flogging Molly, Gogol Bordello, Propagandhi, Goldfinger, Less Than Jake, Good Riddance, Ten Foot Pole, The Bouncing Souls, Satanic Surfers (reunion) and many others. Adding to the mix are several punk and hardcore legends including Buzzcocks, Descendents, ALL, The Exploited, GBH and Michale Graves of Misfits.
Rockfest will also present legendary industrial groups Ministry and Skinny Puppy, performing their first show together since 1988. Helping fly the metal flag high and proud will be Parkway Drive, Down with Phil Anselmo of Pantera, Fear Factory, Atreyu (reunion), Carcass, Bolt Thrower (for a very rare Canadian appearance) and grunge-era survivors Melvins.
Other bands to keep on your Amnesia radar include Pixies, Sublime with Rome, Deftones (who will perform the album Around The Fur), Rancid (who will perform the album And Out Come The Wolves), Bad Religion, Refused (reunion), Thrice (reunion), Coheed and Cambria, Story Of The Year, and many others.
In rotation with the main stage, the Quebec stage will present the pillars of the Quebec alternative scene, including the first appearance at Rockfest of Les Cowboys Fringants. Several disbanded groups will get back together for one show only at Amnesia Rockfest: Banlieue Rouge, Groovy Aardvark, Subb, MAP, Penelope, Blind Witness, Bald Vulture, Overbass, Les Ékorchés and Capitaine Révolte. Several festival regulars are returning, including Mononc’ Serge and The Planet Smashers.
Some of this year’s new features include having comedic performances; look forward to Tom Green, Steve-O from “Jackass” (first Quebec appearance in 10 years, since the 2004 riot at the Metropolis) and Mike Ward. Several other surprises and secret performances are in store for festival-goers.
Finally, don’t forget that Tim Armstrong of Rancid and Fat Mike of NOFX are curators of the 10th anniversary edition!
View the complete lineup and lots of other details at amnesiarockfest.com.
Tickets are on sale now at amnesiarockfest.com and wristbands will soon be available in Amnesia stores. Once again, the festival is offering weekend passes at a very affordable price: $120 + fees and taxes, which works out to less than a dollar per group! Please note that VIP packages are also available. With the buzz generated so far and such a stellar lineup, the festival is sure to sell out for the 3rd straight year.
TRANSPORTATION, PARKING AND CAMPING
Several changes will be announced in March concerning transportation, parking and camping, upgrades made in order to accommodate the growing number of festival-goers who attend Amnesia each year. Included in these announcements will be news on the new public transportation options that will be available and a new VIP campground and campground for RVs and trailers, which will both be open.
Founded in 2005 by a 17 year-old kid from Montebello who wanted to transform his small town into a rock paradise, Amnesia Rockfest is now the biggest rock/metal music festival in Canada. Known for its impressive lineup, affordable tickets, party vibe and pristine location along the Ottawa River, Rockfest generated over $20,000,000 in economic spin-offs last year.
Amnesia is a Quebec retailer specializing in selling clothes, shoes and accessories related to urban life, skateboarding, snowboarding and music.