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The 2015 Heavy Montreal Lineup Is Ready!

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Tickets Go on Sale Friday, March 13th at 1pm HERE!

DO NOT waste any time purchasing yours as this incredible event will sell out FAST!






HEAVY MONTREAL, presented by Molson Canadian and to be held once again at Parc Jean-Drapeau, is proud to announce the amazing lineup of the 2015 festival, which runs August 7, 8 and 9.  In 2014, HEAVY MONTREAL brought together 75,000 fans of heavy music and left no doubt in anyone’s mind why the festival has become a major event that, although held in Montreal, attracts an international audience and major kudos from attendees to press alike. Take one look at the lineup and you’ll know that this 7th edition is going to be just as spectacular as past years’, if not more so!


The hottest, sweatiest, happiest crowd you've ever seen! Photo (2014) by Francois Poulin for FW

HEAVY 2014 ~ The hottest, sweatiest, happiest crowd you’ve ever seen! Photo by Francois Poulin for FW




More successful each and every year, HEAVY MONTREAL is proud to announce that the festival will now be held over 3 days at Parc Jean-Drapeau…that’s one more day to enjoy the best bands in hard rock and metal in the idyllic surrounding of the Parc.


2015 LINEUP 

2012, Slipknot's first appearance at Heavy [MTL], photo by Francois Poulin for FW

2012, Slipknot’s first appearance at Heavy [MTL], photo by Francois Poulin for FW


Korn, photo by Seth M for FW

Korn, photo by Seth M for FW

We’ve already announced the return of legendary band Faith No More and the second appearance of Slipknot at Heavy, and earlier today, we confirmed that Alexisonfire is also part of the lineup, playing HEAVY as part of a series of 7 festivals they’ll be performing at this summer. This limited engagement marks the first time the band has performed together since they briefly reunited for a worldwide 10th anniversary tour in 2012. American band Korn will hit the stage and perform their first studio album, Korn, as well as some of their greatest hits. Veteran Iggy Pop will just be Iggy and offer up a true, anything-goes punk show ~ just the way we like ‘em! And speaking of punk, NOFX will also hit the stage at HEAVY, and Marky Ramone, one of the Ramones’ founding members, will perform the band’s biggest hits alongside singer Andrew W.K. You can also count on Billy Talent bringing the hard rock and two bastions of metal in the 2000s, Bullet For My Valentine and Lamb Of God, to blow the crowd away.


Billy Talent, photo by Lara Dean

Billy Talent, photo by Lara Dean



As you can tell just from the few names we’ve mentioned above, the festival keeps things “Heavy” while still providing an incredible variety of performers and genres, making sure there’s something for everyone…as long as you like your music hard and heavy and live for getting wild and sweaty with your fellow fans!  But since we did only mention a few names, now it’s time to reveal the full line-up as it stands today (if you can believe it, there will be even more additions to the 3 day festival announced soon!):


Heavy Montreal


Arch Enemy, photo by Julie Williams for FW

Arch Enemy, photo by Julie Williams for FW





Metallica  headlining HEAVY 2014, photo by Francois Poulin

Metallica headlining HEAVY 2014, photo by Francois Poulin

Festival passes for HEAVY MONTRÉAL 2015 will go on sale on Friday, March 13th at 1pm HERE

As was the case last year, Gold Weekend Pass holders will have access to the HEAVY MONTRÉAL terrace, a multi-level platform offering a premium view of the two main stages, and access to private washrooms and exclusive food & beverage stands.

Platinum Weekend Pass holders will have access to the VIP festival lounge located backstage and featuring exclusive food & beverage stands, VIP bathrooms, giant screens with live feeds of the stages, WiFi, charging stations, DJ afterparty tickets, shuttles to after-parties in town, and access to the HEAVY MONTREAL Terrasse.


FESTIVAL PASSES PRICES (taxes and service fees are included)


General Admission Festival Passes: $230
Gold Festival Passes:  $550 ~ Limited quantity
Platinum Festival Passes: $850 ~ Very limited quantity

*All passes are RFID bracelets (explained below)



Official 2014 bracelet

Official 2014 bracelet



For the second year, HEAVY MONTREAL will be using a radio-frequency identification (RFID) access control system on-site. The bracelets equipped with an RFID chip help in controlling access on site and preventing ticket fraud. And not only do the bracelets help HM keep the festival running as smoothly as it does, but they are also super-convenient for the audience members wearing them ~ just a swipe of the wrist across an entry/exit box and you’re all set!  Plus, there will again be lots of surprises with Mission: Heavy, which will allow fans to use their bracelets in fun ways throughout the festival grounds; stay tuned for more details!




Coal Chamber, photo by Francois Poulin for FW

Coal Chamber, photo by Francois Poulin for FW

Many affordable accommodation options are offered to festivalgoers visiting us from outside the city this year: the Carrefour Sherbrooke (2 or 4 person room), the Centre Sheraton (2 person room) and the Montreal Delta Hotel (2 person room). For more information about the accommodation packages, please click HERE.  


If you’re not excited about Heavy Montreal after seeing the line-up, well, you’ve lost the right to call yourself a fan of heavy music and summer festivals done right (HM is presented by Evenko, and those folks are at the top of their game and make sure even the tiniest details are perfect for bands, audience members, and press)…but if, like all of us at FlashWounds, you can’t wait for those three days in August to get here, start making your plans to attend Heavy NOW…and check back here often for announcements of even more bands joining in the fun and for the daily lineups to be posted.





And whether you were at Heavy Montreal 2014 or not, check out just some of FW’s coverage of the festival here and here to get you even more psyched for this year’s even bigger event!!