MONTEBELLO, QC, March 12, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Outaouais Rock team is
proud to announce the complete lineup for the 9th edition of Amnesia Rockfest, the largest rock festival in Canada, to be held on June 20-21 at the
Montebello marina in the Outaouais. Approximately 150 bands in all will
hit the festival's stages.
Headliners will include the very popular California punk-rock band Blink-182, who will leave the studio for a rare concert this year to close out
the first night. Iconic rock 'n roll band Mötley Crüe will headline the second night a week before kicking off their FINAL
Also performing will be the alternative band Weezer, grunge band Alice In Chains, metal pioneers Megadeth, Canadian rock/punk band Billy Talent and the inimitable Primus. Among the other bands on hand will be NOFX, as well as Five Finger Death Punch, Cypress Hill, A Day To Remember, Danzig with Doyle, Mastodon, The Used, Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Joan Jett, Reverend Horton Heat, Fishbone and many more.
As always, punk-rock will be featured: Lagwagon, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Streetlight Manifesto, Bigwig (reunion), Reel Big Fish, Goldfinger, Face To Face, Strung Out, Anti-Flag, 88 Fingers Louie (reunion), MXPX, The Vandals, Guttermouth, Alkaline Trio, New Found Glory, The Casualties and many others. Several punk and hardcore legends will add to the mix,
including Cock Sparrer, Black Flag and Fear, none of whom have appeared in Quebec for over 20 years. Groups such as
Misfits, Dead Kennedys, Henry Rollins and Suicidal Tendencies will also be appearing.
Rockfest will also introduce a new international stage focusing on
metal. Bands will include Venom (after not appearing in Quebec for over 20 years), Meshuggah, Cradle Of Filth, Cannibal Corpse and August Burns Red.
In rotation with the main stage, the Quebec stage will present the
pillars of the Quebec alternative scene. Several defunct groups will
reunite for one show at Amnesia Rockfest: Despised Icon (exclusive Canadian reunion), Mononc' Serge & Anonymus (exclusive reunion), Reset (original band with Pierre Bouvier and Chuck Comeau of Simple Plan;
exclusive reunion), The Sainte Catherines (exclusive reunion), Exterio (exclusive reunion), Obliveon (exclusive reunion), Anonymus (original band with Marco Calliari) and Fifty Nutz. Along with these reunions, bands such as Grimskunk, The Planet Smashers and many more will also be performing.
Finally, several emerging artists will open the various stages in order
to gain maximum visibility and each of them will receive a fee. At the
end of the evening on Friday, the original Punk Rock Karaoke will provide an opportunity for festival-goers to sing their favourite
songs on stage with members of NOFX and Bad Religion. At the end of
the evening on Saturday, there will be a tribute to No Use For A Name; it should be noted that the last time the band performed with Tony Sly
before he died was at Rockfest 2012. Several surprises and secret
performances are also in store for festival-goers.
IMPORTANT CHANGES TO THE SITE, HOSTING AND LOGISTICS
Changes made by management to the festival this year include the
expansion of the festival site and the camping areas, as well as indoor
evening showcases (the lineup will be unveiled in the coming weeks).
Several activities will also be added to the usual festivities,
including rides, a rock n' roll museum and a haunted house. Street
entertainers and fire-eaters will help boost the carnival-like and
The Festival d'été de Québec, through its sister company 3E
évènement-expérience-émotion (event-experience-emotion), will be in
charge of production and logistics for the 9th edition of Rockfest. Other partners include P. Miron Consultants,
specialized in field logistics and Orkestra, a Gatineau agency that
will be in charge of managing the festival's peripheral activities
THE TICKET OFFICE
Tickets will go on sale to the general public today at 1 pm at www.amnesiarockfest.com and at all Amnesia boutiques within a few weeks. Once again, the
festival is offering passports at a very affordable price: $99 + fees
and taxes, which works out to $0.66 per group! With the enthusiasm
generated so far and such a solid lineup, the team is confident that
the festival will sell out for the 2nd straight year.
Please note that VIP packages are available. Finally, bus packages from
Montreal, Quebec City and other cities will also be available soon.
Founded in 2005 by a 17 year-old kid from Montebello who wanted to
transform his small village into a rock paradise, Amnesia Rockfest is
now the biggest rock music festival in Canada. Known for its impressive
lineup, affordable tickets, party vibe and pristine location along the
Ottawa River, Rockfest generated over $10,000,000 in economic spin-offs
Amnesia is a Quebec retailer that specializes in selling clothes, shoes
and accessories related to urban life, skateboarding, snowboarding and
SOURCE: Amnesia Rockfest
For further information:
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