When is HEAVY MONTREAL?
Heavy Montreal 2020 dates will be announced shortly and we can't wait to see you there!
Where is HEAVY MONTREAL?
Heavy Montreal takes place in the city of Montreal at Parc Jean-Drapeau. Trust us, you're going to love the Heavy Montreal site. Our production team is the best in the business, and they're already working hard on a festival site that will please all of our metalhead festivalgoers!
What is HEAVY MONTREAL?
HEAVY MONTRÉAL is the premiere North American destination for fans of rock and metal. Since the first edition in 2008, the festival has welcomed close to 400,000 fans who have congregated to see the likes of groups such as Metallica, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Slayer, The Offspring, Marilyn Manson, Mötley Crüe, Disturbed, Slipknot, Anthrax, System of a Down, Mastodon, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Faith No More, Rob Zombie, Korn, and many more.
HEAVY MONTRÉAL is run by the same team who have been growing the festival since the first edition in 2008, when it was known as Heavy MTL. We pursue the mission of providing an unparalleled festival experience to our fans by producing HEAVY at an ideal site just minutes from downtown Montreal; booking world-class artists from home and abroad; using only cutting-edge sound, lights, and staging; providing our fans with delicious and diverse food and drink choices; and paying attention to every minute detail to ensure all fans have the best and most comfortable festival experience possible.
When do HEAVY MONTREAL passes go on sale?
HEAVY MONTREAL 2020 passes will be available soon! Stay tuned!
Is HEAVY MONTREAL an all ages event?
Yes, HEAVY MONTREAL is an all-ages event. Children aged 10 years and younger are admitted for free when accompanied by an adult with a valid HEAVY MONTREAL pass.
Due to the limited amount of space available on the HEAVY MONTRÉAL Terrace, every person admitted to this area must hold a valid Gold Pass, including children.
Can I work/volunteer at HEAVY MONTREAL?
Please note that HEAVY MONTREAL is not currently accepting work or volunteer applications.
My band rules, can we play at HEAVY MONTREAL?
Please note that we are not currently accepting submissions to play at HEAVY MONTREAL 2020.
How can reviewers and photographers get accredited for HEAVY MONTREAL?
What if an Artist cancels their performance?
All Festival performers, including headliners, are subject to change or cancellation at any time without notice. No refunds will be issued if a festival performer is changed or canceled.
How do I purchase Heavy Montreal passes?
HEAVY MONTRÉAL 2020 passes will be purchased online at www.HEAVYMONTREAL.com or by phone at 1-855-310-2525. We reserve the right to refuse or cancel any transaction that exceeds the authorized limit.
Can I buy my passes through a reseller?
It is strongly advised that you purchase via heavymontreal.com and avoid buying from a reseller considering we cannot ensure the validity of the passes they sell. There is no way to guarantee the validity of a pass purchased from a vendor other than evenko or HEAVY MONTRÉAL until the first day of the festival, when we scan your pass at the entrance of the site.
Keep it Clean and Safe
While fun and great entertainment is a definite priority at HEAVY MONTRÉAL, it is important to be respectful of your surroundings, other festival goers, and festival staff to ensure that every HEAVY MONTRÉAL-goer has the time of their life. That being said, please follow these guidelines while attending HEAVY MONTRÉAL.
Are there medical staff at HEAVY MONTREAL?
Medical staff are a constant present on site. Please be sure to bring all prescribed medication you may need and avoid putting yourself in harm’s way. While it’s important to have fun, please monitor your consumption of alcohol and be sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and juice throughout the day. Make sure to take breaks from the sun if needed. There are plenty of trees for shade on the HEAVY MONTREAL site, so please take advantage of them.
Is HEAVY MONTREAL accessible for people with reduced mobility?
Heavy Montreal's team is committed to providing a unique experience for people with reduced mobility and people with disabilities. With the goal of improving universal accessibility during summer festivals, our facilities will be optimized with new signage, an information booth, a paratransit shuttle and dedicated parking spaces, user-friendly platforms for people with reduced mobility or disabilities. We want to create for our customers a memorable and unforgettable moment.View the reduced mobility map
What amenities can I find at HEAVY MONTREAL?
Many choices of food vendors, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options
Water and other refreshments
Beer and other alcoholic beverages
Clean toilets located conveniently throughout the site
Recycling and waste bins
Phone charging stations
Lockers available for rent
Refreshing mist stations
Many ATMs throughout the site
What can I eat at HEAVY MONTREAL?
Many kiosks and the city’s famous food trucks will be on site at HEAVY MONTREAL to offer fans a variety of delicious festival food, including burgers and poutine, subs and sandwiches, pizza, fried chicken, salads and much more including vegan and gluten free options!
Beverages from water to beer and other spirits can be purchased on site. The legal drinking age in Quebec is 18 years old. If you are planning on consuming alcohol at the festival, please bring two (2) valid pieces of ID and be sure to drink responsibly.
HEAVY MONTREAL festival goers may bring a clear plastic water bottle with them on site, and water refill stations will be provided. Festival goers may be asked to empty their bottle before entering the festival. No alcohol may be brought in from outside.
Festival goers are allowed to bring food for personal consumption (ex: a sandwich, a fruit and a granola bar). Coolers or lunch boxes are not allowed on the site.
What items can I bring on the festival site?
Here is a complete list of what is and what is not permitted on site at HEAVY MONTREAL.
ITEMS ALLOWED ON THE FESTIVAL SITE
Snacks are allowed
ITEMS NOT ALLOWED ON THE FESTIVAL SITE*
* Items that are on the disallowed list will be confiscated. We recommend not bringing them to the event site at all to save you the extra hassle. Some items on the disallowed list (backpacks, folding chairs, etc.) may be left at the coat check.
What is there to do after the show?
What is Montreal's weather like during the festival?
August in Montreal is usually warm and sunny, so bring plenty of sunscreen and some shades to protect yourself from those rays. Keep an eye on the forecast, and if the weather is less than ideal, please do come prepared.
What if it rains?
As the saying goes, "The show must go on!" HEAVY MONTRÉAL takes place rain or shine. Please check the weather prior to coming to HEAVY MONTRÉAL and if there’s a high chance of rain we suggest bringing a pocket-sized poncho and a sweatshirt or windbreaker.
Is there a Lost & Found at HEAVY MONTREAL?
During the festival :
Our lost and found service point is located near the information kiosk, close to the site's main entrance. It will be a pleasure for us to return any and all lost items. However, if your belongings have not yet been recovered, you may contact us at [email protected]. Please be sure to include a detailed description of the lost items and a member of our customer service team will be in touch.
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Can I bring my camera to HEAVY MONTREAL?
Yes, cameras are permitted at HEAVY MONTRÉAL. Please note, however, that professional video and audio recording equipment is not permitted at the festival.
Getting to HEAVY MONTREAL
DIRECTIONS FROM MONTREAL
The best way to get to HEAVY MONTREAL is to take the metro (Montreal’s subway system). Follow signs to the yellow line; Jean-Drapeau is the stop that lets you off right at the gates of the festival.
We highly recommend you do NOT drive to the site, as it gets easily congested and may not be the fastest way out after the evening shows.
Metro: The HEAVY MONTRÉAL festival site is located right next to the Jean-Drapeau metro station (yellow line). The STM operates Montreal’s metro (subway) system as well as an extensive bus network on the island of Montreal. Buying your return tickets on your way to the festival is a smart move to avoid lineups after the show. For more info about the STM, please click here.
Car: We recommend taking the STM’s metro system to HEAVY MONTRÉAL, but if you must travel to HEAVY MONTRÉAL by car, please be sure to carpool. Driving directions and parking information can be found on Parc Jean-Drapeau’s website here.
Parking: All parking at Parc Jean-Drapeau is regulated by Parc Jean-Drapeau/City of Montreal. All parking information can be found on Parc Jean-Drapeau’s website here.
Bicycle, Foot: Directions on how to reach Parc Jean-Drapeau by bicycle, and foot can be found here. Parc Jean-Drapeau offers bicycle parking near the festival site.
You can also take advantage of The Terminus: our secure and dedicated bicycle parking lot, steps away from the festival’s entrance. You can park your bicycle here for the day via our valet service, get some maintenance done by some pros from local bike shops and hang out as long as you’d like. Remember, we want you to get to and from the festival site as safely as possible so The Terminus will also serve as an area to relax and sober up post festival prior to leaving the site.
DRIVING DIRECTIONS FROM OUTSIDE MONTREAL
From Quebec City (about 2 hours 45 minutes):
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From New York (about 6 hours) :
HELPFUL TRAVEL LINKS
Can I bike to HEAVY MONTREAL?
Yes! We encourage you to bike to HEAVY MONTREAL - it's a fast, practical and eco-friendly transportation mode! Upon arrival to the festival site, roll into The Terminus: a secure and dedicated bicycle parking lot, steps away from the festival’s entrance.
Can I take my car to HEAVY MONTREAL?
We recommend taking the STM’s Metro system or biking to HEAVY MONTREAL, but if you must travel to HEAVY MONTREAL by car please be sure to carpool. Driving directions and parking information can be found on Parc Jean-Drapeau’s website.
Is there camping at HEAVY MONTRÉAL / Parc Jean-Drapeau?
No, camping is prohibited at Parc Jean-Drapeau.
Where should I stay in Montreal?
HEAVY MONTRÉAL, again this year, offer a range of accommodation at affordable prices for festival goers. Consult here.
If I’m under 18, can I stay at HEAVY MONTREAL accommodations?
Please note that all guests of HEAVY MONTREAL accommodations must be at least 18 years of age – minors will not be permitted entry.
When can I check-in at HEAVY MONTREAL accommodations?
Hotel check-in is at 3pm, depending on the hotel you booked. Nevertheless, we will gladly provide HEAVY MONTRÉAL Accommodations guests the option to store their belongings in a secure location if they arrive before the check-in so they don’t miss the start of the festival. You will receive an email detailing check-in procedure approximately a few weeks before the festival.