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Heavy MTL
Heavy Montréal
Heavy MONTREAL logo
Dates August 6 & 7 (2016 dates)
Location(s) Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Years active 2008, 2010-present
Website Official website

Heavy Montréal (stylized as Heavy MONTRÉAL, formerly known as Heavy MTL) is a two-day, summer heavy metal and hard rock music festival held annually at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It also includes various other events at different venues across the city. It is one of the largest heavy metal festivals in the world, with usually around 70,000 people attending each year. The "MTL" in the former name, Heavy MTL, served as both an abbreviation for "Montreal" and "Metal." In 2014, the festival was officially renamed as "Heavy Montréal".[1]

History

Since the festival's first edition in 2008, Heavy Montréal, known until 2014 as "Heavy MTL," has seen some of the world's biggest and most successful heavy metal acts, such as Iron Maiden, Mötley Crüe, Disturbed, Dethklok, Rob Zombie, Korn, Avenged Sevenfold, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Alice Cooper, KISS, Motörhead, Godsmack, In Flames, Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Deftones, System of a Down, Five Finger Death Punch and Children Of Bodom, as well as many others.

In 2011, a sister event, Heavy T.O., was created for Downsview Park in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Both events were held during the same weekends, with most bands playing one day in Montreal and the other in Toronto. Despite the Toronto event's popularity, however, promoters ceased operations there after the festival's 2012 incarnation.

For the 2014 festival, Heavy MTL was officially rebranded as "Heavy Montréal". This was done as an "evolution" of the festival, with efforts made to include a wide array of styles in its programming.

Past Editions

2016

The 2016 edition of Heavy Montréal took place on August 6-7, 2016.[2] Headliners were Five Finger Death Punch, Nightwish, Volbeat and Disturbed. For 2016 the festival was held on a new site in Parc Jean-Drapeau, la Plaine des Jeux.

2015

The 2015 edition of Heavy Montréal took place over three days from August 7 to August 9, 2015.[2]

The lineup included:[3]

Friday, August 7, 2015
Molson Canadian Stage Heavy Stage Apocalypse Stage Forest Stage

The Flatliners
Anonymus
Extreme
Meshuggah
Korn

Gorguts
Venom
Arch Enemy
Lagwagon
Alexisonfire

Brothers of the Sonic Cloth
Revocation
The Acacia Strain
Veil of Maya
Lofofora
Neurosis

toyGuitar
Beyond Creation
Cattle Decapitation
Nothing More
.moneen.
Augury

2014

The lineup included:[4]

  1. Replaced Dirty Rotten Imbeciles

2013

For the 2013 edition, Heavy MTL also featured a live pro wrestling event showcasing men and women of the Montreal independent wrestling scene.

Saturday August 10, 2013
Molson Canadian stage Jägermeister stage Galaxy stage Ring Heavy Mania

Obey the Brave
Hellyeah
Gwar
Steel Panther
At the Gates
Danzig with Doyle
Avenged Sevenfold

Device
Halestorm
Sick Of It All
Black Label Society
A Day to Remember
Megadeth

Death Lullaby
Within the Ruins
Blackguard
Baroness
Oceano
Newsted
All Shall Perish
Motionless in White
Wintersun

Wall of Death - Battle Royal
Buxx vs. Franky
3.0 vs. TDT
Green Phantom vs. Sexxxy Eddy

Sunday August 11, 2013
Molson Canadian stage Jägermeister stage Galaxy stage Ring Heavy Mania

Huntress
Finntroll
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals
Machine Head
Mastodon
Rob Zombie

Augury
The Acacia Strain
Amon Amarth
August Burns Red
Children of Bodom
Godsmack

Of Temples
Slaves on Dope
Indian Handcrafts
Structures
Unexpect
Pallbearer
Havok
Cryptopsy

Wall of Death - Battle Royal
6 Way Scramble
Kickin n' Stompin+Green Phantom vs. TDT+ Buxx Belmar
Player Uno vs. Franky the Mobster

2012

  1. Replaced Dethklok
  2. Replaced Lamb of God
  3. Replaced High on Fire

2011

  1. Replaced The Sword

2010

2009

Due to the high number of metal live shows performed in Montreal during the year (Metallica, AC/DC, KISS, Dream Theater, Marilyn Manson, Motörhead and many more) it was announced that the festival would not take place in 2009 and return in 2010.[5]

2008

See also

References

Citations
  1. ^ Heavy MTL Becomes Heavy Montréal
  2. ^ a b "Heavy Montréal: Destination nord-américaine par excellence". heavymontreal.com. Retrieved 2017. 
  3. ^ "And the Lineup for Heavy Montreal 2015 is..." metalsucks.net. 9 March 2015. Retrieved 2017. 
  4. ^ Lineup
  5. ^ "Heavy MTL 2009 Cancelled". montrealgazette.com. 21 April 2009. Retrieved 2017. 

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