Heavy Montreal 2019: Canada’s Largest Metal Festival The mission of “Heavy” is to provide an unparalleled heavy music festival experience to its metal fans from around the world by producing Heavy at an ideal site just minutes from the delights of downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Heavy Montreal features world-class artists from home and abroad using […]Heavy Montreal 2019 Parc Jean-Drapeau, 1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, QC H3C 1A9, Canada Montreal Canada
The mission of “Heavy” is to provide an unparalleled heavy music festival experience to its metal fans from around the world by producing Heavy at an ideal site just minutes from the delights of downtown Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Heavy Montreal features world-class artists from home and abroad using only cutting-edge sound, lights, and staging, while providing 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.
The festival has welcomed close to 300,000 fans to date 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, Avenged Sevenfold, Rob Zombie, Korn, and many more.
Refreshing mist stations keep festival goers cool through the summer festivities, which include side shows, bars, boutique sales of interesting merchandise and it’s restaurant and food services.
Many choices of food vendors, including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Kiosks and the city’s famous food trucks will be on site at the event to offer fans a variety of delicious festival food, including burgers and poutine, subs and sandwiches, pizza and sushi. Beverages on offer range from drinking water to beer and other spirits.
“Loud and intense, Heavy Montréal features over 40 hard rock and metal bands performing on four outdoor stages on beautiful Île Notre-Dame.”
At Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, located in the province of Quebec, Canada. Over 59% of the population able to speak both English and French. The city is centred on the Island of Montreal, and a few much smaller peripheral islands, the largest of which is Île Bizard. It has a distinct four-season continental climate with warm to hot summers
There are dedicated and local shuttle bus services to from Trudeau Airport and from main hotels in the area.
It is recommended that festival goers use the STM’s metro subway train system or bike to the event. There are car hire and ridesharing options available with directions and parking on Parc Jean-Drapeau’s website.
Those with bikes can roll into The Terminus, a secure and dedicated bicycle parking lot, steps away from the festival’s entrance.
Montreal is myriad of hotels, hostels, Airbnb’s and guesthouses, just waiting to be filled up around festival time. There is no camping permitted at this festival.
Auberge Saint-Paul Hostel is a 3-minute walk from Old Montreal. The airy, private rooms and contemporary mixed-gender dorms have shared bathrooms, wood floors, bay windows, and stone or brick accent walls, offering complimentary Wi-Fi and lockers. Freebies include daily breakfast, all-day coffee and tea, and detergent in the guest laundry. There is a casual lounge with a flat-screen TV.
Hotel Gault is a stylish hotel in Old Montreal with only 30 rooms, which scores well for privacy. Firm mattresses and Italian linens, along with blackout curtains, provide a good night’s sleep. Nespresso machines, safes, desk-work spaces are standard; four suites open onto terraces. Breakfast is extra, but WiFi is free.
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The party goes on long into the hours after the festival, which strictly finishes at 11pm. Ask the locals where the best watering holes are, or what restaurant to hit up for a tasty post-festival treat. Poutine, bagels and smoked meat are among the must-have food for any visitor seeking a real Montréal experience.
Explore the city of Montreal on a scooter tour that takes travelers through back streets and past top attractions. Learn about interesting neighborhoods as you cruise along on an electric scooter. Enjoy the colour, character and energy of the city during the day or on their night tours.
The dates for the Heavy Montreal Festival are July 27 – 28 2019.
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