After taking a one-year hiatus for upgrades to the venue, Evenko, which produces Heavy Montreal, has announced that the festival will return in summer 2018. Taking place July 28 & 29, 2018 at Parc Jean-Drapeau and also its sister festival, Heavy in the City, will return on July 27, 2018. Since 2008 the fest has been headlined by the likes of Metallica, Slipknot, KISS, System Of A Down, Iron Maiden, Mötley Crüe, Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, KORN, Slayer, Alice Cooper, Megadeth, Motörhead, Marilyn Manson, Godsmack, Lamb Of God, and Faith No More. Speculation is already rampant about who will appear next summer as the headline band.
For the 9th edition of the constantly evolving festival, fans will be invited to new temporary festival grounds, on île Notre-Dame – steps away from Jean-Drapeau metro station – which will be specifically set up to welcome thousands of fans to the site during two memorable days of heavy music celebration. Festivalgoers will be able to fully enjoy this world-class festival site only 15 minutes away from downtown Montreal and all the city has to offer making île Notre-Dame the ideal location to live the Heavy Montréal experience to the fullest. Meanwhile, the City of Montreal will complete renovations on Île Saint-Hélène in time for the 10th edition in 2019.
The Heavy Montréal website is hosting a survey for whom should appear at heavymontreal.com