Saturday, July 23, 2011

Heavy MTL: Festival international de musique métal, July 23-24

The 3rd edition of Heavy MTL: Festival international de musique métal is Montreal's two-day heavy metal and hard rock festival. It takes place on three stages this weekend at Parc-Jean Drapeau on Ile Ste-Hélène.

Heavy MTL bills itself as North-America’s premier destination heavy music festival. Featured acts include Kiss, Billy Talent, Motörhead, Anthrax, Opeth, Children of Bodom, As I Lay Dying, The Sword, Times Of Grace, and DevilDriver.


Heavy MTL 2011

HEAVY MTL is knocking at our door! THE premier metal and hard rock festival is finally here! This Saturday and Sunday Kiss, Disturbed, Motörhead, Billy Talent, Godsmack and many others take over Parc Jean-Drapeau for what promises to be a memorable weekend of music and sunshine. Great music, good weather and the best rock fans for miles: What more can you ask for?

Check out the full Heavy MTL schedule and make your own personalized schedule on

CINÉ-MÉTAL : Start the fun tonight
After the success of Ciné-Métal in 2010, Heavy MTL brings you 2 nights of FREE films July 21 & 22. These will take place at Place de la Paix, under the stars, as opposed to indoors.
Place de la Paix is located on St. Laurent Blvd, in the Carrefour des Mains part of the Quartier des spectacles (between Ste. Catherine & René-Lévesque, adjoining the Société des arts technologiques).

The Ciné-Métal nights celebrate explosive music with METAL: A HEADBANGER’S JOURNEY by Banger Films (producers of Global Metal, RUSH: Beyond the Lighted Stage and Flight 666,among others) whose reputation is second to none.The weirdo cult classic HEAVY METAL PARKING LOT, filmed in the parking lot of a Judas Priest concert in 1986, will serve as the opening film of both evenings.

A great way to kick off your musical weekend!

There are many ways to access Parc Jean-Drapeau, however, HEAVY MTL strongly recommends the use of public transportation.

Metro: The HEAVY MTL Festival site is located right next to the Parc Jean-Drapeau metro station (yellow line) operated by the STM.  For more info about the STM, please click on the link below.

Bicycle, On foot: Directions on how to reach Parc Jean-Drapeau by bicycle, and on foot can be found here:

Parc Jean-Drapeau offers bicycle parking near the festival site. We have increased the number of spaces this year in order to accommodate more bicycles.

Heavy MTL doors open at 12:00pm with performances beginning at 1:00pm.  Performances end at 11:00pm.

Festivalgoers can purchse tickets any time of the day and avoid long lines by visiting Those who wish to purchase tickets at the venue can do so at the Parc Jean-Drapeau box office this Saturday, July 24 and Sunday, July 25. The box office is located next to the Parc Jean-Drapeau Metro station, at the entrance to the Festival site. Tickets sold the day of the show are:

-    Single-day ticket: $85 (taxes & service charge included)
-    Single-day ticket/Reserved seating: $120 (taxes & service charge included)

-    Week-end pass: $150 (taxes & service charge included)
-    Week-end pass / Reserved seating: $205 (taxes & service charge included)

Fans will have access to a huge variety of food kiosks during the 2 days of the Festival. Dagwoods, Chili Hamburger Bar, Fruits & Vegetables (corn) Citron et Cie  (juices), Michel LeFio (mexican), Zee, Kono Pizza, Davinci Pizza, La Poutinerie, Magnan Tavern and many more will be present to feed hungry metal fans. Water, beer and alcohol are sold on site.
It is strictly forbidden to bring alcohol on site.

•   Alcoholic beverages (brought from outside)
•   Illegal Drugs and drug paraphernalia
•   Glass bottles and cans
•   Rigid Thermos, coolers or other such containers
•   Megaphones
•   Fireworks
•   Beach balls, soccer balls, etc…
•   Skateboards
•   Animals (except Guide dogs)
•   Large back packs (camping style)
•   Tents
•   Video Equipment
•   Professional photo equipment (SLR cameras, i.e. removable lens cameras)
•   Audio Recording equipment
•   Items intended for sale/promotion
•    Any object that can be used to cause bodily harm

*** Heavy MTL reminds you that Items that are on the disallowed list will be confiscated. ***

Heavy MTL is proud to announce the return of the official Heavy MTL App for iPhone and Android! Read up on Heavy MTL artists, see what the buzz is on Twitter, view the site map and directions on how to get to Heavy MTL, and more! Download it now.

iPhone :
Android :

Or visit the mobile friendly version of here: Use it for easy browsing of during Heavy MTL weekend or when you're on the go and you won't miss out on any of the action!

Heavy MTL strongly suggests that you purchase your tickets from an official point of sale; tickets sold by ticket re-sellers may not be valid.

And support your favourite artists and the festival by only purchasing official promotional merchandise sold on the festival site. Articles sold in the Metro station or anywhere else outside of the festival side are NOT official Heavy MTL articles.

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