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Heavy MONTRÉAL
Heavy MONTREAL logo
Dates August 7, 8, 9 (2015 dates)
Location(s) Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Years active 2008, 2010–present
Website
Official website

HEAVY MONTRÉAL (formerly known as Heavy MTL) is a three-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[edit]

Former Heavy MTL logo

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, 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.

2015 Edition[edit]

The next edition of HEAVY MONTRÉAL will take place from August 7 to August 9, 2015.[2]

Past Editions[edit]

2014[edit]

The lineup included:[3]

Saturday, August 9, 2014
Molson Canadian Stage Heavy Stage Apocalypse Stage Forest Stage

Monster Truck
Overkill
Apocalyptica
Dropkick Murphys
Anthrax
Metallica

BABYMETAL
Pennywise
Three Days Grace
Voivod
The Offspring

Eagle Tears
Mass Hysteria
Municipal Waste
Whitechapel
Protest the Hero
The Vandals
Madball

Kublai Khan
Biblical
Unlocking the Truth
Whores.
Nekrogoblikon
Beyond Creation

Sunday, August 10, 2014
Molson Canadian Stage Heavy Stage Apocalypse Stage Forest Stage

GrimSkunk
Exodus
Symphony X
Hatebreed
Twisted Sister
Slayer

Bat Sabbath
Death Angel1
Epica
Body Count
Bad Religion
Lamb of God

La Corriveau
Nashville Pussy
Cynic
We Came as Romans
Alestorm
Unearth
Fucked Up

Beheading of a King
Sworn In
Gideon
Stick to Your Guns
The Motorleague
Nepentes (banda)
Truckfighters

  1. Replaced Dirty Rotten Imbeciles

2013[edit]

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[edit]

Saturday August 11, 2012
Heavy MTL stage Jägermeister stage Apocalypse stage

Diemonds
Veil of Maya
Between the Buried and Me
Cannibal Corpse
Deftones
System of a Down

Job for a Cowboy
Periphery
Kataklysm
Killswitch Engage
Five Finger Death Punch

Bookakee
Dark Century
Rose Funeral
Exhumed
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Goatwhore
Origin
The Faceless
Battlecross

Sunday August 12, 2012
Heavy MTL stage Jägermeister stage Apocalypse stage

Dance Laury Dance
Protest the Hero
Gojira
The Dillinger Escape Plan1
In Flames2
Slipknot

Blind Witness
Overkill
Trivium
Suicidal Tendencies
Marilyn Manson

Hollow
The Agonist
Iwrestledabearonce
B.A.R.F.
Emmure
Cancer Bats
Sword
Voivod

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

2011[edit]

Saturday July 23, 2011
Heavy MTL stage Jägermeister stage Budweiser stage

Slaves on Dope
Red Fang
Suicide Silence
Machine Head
In Flames
Godsmack
Disturbed

Dead and Divine
All Shall Perish
Death Angel
Unearth
Trivium
Billy Talent

Mass Murder Messiah
Straight Line Stitch
Blackguard
Kingdom of Sorrow
GrimSkunk
Necronomicon
Dissension
Cryptopsy

Sunday July 24, 2011
Heavy MTL stage Jägermeister stage Budweiser stage

Lazarus A.D.
Girlschool
As I Lay Dying
Morbid Angel
Opeth
KISS

Endast
Times of Grace
Annihilator
Children of Bodom
Anthrax
Motörhead

Les Guenilles
Anonymus
Slaves on Dope1
Diamond Head
DevilDriver
The Catalyst
Gorguts

  1. Replaced The Sword

2010[edit]

Saturday July 24, 2010
Heavy MTL stage Jägermeister stage

Skeletonwitch
High on Fire
Kataklysm
Anvil
Rob Halford
Slayer
Megadeth

36 Crazyfists
Baptized in Blood
Melissa Auf der Maur
Fear Factory
Testament
Mastodon
Alice Cooper

Sunday July 25, 2010
Rockstar Mayhem Festival stage Jägermeister stage Silver Star stage

Hail the Villain
Despised Icon
Airbourne
Winds of Plague
Five Finger Death Punch
Lamb of God
Rob Zombie
Korn

Beneath the Massacre
Shadows Fall
Chimaira
Hatebreed
Alexisonfire
Avenged Sevenfold

Deadly Apples
Les Ékorchés
Norma Jean
Diamond Head
3 Inches of Blood
In This Moment
Atreyu

2009[edit]

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.[4]

2008[edit]

Saturday June 21, 2008
Black stage Red stage

Lauren Harris
3 Inches of Blood
Hatebreed
Mastodon
Iron Maiden

Unexpect
Overkill
Symphony X
Hammerfall
Type O Negative
Mastodon
Dethklok

Sunday June 22, 2008
Black stage Red stage

Death Boat
Priestess
Drowning Pool
Voivod
Three Days Grace
Mötley Crüe

Your Favorite Enemies
Warrant
Shadows Fall
Anthrax
Disturbed

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