Amnesia Rockfest – Montebello festival turns 10… my, how you’ve grown!

June 18, 2015
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Amnesia Rockfest 2015



Amnesia Rockfest is celebrating its 10th year and does not disappoint, with another can’t miss line-up. It all kicks off tonight in Montebello, Québec.

Rockfest has made some remarkable progress since it began in 2005, with unbelievable headliners and remarkable influences. At the beginning, it was just a young music lover’s dream, to bring the big stage to his home town, and founder Alex Martel (17-years-old at the time), has gone above and beyond expectations, with a successful music festival that sells out almost every year.

Where?

Amnesia Rockfest is back for another kick ass year in Montebello, Quebec.

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Line up

Booking headliners like System of a Down, Marylin Manson, Linkin Park, the now Tom Delonge-less Blink 182 before the founding member parted ways with the band, Lamb of God, Alice Cooper, to a recently broader span of non-rock artists, including Snoop Dogg and Cypress Hill are what makes Rockfest what it is.

It’s safe to say that the festival has come a very long way since its francophone days with petite-nation, when it was a single day event with less than ten acts. Going from that, to working with big names like Tim Armstrong of Rancid and The Transplants – who now curates alongside Martel – to create an unfathomable 3-day, jam packed, rock fan’s dream weekend, is something quite spectacular. It has become the highlight of the year for many festival goers and continues to have a line-up that has any attendee forced to make an itinerary and spend their day stage hopping, so that they can catch all of the outstanding acts.

Rockfest 2007:

rockfest 2007 poster

Even since 2011, there has been noticeable progress in the size and popularity.

Rockfest 2011:

Rockfest 2011 Poster - Dtox

Not only has it made progress musically, but Martel, once solely a kid with a dream, has brought forth an amazing festival for other music lovers to attend, but he has also brought in something for the people of Montebello to make a little extra cash on and enjoy the experience of at their doorsteps.

While there is camping set up, sold and run by the event, there are also many people who welcome you onto their lawns to camp out and make new friends – right across from the main stages for a fee. Moreover, the convenience store stocks up with more beer than you could imagine fitting into such small stores and is sold out every year by the end of the weekend. That, as well as the local bars, shops and restaurants, profit from this immensely. Martel has given to the music world and to his home town in an extremely admirable way.

It’s is only a week away and is 98 per cent sold out, so get your tickets now and try not to feed the scalpers. You don’t want to end up driving all the way out there, spending forever in the backed up car pile to get into the small town, behind all of the other rowdy music lovers, getting all pumped up, just to be let down by ending up with a fake ticket.

Here’s this year’s again remarkable full line-up.

SYSTEM OF A DOWN
LINKIN PARK
THE OFFSPRING
SLAYER
SNOOP DOGG
PIXIES
ROB ZOMBIE
SUBLIME WITH ROME
DEFTONES
RANCID
TENACIOUS D
BAD RELIGION
FLOGGING MOLLY
GOGOL BORDELLO
REFUSED
COHEED AND CAMBRIA
THRICE
STORY OF THE YEAR
MINISTRY
SKINNY PUPPY
PARKWAY DRIVE
DOWN
FEAR FACTORY
ATREYU
HATEBREED
MELVINS
PROPAGANDHI
GOLDFINGER
LESS THAN JAKE
GOOD RIDDANCE
THE BOUNCING SOULS
BANLIEUE ROUGE
LES COWBOYS FRINGANTS
GROOVY AARDVARK
MONONC’ SERGE
SUBB
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
RESET
DESCENDENTS
ALL
BUZZCOCKS
THE EXPLOITED
GBH
MICHALE GRAVES OF MISFITS
TEN FOOT POLE
TOM GREEN
MIKE WARD
STEVE-O OF JACKASS
CKY
REJ LAPLANCHE
UNWRITTEN LAW
SATANIC SURFERS
RAISED FIST
NO FUN AT ALL
RANDY
BIGWIG
MAP
THE PLANET SMASHERS
TRIBUTE TO OPERATION IVY
THE DOOKIES
BIG D AND THE KIDS TABLE
MAD CADDIES
CATCH 22
VOODOO GLOW SKULLS
CARCASS
BOLT THROWER
FROM AUTUMN TO ASHES
BLIND WITNESS
SICK OF IT ALL
CRO-MAGS
SNAPCASE
FIRST BLOOD
WALLS OF JERICHO
SLAPSHOT
THE SUICIDE MACHINES
RUFIO
THE ATARIS
THE REAL MCKENZIES
WAR ON WOMEN
RVIVR
PENELOPE
BALD VULTURE
COLECTIVO
OVERBASS
LES ÉKORCHÉS
CAPITAINE RÉVOLTE
MIRACLES
GUÉRILLA
SLAVES ON DOPE
CARAVANE
BODH’AKTAN
GET THE SHOT
BARRASSO
BOOKAKEE
TRIBUTE TO RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
YESSIR MILLER
BEYOND CREATION
INSURRECTION
SHARPIE MAN

Camping

Regular Camping –
$65.71/lot, after taxes and fees
The 10 by 15 lots are valid for one tent, with a maximum of four people, from Thursday to Sunday. Each person that camps on the lot needs to have printed the confirmation email. Vehicles and RV’s aren’t allowed on the General Camping grounds, but there is a drop zone.

This year they’ve added an area for RV’s to park and camp as well!

RV Camping
This gets you space for one RV or recreational trailer/trailer-tent, with the vehicle towing it and is valid from Thursday to Sunday. Passes are mailed to you and directions are sent by email.

Rules

No glass containers are allowed on the campgrounds and you can’t have any fires. Respecting these rules makes for a smoother and better experience for everyone. Anyone who breaks the rules will be escorted off the campsite.

Tickets

* Regular Weekend Pass
$177.62 – Includes access to all the outdoor shows, all showcase nights at smaller venues, priority access to the official after party and the secret shows.

* VIP Weekend Pass – Front Stage Zone
$280.33 – Includes access to all the outdoor shows, all showcase nights at smaller venues, priority access to the official after party and secret shows, a spot in the new Front Stage area of the main stage, private bar, restroom and tent with shade.

* VIP Weekend Pass – Guided Tour
$448.58 – Includes access to all the outdoor shows, all showcase nights at smaller venues, priority access to the official after party and secret shows, a spot in the new Front Stage area of the main stage, private bar, restroom and tent with shade. You also get a guided tour of the backstage area, production zones, artist hospitality spaces and more on June 19th or 20th, access to a real restroom during the tour. The package doesn’t include access to dressing rooms, tents or stages, or ensure meet and greets with bands. It’s strictly prohibited to solicit artists, or obstruct the work of any staff. The festival will revoke the privileges and remove anyone who doesn’t follow the rules, without a refund. The exact day (June 19th or 20th) and time of the guided tour is determined a few weeks before the event.

* VIP Weekend Pass – Ultimate Package
$1,101.58 – Includes access to all the outdoor shows, all showcase nights at smaller venues, priority access to the official after party and secret shows, a spot in the new Front Stage area of the main stage, private bar, restroom and tent with shade. You also have acess to the Backstage area to hang out with the team and see what happens behind the scenes and access to the Ultimate VIP Zone to watch some of the shows from the side of the stages. The package doesn’t include access to dressing rooms, tents or stages, or ensure meet and greets with bands. It’s strictly prohibited to solicit artists, or obstruct the work of any staff. The festival will revoke the privileges and remove anyone who doesn’t follow the rules, without a refund. Every artist decides whether or not they allow people on stage, so there are no guarantees.

No matter what ticket you decide to get, or where you decide to camp, it’s a sure thing that this will be a weekend you’ll never forget. Just drink responsibly and enjoy the atmosphere of live music, new friends and great people!

© Lucy Sky, Music Vice

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One Response to Amnesia Rockfest – Montebello festival turns 10… my, how you’ve grown!

  1. Erin Warne on June 25, 2015 at 11:46 am

    Wonderful Headline !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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