Montebello Rockfest: First bands named!

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Montebello, Tuesday, Dec. 6 2016

Photo: The Offspring play Montebello in 2013. Shot by Kieron Yates.

Folks! Big news! The first two bands playing the upcoming 12th edition of the Amnesia Rockfest in gorgeous Montebello, Quebec have been announced, and we are stoked! Can’t wait to see who else they have in store for us. Also, be sure to check in tomorrow – we’ll have news from Canada’s premier Metal festival, Heavy Montreal! Check out this official press release:

The Outaouais Rock team is proud to reveal that Rammstein will be at the 12th edition of Amnesia Rockfest, the largest rock music festival in Canada, to be held June 22-25, 2017 at the marina of Montebello, Quebec. The German group – one of the largest rock bands in the world – will be performing their first North American show of the year at the festival and it will be their sole Canadian performance of 2017.

Renowned for their large-scale performances, Rammstein will arrive in the small town of Montebello with 10 trucks of gear, 15 containers of pyrotechnics and a staff of over 100 people. The festival will increase its production capacity at several levels in order to accommodate this show, notably by using a stage two times bigger than at the last edition and a sound and lighting system twice as powerful.

“I am extremely proud to welcome Rammstein to my little hometown. Their show is larger than life, over the top, pure madness, the biggest show on Earth right now. This is Rockfest’s biggest catch in our 12-year run, a statement proving that the festival has reached a new level.” – Alex Martel, founder of Rockfest.

On the punk-rock side, The Offspring from California will be back in Montebello to perform “Ixnay On The Hombre” in its entirety for the 20th anniversary of the album. The members of the band – regulars and long-time friends of the festival – are still going strong 30 years after getting together, and they hold a special place in the hearts of Quebecers.


These two major announcements – holiday gifts for our audience – are paired with a special Holiday sale. Yes, now you can give Rockfest to your friends and loved ones. Recipients will receive a Holiday e-card from the festival on Christmas morning, December 25. A printable Holiday card is also available on the website. For more info, go to
Once again, Rockfest offers festival passes at very affordable prices. The payment plan is back for the second year in a row, where fans can pay their order in 5 installments. With the buzz generated up to this point, two sold-out pre-sales, Rammstein’s presence and a strong full lineup to be announced in the coming months, our team is confident that the festival will be sold out for the 5th year in a row. Please note that there are also several VIP packages available.


The essential camping experience on Rockfest’s official camping grounds keeps on growing. After the highly successful complete rehaul of 2016, we are now adding for 2017 a Mega VIP Camping package. This one is an all-included “hotel experience”: tent provided and set-up, mattresses, sleeping bags and parking are included, plus everything in the VIP Camping package.

Incidentally, the VIP Camping package is loaded with new features, including several intimate-sized performances by artists featured at Rockfest 2017. General camping and RV camping options are also available.

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