NewsDecember 7, 2016 3:40 PM ET1,707 views

Heavy Montreal festival not taking place in 2017

There will be no Heavy Montréal in 2017 according to Montreal concert promoter, Evenko. Nick Farkas, vice-president of concerts and events at Evenko, told the Montreal Gazette that the hard-rock and metal festival was being cancelled in 2017 due to several factors, including venue renovations and Montreal's already-busy summer 2017 concert schedule. "The fact that we're moving to a temporary site next year for Osheaga and ÎleSoniq (and for Heavy Montréal, if it was to happen), that weighed on us," Farkas told the Montreal Gazette. "This year, we thought we really hit on a really cool site and we want to be able to make sure that we can replicate something good going into 2018. And there's a ton of traffic (in the summer of 2017) in terms of metal and hard-rock stuff. We just thought, all signs point to taking a year off." Heavy Montréal is scheduled to return on July 28 and 29, 2018 at Parc Jean-Drapeau.

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