Canada's mammoth metal event
Heavy Montréal is mammoth, two-day heavy metal festival in Montreal, Canada. Held outdoors in the scenic Parc Jean-Drapeau in the heart of downtown Montreal, the festival is one of the biggest of its kind in the world, continually bringing in tens-of-thousands of metalheads and heavy music fans to the Francophone city.
2019's Heavy Montréal sees legends Slayer headline, and will be the iconic band's last performance in Quebec. Twinned with an army of the world's metal and hard rock acts, this Canadian festival is one of the most impressive events of its kind globally.
The Parc Jean Drapeau in the centre of Montreal comprises two islands, one of which was artificially constructed for the 1967 International and Universal Exposition.
Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Canada
BY PLANE: From Montreal Airport, take the 747 bus to Station Berri-UQAM. From there you can get the Line 4 subway to Station Jean-Drapeau.
BY TRAIN: Montreal Central Station is well connected across Canada. From the station, walk 2 minutes to Bonaventure subway station and then take the subway to Jean-Drapeau, changing at Berri-UQAM.
The festival is an all-ages event. Children aged 10 years and younger are admitted for free when accompanied by an adult with a valid festival pass.
The site has numerous gravel paths that are navigable by wheelchair. The festival offers a platform reserved for concert goers with reduced mobility near the two main stages. Those with access to the platform may be accompanied by one guest. A wheelchair accessible restroom is reserved at this location for those on the platform.
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