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Heavy Montréal To Skip 2020 Edition

It'll be back in 2021, we think.


Canadian metal festival Heavy Montréal has unfortunately announced there will not be a 2020 edition. Jacques Aubé, Chief Operating Officer at festival controllers Evenko, said part of the reason 202 is a no-go is due to various other non-metal festivals being announced over the next few months.

“It’s not an easy decision to put one of our events on pause. Several factors must be taken into consideration, including the number of non-festival metal/rock concerts that will be announced over the next few months.”

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Nick Farkas, Senior Vice-President of Concerts and Events at Evenko, added that "fans should not be worried" about the festival permanently disappearing either. Which if you've been keeping up with the news over the years, then you already know this isn't the first time Heavy Montréal has skipped a year.

In 2017, Farkas cited "renovations at Parc Jean-Drapeau and the increase in cultural events during Montréal’s 375th Anniversary" as the reason the festival wouldn't take place. Of course this time it's a little more amorphous, but I can't imagine something as successful as Heavy Montréal would be discontinued.

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