Quebec is the province to be in for summer music festivals. May Long weekend sees Pouzza Fest take over Montreal, Quebec City plays host to Festival D’Ete for 11 days in July and sandwiched between them in the much smaller town on Montebello, Amnesia Rockfest is getting ready to cause some havoc on June 14th and 15th this year.
Pulling bands from the likes of Rise Against, The Offspring, Social Distortion, Millencolin, Rancid and Flatlinersalongside Marilyn Manson, Alice Cooper, Anthrax and the legends such as Flag, Bad Brains and Screeching Weasel – the festival, which features over 150 bands today, is a haven for punk and rock enthusiasts. Attracting crowds from every single continent, people find a way to make it into Montebello and camp there for the weekend; making for a non-hipster Coachella festival out in the outbacks for Quebec.
Dustin Blumhagen gave Rockfest founder Alex Martel a call to discuss the history behind the festival and what people can expect from one of Canada’s biggest festivals.
Read the interview here.