Amnesia Rockfest Reveals 2016 Lineup
Published Mar 23, 2016Amnesia Rockfest is set to take over the tiny town of Montebello, QC, once again this summer, and organizers have announced the full lineup for this year's 11th edition.
Taking place from June 23 to 26 — with the main fest slated for June 24 and 25 — this year's crop of headliners includes festival alumni Blink-182, Rise Against, Jane's Addiction, Ice Cube, A Day to Remember, Bring Me the Horizon, Korn and Limp Bizkit. Other names atop the bill include At the Drive-In, Billy Talent, Lamb of God, Sum 41 and Anthrax.
The festival has also lined up a handful of special full-album performances and exclusive shows. Album-oriented sets will see NOFX perform the entirety of Punk in Drublic, the Used performing In Love and Death, Lagwagon playing Hoss, and Max & Igor Cavalera playing Sepultura's Roots.
Meanwhile, Twisted Sister will perform their last Canadian show ever on their farewell tour, while Maynard James Keenan's Puscifer will play in the province of Quebec for the first time. Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker also has a solo set lined up, while NOFX frontman Fat Mike has a world-exclusive performance lined up as Cokie the Clown.
Having initially announced only two Canadian stops on their world tour, At the Drive-In will make a stop at the festival as part of their reunion run of dates, though it will be without guitarist Jim Ward. Underoath will also be on hand to deliver a reunion performance.
Returning to its punk roots, Rockfest has also lined up performances from Millencolin, Misfits, Dead Kennedys, Against Me!, Strung Out, D.O.A., Turbonegro Guttermouth, Leftover Crack, Streetlight Manifesto, Flag and a wealth of others, along with special tributes to GG Allin and No Use for a Name.
For metal fans, the festival marks Sodom's first Canadian appearance in a decade, while D.R.I. will make their first appearance in 20 years. Sepultura, Cannibal Corpse, Korpiklaani, Corrosion of Conformity, the Black Dahlia Murder, the Faceless and a reunited Poison the Well will also be on hand for the headbangers.
On top of all that, a handful of now-defunct Quebec bands are set to reunite exclusively for the festival, including Vulgaires Machins, Kermess, Raid, Démence and Yelo Molo. Provincial regulars Grimskunk, Despised Icon, the Sainte Catherines, Voivod, Anonymus and BARF will also all be returning this year.
A weekend pass for this year's festival will cost $123, plus service charges. Find out more about the complete lineup and ticketing info here.