Amnesia becomes title sponsor; major 8th edition ahead!

Posted on February 5, 2013

Outaouais Rock is proud to announce the evolution of its partnership with Amnesia Stores, as the Amnesia brand will be taking over as the title sponsor of Rockfest. The Montebello festival officially becomes Amnesia Rockfest.

”Rockfest is now the biggest and most prestigious rock event in the province of Quebec for alternative music fans and it only makes sense for us to continue our sponsorship for a fifth year”, says Dominic Lafortune, Director of Promotions and Events at Amnesia. ”Get ready : Amnesia Rockfest 2013 will be huge!”

The team is preparing a spectacular 8th edition for June 14th and 15th at the Montebello marina. Over 150 bands will be performing on five outdoor stages. Not only will the three existing stages be bigger, but Rockfest is also bringing two additional international stages that will be focusing on rarities/cult favorites of punk and hardcore.

In order to accomodate the growing attendance, the festival grounds will be doubled in size. A significant expansion of the camping and parking zones is also planned. Finally, additional activities will be incorporated to the usual festivities including buskers and fire spitters who will bring a carnival-theme and festive vibe.

”We can’t wait to announce our 2013 lineup and many other surprises”, adds Alex Martel, President and Founder of the festival. ”With Amnesia on board as our title sponsor, attendees can expect to live the ultimate festival experience!”

Founded eight years ago by a 17-year-old ‘kid’ from Montebello who wanted to transform his small village into a rock paradise, Rockfest has expanded considerably in the past few years. It is now known as the biggest rock festival in Quebec and one of the two largest festivals in Western Quebec. Known for its impressive lineup, affordable tickets, party vibe and prestine location alongside the Ottawa River, Rockfest generated over $4,000,000 in local economic repercussions. The festival recently won the Loto-Québec Sponsorship Award at the Quebec Festival Convention for its partnership with D-TOX/Amnesia.

The press conference and the on-sale will be launched in March.
2013 Edition : June 14th and 15th at the Montebello Marina and June 10th to 16th at indoor venues.