Rancid confirmed!

Posted on March 1, 2013

Montebello, Friday March 1st, 2013  –  Outaouais Rock is proud to announce a first band for Amnesia Rockfest 2013: legendary California punk-rockers Rancid!  After a 4-year absence from Canada, the band is finally back for an exclusive Quebec performance at Rockfest.

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. More announcements will be coming until the full announcement in mid-March.

Nominations at the Tourism Awards

Please take a minute to vote for Rockfest for the People’s Choice Award (column C) at the Tourism Industry Awards by clicking here. Rockfest is also nominated for an Ovation Award in the Touristic Festivals & Events category, while festival founder and president Alex Martel is nominated in the Tourism Personality of the Year category!

South by Southwest showcase

For a second year, Rockfest is going to Texas to present a showcase at South by Southwest, North America’s largest music industry event. The showcase will take place on March 14th at the Swan Dive in Austin as part of Planet Quebec.

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.