Posted on February 23, 2012

Montebello, Wednesday February 22nd, 2012 – Outaouais Rock is proud to confirm that progressive metal Gods Dream Theater will be performing and closing the festival on the Saturday night of this year’s 7th edition.  Formed in 1985, the New York band sold over 12 million albums, released its 11th album last Fall and was recently nominated for a Grammy Award.

Famous Californian ska-punk band Sublime with Rome will also be part of the lineup.  Fifteen years after Brad Nowell’s death, Sublime’s original lead singer, the influential group reunited and adopted the name Sublime with Rome, in reference to their new signer, Rome Ramirez. After playing the biggest festivals in the world and selling 17 million albums, the band will finally visit us in Montebello!

California punk-rock bands No Use For A Name and Good Riddance will both be part of the well-diversified 2012 D-TOX Rockfest program.  These acts will be joining previously announced bands Korn, Bad Religion and Suicide Silence.  An additional 90 artists will be revealed in March.  Do not miss your chance to see your favourite bands in Montebello, since it will be the only showing of these major international bands this summer in Quebec.

Breaking through in Texas and recognized by the Canadian industry

As part of the Planet Quebec project, D-TOX Rockfest will host a showcase and will proudly represent Western Quebec at South by Southwest, North America’s biggest music conference in Austin, Texas on March 17th at Spill Bar.

After winning several touristic and cultural awards in Quebec, D-TOX Rockfest received its first Canadian recognition after being nominated at the 2012 Sponsorship Marketing Awards for its partnership with D-TOX.  Winners will be announced in April, in Toronto.  The festival is also nominated for the Outaouais Tourism Awards in the Festivals & Touristic Events category.

Dream Theater

Put together by Outaouais Rock, the festival has been growing considerably in the last couple of years and is now Quebec’s largest rock event.  Known for its impressively diverse lineups, low ticket price, festive atmosphere and beautiful scenery right by the Outaouais River, Rockfest is quickly becoming a summer tradition.  Located only 60 minutes from Montreal and 45 minutes from Ottawa, Rockfest is easily accessible for everyone.  The festival recently won the Ovation Prize at Quebec’s prestigious Tourism Awards in the Festivals and Tourist Events category, as well as the Arts & Culture and Tourism prizes at the Chamber Of Commerce Awards.

The official press conference will be held in March.  General ticket sale will also start in March.  However, various pre-sales and other announcements will be done beforehand.  The 2012 edition: June 15th – 16th at the marina & June 11th -17th at various indoor venues.