Heavy Montreal 2016 returns to Parc Jean-Drapeau at the Plaine Des Jeux festival site on August 6 and August 7. As an official partner of the festival, BLABBERMOUTH.NET can exclusively reveal that reactivated deathcore pioneers DESPISED ICON will perform at the event. Earlier today, MASTODON was also confirmed for this year's festival.

The complete Heavy Montreal 2016 lineup will be announced on Wednesday, February 3 at 10 a.m. Eastern Time.

A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will take place starting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 3. Get early access to two-day weekend general admission passes at discounted rates, as per the following schedule:

* For 24 hours only, starting February 3 at 10 a.m. eastern: $99.50 Canadian (approximately $70 US)
* Starting Thursday, February 4 at 10 a.m. eastern: $120 Canadian (approximately $85 US)
* Thursday, February 4 at 10 p.m. eastern: BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale ends

In addition to reduced pricing for the BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale, one lucky buyer will automatically be entered for a chance at winning a free Gold weekend pass upgrade. The winning fan will be selected at random by Evenko, promoters of the Heavy Montreal festival. Please bookmark this page and set a calendar reminder to access our unique presale link. Only fans that access our unique URL will be eligible for the chance to win this special VIP upgrade.

The public on-sale will commence on February 5 at noon eastern at the regular general admission pricing of $149.50 Canadian (approximately $105 U.S.). All prices indicated above include taxes and service fees. Weekend passes are valid for two days and are non-transferrable.

To celebrate the upcoming announcement and on-sale, Heavy Montreal has released the Heavy Quiz that has some clues about other bands that are set to play the festival. By taking the quiz, you will be automatically entered to win the very first pair of Gold weekend passes to the festival. Click here to test your metal knowledge.



To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).