According to CBC News, a 25-year-old man has died from a suspected drug overdose during the Montobello Rockfest in Montebello, Quebec, Canada.
A man was reported to be in cardiac arrest at about 8 a.m. Friday and was transported to hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Two other people overdosed on drugs at the festival, with one requiring the opioid-reversing drug naloxone.
A total of nine people were taken to hospital between Thursday afternoon, the festival's opening day, and 9 a.m. Friday.
Rockfest is celebrate its 13th anniversary with a back-to-roots edition featuring over 70 rock, metal, punk-rock, hardcore, and hip-hop acts.
Among the artists performing at this year's event are PROPHETS OF RAGE, WEEZER, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH and GODSMACK.
Rockfest was started by Alex Martel, a then-17-year-old kid from Montebello who wanted to turn his hometown into a rock 'n' roll paradise. Rockfest quickly became one of Canada's major music festivals and the largest event in Western Quebec thanks to its impressive programming, electrifying ambience, unique camping experience, and affordable rates. The festival takes place in the middle of the countryside, near the Ottawa River, between Montreal and Ottawa. Every year, Rockfest welcomes thousands of rockers from all over the world.
To comment on a
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
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.
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).