Parc Jean Drapeau is going to be very loud next week. A day before the man-made island’s Heavy Montreal festival, the site will welcome the third edition of the punk rock music festival, ’77.
’77 specializes in ska, punk, and rock music and boasts an impressive lineup of each genre. The Los Angeles-based band, Bad Religion will headline the festival and will join the likes of Pennywise, Streelight Manifesto, The Exploited, BIGWIG, Wavves, and Pulley, to name a few.
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Last summer’s edition featured the high profile punk bands, Rise Against and AFI. The event is expecting a major turnout again this year as its organizers attempt to make it a mainstay festival in Montreal.
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“’77 MONTREAL seeks to celebrate the quintessence of the alternative music scene and the cultural shifts that have unfolded over the last 40 years with an exhibition and concert,” reads the festival’s website. “From the early days of church basements and clubs to promoting 19 Vans Warped tours and our earliest festivals, Ramp Rage and Sno Jam, our love of the music and the scene has never faded.”
The site will feature local food trucks, bar kiosks, and three stages hosting over 25 bands throughout the day.
There will also be a record fair where a variety of new, old and rare vinyl records will be available for purchase.
’77 will also host a poster exposition and a movie and documentary relaxation zone for people wishing to elude the mosh pit and catch up on some punk rock history.
Passes are available for $77 (how fitting) for the day and $117 VIP Gold Passes are also available. Children under the age of 10 are granted free access if you wish to start them off on their punk rock journey early.
The festival goes on rain or shine.
’77 Music Festival
When: Friday, July 26
Time: 1 pm – 11 pm
Where: Parc Jean-Drapeau
Price: $77 – $117, passes available online