The Low-Down on Montebello RockFest 2017

Montebello RockFest 2017
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Canada’s largest Rock Festival is back with a bang! Montebello RockFest is an epic party weekend with some of the world’s top rock acts taking the stage, including Queens of the Stone Age, AFI and The Offspring. The festival is three days of music, followed by a killer after-party on day four.

Read on for everything you need to know about Montebello RockFest 2017.

Montebello RockFest Dates & Location

Montebello RockFest is held in Montebello, in Quebec, Canada along the Outaouais River. The main arena is by the marina. Find directions to the venue.

Festival dates are June 22 – 25, 2017.

Rock Fest 2017
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Where to Stay for RockFest

While most festivalgoers stay at the on-festival campsite, camping isn’t for everyone and there are other options. For example, you and your friends can rent a nearby cabin starting at $100 per night, or you can opt for a hotel, such as Quality Inn, for $150 and recharge your batteries after partying late.

Accommodations in Montebello often sell out well in advance — so be sure to book something quick! AllTheRooms is great to find a last minute room or couch.

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Getting to Montebello RockFest

Air – The nearest airports to Rock Fest are Montreal and Ottawa, both about one hour from the festival site. From the airport you will have to drive or take a bus to the festival grounds.

Shuttle – The official event shuttle will make stops at Papineauville, Fassett and St-André-Avellin and the Montebello Train Station to the venue. The shuttle fee is only $3/ride. Get more info on the specific stops. has provided bus transportation to Rockfest from Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and other cities for the past 3 years. You can also request transportation from other locations.

Car – If you prefer to drive, there will be parking onsite. Purchase your parking pass.

Montebello RockFest Tickets

Regular weekend pass – $175 and includes access to all the shows on all days

VIP weekend pass – $235 and includes reserved seating

VIP weekend pass front stage – $285 and includes access to the front-of-stage zone

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Montebello RockFest Line-Up 2017

Rock Fest 2017
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Some of the top acts playing this year are Queens of the Stone Age, Iggy Pop, The Offspring, Wu Tang Clan, AFI and Good Charlotte. See the full Montebello RockFest line-up.

Montebello RockFest Pro Tips

Book accommodation as soon as possible! The town of Montebello gets fully booked very quickly.

Locals often rent out their drive-way or garage, so if you’re stuck for a place to park, try asking around.

There are only two ATMs in town, so if you want to avoid a really long queue, bring enough cash to float your weekend.

Bring snacks! Food trucks normally don’t start serving until noon.

Carmela is a Journalist from London. She recently quit the rainy UK and moved to Medellin, Colombia, where she is a Content Writer for

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