Montreal Festivals This Summer

Updated: March 16, 2016

Montreal Festivals Summer of 2016

While Montreal may be recognized for its frigid weather conditions, thriving multiculturalism, and unapologetic devotion to hockey, the metropolis is also a haven for some of the most significant and popular festivals in the world: Montreal Festivals that is!

Osheaga Music and Arts Festival

Among the numerous outdoor music Montreal festivals that turn Montreal into a national hotspot for tourists, none can compare to the popularity, success, and excitement of the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival. Ranked as one of the best festivals in the country, the Osheaga Festival attracts the most remarkable talent from across the globe. In the past, international legends such as Coldplay, Jack White, Mumford & Sons, and Eminem have all graced the festival stages at the Montreal Jean-Drapeau Park. Astoundingly, the 2016 edition of the festival promises to eclipse all previous efforts. This summer, expect to jam out to game-changing artists such as Radiohead, Lana Del Rey, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The Osheaga Music and Arts Festival will take place from July 29th to 31st at Jean-Drapeau Park. While tickets are notorious for being highly sought-after, Quality Tickets Inc. possesses a plethora of affordable Osheaga tickets at their disposal.

Montreal International Jazz Festival

Meanwhile, Montreal’s International Jazz Festival is recognized as the largest festival of its kind, according to the Guinness World Records. Since its inaugural edition in 1979, the Jazz Festival has become recognized for its fusion between art and culture. For just over 10 days, jazz aficionados unite in the brilliantly unusual, and share their burning passion for music. The festival accommodates 3000 artists from 30 countries, who perform for nearly 2 million festival goers. These performances are spread across 10 free outdoor stages and 15 concert halls, all located in the heart of downtown Montreal. This year, the 37th edition of the International Jazz Festival will take place from June 29th to July 9th, and will include performances from icons such as Santana, John Fogerty, Noel Gallagher, Ms. Lauryn Hill and Rufus Wainwright.

Heavy Montreal Festival

Each summer, the Heavy Montreal Festival infuses the bustling metropolis with irresistible madness and delightful mayhem. Heavy Montreal is known as one of the largest heavy metal and hard rock music festivals in the world. In the past, Heavy Montreal has accommodated major acts such as Iron Maiden, Motley Crue, KISS, Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, and Billy Talent. This year, Jean-Drapeau Park will be rocked by wildly popular groups such as Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, Mastodon, and Five Finger Death Punch. Experience the immaculate fusion of world-class artists, cutting-edge sound systems, state-of-the-art lighting, and innovative staging when Heavy MTL returns from on August 6th and 7th.

Montreal Just For Laughs Festival

Every July, downtown Montreal becomes a veritable circus as the city comes alive with radiant illumination, thunderous cheers, and uproarious laughter. At Montreal’s acclaimed Just For Laughs Festival, acrobats, pantomimes, fire-breathers, and musical performers are scattered throughout the city as the world’s best comedians show off their skills and talents. Household names and newcomers hoping to make a name for themselves in the world of comedy all unite for the momentous occasion. In the past, esteemed comedians such as Jon Stewart, Dave Chapelle, Craig Ferguson, Russell Peters, Seth Rogan, Aziz Ansari, and Andy Samberg have all worked their hilarity-inducing magic at the festival. Naturally, audience members count on Quality Tickets Inc. to ensure that they get the most out of the wondrous just for laughs festi0val: runs from July 16th to the 31st.

Montreal FrancoFolies Festival

Finally, Montreal’s FrancoFolies Festival reigns supreme as the largest music festival in the French-speaking world. Established in 1989, the FrancoFolies Festival boasts over 180 free outdoor performances across 7 colossal stages located in the heart of North America’s chief Francophone city. Each year, nearly 1,000 artists gather in a musical extravaganza that demonstrates the artistic and cultural diversity of Montreal. This year, the 28th edition of the FrancoFolies Festival will take place from June 9th to 18th, and will feature performance from seasoned Francophone superstars such as Marc Dupré, Marie-Mai, Louise Attaque, and Feu! Chatterton. Quality Tickets Inc. has your all-access pass to this unique celebration of culture, unity, and diversity!

Montreal Canadian Grand Prix F1

From June 10th to June 12th, Montreal will be encompassed by booming noises, sparkling lights, and unrestrained excitement as the Canadian Grand Prix makes its marks on Notre Dame Island’s Gilles Villeneuve Circuit. The internationally renowned F1 Weekend boasts a refreshing unpredictability that can only be achieved when Montreal accommodates individuals from all four corners of the globe for a coalescence of speed, action, and glory.  This year, the Canadian Grand Prix will host the cream of the crop in the world of racing, as well as ambitious new faces looking to make their mark in the world. When it comes to front-row Canadian Grand Prix tickets, Quality Tickets Inc. is a stellar source for exclusive deals and affordable prices.

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In addition, this may not be part of the Montreal Festivals, but this month, Quality Tickets Inc. is offering a plethora of highly-prized tickets for some of the biggest shows in North America. Paul McCartney, Beyonce, Sting-Peter Gabriel, Adele, Rihanna and Justin Bieber are among the major artists that will be touring in 2016 and, as per usual, Quality Tickets Inc. possesses the best tickets for the biggest events.