Amnesia Rockfest 2016 (blink-182, At the Drive-In, FLAG, Anthrax, DRI, DOA, CoC, Steve Ignorant, Adicts, Integrity & more)
The annual Quebec festival Amnesia Rockfest returns this year from June 23-26 and as usual, there’s some pretty epic shit amongst some pretty unbearable shit. I don’t know who’s stoked that they booked Limp Bizkit and Sum 41, but you can also see the reunited (but Jim Ward-less) At the Drive-In, and hardcore/punk/metal legends (Black) FLAG, Anthrax, D.R.I., Steve Ignorant of Crass, The Adicts, Corrosion of Conformity, Madball, Agnostic Front, Sodom, Integrity, D.O.A., Cannibal Corpse, Gorguts and Voivod.
There’s also good stuff like Jane’s Addiction, Ice Cube, Against Me!, Turbonegro, NOFX (playing Punk In Drublic), Leftover Crack, Poison the Well and The Dirty Nil; tributes to GG Allin, Pantera, No Use for a Name and Nirvana‘s Nevermind; tributes to — I mean current versions of — Misfits and Dead Kennedys; the current version of Sepultura and Max & Igor Cavalera playing Sepultura’s Roots; and it’s the second announced 2016 show for the current version of blink-182, who have Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba in place of Tom Delonge (the first is the much different Firefly Festival). And let us not forget hair metal representation in the form of Twisted Sister, which they’re saying will be the band’s last Canadian show ever.