No Heavy Montreal in 2020, says organizer
Festival is taking a 'break' for the year, according to Evenko
Organizers of the Heavy Montreal metal music festival say they'll be taking a break for the 2020 edition.
Montreal-based promoter Evenko says in a statement that the company didn't take lightly the decision to put off the annual gathering of metalheads.
Jacques Aubé, the company's chief operating officer, says a number of factors were considered, including "the number of non-festival metal/rock concerts that will be announced over the next few months."
Organizers assured fans that a "packed calendar of concerts throughout the city and the province all year round" will continue.
The last edition of Heavy Montreal was held over two days in July at Jean-Drapeau Park and included Slayer, Evanescence, Godsmack, Slash and Anthrax.
Earlier this year, Montreal city council voted to declare the city a heavy metal "city of excellence."