On Saturday, Montreal will become a music-heaven for anyone who loves to dance, mosh, or just listening to some solid bands. Île Notre Dame at Parc Jean-Drapeau (map) is hosting Vans Warped Tour '14 on Saturday, July 5th, and the tour bus is bringing along over 80 bands including Parkway Drive, Less Than Jake, Devil Wears Prads, Four Year Strong, Terror, Yellowcard, We The Kings and Born Osiris. You can also expect tons of swag, and a chance for you to chill with the bands backstage free of charge.
Nearly every single genre is gonna be rep'd at Warped Tour this year, so of the 85 bands playing during the music-fest, there will surely be something to fit your tastes. Everything from ska to metal, folk to electronic DJ sets, and everything in between will be there. We could tell you about all the bands, but with a huge number like 80, it might be best you check out the list for yourself here.
Set times for bands won't be released 'til the day of the show, so it's best you get there early (doors open at 11am) so you don't miss your most anticipated show. As for tickets, you can grab 'em now at the Bell Centre or order online. You can nab tickets day-of at the door, but play it safe and get 'em early, because there's no doubt tons have already been sold.
Perhaps best of all, Warped Tour is giving 100 lucky people the chance to get exclusive VIP backstage access free of charge, all you have to do is donate to a good cause. Money isn't the donation in question, thought, as the nonprofit Music Saves Lives is asking folks to donate blood to get their backstage passes. If blood makes you squeamish, no sweat, someone else can donate for you while you reap the benefits.
There's tons more cool stuff going down at Vans Warped Tour. This year, the master minds behind the whole event have introduced a "reverse daycare", meaning that anyone under the age of 18 can bring their parent or guardian in for free. Vans will also be posting up with an extra special skate ramp with the entire Vans Canada skate team
Over 80 bands, sexy people, and more than a few cool contests and free offerings await you this Saturday, July 5th at Vans Warped Tour 2014. We'll be seeing you there Montreal.