While it may feel a bit early to start thinking about the summer festival season, that hasn't stopped the folks of Amnesia Rockfest from announcing a pair of biggie performers for their 2017 edition. Tonight the Quebec festival revealed that both visually charged German industrialist Rammstein and pop-punk lifers the Offspring will play the event, which takes place in Montebello, QC, on June 22 to 25.
Known for their over-the-top stage shows, Rammstein have promised to arrive to the Quebec town "with 10 trucks of gear, 15 containers of pyrotechnics and a staff of over 100 people." A press release also adds, "The festival will increase its production capacity at several levels in order to accommodate this show, notably by using a stage two times bigger than at the last edition and a sound and lighting system twice as powerful."
In a statement, Rockfest founder Alex Martel said, "I am extremely proud to welcome Rammstein in my little hometown. Their show is larger than life, over the top, pure madness, the biggest show on Earth right now. This is Rockfest's biggest catch in our 12-year run, a statement proving that the festival has reached a new level."
As for the Offspring, they will be playing their 1997 album Ixnay on the Hombre in its entirety in celebration of the record's 20th anniversary.
At this point, those are the only two bands announced for next year's fest, but no doubt more will be announced before long.