Vans Warped presents The Harvest Invitational Punk Rock Classic V on September 7, 2013 at Esplanade Financière Sun Life at Montreal’s Olympic Park.

Classique Automnale

The event is a continuation of the Experience MTL initiative that began last year at the Olympic Park founded by Marbelus Arts Foundation and Greenland Productions. For the second year Esplanade Financière Sun Life has opened the space to welcome public events of all shapes and sizes to redevelop one of Montreal’s most well known landmarks.

History of the Harvest Invitational
What began as an ironic branding idea for a group of up and coming punk bands back in 1994, returns to Montreal after a 14 year hiatus for a long awaited fifth edition. Harvest Invitational in past years has hosted acts including Blink182, GrimSkunk, the Vandals, Less than Jake and have taken place at Place des Nations, CEPSUM other Montreal venues. Greenland has resurrected the Harvest Invitational as part of its 20th Anniversary concert series.

Ramp up the ticket sales! And rolling them back to different era!

  • Tickets range from 0$
  • First 1000 Tickets 10$ + tax and service
  • Next 1000 Tickets 20$ + tax and service
  • Balance of advance tickets: 25$ + tax and service

A limited amount of FREE tickets are available to Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve residents while quantities last. Details will be released to area residents on August 2nd, via posts in Greenland Facebook and Twitter.

Tickets go on sale Friday August 2nd at 12 noon at Admission outlets and at the Stadium box office, Sound Central and Cheap Thrills.

The Bands
Shouting good bye to summer and hello to autumn ten plus acts will perform on two stages making for a day long festival. At the top of the bill will be the ferociously fun double whammy of southern California bands Face to Face and Pennywise.

Face to Face rose to fame with their second album Big Choice, featuring “Disconnected”, which appeared in the movies Tank Girl and National Lampoon’s Senior Trip. The band is a Montreal fan favorite having sold out many area shows since they first toured in 1994 .

Pennywise formed in Hermosa Beach, California, in 1988. The name is derived from the monster, It, from the Stephen King novel. The band had independently sold over 3 million records worldwide, making them one of the most successful independent punk acts of all time.

Third on the bill is Alkaline Trio – an american punk rock band from McHenry, Illinois, formed in 1996. The band consists of Matt Skiba (vocals, guitar), Dan Andriano (vocals, bass), and Derek Grant (drums) and is known for their powerful performances and emotionally charged songs. In 2013, Alkaline Trio has released it’s 13th album ‘My Shame is True’.

SUPPORT ARTISTS include Bane (from Massachusetts) & Quebec groups Dig It Up, Miracles, The BCASA, The Nils and more.

RAMPS and SKATING
There will be mini pro skate ramp set up placed provided by Montreal based skate aficionados Empire eand Backyard Party that will feature amateur and pro rider demo’s located between the two stages. The Empire Backyard Party presented by Monster Energy & Vans is the biggest Pro/Am Mini Ramp skateboard competition in Canada with $20,000 CDN in cash purse. 30 of the best skateboarders from all over North America will be at Le TAZ in Montreal September 7th and 8th, 2013 to compete in a JAM format.