Festival 77 Montreal in Pictures

1. Californian band Joyce Manor. Barry Johnson (left) Matt Ebert (right)

Celebrating forty years of punk music, Festival 77 Montreal slammed into Parc Jean-Drapeau. The weather was perfect, the festival site with two stages, a record fair, poster exhibition and movie house was a busy place. 

The city of Montreal was well represented by The Pale Lips, which got the festival started, hardcore punk band Genetic ControlThe Kingpins and powerhouse Barrasso. The Creepshow also brought their unique brand of psychobilly to the festival. 

New York hardcore band Madball’s lead singer Freddy Cricien made fans quickly with his energetic performance.  The Bouncing Souls, The Vandals and X mellowed things out (if punk bands can be mellow) before the Dropkick Murphys and Rancid got the festival back up to 11.

2. Punk music Icon Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers commands attention during his solo acoustic set.

3. Hardcore fans.

4. Live from New York City, it’s Madball! Mitts (left) Freddy Cricien (right).

5. Crowd surfing at 77 Montreal.

6. Freddy Cricien of Madball.

7. Freddy Cricien and Hoya Roc in background.

8. Punk rock institution The Bouncing Souls. Bryan Kienlen on bass, Greg Attonito on vocals and George Rebelo on drums.

9. Young or old always good to wear ear protection.

10. Warren Fitzgerald of The Vandals.

11. Having a good time.

12. The Vandals' Warren Fitzgerald (front) David Quackenbush (back).

13. X (40th anniversary tour) rolls into Montreal. John Doe (left) Exene Cervenka (center) Billy Zoom (right).

14. James Lynch of the Dropkick Murphys.

15. Security lends a helping hand.

16. Al Barr on lead vocals of the Dropkick Murphys.

17. Victory!

18. Rancid rocks the night.

19. There was lots of crowd surfing at 77 Montreal.

20. Tim Armstrong of Rancid.

21. Maybe tattoos are addictive? Lars Frederikden (left) and Tim Armstrong (right).

22. Madball rocked the fest with some honest hardcore.