Hearing from afar, Rammstein’s explosive spectacle was disturbing

The concert by German group Rammstein last Sunday night at Parc Jean-Drapeau was widely heard, upsetting many people in Montérégie. However, the Evenko organizer makes sure that he has complied with all noise rules.

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“We have restrictions to follow, we follow them.” At the end of the line, the vice president for concerts and events at evenko, Nick Farkas, regrets that several people were disturbed by Rammstein’s concert on the Île Sainte-Hélène. “The concert ended at 10:20 p.m….” he adds.

On Sunday, people from Saint-Lambert, Longueuil, Boucherville and Saint-Bruno said on social networks that they heard the concert in their homes. Some wrote that The walls of her house vibrated so much that the show was loud.

The mayor of Saint-Lambert, Pascale Mongrain, explained in various media that the spectacle of the German rockers was “extraordinarily loud and disturbing”.

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She said she received around 20 complaints from citizens.

Nick Farkas has heard about thirty complaints. But he wasn’t aware of whether Evenko had received phone calls from specific towns in Montérégie. “We often speak to the park [Jean-Drapeau]. We make sure that the limits are adhered to.

“We never want to do any harm. I’m always disappointed to know that there are people complaining, the promoter continues. […] We worked on this show for three and a half years. We were fortunate to be the only city in Canada to host the show and one of the few in America. There are 45,000 people who wanted to see the show.

In 2019, evenko inaugurated the new amphitheater at Parc Jean-Drapeau for $73 million.

When renovating the room, the client considered how the soundproofing could be improved.

“We’ve spent a lot over the years [d’argent] on the technology to ensure that the sound spreads as little as possible. That’s important to us, says Nick Farkas. […] The Delay Towers have been set up so that the noise pushes in one direction. This resulted in fewer complaints.”


– In November 2020, an out-of-court settlement was reached between Saint-Lambert, the Société du parc Jean-Drapeau and the organizer evenko. This five-year contract sets the noise limit for events at 65 decibels. For low frequencies, 20 additional decibels are allowed.

– Concerts must end at 11pm.

– The sound level is measured near the Olympic pool on the Île Notre-Dame, halfway between the new amphitheater in Parc Jean-Drapeau and Rue Riverside in Saint-Lambert.

– The number of shows in front of more than 20,000 spectators has been reduced to 19 between 01.01ah May and on the first Monday in September and at 3 p.m. between 1ah July and the first Monday in September.

– The Canadian Grand Prix is ​​excluded from the agreement.

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