One of the largest music festivals to ever hit this province is back. Pemberton Music Festival 2014 is set for Friday, July 18 to Sunday, July 20.
After a five-year hiatus, the music festival is returning to Pemberton, B.C. Produced by Huka Entertainment, the Pemberton Music Festival is a 3-day contemporary music festival in the scenic Pemberton Valley near the foot of beautiful Mt. Currie. The festival site is a 30 minute drive north of Whistler.
Artist lineup details have yet to be announced but expect to see a wide spectrum of rock, indie, hip-hop, EDM, all anchored by top-level headliners. Lineup announcements will be made in the coming months.
In 2008, more than 40,000 people attended the festival’s inaugural year, which was headlined by artists that include Coldplay, Jay-Z, Nine Inch Nails, Deadmau5, and the Flaming Lips.
The 2014 festival offers camping and traditional lodging in a stunning, natural setting for a festival experience unlike any other. The event will provide a blend of on-site camping and off-site hotel lodging options, in collaboration with traditional lodging options in nearby Whistler. Non-camping patrons will have access to a variety of festival-supplied transportation options, including shuttles from Whistler.
In addition to traffic load improvements already made to the Sea to Sky Highway for the 2010 Winter Olympics, organizers of the Pemberton Music Festival, in conjunction with the Sunstone Group and the Lil’wat Nation, have effectively doubled the size of the traditional site by acquiring usage of acreage immediately adjacent to the festival grounds. The result has eliminated the significant need for off-site camping or excessive commuting, which directly contributed to traffic delays at past events in the Pemberton Valley.
“We are all very excited to support this world-class music festival in 2014 and look forward to the tremendous energy and exposure it will bring,” says Dave Brownlie, President and CEO of Whistler Blackcomb. Louise Walker, Tourism Whistler’s Vice President Marketing Strategy, adds “Having a robust events calendar is important for the Sea to Sky Corridor. Working together with our neighbouring communities to support event tourism opportunities benefits the entire region.”
A limited number of “Founder’s Program” tickets go on sale Friday, September 27 at 9 a.m. The Founder’s Program allows early supports of the festival to purchase discounted three-day general admission tickets at $189.00 – inclusive of all fees and shipping costs- along with a one-time-only amenities bundle that will not be for sale to the public again.
For more information, visit www.pembertonmusicfestival.com/.
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