For the first time in six years, the idyllic grounds near the base of Mt. Currie played host to campers, commuters, and music fans as they arrived by the thousands to celebrate music and community at Pemberton Music Festival.
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This go around saw a smooth traffic flow as one of the world’s most majestic settings welcomed over 75,000 festival patrons as they enjoyed nearly 100 performances by artists including Nine Inch Nails, Outkast, Deadmau5, Soundgarden, Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, Metric, Snoop Dogg (with a special intro by Bob Saget), Blondie, Dan Deacon and the sole North American tour date for Hallelujah Train Featuring: Daniel Lanois, Pastor Brady Blade, Brian Blade, Brady Blade Jr., Will Sexton, Chris Thomas, and Malcolm Burn with Gospel Choir.
Tyler, The Creator provided the festival’s first of many expected unscheduled performances with an impromptu skate ramp performance with Illegal Civilization as well as a Golf Wang pop-up store on festival grounds. Other highlights included Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne entertaining fans in the campgrounds, Bob Saget introducing Snoop Dogg on the Pemberton Stage, a water slide, ziplining, an incredible array of food and vendor booths and art installations, including Trippy Trees.
Festival-goers were also treated to comedy from Bob Saget, Norm Macdonald, Lisa Lampanelli, Brian Posehn, Doug Benson, Jay Pharoah, Trailer Park Boys and more.
“As the festival concludes, it’s our hope that the local community, along with thousands of music fans from all over the world and our incredibly talented artist lineup, believe we achieved our goal of establishing a world-class festival in one of Earth’s most stunning locations. However, we remain saddened by the loss of Nick Phongsavath, and our heartfelt condolences continue to go out to his loved ones.”
With a solid mid card and great top acts one can only imagine what the folks at Huka Entertainment have in the works for Pemberton Music Festival 2015.