Pemberton Festival-Canadians Can Rock-out to more than just Nickelback

Yeah… Pemberton sounds like some small English town that might house a Castle made entirely out of Mentos.. but, it sure ain’t.. it’s a little redneck town just outside of Whistler, British Columbia and it plans to be the future site of a very very cool Canadian Music Festival.

So if you’re like me, you’ve likely gotten far too accustomed to migrating 1000s of miles across the continent to catch acts you’d never see in Alberta, Canada. So… let Pemberton cut down your travel time by a couple days (though that might cut the fun in half too–if you’re a lover of the road trip).

The 2008 Pemberton Music Festival includes these amazing acts:

Coldplay, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Nine Inch Nails, Jay-Z, Flaming Lips, Interpol, Death Cab For Cutie, The Tragically Hip, Serj Tankian, My Morning Jacket, Metric, Sam Roberts Band, Vampire Weekend, Black Mountain, Minus The Bear, Wintersleep, Buck 65, Secret Machines, MGMT, Brazillian Girls, SIA, Fiery Furnaces, Mates of State, The Airborne Toxic Event, Carolina Liar, Grand Ole Party, Monte Negro, Low Vs Diamond, Annie Stela, The Crystal Method, DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist, Junkie XL, David Seaman, Booka Shade, MSTRKRFT, M.A.N.D.Y., Tommie Sunshine, Chromeo, Deadmau5, 3 OH! 3, Kevin Shiu, Timeline, Tony Pantages

The Festival is set for July 25-27 in Pemberton, B.C

Tickets go on sale Friday March 28th and can be found HERE!

And talk about the perfect place to have a concert, this place looks like a magical fairy land!!


7 Responses to “Pemberton Festival-Canadians Can Rock-out to more than just Nickelback”

  1. Sweet!! Sign me up!!!

  2. This almost looks better (to me) than Sasquatch, with the overlaps giving this one the slight edge.

    Sled Island fest lineup (in Calgary) is being released next week (pretty sure I am playing it again). This year is supposed to be “epic” – whatever that means.

  3. attemptedmustache Says:

    yeah, I missed Sled last year, but I’m not missing anything this year.
    Any word on that Virgin Music Festival??

    PS-Thanks for the Tip on Pemberton.

  4. okay…so i’m a bit confused here…will NICKELBACK be there this year?? or not??

  5. Well you’ve probably read the news about the wildly successful Pemberton Festival by now….It was fan#42!’ntastic. We had an amazing time despite the traffic that plugged the roads in and around the festival. The site was perfect had lots of room and every stage was accessible up real close.
    By the way, the picture on your post is actually of Whistler which is 20 minutes down the road from Spud Valley (Pemberton). NIN rules, The Lips were limp, Coldplay reminded me of Qualude days (but they actually were great), Jay-Z seemed out of sync with the lineup but really won the masses over, The Tragically Hip were the first to really get the joint rippin and Black Mtn from Vancouver really surprised us how good they were.

  6. that picture is whistler not pemberton

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