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Oh Pemberton, Where Art Thou?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2010 by attemptedmustache

It’s been a couple long years since the Pemberton Festival graced the grounds of the damp British Columbian valley near Whistler, and for everyone that was lucky enough to survive the weekend, we’ve been itching like hounds to get back to that remarkably dusty potato field.

So, what is the 411 as to why this Festival has been missing in action? Was it the farmer? Land permits? Honey Buckets? Was it the disorganization and cost? Live Nation? Tom Cruise? Science? Ecoli Poisoning?

Well, 40,000+ fans are still waiting for some indication as to whether Pemberton will be returning, and I’m sure local officials and Live Nation are sick of hearing about it.

However, just like indigestion after a spicy burrito, things seem to be stirring.  The Forum is under construction, and the Festival site has seen a facelift or two as well in the last few months.  Perhaps this all could be an indication that something is in the works for 2011…. or nothing.

Too soon to shed tears of hope?  Perhaps, but according to Consequence of Sound:

“local officials are continuing their discussions to facilitate a return of Pemberton, seeking to address outstanding items and questions that have apparently been raised by the festival’s producers, Live Nation. In addition to the question of preserving the agricultural capability of the lands, the two sides have been dealing with issues surrounding liquor sales, policing costs, conditions from CN Rail, and some local businesses wanting buyouts over the course of events.”

While Live Nation made the following Statement:

“For the time being, we have put plans to stage the next Pemberton Festival on hold while we work with local officials on issues which will make the festival financially feasible for us. We hope that we will be able to bring back the Festival to Pemberton at some point in the future,”

“Some point in the future” hey? Doesn’t really make me feel like getting on the black market right away and selling my left kidney for a ticket. Live Nation might be beating around a mighty bush at the moment, but I’m certain they’ll come through in the end, potentially after some political hoop jumping.

The question really remains, when we FINALLY see the return of Pemberton, is it going to be the same Festival that brought us the likes of Jay-Z, Coldplay, Dj Shadow, MSTRKRFT, Tom Petty, NIN, Deadmau5, Chromeo, MGMT, The Flaming Lips, Death Cab, and more… ?????
Well, if the 2010 Winter Olympics did for Vancouver and the surrounding area what that dark, greenish sex tape did for Paris Hilton, then I’m pretty sure we’ll see the big groups making like a rolling stone to get their piece of the infamous pie.  I guess I’ll just have to go bowl for strikes in some unkept porta-potties until that time… oh the memories.


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

Posted in Music, Music Festivals, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 14, 2008 by attemptedmustache

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!!

Sasquatch is way hotter than your Mom!

Posted in Music with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2008 by attemptedmustache

Yep… the lineup for the 2008 Sasquatch Music Festival has officially been announced and I nearly shit my pants, I kid you not. My only disappointment: There will be no Explosions in the Sky.

Now I just need to figure out which festival I’m going to attend, Sasquatch or All Points West?

My cost projection for 2008 seems to be the main predictor of what sorts of summer adventures I can feasibly conceive… so that may be the main PRO that sends me to Sasquatch town. Tickets are cheap.. $150.50 if I buy them very soon, and that is damn reasonable for a lineup like this one:


R.E.M., Modest Mouse, The Cure, Death Cab for Cutie, The Flaming Lips, Michael Franti and Spearhead, MIA, Built to Spill, The Presidents of the United States of America, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Tegan and Sara, Flight of the Conchords, Ozomatli, Blue Scholars, The Blakes, The Hives, The Kooks, Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks, The Cops, Cold War Kids, The New Pornographers, The National, Beirut, Rogue Wave, Dengue Fever, Fleet Foxes, The Breeders, Okkervil River, The Little Ones, Grand Archives, David Bazan, Joshua Morrison, Sera Cahoone, Throw the Statue, Crudo (featuring Mike Patton & Dan The Automator), Kinski, The Cave Singers, Battles, Destroyer, Jamie Liddell, Ghostland Observatory, Matt Costa, Pela, Awesome, White Rabbits, J. Tillman, The Heavenly States, 65 Days of Static, Mates of State, Say Hi, Vince Mira with the Roy Kay Trio, Dyme Def, Siberian, The Shaky Hands, Thao Nguyen with the Get Down Stay Dow


Now all I really have to do is figure out how Thao Nguyen really plans to “Get Down and Stay Down”… what a feat!!

Tickets go on sale March 8th.