HUKA Entertainment co-founder A.J. Niland announced the lineup for the 2015 Pemberton Music Festival on April Fool’s Day. But the lineup is no laughing matter. Unless spending the weekend with thousands of your closest friends watching some pretty amazing bands makes you giggle.
“The lineup is exceptionally deep and each and every day will be full of surprises and special moments to match the magic of our beautiful Pemberton Valley festival site,” said A.J. Niland. “It’s always a bit of a battle as a small indie promoter to get the acts you want, but we worked extra hard this year to make sure we’re bringing the best to B.C.” The hard work on their part has really paid off. This year the festival features some pretty awesome headliners, including The Black Keys, Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Hozier, Kid Cudi, Jane’s Addiction, Missy Elliott and Weezer.
The 4-day music festival goes down July 16-19 in British Columbia’s scenic Pemberton Valley, near the foot of majestic Mt. Currie. As in years past, Pemberton Music Festival provides a blend of on-site camping and off-site hotel lodging options. Those who prefer the latter have access to festival-supplied transportation, including shuttles from Whistler.
This year, campgrounds will be expanded to include property on both sides of the Sea to Sky Highway, so campers parked on the south side of the road opposite the festival grounds will have the option to camp there (no need to carry gear across the bridge spanning the road to the festival site). Other improvements for the 2015 event include food service and offerings for VIP patrons as well as placement of campground amenities, including showers and water filling stations.
Advance weekend General Admission tickets start at $279, plus a choice of camping or shuttle privileges for $89 or $29 for a Go Green pass – which are in limited supply.
KENDRICK LAMAR • THE BLACK KEYS • J. COLE • TIËSTO HOZIER • KID CUDI • MISSY ELLIOTT • WEEZER • JANE’S ADDICTION THE STRING CHEESE INCIDENT (TWO NIGHTS) • BASSNECTAR • PASSION PIT • M.I.A. • BILLY TALENT CHROMEO • DADA LIFE • SAM ROBERTS BAND • THE DECEMBERISTS • THE WAR ON DRUGS EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS • PORTUGAL. THE MAN • PARTYNEXTDOOR • CHVRCHES CHET FAKER • RL GRIME • BANKS • DE LA SOUL • STS9 • DUKE DUMONT • MATT AND KIM EARL SWEATSHIRT • FLUX PAVILION • DAN MANGAN+BLACKSMITH • FATHER JOHN MISTY GALACTIC FEATURING MACY GRAY • RUN THE JEWELS • PAUL OAKENFOLD • COURTNEY BARNETT CUT COPY (DJ SET) • BLEACHERS • RYN WEAVER • LOGIC • TOBIAS JESSO JR. • REAL ESTATE PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND • FLATBUSH ZOMBIES • YUNG LEAN • GIVERS • MOON TAXI RYAN HEMSWORTH • JULY TALK • BADBADNOTGOOD • CHARLES BRADLEY & HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES JUDAH & THE LION • GAY NINETIES • WHAT SO NOT • BEATS ANTIQUE • KALI UCHIS SPOOKY BLACK (CORBIN) • THE SUFFERS • GIRAFFAGE • DJ DODGER STADIUM SANGO • JACKLNDN • PPL MVR • BOYFRIEND • MAGGIE KOERNER
FULL FLEX EXPRESS FEATURING
JACK Ü (SKRILLEX + DIPLO)
ZEDS DEAD, A$AP FERG, TYCHO, HUNDRED WATERS & ANNA LUNNOE B2B MIJA
TIM & ERIC • CHEECH & CHONG • REGGIE WATTS • T.J. MILLER DOUG BENSON • ERIC ANDRE • HARLAND WILLIAMS • TIG NOTARO ALI WONG • BEN GLEIB • GORBURGER • CHRIS TREW AIR SEX CHAMPIONSHIPS