BC's Pemberton Music Festival Brings Out Nine Inch Nails, Outkast, Soundgarden, Kendrick Lamar, deadmau5
Published Apr 09, 2014The newly minted Pemberton Music Festival in BC's Pemberton Valley has unveiled the lineup for its first instalment, with heavy-hitters like Nine Inch Nails, reunited rap duo Outkast and rodent-masked IDM figure deadmau5 set to headline the summer event.
Today (April 9) the Pemberton Music Festival let loose the first wave of lineup details for the outdoor event, which runs July 18 to 20, explaining roughly 100 artists will be spread out across six different stages: two main stages, two secondary stages, a dance tent and a comedy stage.
Besides the aforementioned acts, big reveals thus far also include Soundgarden, the Flaming Lips, Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, Modest Mouse, Earl Sweatshirt, Snoop Dogg, Lauryn Hill, TV on the Radio, Schoolboy Q, St. Vincent, Tyler, the Creator, Blondie, Cage the Elephant, Best Coast, Girl Talk, Young the Giant, Baauer, the Violent Femmes, Empire of the Sun, Flying Lotus, Dinosaur Jr., Dan Deacon and more.
Many Canadian artists are also attached to Pemberton, including Grimes, Metric, Fucked Up, Sloan, the New Pornographers, Stars, Gord Downie & the Sadies, Hayden, Matt Mays, Hey Rosetta!, Purity Ring, METZ, Daniel Lanois, Rich Aucoin, and Gold and Youth, among others.
On the comedy side of things, festivalgoers will be able to check out performances from the Trailer Park Boys, Bob Saget, Lisa Lampanelli, Nick Swardson, Norm MacDonald, Doug Benson, Hannibal Buress, Tom Green, Brian Posehn, Jim Breuer, Natasha Leggero, Brian Scolaro, and Kyle Dunnigan.
The announcement of the Pemberton Music Festival comes six years after a different set of organizers staged Pemberton Festival, which had featured performances from Coldplay, Jay Z and Devo, as well as this year's headliner Nine Inch Nails. The two events aren't related beyond location and a similar name, with Huka Entertainment now handling the planning rather than Live Nation.
"It took a little longer than expected, but we wanted to make certain we put the best experience together, one that exemplifies the most beautiful festival site in the world," HUKA Entertainment founder/CEO A.J. Niland said in a statement of staging the Pemberton Music Festival. "With today's announcement, we are confident we have done exactly that."
Advance general admission tickets for the three-day event go on sale this Friday (April 11) at 10 a.m. local time for $279, with a choice of either camping on the Pemberton Valley grounds or using a shuttle to get to the concert costing an additional $89.
You can get more information about the lineup and tickets over here.