Pemberton Music Festival hampered by liquor licensing 

Live Nation wants alcohol served all over festival site

Live Nation wants booze to flow freely on the site of a future music festival.
That's according to a letter that the organizers of the vastly popular 2008 Pemberton Music Festival submitted to the Village of Pemberton council.
Liquor consumption outside a beer garden, just as is possible in Ontario, is just one requirement that the organizers are seeking in order to hold the festival again.
"The liquor regulations, red tape and difficulty in obtaining the proper liquor permits that we experienced in 2008 were incredibly frustrating," festival organizer Shane Bourbonnais said in the letter.
"Our request is simple, we would like to operate the festival with liquor being served all over the site without having to set up Beer Gardens. This is the system used all over the world, including the province of Ontario."
The 2008 event brought an estimated 40,000 people to see acts including Tom Petty, the Tragically Hip and Nine Inch Nails. Organizers and politicians have since worked to put on another festival. 
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