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Arrival Music Festival lands in Pemberton next month

After a year with no concerts or festivals, music fans can rejoice with the return of The Arrival Music Festival in Pemberton in August.
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The Arrival Music Festival will take place on a private piece of land in Pemberton on the weekend spanning Aug. 27 to 29, 2021.

The Arrival Music Festival returns to Pemberton next month and is sure to offer the cure for EDM heads itching to get back to live music after the pandemic.

Set for Aug. 27 and 28 on a piece of private riverland property, the festival returns after its 2020 hiatus and will feature more than 30 acts, primarily house and bass artists, including the ever-popular Case of the Mondays, Average Citizens, and Cloverdale. Additional acts will be announced in the lead-up to the event.

“Electronic music … will be the flavour of the weekend,” says ZillaLive’s Riley Harris, who is co-producing the festival with Connor Joanis of Social Sound Events. “Probably about 60 to 70 per cent of it will be different genres inside house music, and then 30-per-cent bass music.

A 19-plus event, attendance is expected around 400 to 450 people, and Harris, who moonlights as a contact tracing assistant for the BC Centre for Disease Control, says rigorous health protocols will be in place.

“Like most music festivalgoers, we’re rearing to get back,” he notes. “Some people are ripping and rearing to go, some people are easing into it, so that’s another reason we’re keeping to a modest level and enough space for people to keep their distance if they need to.”

The festival will also feature lighting effects, with plans for a geodesic dome, live go-go dancers, local artisans, and a handful of food vendors.

Tiered tickets range from $120 to $180, with early-bird pricing set at $100. Vehicle passes are required, and cost $20, and a limited supply of RV passes are also available for $50. Tickets are available for purchase here.