Pemberton Music Festival announces 2015 dates 

Early Bird Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 12

click to enlarge FILE PHOTO BY CATHRYN ATKINSON - Pretty as a Picture Festivalgoers pose at the 2014 Pemberton Festival. Early Bird tickets are going on sale on Friday, Dec. 12.
  • File Photo by Cathryn atkinson
  • Pretty as a Picture Festivalgoers pose at the 2014 Pemberton Festival. Early Bird tickets are going on sale on Friday, Dec. 12.

The dates for the 2015 Pemberton Music Festival have been announced.

The festival will take place from Thursday, July 16 to Sunday, July 19, announced organizers HUKA Entertainment on Wednesday, Dec. 10.

Early Bird tickets go on sale this Friday, Dec. 12 at 10 a.m. PST at

"(We) look forward to welcoming the best artists and fans in the world back to our beautiful festival site," says HUKA Entertainment co-founder and CEO A.J. Niland.

Early Bird tickets have two tiers. Prices start at $229 for four-day general admission passes, plus $89 for camping or shuttle passes, or Go Green passes at $29.

Four-day VIP festival passes start at $799. Four-day Super VIP passes start at $1,299. Both include a choice of camping or shuttling.

Full pricing details are available on the website.

Nearly 100 performers came to the 2014 festival, including Nine Inch Nails, Outkast, Kendrick Lamar and Bob Saget.

Hollywood artist opens Whistler Sculpture gallery

Oscar-nominated B.C. sculptor James Stewart, who has produced work in films as diverse at District 9, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and the Narnia series, has opened a new gallery showing his work on The Village Stroll.

Working in bronze, his subjects are detailed human and animal figures, the largest weighing in at 7,200kg. The subjects for his sculptures came from his extensive travels around the world.

"For the last four or five years, I've been strictly doing fine art. I've been hanging onto Vancouver... moving up here is kind of my separation from the (film) industry," Stewart says.

"What I find so fascinating about my work is not the people itself. It's what emotion can I get from them to get across who they are. I am trying to relate to them and the viewer on a personal level."

A wine and cheese launch takes place at the gallery on Thursday, Dec. 11.

Vincent Massey sale this weekend

Whistler ceramicist Vincent Massey, Cheryl Massey baskets, Lisa Geddes art and Chica Verde jewelry are on sale this weekend at the Vincent Massey Gallery in North Vancouver.

There is an opening reception on Thursday, Dec. 11 at 4 p.m. The sale continues on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


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