Pemberton to play host to Tom Petty, Jay-Z and Coldplay 

It’s official – Pemberton will host a music festival this summer, with massive headlining acts, including Coldplay, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Jay-Z, Nine Inch Nails.

The event, officially dubbed Pemberton Festival, will be produced by Live Nation, an international music events company, and is scheduled to take place at the Ravens Crest property in Area C of the SLRD from July 25-27.

There are also many Canadian bands on the line-up: The Tragically Hip, Wintersleep, Metric, Buck 65, Sam Roberts Band, and Black Mountain, to name a few.

Shane Bourbonnais, president of North American Touring and Business Development for Live Nation, made the announcement Thursday evening at the Big Sky Golf and Country Club in Pemberton, stressing the event will be safe, fun and sustainable.

Camping facilities, RV park and shuttle service to and from Whistler will be available for concert goers.

Rumours of the event first surfaced in late fall, when Bourbonnais held a meeting with local government officials at the Pemberton Legion. Since then, they’ve been working to get approvals from organizations like the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, the Village of Pemberton, the Ministry of Transportation, the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, the local Agricultural Advisory Committee and the Agricultural Land Reserve.

Early-bird pricing for the three-day festival is $239.50, which does not include camping, and there will be a special price of $199.50 offered to Pemberton locals.

Tickets go on sale through the festival website on March 28 at 10 a.m., and will also be available to purchase at Showcase Snowboards and Pemberton Valley Lodge.

For more information, visit .


Full line-up, confirmed March 13:


Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Nine Inch Nails


The Tragically Hip

The Flaming Lips

Serj Tankian

Death Cab for Cutie


My Morning Jacket

Sam Roberts Band


Black Mountain

Vampire Weekend

The Crystal Method DJ Set

DJ Shadow with Cut Chemist

Booka Shade

Junkie XL

Dave Seaman


Buck 65

Secret Machines



Brazilian Girls


The Fiery Furnaces

Mates of State

Grand Ole Party

Carolina Liar

The Airborne Toxic Event

Monte Negro

Low vs Diamond

Annie Stela



Tommy Sunshine


3 OH! 3

Kevin Shiu


Tony Pantages





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