Tom Petty, MMJ, Flaming Lips to play Pemberton Festival

Live Nation, the world’s largest live music company, and Good Boy Productions announced today the line-up for the first-ever Pemberton Festival, to be held July 25, 26 & 27 in one of North America’s most breathtakingly beautiful settings, Pemberton, British Columbia. The festival represents the first European-style festival Live Nation has started from scratch.

The Pemberton inaugural lineup includes big names such as Coldplay, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Nine Inch Nails, Jay-Z, The Tragically Hip, Interpol, Death Cab For Cutie, My Morning Jacket and Flaming Lips, plus up and comers Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Grand Ole Party and the Airborne Toxic Event. There are two stages and a dance tent with more than 50 bands in all over the three day festival.

Pemberton, a two hour drive from Vancouver, has long been a favorite winter vacation destination due to its close proximity to Whistler Resort (where many of the 2010 Winter Olympic events will take place).  Complete with a festival village, camping facilities, an RV Park, tickets for the Pemberton Festival go on sale through www.PembertonFestival.com beginning Friday, March 28th at 10:00 a.m.

With artists performing with majestic snow capped mountains as their backdrop, every effort is being made to produce the festival with as little impact on the environment as possible. Hydro-electric energy will be the main power source for the festival’s energy, and the festival will promote car pooling with the incentive that cars coming in with 4 or more people will be able to park for free.  And local Pemberton Valley farm products, which the area is well known for, will be served throughout the 360 acre festival site.  A farmer’s market –where local farmers can sell their goods directly to concert-goers — is even being planned for the site.   

Concert-goers will be able to camp on site or sleep in accommodations ranging from motels to top notch luxury hotels in Whistler.

The confirmed line up as of today is

Coldplay, Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers, Nine Inch Nails, JAY-Z, The Tragically  Hip ,The Flaming Lips, Serj Tankian, Death Cab For Cutie, Interpol, My Morning Jacket, Sam Roberts Band, Metric, Black Mountain, Vampire Weekend, The Crystal Method DJ Set, DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist, Booka Shade, Junkie XL, Dave Seaman, Wintersleep, Buck 65, Secret Machines, SIA, MSTRKRFT, Deadmau5, Brazilian Girls, MGMT, The Fiery Furnaces, Mates Of State, Grand Ole Party, Carolina Liar, The Airborne Toxic Event, Monte Negro, Low VS Diamond, Annie Stela, M.A.N.D.Y., Tommie Sunshine, Chromeo, 3 OH! 3, Kevin Shiu, Timeline, Tony Pantages

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