Pemberton Festival rises again!

Pemberton Fest 2008 against a mountain backdrop
Pemberton Fest 2008 against a beautiful mountain backdrop

More than half a decade after the first Pemberton Festival in 2008 a new version of the multi-day festival is rising from the fields in the Village of Pemberton!

The new Pemberton Music Festival will take place in Pemberton, BC on Friday, July 18 through Sunday, July 20, 2014.

Pemberton Music Festival, will be produced and promoted by New Orleans & LA based HUKA Entertainment, in collaboration with land partners the Sunstone Group and the Lil’wat Nation, of Pemberton Valley.  HUKA is prepared to turn the hamlet, located less than thirty minutes from Whistler, BC, into a premiere musical playground on par with its other award-winning festivals, like its own Hangout Festival.

“Pemberton Valley is unrivaled as a music festival site,” says HUKA Entertainment co-founder and CEO A.J. Niland.  “Its spectacular location aligns perfectly with HUKA’s philosophy of producing world-class events in unique settings.”

Local landowner, “The Sunstone Group is thrilled to partner with HUKA Entertainment,” says Neil Colquhoun, President of the Sunstone Group.  “We are very excited to host Pemberton Music Festival on our lands and look forward to continued collaboration with the local community in creating a fun, safe music experience that will be second to none.”

“The Lil’wat Nation is proud to support Pemberton Music Festival, continuing our legacy of participating in world-class events,” adds Lil’wat Nation Chief Lucinda Philips.  “The Nation is happy to showcase its traditional territory and share our history and culture while promoting our economy.”

Niland says the festival lineup will be revealed in the near future. Like its other festivals Niland says Pemberton Music Festival will include a wide spectrum of genres, anchored by top-level headliners. As well festival-goers will also enjoy a variety of arts, activities and other forms of entertainment.  Having learned from past events at the site, the new festival will have more and closer camping to lessen the traffic in the village and shuttles to/from Whistler will hopefully alleviate the major congestion on the Sea To Sky highway last time.

A limited quantity of special Founder’s Program tickets for the festival will be available online at on Friday, September 27 at 9:00am PST.  The Founder’s Program allows early supporters of the festival to purchase discounted three-day general admission tickets at $189.00 each – inclusive off all fees and shipping costs – along with a one-time-only amenities bundle that will not be for sale to the public again.  Further details can be found at

If you’re in the Pemberton / Whistler area, a Pemberton Music Festival launch celebration, including a live performance and a special announcement, will take place tonight, Wednesday, September 25, at The Meadows at Pemberton Golf Course, located at 1730 Airport Road in Pemberton, BC.  Doors open to the general public at 7:00pm and admission is free.

“Our launch parties are always a bit unusual, and we’ll have a surprise or two in store for everyone who attends,” says Niland. “We’re inviting our friends in the community and the general public to celebrate with us, so everyone will understand why in July of next year, all roads lead to Pemberton.”

Further details, including the lineup announcement, will be made available soon.  In the meantime, visit Pemberton Music Festival online, on Twitter @Pemberton_Fest and



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