With just over a week to go before it begins, the Pemberton Music Festival has announced 19 additional bands and five comedians are being added to the lineup.
Broken Social Scene, Alice Cooper, Ludacris, G-Eazy, Shakey Graves, Zhu, Tune-Yards, The Glorious Sons, Post Malone, Apollo, Basecamp, Allie X, Hey Marseilles, Jpnsgrls, Letts, Pomo, Lovecoast, Dakota Pearl, and the Will Ross Band will play over the five-day festival.
And there will be additional comedy From Nick Offerman, Tim Heidecker, Neil Hamburger, Dino Archie and Ivan Decker.
The new acts were announced on Tuesday, June 7.
The festival takes place from July 16 to 19.
As well, the full day lineups were also announced.
Whistler is again hosting a free pre-festival concert on Wednesday, July 15, starting at 4:30 p.m.
The Sam Roberts Band, The Glorious Sons, Basecamp and The Will Ross Band will perform at Whistler Olympic Plaza until 10 p.m.
On Thursday, July 16, Pemberton is headlined by J. Cole, with Bassnectar, Billy Talent, the Sam Roberts Band, The War on Drugs, G-Eazy and Beirut.
On Friday, July 17, the festival is headlined by The Black Keys, with Tiesto, Kid Cudi, Passion Pit, Banks, and Galactic featuring Macy Gray.
On Saturday, July 18, the festival is headlined by Weezer, with Broken Social Scene, Alice Cooper, Ludacris, Chromeo, Chet Faker, De La Soul, and Paul Oakenfold.
And Kendrick Lamar, Missy Elliott, Chvrches, Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, Tobias Jesso Jr, and Full Flex Express featuring Jack Ü (Skrillex + Diplo), Zeds Dead, A$AP Ferg, Tycho, Hundred Waters and Anna Lunoe, B2B, Mija, round out the festival on Sunday, July 19.
Day tickets have also gone on sale. They are $129 plus an additional $29 for the shuttle pass for a total of $158 (plus applicable fees and service charges). Single day camping passes are not available.
For the complete lineup by day, visit www.pembertonmusicfestival.com.
Meanwhile, concerns about the impact of the smoke from three major forest fires that have burned more than 30,000 sq. hectares near Pemberton are being addressed.
Speaking on CBC Radio on Tuesday, June 7, Pemberton Mayor Mike Richman said “they hadn’t gone there yet,” in terms of making any changes to the festival because of smoke from wildfires in the region. He added that no changes were expected.
He said he was meeting festival organizers HUKA later on Tuesday to discuss the situation.
An interview with Juno Award-winning rocker Sam Roberts is in the next issue of Pique Newsmagazine on Thursday, July 9, or online at www.piquenewsmagazine.com.