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EDM superstar Skrillex accidentally leaks Pemberton Festival date

And Squamish Valley Music Festival names nine new acts

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Six-time Grammy Award-winning DJ Skrillex has sprung a leak and confirmed he is performing at the 2015 Pemberton Music Festival on Sunday, July 19.

The Californian electronic dance music superstar added the Pemberton date to his Full Flex Express Tour poster and website and shared the information on social media on Tuesday, March 23.

Full Flex Express is Skrillex’s cross-Canada train tour that stops at eight locations. Other musicians, who will be named on April1, will join him.

Skrillex is not performing in Vancouver and ends the tour at Pemberton after starting in Ottawa on July 8.

Pemberton Festival organizers HUKA would not issue a statement on Skrillex’s accidental announcement, but on the festival’s Twitter page they posted a photo of a pipe leaking water after being contacted by Pique for comment.

There was no confirmation of Skrillex closing the festival on the Sunday night.

The festival has already stated on its Facebook page there will be over 80 bands and 10 comedians performing this year.

The full festival lineup is expected to be confirmed in the next few weeks.

The Pemberton Music Festival takes place from Friday, July 16 to Sunday, July 19.

For more information visit www.pembertonmusicfestival.com.

Nine new acts named for Squamish Festival

Nine new performers have been announced for the Squamish Valley Music Festival (SVMF), which takes place from Aug. 6 to 9.

They are: Current Swell, Elliott Brood, A$AP Rocky, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Galantis, Dralms, Years & Years, SonReal and Bebe Rexha.

They join 56 acts named last month, including headliners Sam Smith, Drake and Mumford & Sons.

As well, festival organizers listed the daily lineups for performers. Smith headlines on Friday, Aug. 7, Drake on Saturday, Aug. 8 and Mumford & Sons on Sunday, Aug. 9.

Once again, there will also be an opening night of music on Thursday, April 6.

Single day passes for SVMF costing $149.50 go on sale on Thursday, March 26 at www.ticketmaster.ca.

For more information visit www.squamishfestival.com.

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