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    Oh, I agree, Pemberton's line-up absolutely blew Squamish's out of the water this year and I'd far prefer that it continue on then Squamish. But a lot of people seem to have something against the Pemberton brand for whatever reason that might end up hurting the event in the long run.

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    I bet if Pemby comes correct again next year folks will show up. Was the consensus that folks didn't go this year because of how bad it was in previous years or do I have that wrong?

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    I think the main reason it sold so poorly is that they took forever to release the lineup and everyone already had their festival plans for the summer. Most festivals in the area had their lineup out for months before Pemberton, so tickets had been bought and vacation had been booked and all that stuff. Had they gotten their act together sooner they probably would have sold a lot more tickets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davers View Post
    I think the main reason it sold so poorly is that they took forever to release the lineup and everyone already had their festival plans for the summer. Most festivals in the area had their lineup out for months before Pemberton, so tickets had been bought and vacation had been booked and all that stuff. Had they gotten their act together sooner they probably would have sold a lot more tickets.
    That was a factor, but I think price was the bigger reason. Forced camping or forced shuttle bumping the price up over $400 just to set foot on the grounds. They are were also really late on the single day tickets and unlike 2008 there were no shuttles from Vancouver. The highway between Whistler and Pemberton needs to have as little traffic on it as possible as both 2008 and 2014 had traffic at a standstill - and those people need a very good reason to ever return.

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    It wasn't too unreasonable in my opinion. Sasquatch comes to almost $400 cdn and Squamish was $350 just for the festival pass without camping.

    I don't know how it went for everyone, but I didn't run into any traffic problems entering or leaving. As long as they can put together a good lineup next year I think they'll probably sell more tickets. Hopefully they can poach some of the audience from Squamish, but I'm not sure how likely that is considering most people seemed to really enjoy Squamish this year, which I don't really understand at all.

    I'll happily return to Pemberton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMTA View Post
    Yeah, Boonstock looks like its not going to make it into its second year. As for the rest of them, I imagine that the Seattle and BC fests can mostly stay out of each other's ways (having to cross the border is a big drawback for a lot of people), while some of the smaller fests will either die off or go into very specific niches. I imagine that Squamish and Pemberton will exist side-by-side for at least another year, but beyond that I'm not sure what's going to happen. I can't see Squamish really collapsing given the huge gains its made year-over-year, but if their 2014 line-up is any indication of what they want to do going forward I really hope that Pemberton pulls through.
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    It's back

    July 16-19 2015

    Early bird tickets go on Sale Friday (Early Bird is still going to cost $300 bucks for the cheapest camping/shuttle ticket)

    http://pembertonmusicfestival.com/

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    Was about to post that. It'll be interesting to see how this years line-up compares to last years; I worry that after 2014's financial failure they might scale back a bit, though who knows.

    Also, is it generally customary here to start a new thread for the new year of the festival, or do we just keep the conversation going in this one?

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    I would tell you to wait until they actually post a damn line up, you know like in May.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superfan View Post
    I would tell you to wait until they actually post a damn line up, you know like in May.
    This isn't some fake-out presale for 300 buyers. They must be confident about a couple big acts to anchor the lineup.

    Plus they might announce in Feb to be competitive with Squamish.

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    Considering what an amazing time I had this year I'll be buying presale tickets for this and holding off on Sasquatch until the lineup comes out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumblebee View Post
    This isn't some fake-out presale for 300 buyers. They must be confident about a couple big acts to anchor the lineup.

    Plus they might announce in Feb to be competitive with Squamish.
    Judging by the e-mail that they sent out, it seems that they may be announcing the first round of acts in January, along with some more information about ticket pricing. That would make sense to me, since Squamish got out way ahead of them last time, and as long as they've got a couple of decently large names that they can release right away it may be prudent to do so and start building buzz.

    As for the presale tickets...I'm seriously tempted. I really liked the structure of last year's fest, and the line-up was fantastic, for my tastes at least. I'm still not entirely sure that they're established enough for me to risk the cash without them having announced any acts, though.

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    Really bummed going this year didn't work out. The mix of a good lineup and a tiny crowd would have been ace.
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    Got my presale tickets. Came to $353 Canadian ($306 American) with camping, which is cheaper than just festival passes for Sasquatch or Squamish last year without camping. Unless they totally tank the lineup I'm looking forward to one of the highlights of my summer already.

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    That's actually a good deal; I think I ended up spending $420 on my ticket/shuttle pass last year? I wish that I could pull the trigger on a presale ticket but...I just can't do it without knowing a bit of the lineup.

    Speaking of the lineup, anyone have any predictions/hopes for who's going to be there? I honestly have no idea who the headliners are going to be; going into the festival season I figured that Foo Fighters and Muse were shoe-ins (if not for this then for Squamish), but both of those are incredibly unlikely due to their touring schedules (Muse could do Squamish potentially, but it'd be almost impossible for them to pull off Pemberton).

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