Fans across North America and fifteen countries around the world arrived by the thousands to enjoy four days and four nights of music, comedy, a festive camping environment, and scenic shuttle rides to and from Whistler for the third installment of Pemberton Music Festival.
Double rainbows and one of the world’s most majestic settings welcomed approximately 45,000 fans per day for a total of 180,000 from Thursday through Sunday, shattering all previous attendance records. Pemberton Music Festival patrons enjoyed nearly 100 performances across four stages including standout sets from Pearl Jam, The Killers, J. Cole, Snoop Dogg, The Chainsmokers, Kaskade, DJ Snake, Ice Cube, Cheech and Chong, Maria Bamford, and many more.
A heartfelt thanks to our amazing fans and the incredible artists for bringing our festival to life, and helping further establish Pemberton Music Festival as a world-class event in one of the most stunning locations on Earth, says Huka Entertainment’s Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer, A.J. Niland.
Performers at this year’s festival enjoyed specially decorated private yurts for dressing rooms, dined on locally sourced fine cuisine, and lounged under the perfect Pemberton Music Festival sky with fellow artists. Special moments during the 2016 festival included hugs with Tory Lanez at the Media Lounge, Grace Potter’s helicopter session high above Mount Currie, Miami Horror’s surprise pop-up performance in the North Campground, early morning Post Cereal breakfasts for campers, a Coors Light Waterslide in the South Campground, a Perrier Greenhouse with artist performances, a Lil’wat Nation Crafts and Music station, zipline rides that spanned the course of the festival grounds, and a wide variety of local food truck cuisine, in addition to a VIP and Super VIP experience of lush cabanas, viewing decks, and specially crafted beer.
Produced and promoted by Huka Entertainment, in collaboration with the Village of Pemberton and land partners the Sunstone Group, the Lil’wat Nation and Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, the festival turned Pemberton Valley, located less than thirty minutes from Whistler, BC, into a premiere musical playground on par with Huka’s other award-winning festivals.
The full list of performers at this year’s Pemberton Music Festival included Pearl Jam, The Killers, J. Cole, Snoop Dogg, Kaskade, Wiz Khalifa, Bassnectar, Ice Cube, Halsey, FKA twigs, DJ Snake, Billy Idol, The Chainsmokers, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Steve Angello, Flosstradamus, Miguel, Purity Ring, Die Antwoord, Tyler,The Creator, Vince Staples, Cypress Hill, Mastodon, Arkells, Wolf Parade, Cold War Kids, Thievery Corporation, Girl Talk, YG, Baauer, Tory Lanez, Big Gigantic, Grace Potter, B’rns, Method Man & Redman, Rae Sremmurd, Datsik, Coleman Hell, Kehlani, Ra Ra Riot, Wintersleep, Savages, Joey Bada$$, Keys N Krates, Robert DeLong, Sza, Jon Bellion, Protoje, Anderson .Paak & the Free Nationals, The Internet, Lido, Hudson Mohawke, Givers, Kaleo, DIIV, White Denim, Allen Stone, Bully, Hucci, Mark Farina, Lunice, Bas, Braids, The Glorious Sons, Hippie Sabotage, Shawn Hook, Trill Sammy x Dice Soho, Miami Horror, Stick Figure, The Funk Hunters, The Zolas, The Elwins, The London Souls, Esta, Chrome Sparks, Rich Aucoin, Dizzy Wright, Jahkoy, Pell, Jesse Roper, Mickey Blue, Lance Herbstrong, Quaker City Night Hawks, and comedy from Cheech and Chong, Craig Robinson & the Nasty Delicious, Maria Bamford, Nick Swardson, Pete Davidson, Doug Benson, Eugene Mirman, Kyle Kinane, Jak Knight, The Lucas Brothers, Morgan Murphy, Beth Stelling, DJ Douggpound, John Early + Kate Berlant, and Ian Abramson.