FRIDAY JULY 25TH, SATURDAY JULY 26TH & SUNDAY JULY 27TH 2008 PEMBERTON FESTIVAL – PEMBERTON, BC
WOLFMOTHER AND KATHLEEN EDWARDS ADDED TO FESTIVAL BILL!
Tickets Available at www.PembertonFestival.com. or Charge By Phone 1-800-594-8499
TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE AT HIGHLIFE RECORDS (VANCOUVER),
PEMBERTON VALLEY LODGE & SHOWCASE SNOWBOARDS (WHISTLER)
VANCOUVER, BC – 2008. The Pemberton Festival announced today that Grammy Award-winning Aussie rockers Wolfmother and Canadian singer/songwriter Kathleen Edwards have been added to the Pemberton Festival bill.
Billboard describes them as “a young, kick-ass band with a dusty, unpolished garage sound that excels in what everyone else has already done.” Comprised of vocalist/guitarist Andrew Stockdale, bassist/organist Chris Ross and drummer Myles Heskett, Wolfmother released their self-titled debut EP through Modular Recordings in September 2004 for the purposes of booking shows. But so sterling were the results that they began appearing at several high profile music events in Australia and overseas. They eventually made their way to Los Angeles, working alongside producer Dave Sardy (Dandy Warhols, Jet, Oasis) to record their debut album, released in Australia in October 2005. Wolfmother debuted at # 3 on the charts, won the Album Of The Year award from national alternative radio network Triple J and was quickly certified platinum. Rolling Stone magazine listed Wolfmother as one of their “Top 10 Bands to Watch in 2006.” Wolfmother was released internationally in April 2006, receiving positive reviews from the US and UK and was certified Gold in The United States in late November. At the 2007 Grammy Awards, Wolfmother won the Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance for their song Woman, which was later released as a single in the UK.
Her unique blend of country, folk and pop sets 29-year-old Ottawa-born singer/songwriter Kathleen Edwards apart. Her 2003 debut album Failer won immediate raves and led to her playing on Austin City Limits and opening for Willie Nelson, John Prine, Aimee Mann, My Morning Jacket, John Mayer and Bryan Adams. She was invited to perform at Farm Aid, played the Grand Old Opry, had a song in Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown and toured Australia and Europe. In 2005, Edwards released her second record, Back To Me, which also garnered considerable critical acclaim. 2006 saw Edwards nominated for Juno Awards for Songwriter of the Year and Adult Alternative Album of the Year for Back to Me. Three years after her debut album, Edwards has released her third studio album, Asking for Flowers, in March of this year.
Presented by Live Nation, the world’s largest live music company, and Good Boy Productions, the Pemberton Festival’s inaugural lineup includes big names such as Coldplay, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Nine Inch Nails, Jay-Z, The Tragically Hip, Interpol, Death Cab For Cutie, My Morning Jacket and Flaming Lips, plus up and comers Vampire Weekend, Grand Ole Party and The Airborne Toxic Event. Recent additions to the bill include, N.E.R.D., Matisyahu, Minus the Bear, Inward Eye, along with Wolfmother and Kathleen Edwards. There are two stages and a dance tent with more than 50 bands in all over the three day festival. Tickets for The Pemberton Festival tickets are now on sale, priced at $259.50*. Early bird camping tickets have sold out. A new block of camping tickets are available for $60*/person. A festival ticket will be required to access the campgrounds.
Pemberton, a two-hour drive from Vancouver, has long been a favorite winter vacation destination due to its close proximity to Whistler Resort (where many of the 2010 Winter Olympic events will take place). Complete with a festival village, camping facilities, an RV Park, tickets for the Pemberton Festival are now on sale through www.PembertonFestival.com.
* CDN dollars – plus applicable fees and service charges