Pemberton Festival 2009 – not happening… Pemberton Festival 2010 maybe?
Organizers cancel Pemberton Music Festival north of Vancouver
Canadian Press NewsItem/NewsComponent/NewsLines/ByLine
VANCOUVER, B.C. – A massive outdoor music festival that drew more than 40,000 people to a site north of Vancouver last year has been cancelled for this summer.
The three-day Pemberton Music Festival debuted in a mountain valley with acts like Tom Petty, Jay-Z and Coldplay.
Organizers say they weren’t able to reschedule another concert but hope the event will make a comeback in 2010.
The festival that featured rising Canadian acts alongside international superstars was mostly a success but also had some snags.
There were long waits on the highway between Vancouver to Pemberton, chaotic parking and an impractical shuttle system.
Some people spent eight hours in traffic chaos to make the usual 20-minute trip between Pemberton and nearby Whistler.