Kendrick Lamar, the Black Keys, J. Cole, and Tiësto headline 2015 Pemberton Music Festival

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      The announcement is coming on April Fool's Day but it's no joke: the lineup for the Pemberton Music Festival is finally out of the bag.

      At the top of the bill for 2015 is the Black Keys, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and Tiësto.

      They'll be joined by Hozier, Kid Cudi, Missy Elliot, Weezer, Jane's Addiction, the String Cheese Incident (playing two nights), Bassnectar, Passion Pit, M.I.A., Billy Talent, Chromeo, Dada Life, Sam Roberts Band, the Decemberists, and the War on Drugs.

      Appearing further down the bill for the festival's sophomore year is Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Portugal. The Man, PartyNextDoor, Chvrches, Chet Faker, RL Grime, Banks, De La Soul, STS9, Duke Dumont, Matt and Kim, Earl Sweatshirt, Flux Pavilion, (Vancouver's own) Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, and Father John Misty.

      Not to mention Galactic featuring Macy Grey, Run the Jewels, Paul Okenfold, Courtney Barnett, Cut Copy, Bleachers, Ryn Weaver, Logic, Tobias Jesso Jr., Real Estate, Flatbush Zombies, Yung Lean, Givers, Moon Taxi, Ryan Hemsworth, July Talk, BadBadNotGood, and Gay Nineties. Plus more.

      Your hosts with HUKA Entertainment are also bringing heavy hitters on the EDM front. Jack Ü (comprised of no less than Skrillex and Diplo) are scheduled as the main late-night attraction. They'll be accompanied by Zeds Dead, ASAP Ferg, Tycho, Hundred Waters, and Ann Lunnoe B2B Mija.

      Pemberton is also returning with a selection of comedy acts. Those will include Tim & Eric, Cheech & Chong, Reggie Watts, T.J. Miller, Doug Benson, Eric Andre, Harland Williams, Tig Notaro, and more.

      The festival is happening in the Pemberton Valley flanked by the Lillooet River July 16 to 19.

      Advance general admission tickets go on sale Friday, April 3, at 10 a.m. and start at $279. For the full lineup and tickets for the weekend, visit




      Apr 1, 2015 at 8:32am

      Better than Squamish, but J. Cole and Tiesto are headliners?!?!Definitely a weak year for festivals all over North America.
      I bet this will be the last year for one of our two major music festivals.

      out at night

      Apr 1, 2015 at 9:18am

      More good stuff coming our way. More joy, music, communion with nature, each other, art, life!

      Say yes to these amazing opportunities, brought to you by daring, visionary people who dream big and put unthinkable amounts of money, time, energy and effort on the line to make it happen. Thank you to the producers of Pemberton, Squamish, every festival big or small, every gig, every opening act in every dive, every bartender in every club, every DJ, technician, stagehand, every kid practicing in every basement and every headliner in every soft seater or arena. Your gifts make us all richer.