Second annual Pemberton Music Festival goes off without a hitch

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      If it you’re sitting in traffic as you read this, stuck in the long line of cars that’s slowly snaking its way back from the Pemberton Music Festival to Vancouver this early afternoon, Huka Entertainment has a suggestion for how you can pass the time.

      Click over to and buy tickets for 2016. A July 20 media release states a limited number are on sale now.

      The same release describes the four days of live music and comedy as a resounding success.

      “Smooth traffic and one of the world's most majestic settings welcomed over 115,000 festival patrons Wednesday through Sunday as they enjoyed nearly 120 performances by 113 artists,” it reads.

      Another five million people checked the festival out via Huka’s “Global 24-Hour Live Story” that was broadcast via Snapchat. Organizers also used the event to debut Huka.TV, a “network of original, live, on-the-fly and taped programming that entertained fans from the festival's big screens and festival shuttles as well as online”.

      Those in attendance included Kendrick Lamar, Missy Elliot, Hozier, Broken Social Scene, Alice Cooper, Jane's Addiction, the String Cheese Incident, Weezer, the Black Keys, Kid Cudi, Passion Pit, J. Cole, the War on Drugs, Sam Roberts Band, and the list went on and on.

      If you're in a car with a crowd slightly more subdued than Troy and his boys above, you can read Mike Usinger and Michael Mann’s reviews of Friday and Saturday at There, you’ll also find photos by Amanda Siebert from days two, three, and four of the festival, plus selection of crowd shots by Rebecca Blissett.

      If you make it through all of that and your memory of the weekend is still a little hazy, stumble over to the Straight’s guide to everything Pemberton and keep clicking through everything from Usinger’s random observations from the Bass Camp tent to tales of Mann’s rebel ways.

      Until next year.