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6 Useful Pemberton Music Festival Facts

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6 Useful Pemberton Music Festival Facts

Pemberton Music Festival

We had some basic questions regarding the Pemberton Music Festival. So between asking the folks at running the festival and checking out their FAQ's we came up with the answers! Here's six basic questions we think everyone would like to know.

Can I ride my bike to the festival | Follow up will there be a place to lock my bike?

Yes you will be able to ride your bike to the festival. They don't want anyone on the Highway this year so they have re-routed all bike trails to different back roads. If your coming from town they want you to take the Pemberton Creek Dyke Trail or the Fraser Road Connector until you reach the Lillooet River Bridge. From here you will have to cross the bridge with car traffic until you reach Farm Road East (gravel pit turn off) take a left on the road until you reach the gravel pit. You will take a right at the gravel pit and follow the trail leading you into the back entrance of the festival. If you take the correct directions you will end up in the back entrance of the festival - not at the front entrance facing Highway 99.

Check out the Bike Map below

Pemberton Cyclists Info

There will also be a place to lock and store bikes outside of the festival gates. Festival staff will be on hand to make sure no foul play happens to them. They will not be providing locks however - bring your own.

Is there going to be ATM's on site?

Yes there will.

Will my cell phone work at the festival?

If you remember the first Pemberton Music Festival you may remember dropped calls and missed texts. Well thank fully technology has advanced since the first fest and three newly installed temporary cell towers should ensure your phone will work. Apparently different providers may work better than others - however we have been told that cell phones should work this time around! Instagram your hearts away.

How much booze can I bring into the campsite?

Possibly the most asked question I've heard. Here's the breakdown.

Each of the following is the maximum allowed amount of alcohol per person during the weekend:

  • one (1) 40oz bottle of liquor
  • two (2) 750mL bottles of wine
  • one (1) 473mL case of twenty four (24) cans of beer

You are allowed to have each of the above.

How do I register for cool activities like the water slide and Zip-Trek line?


In order to go on the water slide feature (a giant water slide located in the middle of the festival) all you have to do is register your wristband online. The water slide feature is FREE. If you want to try the Zip-Line feature you must pay either $5 for one trip or $20 for all you can ride! Both features are on a first come first serve basis.

Does the festival begins on Thursday, July 17 or Friday July 18?

Technically the festival starts on Wednesday, July 16 with a FREE concert series in Whistler. You can catch 4 bands on Wednesday at Whistler Olympic Plaza starting at 5PM. The first day of the festival to begin in Pemberton is on Thursday, July 17. Eight bands will rock out throughout the day in what is being un-officially heralded as local's day. Anyone with a wristband can get in on Thursday and get their pre-party on. Friday, July 18 marks the first day of morning to night musical acts and parties!

Check out the complete day to day schedule to get a better sense of the line-up.

Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014

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