Pemberton fest lined up


NASHVILLE -- Coldplay, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Jay-Z and Nine Inch Nails will headline the inaugural Pemberton Festival, set for July 25-27 in Pemberton, B.C.

The festival is produced by Live Nation and Good Boy Prods. Live Nation Canada CEO Shane Bourbonnais will spearhead LN's efforts on the event. Good Boy Prods. is a joint venture between Coldplay manager Dave Holmes and Depeche Mode manager Jonathan Kessler.

Also on the bill are My Morning Jacket, the Tragically Hip, Interpol, the Flaming Lips and Death Cab for Cutie, along with newer acts such as Vampire Weekend, MGMT and Sia. The plan is to feature two stages, a dance stage and more than 50 bands.

Pemberton, a two-hour drive from Vancouver, is a popular destination area because of its close proximity to Whistler ski resort, site for some competitions for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

The event will boast a festival village, camping facilities, an RV Park and shuttle service to and from nearby Whistler, tickets for the Pemberton Festival go on sale through beginning Friday, March 28.

Concertgoers will be able to camp on site or sleep in accommodations ranging from motels to top-notch luxury hotels in Whistler.

A  confirmed lineup as Thursday follows:

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
Nine Inch Nails
The Flaming Lips
Death Cab for Cutie
The Tragically Hip
Serj Tankian
My Morning Jacket
Sam Roberts Band
Vampire Weekend
Black Mountain
Minus the Bear
Buck 65
Secret Machines
Brazillian Girls
The Fiery Furnaces
Mates of State
The Airborne Toxic Event
Carolina Liar
Grand Ole Party
Monte Negro
Low Vs Diamond
Annie Stela
The Crystal Method
DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist
Junkie XL
David Seaman
Booka Shade
Tommie Sunshine
3 OH! 3
Kevin Shiu
Tony Pantages