Seattle Gay News is heading to the first-ever Pemberton Festival next weekend (July 25-27), just outside Whistler ski resort. The three-day music festival in British Columbia includes Coldplay, Death Cab for Cutie, Wolfmother, Nine Inch Nails, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, The Secret Machines, Flaming Lips, The Crystal Method and Metric, to name a few.
Exclusive coverage of the Pemberton Festival begins on July 24 from Vancouver BC. If you are heading to Pemberton from the Northwest-US, check our daily blogs for information on transportation, accommodations, and of course, highlights from the festival.
To relieve yourself of traffic headaches, we advise taking Amtrak (www.amtrak.com/) from Seattle to Vancouver BC ($76 roundtrip), then taking the Whistler Mountaineer (www.whistlermountaineer.com/) to Whistler. There, a shuttle will be available to transport festivalgoers to-from Pemberton. If staying overnight in Vancouver, we recommend the always-cool and rock star-friendly Opus Hotel (www.opushotel.com/).
Seattle Gay News is pleased to call Sundial Boutique Hotel (www.sundialhotel.com/) in Whistler our homebase for the Pemberton Festival. For hotel accommodations and other information in Whistler, visit www.tourismwhistler.com/. A full list of performing artists and daily lineup for the Pemberton Festival is located at www.pembertonfestival.com/.