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2016 Pemberton Music Festival Review
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2016 Pemberton Music Festival Review

Pemberton Music Festival 2016

Well the third annual Pemberton Music Festival is finally over. And what a weekend it was. The wet weather didn't stop 100,000 people from enjoying the 2016 festival over the course of 4 days.

Check out this video of highlight from DAY 1 and DAY 2.

Thursday, July 14th - DAY 1

The first day of the festival started off with a bang featuring performances by Grace Potter, London Souls, The Zolas, Arkells, and many others.

Snoop Dogg was the main draw of the night, performing new and classic songs with the whole audience singing along in the rain.

People danced all night as the music blasted late into the evening with block rocking performances by Cypress Hill and Bassnectar.

Then the rap duo Rae Sremmurd closed out the night with a big performance at the Bass Camp.

Friday, July 15th - DAY 2

All genres of music were represented at the festival on Friday. On what might have been the most musically eclectic day of the event.

Thousands of fans dressed in plastic rain ponchos were at the festival to watch sets by headliners Miguel, Kaskade, FKA Twigs, Big Gigantic and J. Cole.

The day started off early in the afternoon with shows from Hippie Sabotage, Joey Bada$$, and Hudson Mohawke. And the party continued until 2am with hard hitting performance by Flosstradamus.

Check out this video for highlights from DAY 3 and DAY 4!

Saturday, July 16th - DAY 3

Another rainy day for festival-goers to endure. However, this wouldn't stop them from trying to cure their collective hangovers through the power of dance.

The day started out with the battle of the bands winner, Northern Ignition, playing a set at the Whistler Blackcomb Stage. Other big performances on Saturday included Billy Idol, Ice Cube, The Killers, Wiz Khalifa, Cheech and Chong, Die Antwoord and Girl Talk.

Sunday, July 17th - DAY 4

The last day started off slow as it rained in the early morning and campers dragged their soaking wet bodies from their tents. Nursing a 3 day hangover these party people got up for one more day of music and mayhem.

With performances from Halsey, DJ Snake, Noel Gallagher, SZA, and Baauer.

And of course Pearl Jam closed out the 3rd annual Pemberton Music Festival with a hard rocking two hour set for the massive audience of 45,000 plus fans.

2017 Pemberton Music Festival

Everyone is already looking forward to next year's Pemberton Music Festival! How about you? What was your favourite act from the 2016 edition of the festival?

Posted by on Tuesday, July 19, 2016