With the shocking news of Pemberton Music Festival cancelling and allegedly filing for bankruptcy, we’ve compiled together the Who, Where, What, Why, When and Hows of 7 awesome festivals you can still grab tickets to this summer. Big shoutout to WayHome Festival in Ontario who are offering all Pemberton ticket holders the chance to exchange their ticket for the festival July 28 – 30. Lineup deets and info on how to grab your tickets here.
What: Tall Tree Music Festival
When: June 23-26, 2017
Where: Port Renfrew BC, Vancouver Island
Who: Beats Antique, Tokyo Police Club, Shapeshifter, Cave Singers, Goldfish, Easy Star All Stars, DJ Nu-Mark, Stylust Beats + 60 more
Why: Incredible intimate festival hosted on the side of a mountain. Insane camping and natural setting, 4 stages programmed day and night, all genres of music, comedy stage, hip hop showcase, yoga, theme parties, trips to the lake and beaches.
How: Tickets on sale now at www.talltreemusicfestival.com
What: Otalith Music Festival
When: August 18-19, 2017
Where: Ucuelet, Vancouver Island
Who: Lineup has not been released yet, but past performances by People Under The Stairs, Cave Singers, Shaky Graves
Why: Set in a stunning location, west coast surf vibes, chill camping festival. It’s like a gathering with all your home-slices.
How: Tickets on sale now at https://otalithfestival.com
What: Red Truck Concert Series
When: June 17, July 15, August 12, 2017
Where: The Red Truck lot – 295 E 1st Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A7
Who: Cut/Copy headline June 17, Drake White & The Big Fire headline July 15 and Lee Fields & The Expressions PLUS local support
Why: Enjoy incredible headline artists and amazing local support without leaving Vancouver! Red Truck is easily accessible via public transport, has an awesome selection of food and of course beer. PLUS you get to sleep in your own bed at the end of the night.
How: Full 3-date Tailgate passes are available for $75 and $35 1-day passes for July + August from http://www.truckstopconcertseries.com/buy-your-tickets
What: Fvded in the Park
When: July 7-8, 2017
Where: Holland Park, Surrey BC
Who: The Chainsmokers – Wiz Khalifa, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Dillon Francis, Ty Dolla $ign, What So Not, Louis The Child, The Funk Hunters PLUS a shit tonne more
Why: Sleeping in your own bed and having a real shower is the new black! Enjoy Blueprint Live’s eclectic lineup and festival vibes, again without leaving the comfort of Vancouver!
How: Grab your single or 2-day passes meow! https://fvdedinthepark.frontgatetickets.com/
What: Motion Notion Music Festival
When: August 24-28, 2017
Where: Beaverfoot Lodge, Golden BC
Who: The festival is showcasing an ELITE of rising talent from Western North America to compliment headliners Datsik, Avalon, Dirtyphonics, Koan Sound, The M Machine and Minnesota alongside a diverse mix of international legends and underground acts — totaling over 100! YA that’s what’s up! Side note: SO MANY of our favs are on this bill, The Funk Hunters, Stickybuds, Slynk, Smalltown DJs, Astrocolor, Doprah Spinfree, Shylow, Flavours, Fort Knox Five. It’s gonna be a pawwwwty!
Why: You know that age old saying: Location Location Location”?! MONO has literally got it all. The festival’s picturesque, mountainous backdrop, sparkling riverside lounging, and lush forest surroundings play host to many incredible offerings. Couple that with crystal clear PK Sound Systems, beautifully designed stages, (ahem… did we mention the BEACH STAGE returning this year?!) amazing workshops, yoga, hypnotists, vendors, and you’ve got yourself a recipe for one hell of a good time.
How: Grab your tix here http://motionnotion.com/tickets
What: What the Festival
When: June 16-19
Where: Located 90 miles east of Portland, OR on the Wolf Run Ranch.
Who: Cut Copy, ZHU, Gramatik, Big Wild, Classix and SO MANY MORE!
Why: NBC News calls it ” The Millennial Generations Woodstock”. And if that isn’t enough to convince you all we have to say is Poooooolllll PARTY! For reals tho this carefully curated festival offers 8 stages some of which are facing pools, interactive art, speaker series, classes to get you moving… The list goes on! Pack your favorite floaty toy and lets go!
How: Tickets available right here bud! http://whatthefestival.com/
What: Atmosphere Gathering
When: August 18-20
Where: Cumberland, BC
Who: Half Moon Run (have we told you all how much WE LOVE HALF MOON RUN?!) Dirty Radio, CloZee, Moontricks, Sabota, Erica Dee. This lineup is totally stacked with incredible artists.
Why: Because in the case of the Atmosphere Gathering, it’s the places you go AND the people you meet. Atmosphere is one of those rare gems of a festival that has a big heart and a beautiful soul. Always offering an eclectic mix of music, workshops, and art this is one you don’t wanna miss!