Jay-Z to Headline Canada’s Pemberton Festival

Jay-Z has been tapped to headline the first ever Pemberton Festival in British Columbia this July. According to Billboard, Hov will co-headline the event along with Coldplay, Nine Inch Nails, and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. The festival will take place in Pemberton, B.C. which is about two hours from Vancouver by car and is near the famous Whistler ski resort. The three day event will feature a festival village, camping facilities, an RV Park, and over 50 bands performing on two stages. Tickets go on sale on Friday March 28 and the festival runs from July 25-27.

In related news, ticket sales for the annual Glastonbury Festival in the U.K. are reportedly way down this year. In February, festival organizers announced that were “breaking with tradition” and had booked Jay-Z to headline the typically rock heavy event. The announcement was met with mixed reactions from festival regulars who wondered why a rapper would be tapped to headline a rock festival. Head organizer Michael Eavis recently implied that the low ticket sales have something to do with Jay’s appearance. “There’s not as many as last year because we haven’t got the super, big, big, big sort of headlining act anymore,” he told the BBC. “We’ve gone for something middle range although Jay-Z is huge in America.”

  • T-Bone

    First!!! Do yo thang my nigga best mc to pick up a mic

  • krazie-al

    im will be there, rappers should do more shows in canada. we buy albums over here too.

    also check out jay-z’s american gangster character

    http://www.gangstermind.com/?refer=412796

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  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Stu

    Should be good. Jay is dope.

    I’m suprised about Glastonbury. I’d pay and see him there, would be great.

  • http://www.sp1200.net MiRKED

    WHO cares what goes down in CA ne way? jay-z is my nigga but please

    http://www.sp1200.net

    • sean McCarron

      hahahah Americans are so dumb its seems like you love ignorance Canada’s the shit compared to the states man american’s are just too dumb to realize it cuz the media fills you with a sense of pride even to ay country in the world hate’s yall,btw I CARE cuz im gonna be seeing to big homey

  • http://www.xxlmag.com budzz

    Damn Jay and tom petty comin to Bc
    ya fomr there n fo sho goin!!!!!!

  • vancity

    ahhhhh fuck you Mirked, obviously you don’t know shit about canada especially BC, ever heard of that BC Bud, this province has the biggest problem just controlling the amount of grow-ops that are set up. so yeeeah budddy, read up before you talk shit about a country thats 10 times better then yours in every single way

  • John

    BEST RAPPER ALIVE!!!

  • Emissary

    and Hov continues to make history

    But i’m waiting on that Nas LP

  • the watcherz

    thats whats up besides the fact i wont anywhere near canada when it happenz…..check out the beatz though we got that crack yall lame producerz aint fucking with us myspace.com/yncbeatz

  • BigPoppa

    fuck you mirked. stay on that side of the border nigga unless you wanna get murked. BiTcH aSs NiGgA

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