Back in December, we told you that Canada’s Pemberton Music Festival might have to wait until 2011 before it makes a return. It now appears that possibility is becoming more and more of a reality.
As the Whistler Question reports, Live Nation, the festival’s promoter, has released a statement saying the company has put planning to host the next Pemberton Festival on hold while they work with local officials “on issues which will make the festival financially feasible for us.”
“For the time being, we have put plans to stage the next Pemberton Festival on hold while we work with local officials on issues which will make the festival financially feasible for us. We hope that we will be able to bring back the Festival to Pemberton at some point in the future,” the statement went on to read.
Live Nation did not elaborate on what “issues” are exactly preventing the festival’s return, however, issues surrounding liquor sales, policing costs, and conditions from CN Rail as well as the question of preserving the agricultural capability of the festival grounds have all been proved to be particularly problematic in recent months. We’ll have more information as it becomes available.