PEMBERTON, B.C. (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — British Columbia's Agricultural Land Commission (ALC) has signed off on an application from Live Nation, paving the way for a return of last year's successful Pemberton Festival.
Local newspaper The Question, Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD), Village of Pemberton and Live Nation must collaborate to preserve the agricultural utility of the land used to stage the fest. The three must enter into a memorandum of understanding before July 1st.
The approval also is contingent on Live Nation hiring a professional agronomist to evaluate the site before and after the event to assess soil damage and remediate the land post-event. The memorandum will also provide Live Nation with an additional three years of approval with consideration for two additional three-year approval blocks.
Live Nation, however, has not confirmed that they intend to stage another event. Shane Bourbonnais, who organized the event for Live Nation last year, noted that the timeline for organizing an event of that magnitude would be extremely tight.
Last year's event, the inaugural edition of the event was heralded as a success, attracting more than 40,000 fans to the region. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers