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Pemberton Music Festival has been canceled

19 May 2017

But no longer. The 2017 Pemberton Music Festival has reportedly been cancelled.

Huka Entertainment, which has run the festival, announced the cancellation with a notice on the event's website on Thursday.

"When you spend a week's pay on Pemberton tickets and now that it's cancelled they say you can't get your money back", tweeted one man, Pete, with a cartoon of a person laying in a puddle of their own tears.

Documents obtained from Ernst and Young state "the 2017 Pemberton Music Festival is cancelled and will not proceed as scheduled".

The notice on the event's website warns there would be no automatic refunds.

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No refunds are being offered for people who have already purchased tickets, according to organizers. "It's saddening to hear of the struggles Pemberton Music Festival organizers are dealing with, and therefore want to help by honouring all purchased ticket holders with a free pass to WayHome this summer".

For the past four years Huka Entertainment has worked to create a one-of-a-kind experience in the most handsome place on earth. He received word of the cancellation Wednesday night.

"We understand the difficulties that go into the planning and execution of a large-scale festival event", said Republic Live partner Eva Dunford.

And as of Thursday morning, four-day, general-admission tickets were still selling for $369 while VIP tickets - which included special entrances, viewing and parking - cost $899 and Super VIP tickets cost $1799.

"I feel pretty sad", he said.

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Way Home Festival is headlined by Flume, Imagine Dragons, Frank Ocean and Justice and runs from July 28-30.

The festival was to take place July 13th-16th in Pemberton, British Columbia with a lineup featuring the likes of Chance the Rapper, Muse, A Tribe Called Quest, HAIM, MGMT, and more.

This is the second time in Pemberton's five years that the festival has been canceled. the last time was 2009 due to a land dispute with the local government.

The Pemberton Music Festival LP (PMF) has declared bankruptcy. Founded in 2010, it brought major acts to the Squamish Valley including Drake, Weezer, Metric, Bad Religion, The Tragically Hip, Eminem and Bruno Mars.

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Pemberton Music Festival has been canceled