I would be ok with them booking a few of the acts again, but it just seems lazy. Since they had poor attendance last year I wouldn't be surprised if they try to switch things up a little.
Squamish seems to be going the pop route (especially if they did book Sam Smith) so hopefully that's out for them. More hip hop could work, and I really hope it would be Kanye over Drake. He is due around here, I think he cancelled 2, maybe 3 times in the last couple years? Also I enjoyed his set at Life is Beautiful last year.
Without checking tour dates at all because I'm lazy I'll say the Strokes and the Black Keys are possible. Maybe Nas and/or Wu Tang?
We'll find out soon enough I guess.
I agree with all of this.
I definitely see Squamish as the most pop-friendly festival so if it's between Drake and Kanye, they're taking Drake. I would be fine with Drake at Pemberton though as long as Squamish doesn't get Kanye. Squamish is one festival I can never make due to timing so they are NOT allowed to get Kanye if I can't go.
The Strokes haven't announced any dates outside of May, and none of those dates are in the region. If they play more shows in North America (and some are suggesting that they might be playing Lollapalooza and Osheaga), then I could definitely Pemberton (or maybe Squamish) landing them. I also haven't checked Black Keys dates and I don't really care to, but I think they're always a default possibility for North American festivals.
Just based on last year's lineup, Nas seems like somebody that Pemberton would definitely go after. I think he would be a great fit as well. I know there have been several complaints from boarders about Wu-Tang performances, but I would love to see them at Pemberton and they seem like another good fit.
As a noob I feel like you guys aren't even that mean to noobs unless they are being outright idiots or aren't reading other threads before making outright idiotic posts. Maybe I'm just immune to internet strangers telling me that I said something stupid. It's hard to take things personally when I'm not even revealing anything personal about myself.