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Trying To Decipher The Pemberton Music Festival Clues

Earlier this month, the people behind Pemberton Music Festival started dropping some hints about the lineup. The clues were quite vague, but it got many talking about what they could expect. I took some time and went through each clue and tried to associate acts that matched. I then checked the availability of each act to see if they would have any open time during the July 16-19 that Pemberton Music Festival will run in 2015.

To start off here are the three posts on the Pemberton Music Festival Facebook page:

 

 

 

Here is what I found, I coloured the artists red if they couldn’t possibly make any date to the festival.

19 of those acts are one word names
I started making a list for this one, but it is way, way to vague.

2 acts have numbers in the name
Jurassic 5 – Currently wide open, any time after April 14th
311 – Only shows in July are in July 14th in Ohio, July 18th in New Jersey
The 1975 – Currently wide open
The Devil Makes Three – Booked until June 7th, and then wide open until until July 26th
Twenty One Pilots – Booked up June 11th, then nothing until July 24th in Japan
Added after originally posting
Blink 182 – Currently wide open in July.

12 acts end in the letter “R”
Ben Harper – In italy on July 17, 18, 20
Big Sugar – Currently wide open, any time after July 10th
Bon Iver – Currently wide open
Boy & Bear – Currently wide open, any time after April 2nd
Cat Power – Currently wide open
Chet Faker -Currently wide open
Dengue Fever – Currently wide open, any time after April 11th
Fidlar – Currently wide open, any time after March 30th
Geographer – Currently wide open, any time after May 30th
Johnny Marr – Booked July 16th, 18th and 20th in Australia
Josh Ritter – Currently wide open, any time after May 31st
Kendrick Lamar – Booked July 4th in london, UK and July 24th in Ontario at Wayhome. Definitely doing the festival circuit, and he played Pemberton Last year.
London Grammar – Booked July 17th in Germany at Melt!, and July 19th in France
Okkervil River – Currently wide open
Passenger – Booked July 15th, 16th and 18th in Italy, and July 19th in Germany
Pepper – Currently wide open, any time after June 12th
Will Butler – Currently wide open, any time after June 4th
Win Butler – Currently wide open, but could be under DJ Windows 98
Wtchdr – Currently wide open

5 acts have “and” in the name
The Head And The Heart – Currently wide open
The Naked And Famous – Currently wide open
City And Colour – Currently wide open, any time after March 18th
Tegan And Sara – Currently wide open
Shovels And Rope – Currently wide open in July, except on the 18th
Echo And The Bunnymen – Currently wide open in July, except on the 4th
Edward Sharpe And the Magnetic Zeros – Currently wide open in July, except on the 12th and 31st
Catfish And The Bottlemen – Booked in UK on July 17th and Germany on July 19th
Boy & Bear – Currently wide open, any time after April 2nd
St. Paul And The Broken Bones – Set to play Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. Same dates as Pemberton. Could play both.
Added after originally posting
Florence and the Machine – Booked July 16 Super Bock Super Rock in Portugal and July 18 Complexo Parque Das Nacos in Portugal.

8 acts whose second letter in the name is “E”
Aerosmith – Currently booked to play the West Coast in July. July 16th in Victoria, July 19th Fort McMurray, AB, but no Vancouver date yet.
Ben Harper – Booked in Italy on July 17th, 18th, and 20th
Tegan And Sara – Currently wide open
Geographer – Currently wide open, any time after May 30th

2 girl acts with boy names
St. Vincent – Booked July 17th in Ostrava and July 19th in Latvia
Iggy Azalea – No dates until September
Charli XCX – Currently wide open, any time after July 11th
Mo – Currently wide open, any time after April 11th

9 acts with “The” in the name
The 1975 – Currently wide open
The Afghan Whigs – No current dates
The Antlers – Currently wide open in July, except on the 31st
The Black Keys – Currently wide open, any time after June 14th
The Cat Empire – Booked on July 12th in France and then July 23rd in the UK
The Coup – Currently wide open
The Cult – Currently wide open
The Districts – No dates in July
The Glitch Mob – Currently wide open in July, except on the 31st
The Green – Currently wide open, any time after May 16
The Horrors – Currently wide open
The Kills – Currently wide open in July, except on the 27th and 28th in California
The National – Currently wide open in July, except on the 17th in Wisconsin.
The Preatures – Currently wide open, any time after May 20th
The Pretty Reckless – Currently wide open in July, except on the 21st in NH and 23rd in Ottawa
The Replacements – Currently wide open, any time after June 5th
The Rolling Stones – Currently wide open. Expecting an announcement on their North American tour today/tomorrow – http://stonesnews.com/
The Sheepdogs – Currently wide open in July, except on the 24th in Oro-Medonte
The Tea Party – Currently wide open
The Ting Tings – Currently wide open in July, except on the 12th in France, and then July 25th in Kansas City
The Trews – Currently wide open in July
The Tragically Hip -Currently wide open in July, except on the 1st and 3rd
Tyler The Creator – Currently wide open in July, except on the 1st, 3rd and 4th. But he just got announced for FVDED in the Park in Surrey. http://fvdedinthepark.com/
The War On Drugs – Currently wide open in July, except on the 1-4 for Roskilde & 2-5 for Vida Festival Barcelona.
Young The Giant – Currently wide open in July
The Weeknd – Currently wide open in July, except on the 3rd-4th for FVDED in the Park in Surrey.
The Wild Feathers – Currently wide open in July
The xx – Currently wide open in July
Rage Against The Machine – Currently wide open in July, except on the 30th in LA for LA Rising
Cage The Elephant – Currently wide open in July, except on the 17th in Kentucky
appended after Twitter suggestions:
Run The Jewels – Currently wide open in July, except on the 15th Ottawa, 19th Chicago

3 acts that use initials
The xx – Currently wide open in July
TI – Currently wide open
AC/DC – Currently wide open in July, except on the 17th in Oslo + 19th in Stockholm
AFI – Currently wide open
BOB – Currently wide open
Charli XCX – Currently wide open, any time after July 11th
Eden XO – Currently wide open

2 acts with “DJ” in the name
Far too many to name.

3 acts that sound like a Halloween costume
Steel Panther – Currently wide open in July
Hollywood Undead – Currently wide open in July
Mushroomhead – Currently wide open in July

4 acts with two first names
Djemba Djemba – No dates after April 2nd
Gary Clark Jr. – Currently wide open in July, except on the 4th in Washington, DC, + 10th at Summer Series
Duran Duran – Currently wide open in July
The Ting Tings – Currently wide open in July, except on the 12th in France, and 25th in Kansas City
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Currently wide open
appended after original posting:
Charles Bradley – Currently wide open in July, except on the 18th in Wisconsin

one act that’s spelled incorrectly
Wavves – Currently wide open, any time after May 8th
Deap Vally – Currently wide open, any time after May 15th
Chvrches – Currently wide open in July, except on the 17th in Chicago
appended after Twitter suggestions:
Alvvays – Set to play Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. Same dates as Pemberton. Could play both. Also have a date on July 19th in Portland

2 animal name acts
Band Of Horses – Currently wide open, any time after June 6th
Fleet Foxes – Currently wide open
Cat Power – Currently wide open
Dr. Dog – Currently wide open, any time after July 10th at Madison Square Garden
Moutain Goats – Currently wide open, any time after June 7th in Houston
Grizzly Bear – Currently wide open
Caribou – Currently wide open in July, except on the 17th UK, July 18th Ireland, July 19th Chicago
Arctic Monkeys – Currently wide open
Minus The Bear – No dates after may 20
Modest Mouse – Currently wide open in July, except on the 12th Perth, 19th Louisville, KY
The Wombats – Currently wide open in July, except on the July 9th, 10th, 11th in the UK, then nothing until August 20th
Andrew Bird– Currently wide open in July, except on the 4th
Eagles Od Death Metal – Currently wide open, any time after July 16th
Them Crooked Vultures – A man can dream. No current dates. πŸ™‚
Animal Collective – No current dates
Phoenix – Currently wide open
Mastadon – Currently wide open
Noah & The Whale – Currently wide open
Owl City – Currently wide open, any time after May 28th
appended after Twitter suggestions:
Phish – Currently wide open in July, up until the 21st in Oregon

4 acts that start with … “M”
Mac Demarco – Currently wide open, any time after June 7th
Machine Gun Kelly – Currently wide open
Magic! – Currently wide open, any time after June 15th
Matt Mays – Currently wide open, any time after April 1st
Matthew Good – Currently wide open
Melvins – Currently wide open in July, except on the 17th Denver, 18th Taos, NM, 19th in Albuquerque, NM
Memphis May Fire – Currently wide open, any time after June 17th
Merchandise – Currently wide open, any time after May 23rd
Meshuggah – Currently wide open in July, except on the 11th in Spain
Metric – Currently wide open in July, except on the 16th Houston, 17th Dallas, 20th Anaheim
Michael Franti – Currently wide open in July, except on the 17th in Olympic Valley, CA
Milky Chance – Currently wide open in July, except on the 16th in Portugal
Milo Greene – Currently wide open, any time after May 10th
Miss May I – Currently wide open, any time after June 16th
Mogwai – Currently wide open in July, except on the 17th at Melt! in Germany
Monster Truck -Currently wide open in July, except on the 11th in Kitchener, ON
Motorhead – Last date is July 17 at Resurrection Festival in Spain
Mounties – Currently wide open, any time after April 30th
Mowgli’s – Currently wide open, any time after May 31st
Mudhoney – Currently wide open, any time after July 12th in brooklyn
Murder By Death – Currently wide open, any time after July 12th in Vermont
appended after Twitter suggestions:
Marina + The Diamonds – Currently wide open in July, except on the 31st for Osheaga
My Morning Jacket – – Set to play Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky. Same dates as Pemberton. Could play both.

9 acts you could use in a sentence
Elbow – Currently wide open in July
Spoon – Playing Eaux Claires in Wisconsin, either 17 or 18th of July. These are their only July dates
Pepper – Currently wide open, any time after June 12th

3 acts that sound like a colour
Pink – Currently wide open
Deep Purple – Currently wide open in July
King Crimson – Currently wide open in July
appended after Twitter suggestions:
Jack White – Currently wide open, any time after April 18th
The Black Keys – Currently wide open, any time after June 14th

2 bands with a month in them
April Wine – Currently wide open in July, except on the 10th in Moncton, NB, 17th in Erie, PA, 25th in Edmonton, AB
The Decemberists – Currently wide open in July, except on the 10th in Troutdale, OR, July 24th in Oro-Medonte, ON for WayHome
July Talk – Currently wide open in July, except on the 24th in Oro-Medonte, ON for WayHome
Memphis May Fire – Currently wide open in July
August Burns Red – Currently wide open, any time after April 24th
Blue October – Currently wide open, any time after June 27th

2 acts with “band” in the name
Band Of Horses – Currently wide open, any time after June 6th
Band Of Skulls – Currently wide open, any time after June 19th
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – Currently wide open
Dave Matthews Band – Currently wide open in July, except on the 15th Missouri, 17th Indiana, 18th Indiana.

one act that sounds like a food (really)
Black Eyed Peas – Currently wide open
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Currently wide open
Korn – Currently wide open in July, except on the 16th Brixton, UK, 17th-18th Spain
Cake – Currently wide open
The Cranberries – Currently wide open in July

Well that is just some surface scratching. I know there are a ton more bands that fit all of these clues, but these were the ones that came to mind. Only a few of the bands I listed are unavailable during the required dates.

Now we wait to see what the lineup will look like.

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