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Circuswest Dream Factory Circus in Vancouver CIRCUSWEST DREAM FACTORY CIRCUS

MAY 12-15, 2016
PNE GARDEN AUDITORIUM
Daily shows at 12:30 pm and 7 pm

CircusWest is proud to announce their newest creation - DREAM FACTORY CIRCUS - where we are transported in the machinery of the mind to see where dreams and nightmares come from. Witness a circus show full of skillful acrobatics, amazing aerials, and circus ingenuity this May in the Garden Auditorium at the PNE.

Tickets available at circuswest.com!

Adults $23
Students & Seniors $17
Youth (under 18) $15
Group Rates (10 or more) $15


INSOMNIA in Vancouver SOLID Presents:
INSOMNIA

MAY 20, 2016
PACIFIC COLISEUM
Doors: 7 pm

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TicketLeader for Vancouver Events

Charge by Phone 604-252-3700. Tickets also available at the Pacific Coliseum Box Office.


Macklemore & Ryan Lewis in Vancouver Live Nation Presents
MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS
WITH SPECIAL GUEST RAZ SIMONE

MAY 25, 2016
PNE FORUM
Doors: 7 pm
Show: 8 pm

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TicketLeader for Vancouver Events

Charge by Phone 604-252-3700. Tickets also available at the Pacific Coliseum Box Office.

A grassroots success, Seattle rapper Macklemore not only climbed to number two on the Billboard 200 album charts, but with little mainstream help, his 2012 sophomore release debuted with only Mumford & Sons in his way for the number one spot. "Thrift Shop" topped the Billboard Hot 100, and the album eventually reached platinum sales status. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis performed one of the album's singles, "Same Love," at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards during a marriage ceremony for over 30 couples. That night, the duo took the awards for Best New Artist, Best Rap Album, and Best Rap Performance. In 2015, Macklemore & Lewis returned with "Downtown," the first single from their second collaborative effort, This Unruly Mess I've Made.


The VCBW Festival in Vancouver THE VCBW FESTIVAL
Presented by Donnelly Group

JUNE 3-5, 2016
PNE FAIRGROUNDS

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TicketLeader for Vancouver Events

Charge by Phone 604-252-3700. Tickets also available at the Pacific Coliseum Box Office.

The VCBW Festival is back at the PNE Fairgrounds for 2016, bigger & better than ever with more beer, more food, more days, and for the first time ever a full music line-up!

With over 100 breweries & cideries pouring over 400 beers & ciders from across North America, including a US Brewers Association section filled with craft beers never before seen in Canada, The VCBW Festival is back with a vengeance! In addition to all that, we're pleased to announce The VCBW Festival Weekend Pass. One ticket for all three days gets you Gate Crasher entry times and grants you express entry on June 4th & 5th.

BUT THERE'S MORE! We're extremely pleased to announce that for the first time ever our 2016 festival will host a full music program featuring three stages and an amazing music lineup curated by Wet Ape Productions & The World Famous CFOX!

Get your tickets before April 5th to take advantage of Early Bird discount pricing. Early Bird tickets are limited, so be sure to get yours before they're gone!


Cage The Elephant in Vancouver GV/FRANK Productions Presents:
CAGE THE ELEPHANT WITH PORTUGAL, THE MAN AND TWIN PEAKS

JUNE 17, 2016
PNE FORUM
Doors: 6 pm

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

TicketLeader for Vancouver Events

Charge by Phone 604-252-3700. Tickets also available at the Pacific Coliseum Box Office.


Meghan Trainor: The Untouchable Tour in Vancouver LIVE NATION Presents
MEGHAN TRAINOR: THE UNTOUCHABLE TOUR
WITH HAILEE STEINFELD & COMMON KINGS


JULY 14, 2016
PNE AMPHITHEATRE
Showtime: 7 pm

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TicketLeader for Vancouver Events

Charge by Phone 604-252-3700. Tickets also available at the Pacific Coliseum Box Office.

Meghan Trainor continues to break records, make history, inspire countless fans, and change the landscape of pop music and culture. She began 2016 by winning "Best New Artist" at the GRAMMY® Awards and "Favorite Album" for her chart-dominating RIAA platinum full-length debut, Title [Epic Records], at the 2016 People's Choice Awards. Last year, Title not only bowed at #1 on the Billboard Top 200, but it became the "First #1 full-length debut from a female solo artist in five years. It also yielded four inescapable multiplatinum Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 smashes—"All About That Bass", "Lips Are Movin", "Dear Future Husband", and "Like I'm Gonna Lose You" [featuring John Legend].


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PNE Amphitheatre


Beach Boys at The Fair In VancouverThe PNE Amphitheatre is an outdoor seating venue located on the PNE grounds, north of Playland Amusement Park [ MAP ]. It offers spectacular views of the North Shore mountains. The PNE Amphitheatre accommodates approximately 7,000 guests with capacity for 4,500 in permanent bench-style seating and 2,500 in floor seating (standing only). Some events have a reserved "VIP" section offering additional seating. All areas offer general admission-style seating with no specific seat assignments. Seating is not covered, with the exception of the VIP sections, if applicable.

Specifications:
 
Seated capacity 4,500 (bench-style general admission seats)

Additional Floor Seating

2,500 (standing only)

Washrooms

Two permanent buildings plus additional temporary washroom trailers

Bank Machines

There will be ATMs on-site

Parking

There are 3,000 parking stalls located on the PNE grounds, 50 of which are reserved for disabled guests. The parking lot closest to the PNE Amphitheatre is through Gate 9 off Bridgeway Street.

Transit

There are several bus stops located along Hastings, McGill and Renfrew streets. Visit translink.ca for detailed schedule information.

Venue Information


Carly Rae Jepsen in VancouverAnimals
No pets are allowed with the exception of permitted Companion and Seeing Eye dogs (must be kept on leash at all times).

Bank Machines
There are multiple bank machines located at the venue.

First Aid
First-aid services are available during all events from staff specially trained in emergency first-aid procedures.

Guests with Disabilities

There is a designated drop-off and pick-up zone for guests with disabilities located through Gate 9. We provide over 50 on-site parking spaces for the disabled located in Lot 9. Wheelchair and Attendant seats are located in a designated area within the Amphitheatre. If you have any questions regarding the accessibility of the facility or you need special arrangements, please call 604-252-3588.

Lost & Found
If you have lost a personal item while attending an event at the PNE please call the PNE's Lost and Found hotline at 604-251-7717 or email lostandfound@pne.ca. Be sure to leave your full name, contact number, the date and event you lost your item and a full description of the item. Every attempt will be made to locate the lost item and you will be contacted only if the item is found. The PNE does not reimburse patrons for lost or stolen items. Note: All lost & found or checked items will be destroyed or donated if unclaimed after 30 days.

Ticket Information
Tickets can be purchased through www.ticketleader.ca as of March 9, 2012. The Ticket Leader box office is located by the main entrance of the PNE Amphitheatre and is open two hours prior to most events.

Children
For most events, children under the age of two are not required to have a ticket. However, should you wish for your child to have their own seat, a ticket is required. Shows intended for a younger audience (i.e., Disney on Ice) require that children who have celebrated their first birthday have a ticket. Please check each event individually for age requirements if you are uncertain.

Food & Beverage
The PNE provides an assortment of food and beverage services for guests attending Amphitheatre events. All food and beverage locations accept cash, debit and credit.

Washrooms
There are two permanent washrooms accompanied by temporary washroom trailers located at the venue. Each permanent washroom offers wheelchair accessible stalls. There are baby change areas in each washroom.

Parking
The PNE has over 3,000 on-site parking spaces. Prices vary depending on the event. There are at least 50 on-site disabled parking spaces. Disabled guests should enter the PNE through Gate 9.

The National Frightened Rabbit in VancouverVenue Rentals

Contact the PNE Sales Department at 604-251-7787 for venue rental information.

Doors Open

The doors open one hour prior to the start of the event.

Transit Information

The PNE site is easily accessible by public transportation. For detailed information on transit schedules and fares visit www.translink.ca.

The Pacific National Exhibition Code of Conduct

The Pacific National Exhibition would like to create an enjoyable and safe experience for all attending our events. We want all those attending our events to enjoy the experience in a responsible fashion. Guests who demonstrate inappropriate and disruptive behavior, including the following, are subject to being removed from the premises:

  • Excessive consumption of alcohol
  • Alcoholic beverages brought onto PNE property. Any attempt to bring alcohol into the amphitheatre will be considered a violation of the Code of Conduct and will result in the Guest being ejected
  • Obscene, offensive or abusive language or actions
  • Fighting, taunting, or threatening remarks or gestures
  • Dangerous, abusive, profane or illegal behavior
  • Unruly or inconsiderate behavior
  • Indecent exposure or undressing
  • Wearing obscene or indecent clothing
  • Interfering with security procedures
  • Interfering with the event or throwing any object onto the stage
  • Sitting in a location other than the guest's ticketed area
  • Video taping/audio recording of show
  • Selling tickets or other merchandise on PNE property
  • Handing out goods or literature not pre-approved by the Pacific National Exhibition
  • Any other conduct that is beyond the bounds of reasonable behavior for spectators attending an event

Each guest should hold his or her ticket stub and be ready to display it to officials to verify their seating area location.

Amphitheatre in VancouverPat Down Policy

In order to provide a safe environment, you and your belongings may be searched upon entry into the Amphitheatre. By tendering the ticket and entering the Amphitheatre, you consent to such searches. If you elect not to consent to the searches, you will be denied entry into the Amphitheatre. Also, the premises are monitored by video camera, please be aware that your movements may be recorded.

No Smoking Policy

In accordance with the Vancouver Park Board Smoking Regulation By-Law, PNE Amphitheatre is a no smoking facility. As such, guests are not permitted to smoke once inside the gates of the Amphitheatre grounds. Please note – there are no in and out privileges.

Prohibited Items
  • Coolers
  • Lawn Chairs
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Anything that could be used as a weapon or as a projectile
  • Bottles, cups, jugs or cans of any kind
  • Fireworks, flares, or other pyrotechnics
  • Alcoholic beverages of any kind, narcotics or other illegal stimulants
  • Any sort of animals other than permitted guide dogs for the visually impaired
  • Any promotional or commercial materials not pre-approved by PNE management
  • Spray cans, corrosive, flammable substances, dyes or receptacles containing substances which are harmful to health or are highly flammable
  • Mechanically-operated instruments which produce an excessive volume of noise such as megaphones, air or gas-powered horns
  • Laser pointers
  • Cameras, video cameras or other sound or video recording equipment
  • Computers or other devices used for the purposes of transmitting or disseminating sound, pictures, descriptions or results of the events via the internet or other forms of media
  • Other objects which could compromise public safety and/or harm the reputation of the Event

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