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Varekai CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
VAREKAI

MAY 20–24, 2015
PACIFIC COLISEUM

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Deep within a forest, at the summit of a volcano, exists an extraordinary world - a world where something else is possible. A world called Varekai.

From the sky falls a solitary young man, and the story of Varekai begins. Parachuted into the shadows of a magical forest, a kaleidoscopic world populated by fantastical creatures, this young man sets off on an adventure both absurd and extraordinary. On this day at the edge of time, in this place of all possibilities, begins an inspired incantation to life rediscovered.

The word Varekai means “wherever” in the Romany language of the gypsies the universal wanderers. This production pays tribute to the nomadic soul, to the spirit and art of the circus tradition, and to the infinite passion of those whose quest takes them along the path that leads to Varekai.


VANCOUVER CRAFT BEER WEEK VANCOUVER CRAFT BEER WEEK
Ft. Stihl Timbersports

SATURDAY JUNE 6 & SUNDAY JUNE 7, 2015
PNE Centre Grounds

General Admission – 2 pm - 6 pm
Gatecrasher – 1 pm - 6 pm

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Vancouver Craft Beer Week’s Festival is now the biggest craft beer festival in Canada, with over 100 breweries and up to 400 beers to sample!

Also featuring the Stihl Timbersports Western Canada Finals, with competitions happening on both days - Rookies, Women’s and Men’s Professionals, with DJ Hebegebe spinning sweet summer soul to open and close the festival.

All tickets include entry, entertainment, and a souvenir VCBW tasting glass. Beer tokens are available for $1.25 a piece and are valid for 4oz tasters from all of the breweries (and cideries) in attendance. Looking forward to pairing some amazing food with your beer? Have no fear - there will be more food trucks on site than ever before!


MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE! FELD ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS
MARVEL UNIVERSE LIVE!

JUNE 18–21, 2015
PACIFIC COLISEUM

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Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original story that brings more than 25 Marvel icons together on one epic quest. The Cosmic Cube, the source of ultimate power and one of the most feared and coveted treasures in the Marvel Universe, has been shattered into pieces by the Mighty Thor in order to prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. With the pieces scattered across the globe, Thor’s villainous brother Loki devises a scheme to clone its powers, inciting a threat that could not only decimate Earth but also obliterate the Universe. Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man and The Avengers (Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and more) and threatening villains come to life in an action-packed arena extravaganza.


VOICES TOGETHER 2015 VOICES TOGETHER 2015

JULY 1, 2015
PACIFIC COLISEUM
Doors: 4 pm

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We are pleased to invite the Christian community of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland to gather together on Canada Day (Wednesday, July 1) at 5:00 p.m. for a time of unified prayer and worship at Pacific Coliseum. This event is presented by a core planning team that is comprised of leaders from local churches and interdenominational ministries.


HELLO KITTY’S HELLO KITTY’S SUPERCUTE FRIENDSHIP FESTIVAL

JULY 17-19, 2015
PNE FORUM

Sessions:
Friday July 17 – 7 pm
Saturday July 18 – 2 pm
Saturday July 18 – 7:30 pm
Sunday July 19 – 12 noon

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GA Adult (ages 13+) $35, GA Youth (ages 3-12) $25, Children 2 and under free with paying adult.
VIP Ticket Information:

Platinum Bow Package:
This extremely limited VIP package gets you up close with Hello Kitty & some of her best friends!

  • Guaranteed character Meet & Greet and photo opportunity with a minimum of 5 characters including Hello Kitty.
  • Reserved stage show seating.
  • Advance access to merchandise.
  • Custom tote & much more!

Red Bow Package:

  • Guaranteed photo opportunity with Hello Kitty.
  • VIP check-in.
  • Advanced access to merchandise & more!

Hello Kitty is hitting the road with her first- ever North American live tour event! Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival is an interactive musical and lifestyle event for friends of all ages! Join Hello Kitty and her supercute friends including Dear Daniel, My Melody, Badtz-Maru, Keroppi, Chococat and Pompom Purin in a unique celebration of fun, festivities and surprises! Each event will feature Hello Kitty and friends in multi-stage live performances guest engagement, DJ-driven dancing with dance group KRU HK, interactive exhibits, art, fashion, photo opportunities, “event-exclusive” collectibles and more!


MAD DECENT BLOCK PARTY Live Nation & Blueprint present
MAD DECENT BLOCK PARTY

SEPTEMBER 6, 2015
PNE AMPHITHEATRE
Doors: 3 pm

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Mad Decent is the name of the Los Angeles-based record label spearheaded by Wesley Pentz, better known as Diplo, the 3x Grammy-nominated producer and world renowned DJ. As an influential label that has been home to artists like Major Lazer, Baauer, Rusko, Dillon Francis, RiFF RAFF, Crookers, Bonde Do Role and the whole Jeffree's crew, Mad Decent aims to bring new genres and cultures to light in the ever diversifying music community. Aside from the music released, Mad Decent is also known for its annual Block Parties, a series of outdoor dance party/concerts in select cities across the United States and Canada.

Line-up: Major Lazer, Dillon Francis, Netsky, Humans, Party Favor, Grandtheft

www.maddecentblockparty.com


G.E.M. Live Nation Presents
G.E.M. X.X.X. LIVE

NOVEMBER 3, 2015
PACIFIC COLISEUM
Doors: 6 pm

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China's biggest female pop music superstar and one of the country's most exciting entertainers, G.E.M., announced on Live Nation’s Yahoo! channel details surrounding her first-ever North American & European tour. Promoted exclusively by Live Nation, the highly-anticipated tour will kick off on Nov. 3, 2015, visiting several cities throughout the United States, Canada & Europe including Vancouver, Los Angeles, Newark and London. Tickets go on sale on Saturday, May 2 at 10:00 a.m. local time for North American dates.

G.E.M. shot to super stardom in 2014 when the electrifying performer represented Hong Kong in one of the most popular shows in China, I AM A SINGER, a weekly music show watched by over 200 million people per episode. G.E.M.’s weekly performance on the show was a widely anticipated act not only for those in China but across the world. Her social media stats have skyrocketed to over 17 million Sina Weibo followers, 137 million YouTube views, 2.5 million Facebook followers and 2 million Instagram followers.

Since then, G.E.M. has become one of the most in-demand artists in China, selling out venues in all major cities. Her current tour, G.E.M. X.X.X. LIVE has already captivated over half a million fans and taken in 55 arena and stadium dates in the past 10 months. As a Pop artist, G.E.M.'s music has a wide spectrum of influences from Soul, R&B, Classical to Rock. The multi-talented singer-songwriter can play not only piano but also drums and guitar and speaks English, Cantonese and Mandarin fluently.

About G.E.M.
G.E.M., an acronym that stands for “Get Everybody Moving,” has been singing and writing songs since the age of five. This China-born, Hong Kong-raised superstar started her career as a YouTube sensation. Following her debut in 2008 and four best-selling albums, G.E.M.’s career skyrocketed, pushing her on to international success reflected in sold-out shows around the world. Hong Kong’s #1 female singer has played 55 concerts to packed houses in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, and across Asia over the past 10 months. G.E.M. will continue to combine her talents and passion for inspiring others to reach for their dreams as China’s first female artist to leave earth and travel to space in 2016. G.E.M has been on the cover of Harper's Bazaar and Glamour.


Disney on Ice Frozen FELD ENTERTAINMENT PRESENTS
DISNEY ON ICE
FROZEN


NOVEMBER 25-29, 2015
PACIFIC COLISEUM

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Enter a fantastical winter wonderland beyond all imagination at Disney On Ice presents Frozen Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt. The heartwarming Academy Award®-winning tale you love is now LIVE and skating into your town. You’ll be magically whisked away into the wintry world of Arendelle, where you will be dazzled by amazing special effects and astonishing skating. Sing and dance along to inspiring songs, including "Let It Go." Join royal sisters Anna and Elsa, the hilarious snowman Olaf, Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven and the mystical trolls as they journey to discover that true love is ultimately the most magical power of all! Hosted by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, with special guest appearances by your most beloved Disney Princesses and characters from favorites like Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Disney’s The Lion King, this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship will leave your family with memories to last a lifetime.

PNE Amphitheatre


The 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


Animals
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.

Venue 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.

Pat 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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