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PNE announces stacked music lineup for 2022 Summer Night Concerts

The Pacific National Exhibition will return to full force in 2022.

British Columbia’s longest-running and largest-ticketed event, the annual PNE Fair will return to Vancouver from Aug. 20-Sept. 5.

President and CEO Shelley Frost said it will be a year of “incredible celebration.”

“We are so happy to be able to present an entertainment program which truly signals the return of the annual Fair as we knew it prior to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Frost explained.

<who>Photo Credit: PNE blog

One pandemic-related change that will stick around is daily attendance capacity limits, which means people will have to buy date-specific tickets to the PNE Fair and Playland.

“As we transition past the pandemic, one of the elements of the 2021 Fair that was very popular was daily attendance caps for each aspect of the Fair, including Playland rides,” added Frost.

“We heard very clearly that our guests enjoyed the personal space and shorter line-ups that daily ticketing limits allowed and for 2022 we will continue this program.”

As always, there will be plenty to do and plenty to see at the PNE Fair this year, but the main draw for many is the star-studded music lineup with a variety of recognizable names attached.

“We are pleased to present a concert series that reflects the wide variety of musical tastes of the PNE fairgoers,” said Patrick Roberge, the PNE’s creative director.

“This year’s line up really has something for everyone, and we know the artists are excited to perform at this year’s fair.”

Here’s the complete lineup for the PNE Fair’s 17-day run:

  • Saturday, Aug. 20 - The B-52s Farewell Tour
  • Sunday, Aug. 21 - Blue Rodeo
  • Tuesday, Aug. 23 - Barenaked Ladies with Special Guest Kim Mitchell
  • Wednesday, Aug. 24 - CAKE
  • Thursday, Aug. 25 - Vancouver Symphony Orchestra - Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles
  • Friday, Aug. 26 - Stars of Drag - “A Night of True Colours”
  • Saturday, Aug. 27 - Gipsy Kings Feat. Nicolas Reyes
  • Sunday, Aug. 28 - Chicago
  • Tuesday, Aug. 30 - Steve Miller Band
  • Wednesday, Aug. 31 - TLC & Shaggy
  • Thursday, Sept. 1 - Brothers Osborne
  • Friday, Sept. 2 - Nelly
  • Saturday, Sept. 3 - Bachman Cummings
  • Sunday, Sept. 4 - The Beach Boys – Sixty Years of the Sounds of Summer
  • Monday, Sept. 5 - Chaka Khan & Patti LaBelle

For more information on this year’s PNE Fair and to secure your tickets for various shows and events, click this link.

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