By at 12:06 PM Saturday, May 14th 2011


Pearl Jam’s PJ20 Festival: QOTSA, The Strokes, Mudhoney & More

Pearl Jam, Music


With Pearl Jam‘s 20th anniversary upon us, the PJ world has seen a barrage of reissues, a planned Cameron Crowe film on the band’s journey thus far (watch a teaser clip here), news of new album sessions with producer Brendan O’Brien, solo projects up the wazoo and more. The big, beautiful cherry on top has been a topic of intense speculation in recent months, as band members have hinted at a flyaway weekend fest at an undetermined location that would feature the Seattle grunge survivors as well as some beloved musical friends. Finally, we have official confirmation of the details.

Pearl Jam will cap their 20th anniversary celebration with a weekend music festival of their very own making over Sept. 3 and 4, featuring The Strokes, Queens of the Stone Age, Mudhoney, Liam Finn, Glen Hansard and more special guests to be announced.

The event will take place in Alpine Valley, WI over Labor Day weekend, followed by a ten-date Canadian tour (dates below). As for the festival ticket info, the fanclub presale will happen on Monday, May 23 at 10am Pacific. General public on-sale will follow on Saturday, June 4. Tickets are said to cost $89 for reserved seats, $50 lawn, plus parking and service fees. Fan club ticket-pair prices are as follows:

Reserved/GA Weekend Package- A Pair of Reserved Seats for one night and a Pair of GA tickets for the other night. $334/weekend

General Admission Weekend Package- A Pair of GA lawn seats for both nights. $252/weekend

Single day tickets will not be available through Ten Club. Fans will have the option to buy Priority Fan Club reserved shed seats and access to a 10c exclusive fenced off lawn area (one night reserved and one night general admission), with exclusive access to Ten Club Park: Shaded grassy area with amenities. Various travel package options will be available as well.

Visit for full details on PJ20 Fan Club tickets, special offers, current line up info and more.

Pearl Jam Canadian Tour Dates, Cities and On Sale Information:

Date                          City                    Venue                             On Sale

7 – Sep                        Montreal          Bell Centre                              May 28

11-Sep                        Toronto            Air Canada Centre                  May 27

12-Sep                        Toronto            Air Canada Centre                  May 27

14-Sep                        Ottawa            Scotiabank Place                    May 27

15-Sep                        Hamilton          Copps Coliseum                     May 27

17-Sep                        Winnipeg         MTS Centre                             May 27

19-Sep                        Saskatoon       Credit Union Centre                May 27

21-Sep                        Calgary            Scotiabank Saddledome         May 27

23-Sep                        Edmonton       Rexall Place                            May 27

25-Sep                        Vancouver       Pacific Coliseum                     May 27

After lead guitarist Mike McCready possibly leaked the location of the weekend fest in an April 6 interview on SiriusXM, referencing where his hero Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash (Alpine Valley), fan speculation went into supercharged overdrive. Many bought plane tickets and reserved hotels far in advance of the official announcement, because, well, Pearl Jam fans are some intensely devoted motherfuckers. Looks like their persistence paid off.

Time to start growing that mustache


Meanwhile, On The Internet...

  1. Yeah, i’m one of those fans. I already bought a plane ticket, rented a car and booked a room for Labor Day in Wisconsin. If it happens this is incorrect, I will enjoy a nice drive up to Lambeau Field to visit the home of the PACKERS!!!
    PJ20! Can not wait!

  2. mel says:

    hell or high water, i’ll be there. preferably both.

  3. deuce says:

    Is it just me or is there no sign of a price on the pj20 website?

  4. Rory says:

    It seems like this festival was created to make the founders and readers of this website hard in the pants.

  5. stu says:

    Theyre charging more than bonnaroo?

  6. stu says:

    ohh, missed that it was for two tickets, thats not too bad then

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