The Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) has released its entertainment lineup for the 2019 PNE Fair, and once again, the BC summer event will showcase a diverse entertainment lineup featuring appearances by internationally acclaimed musicians and performers.
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Highlights of this year’s Fair include the “hypnotizingly” amazing Reveen, an immersive selfie-photo experience, a star-studded lineup for the Summer Night Concerts series, and the medieval-style Knights of Valour jousting show.
Summer Night Concerts
This year’s lineup is full of rock legends including the likes of Billy Idol, Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil, STYX, and Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famers ZZ Top.
Joining the PNE summer concert line-up for the first time is Smokey Robinson. And no summer concert series would be complete without the inclusion of The Beach Boys.
Representing the Great White North this year will be Canadian rock legend Burton Cummings, country-rock band Blue Rodeo, and blues icon Colin James.
But it’s not just the rock fans who can get their fill at the Summer Nights Concerts. R&B
legends TLC will close out the series, and 98 Degrees will be performing this year, as well.
I Love the 90’s will return once again this year, but this time with a whole new lineup: Vanilla Ice, Montell Jordan, Biz Markie and Rob Base.
Joining the 90s hit train will be Collective Soul and Gin Blossoms.
In addition, MC Hammer and Bobby Brown are bringing all their hits to the summer stage this year.
Finally, world-renowned reggae stars UB40 are marking their 40th anniversary with a
The Summer Night Concerts take place every evening of the PNE Fair, and begin on August 17th.
2019 Entertainment and Attractions
The Superconscious Experience of Reveen
It’s the man they call Reveen! The legend continues with this mesmerizing and hypnotic
show featuring high-speed memory demonstrations and mystical showmanship. Now
Tyrone Reveen is following in his father’s footsteps and continuing the family tradition.
The Superconscious Experience allows audience members to become the stars in one
of the wildest and funniest shows of illusion and hypnosis that has left millions of people
crying with laughter all over the world.
Electric Fire – A Nightly Pyro Musical Finale
A nightly pyro musical finale where the skies will erupt with flying rockets, exploding fire, live performers and high-voltage intensity. It’s a 360 degree, live immersive show experience.
Snap Happy: A Do-It-Your-Selfie Experience
Get snap happy at this massive pop-up pavilion filled with an interactive array of colourful
installations and playful art exhibits. These visual spectacles are larger-than-life,
memory-making moments. This free with admission walk through exhibit features
numerous selfie sets, in a multisensory, immersive attraction.
Game Changer Exhibit – Discover the Evolution of Video Games
Get your game on! Discover how innovation has shaped the video game industry.
Game Changers takes you on a fascinating journey, exploring the past and uncovering
the future of gaming. Live the video game evolution, from memorable Pong to the
photorealistic, immersive games of today.
Super Action Academy
Created specifically for the PNE Fair, this exciting new show allows young fairgoers to
have a chance to put on their superhero costume and join the action themselves. The
Super Action Academy is a free, interactive show packed with music and action where
our young Fair guests get to be the hero.
Blue’s Dance Party
Come sing and dance with Blue the Bear and his friends in this interactive multimedia
When the sun goes down, join us for your favourite family movies on the big screen
nightly at Toon City. Bring a blanket, grab some popcorn and enjoy an outdoor movie
night for the entire family.
The Revel District
Food, spectacular entertainment and mechanical bull riding — this newly reimagined
zone at the PNE Fair might just be the best part of summer. The flavourful Revel District
offers an amazing Mexican experience at the Corona Bar, I LOVE Churros, Los Tacos
Hermanos and slushie margarita bar. Guests can also let their Western side loose with
some traditional, charcoal grilled BBQ chicken and ribs from BBQ pit masters, a cold
cocktail from the District Bar and some bull riding! Get ready to enjoy some of the best
live entertainment the PNE Fair has to offer.
For the Love of Drag
Want to see some of Vancouver’s drag superstars? Tuck Entertainment presents a
menagerie of drag queens nightly on-stage serving outrageous looks and fierce
performance to some of your favourite pop songs. Come experience these divine
queens for yourself. If you’ve never been to a Drag show before, “For the Love of Drag”
is the perfect chance to see what you’ve been missing.
Mike Wood Comedy
Canadian Comedian Mike Wood has been making audiences across Canada laugh since 1994. He has performed in 13 countries around the globe.
Mama Lou, Strong Woman
The only Strong Woman performing in the Northern Hemisphere, Mama Lou dazzles audiences with her feats of strength and legendary sense of humour.
The President’s Choice SuperDogs
One of the most popular shows ever at the PNE Fair, the President’s Choice®
SuperDogs™ presents Abracadabark for 2019. With a magician as your guide you’ll
experience the magic of the SuperDogs.
PNE Prize Home
One of the Fair’s most beloved attractions, the PNE Prize Home grand prize features a gorgeous 3,159 sq. foot luxurious farmhouse-style contemporary home that will eventually be relocated to Kelowna’s picturesque Kirschner Mountain.
Knights of Valour
Back by popular demand, Knights of Valour is a thrilling show of horsemanship, bravery and chivalry like you’ve never seen before.
Every night, two piano players go head to head and raise the roof with great music.
The Coca-Cola Stage will feature a cultural mosaic of dynamic dancers, exhilarating musical performers and other special guests. This celebration of Canada’s diverse
cultural landscape will delight fair-goers of all ages and backgrounds.
Museum of Glass – Mobile Hot Shop
The Hot Shop Team will demonstrate the fascinating process of creating works of art
from molten glass each day of the Fair. Guests will learn the characteristics of glass,
and how its properties make it possible for molten glass to be blown and shaped.
Festival Park Nights
Enjoy nightly live music from performers such as Vancouver’s Legendary R&B
Allstars, Groove & Tonic, Ten Souljers and Moon Coin Show.
Roving PNE PEP Band
This roving and energetic dance group and 12-piece brass
and percussion band will pump up the crowd with their renditions of some of your favourite pop songs.
Dinosaur Stomp – A Roaring Adventure
This outdoor exhibit will offer guests a spectacular and representative snapshot of 15
different dinosaurs that roamed the Earth during the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods.
Featuring ten life-sized animatronic models and five static models, the exhibit will teach
fairgoers about the dinosaur's stories and their favourite Fair food. Kids can play in the dig area to unearth cool Dino fossils.
More information on times, dates, admission, and access is all available on the PNE’s website.