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Sled Island 2015 Initial Lineup Announced

Sled Island is thrilled to announce its first wave of 2015 festival artists.

In addition to previously announced guest curators Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Sled Island will  continue in the tradition of bringing you some of music's most beloved and respected minds with such acts as post-punk legends Television, the recently reunited Drive Like Jehu, Mary Timony of Helium and Wild Flag's Ex Hex, doom pioneers Pentagram, fuzzed-out stoner rock icons Fu Manchu and the ruthlessly highbrow Oxbow, while continuing to bring more contemporary and growing talents like the furious noise rock duo Lightning Bolt, neo-garage maestro King Tuff, Calgary's own Viet Cong, the ragingly grotesque Pissed Jeans, breathtaking jazz ensemble Jaga Jazzist, word whiz Black Milk, haunting electro-folk act Hundred Waters, digital composer Son Lux, eerie popster Lydia Ainsworth, ripping partiers The Coathangers and the affectingly broody Iceage

One very special booking for 2015 is Daniel Lanois, who will be doing a residency and artist talk at the National Music Centre, culminating in an intimate performance of his pulsating ambient work from latest release Flesh & Machine later in the week at Republik. This exclusive engagement will uncover his one-of-a-kind journey through music and provide a look at his enduring brilliance in the field. 

Now, we are extremely pleased to announce Godspeed's list of eclectic and well-balanced selections, including Kim Gordon's latest band Body/Head, avant-jazz renegade Matana Roberts, garage and folk icons Fred & Toody, indelible songwriter Carla Bozulich, Constellation Records "supergroup" Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche, the bombastic Big Brave, lauded folk act David Dondero and anarchist jazz punks The Ex, we welcome you.

Thanks for sharing our joy in revealing this first peek at Sled Island! Expect a lot more to come, spread across our festival's 30+ venues where we bring you big talent in small spaces. A pass is the best way to experience the festival and can be purchased today. See you in June!

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Lethbridge Warm-Up Party Announced

Electric Eye

Just announced: Electric Eye Music Festival returns to Lethbridge from May 7 - 9, 2015 as an expanded three-day music and arts festival!

We're psyched to help present the festival’s kickoff show on May 7, 2015, featuring Calgary's Chad VanGaalen and Viet Cong at the German Canadian Club of Lethbridge (902 6th St. N, Lethbridge).

Want more? The full festival lineup also includes Sled Island faves Shooting Guns, Radiation Flowerz (formerly Powder Blue), Catholic Girls, DRI HIEV, Physical Copies, Snake River, Living Hour, Soft Serve, ANZU, Birch Barks and others to be announced.

Limited advance tickets are available at EEMusicFest.com and Blue Print Entertainment (519 4th Ave. S, Lethbridge). Buy an Electric Eye Providence Pass for full festival access and you’ll be eligible to win a pair of Discovery Passes to Sled Island 2015!

For complete details, visit EEMusicFest.com.

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Godspeed You! Black Emperor to Curate Sled Island 2015

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Sled Island is thrilled to announce Godspeed You! Black Emperor as the festival's guest curators for 2015.

Each year, Sled Island's guest curator helps to set the direction and tone of the festival through specialized programming choices and with their presence at the festival. Godspeed You! Black Emperor is a band we've dreamed about seeing in Calgary for years, and we can't wait to see (and hear) what's in store for this year's festival with their thoughtful input.

Since forming in 1994, the celebrated orchestral post-rock band have released four critically acclaimed albums and wowed audiences with stunning shows that blend wall-of-sound performances with captivating film projections. In addition to unleashing their top musical picks on the city, the band will be playing two very special shows at the Central United Church in what will be their first-ever appearances in Calgary.

Excited? Festival passes are now on sale at a limited-time rate of 10% off!

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Internship Opportunity: Visual Arts Curator

Internship dates: March 2 - July 3, 2015
Application deadline: February 6, 2015 at 4:00pm MST

This is an unpaid internship, however, students who meet SCIP criteria are eligible for a $1000 bursary.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Working closely with the Sled Island team, the Visual Arts Curator will be responsible for programming, planning and executing the Visual Arts component of the 2015 festival. With guidance and mentorship from Sled Island staff, the chosen applicant will receive valuable experience in curation and exhibition logistics, as well as insight into festival planning.

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Internship Opportunity: Partnership Assistant

Internship dates: March 2 - July 3, 2015
Application deadline: February 6, 2015 at 4:00pm MST

This is an unpaid internship, however, students who meet SCIP criteria are eligible for a $1000 bursary.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Under the direction of Sled Island’s Executive Director and Director of Marketing & Communications, the Partnership Assistant will help develop and maintain relationships with media and community partners as well as corporate sponsors.

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