Get to Sled Island with Share the Bus
Looking for a unique way to arrive at Sled Island? We've teamed up with SharetheBus to offer rides straight to the festival from nearby cities. Choose an existing trip or propose your own and ride to Sled Island surrounded by other music fans. This is your best bet for an affordable trip, and you might just meet some new friends along the way! Head to SharetheBus.com to check it out.
Bonus Bands Added to Lineup
Surprise! We know we said that we were done announcing our music lineup, but we just can't help ourselves! Exciting new additions to the 2015 festival include hip-hop pioneer DJ Maseo of De La Soul (who are also performing at Sled Island), Hyperdub electropopper Jessy Lanza, Yonatan Gat of Sled alum Monotonix, hardcore heavyweights Turnstile plus Cy Dune and Miles Cooper Seaton of Akron/Family (performing separately).
To see these great acts and over 250 more plus visual art, comedy, film and more, head on over to the shop and buy a pass! Announcements on the East Village Block Party, Special Events and more are still to come.
Win Passes to Levitation Vancouver
We're partnering with our friends at Levitation Vancouver to offer Sled Island passholders in the city (or those wanting to take a last-minute trip!) a chance to experience both festivals.
For the first time ever, Timbre Concerts and Austin Psych Fest have paired up to bring the good vibes north, launching the Levitation Vancouver Festival from June 5 - 7, 2015. Featuring The Black Lips, The Black Angels and Vancouver heroes Black Mountain playing a special 10th Anniversary set, all on the main stage at Malkin Bowl in majestic Stanley Park, the festival is a great way to add even more music to your summer.
Buy your Sled Island pass before Monday, May 25 at 11:59pm and you'll be entered to win two Malkin Bowl Weekend Passes to Levitation Vancouver.
Sled Island Presents: The Third Annual Green Island Bike Scavenger Hunt
Do you enjoy needlessly competing with your friends over activities involving beer? Do you enjoy bikes and bike culture and currently own (or would like to own) a super-rad pair of wheels?
For the third year in a row, Sled Island is happy to present the Green Island Bike Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, June 13. The event, which is sponsored by Big Rock, aims to promote bike culture in the city, support green initiatives and will help get you familiar with a bunch of awesome Sled Island venues, so you can get prepped for the upcoming festival.
Create a team of two to four people and complete a list of challenges all over the city for a chance to win a ton of great prizes, including four decked-out Electra Bicycle Company bikes courtesy of Big Rock. If you don't have a team of four we will do our best to make one for you, so please register as an individual! Please email us if you need help putting together a team.
We meet at the Enmax Stage in Prince's Island Park at 12:00pm and wrap at about 5:00pm. Come along for the after party at Local 510! The event is rain or shine, so dress accordingly and make sure you bring your bike and bike gear. Seriously, it’s a bike scavenger hunt, so you need a bike!
Sign up your team here.
RSVP on Facebook.
Visual Art Program Announced
Sled Island is pleased to announce our visual art program for 2015! This year is all about exploring the boundaries of art, music and performance with projects that disrupt, reframe and challenge the theoretical and physical spaces of these complimentary art forms.
To mention just some of the many projects that we are excited about: Lisa Lipton’s multi-venue performance crosses the genres of film, mixed-media installation, performance, theatre, music and drumming; the films of UK artist and filmmaker Dick Jewell reveal the infamous nightlife of iconic London clubs; Nicole Kelly Westman and Ryan Mathieson bring together conceptually distinct and geographically dispersed practices for a single collaborative performance; Mat Lindenberg invites Sled Island audiences to participate in a projection-mapped landscape that responds to movement and sound; and offsite/between-site projects by Jolie Bird, Natasha Jensen and Dana Buzzee, as well as Jill Stanton, bridge the physical spaces of Sled Island through guerrilla wheat pasting and site-specific interventions.
As previously announced, Sled Island has partnered with WRECK CITY for a new project called DEMO TAPE. Expect more details on this large-scale endeavor in the near future!
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Check out the rest of the visual art program by clicking here. Remember that a festival pass is the best way to experience visual art, music, comedy, film and more. Get yours today.