Flying Lotus Announced as 2017 Guest Curator

The first huge moment of the Sled Island 2017 season is upon us. We are ecstatic to announce that visionary producer, rapper, DJ, label owner and filmmaker Flying Lotus will be joining us as guest curator of this year's festival!

Each year, Sled Island’s guest curator puts their stamp on the festival through special programming choices and with their presence at the event. Flying Lotus’ curatorial selections, to be announced in spring 2017, will join over 250 additional bands, comedy acts, films and visual art projects chosen by the festival in more than 35 venues across Calgary from June 21 - 25, 2017.

In addition, Flying Lotus will perform at The Palace Theatre (formerly Flames Central, 219 8th Ave. SW) on June 24, 2017. Sled Island passes grant access (subject to capacity) and are currently on sale at, Sloth Records (736B 17th Ave. SW) and Lukes Drug Mart (112 4th St. NE). Single tickets will be available in spring 2017. 

To celebrate the news, we’re offering Sled Island 2017 Discovery Passes, Discovery Plus Passes and Sampler Packs at a special semi-early bird rate of 15% off until March 13, 2017! 




What's New for Sled Island 2017

There’s a lot to look forward to about Sled Island 2017. Not only do we have huge curator news to share in January, there’s tons more big news to share right now! Read on for details and when you’re done, take advantage of 25% off your Sled Island 2017 pass (or one of our new Sampler Packs!) for a limited time only.

More Shows in Your Favourite Venues
Thanks for the memories, Olympic Plaza! This year, we’re saying goodbye to Olympic Plaza and adding more shows in the venues you love most, including the Central United Church, Flames Central and the brand new National Music Centre. Look for show details in spring 2017!



Joel Plaskett with the CPO

Sled Island is pleased to present Joel Plaskett in partnership with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO)! Across highlights from his celebrated twenty-year career, Plaskett’s charismatic live performance will be amplified by powerful orchestral arrangements courtesy of the CPO.

Tuesday, January 24 at 7:30pm
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (1415 14th Ave. NW)

Going with friends? Take advantage of a Me + Three discount on your purchase of four tickets.

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