Job Opportunity: Director of Marketing & Communications

Position: Director of Marketing & Communications
Employment type: Full-time, permanent
Start Date: Mid-December 2018 / Early January 2019
Reports to: Executive Director

Sled Island seeks a Director of Marketing & Communications to join its dedicated leadership team. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Marketing & Communications leads the development and execution of all strategic internal and external marketing and communications planning for the festival.


Sled Island & POP Montreal present: Wolf Parade w/ Freak Heat Waves

POP Montreal runs September 26 - 30, 2018! If you're in Montreal or making the trip, don't miss our showcase featuring Wolf Parade and Sled Island alums Freak Heat Waves at La Sala Rossa on Sunday, September 30 at 9pm.

The soaring choruses, rousing anthems, sprawling guitars and chaotic keys that make up Wolf Parade are on proud display over the course of Cry Cry Cry, the band’s thunderous first album in seven years. That unique combination of sounds and influences, spearheaded by electric co-frontmen Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner—a complex yet relatable, energetic brew of glam, prog, synth-rock, and satisfying discomfort—helped define 2000s indie rock with three critically celebrated albums, and propelled a growing Wolf Parade fandom even after the band went on a then-indefinite hiatus in 2010.

Shedding familiar influences from the heavily excavated histories of post-punk and krautrock, Freak Heat Waves have now beamed into uncharted territory with the otherworldly sound of their third album, Beyond XXXL.

Advance tickets are available here.


Sled Island presents: Jean-Michel Blais

Sled Island is proud to present pianist and composer Jean-Michel Blais with opener Jiajia Li at Studio Bell on Thursday, October 4 at 7:00pm.

Dans ma main, Jean-Michel Blais' sophomore release, is an expansive album of post-classical piano with strands of electronic detail. Blending his conservatory skill and precise pop sensibility with synthetic accompaniment, Blais creates unique environments where the piano’s intimacy can be subtly disrupted at any time.

Classically trained flutist Jiajia Li is being praised as "one of the city's finest and most adventurous flautists." She was the 2016 recipient of Canada’s JUNO award micro grant and a multi-time scholarship recipient from the Banff Centre. Since her arrival in Calgary in 2014, Jiajia has forged her identity through music and performance, cutting across a wide range of modern musical experimentations and traditions. Currently a faculty member at the Mount Royal Conservatory, Jiajia is an active performer and has joined the sublist of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

Advance tickets are $20 at

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