Sled Island is proud to announce the near-complete lineup for the 7th annual independent music and arts festival featuring over 250 diverse-ranging bands performing across 30+ venues concentrated in the downtown core and surrounding areas in Calgary, Alberta from June 19 - 22, 2013. New additions to the festival lineup include punk rock supergroup OFF! (Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Redd Kross, Hot Snakes), the power pop of Portland's The Thermals, Montreal's dreamy psych rockers The Besnard Lakes, electro-remix masterminds Keys N' Krates, Winnipeg hardcore noise-rockers Ken Mode, Sub Pop R&B hip-hop duo THEESatisfaction and Montreal dark-wave art rockers Suuns. Also announced today are guest curator Tim Hecker's selections, devastating noise artist Pete Swanson and Arabic-influenced electro visual-audio experience Jerusalem In My Heart plus more. Returning festival favourites include Calgary indie-folk songstress Samatha Savage Smith, lo-fi chill disco artist Renny Wilson and Halifax road warriors Cousins to name a few.
These artists join previously announced acts including The Jesus and Mary Chain, Explosions in the Sky, Swans, Divine Fits, Joel Plaskett Emergency, Iceage, Superchunk, Mac DeMarco, Colin Stetson, The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Torche, Metz, Tim Hecker, Thee Oh Sees, The Night Marchers, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, John K. Samson, Mount Eerie, BadBadNotGood, Ryan Hemsworth, White Lung, Javelin, The Gaslamp Killer and more.
Click here to view the complete list of acts confirmed to perform at Sled Island 2013.
Watch the festival trailer here.
Sled Island 2013's lineup includes more than 75 artists from Calgary, over 100 from Alberta, nearly 230 from Canada and over 50 from around the world, representing a wide variety of musical tastes and influences. Every year Sled Island aims to celebrate, showcase and nurture emerging and established local talent alongside national and international independent music, visual art, comedy and film in a variety of unique spaces.
Festival passes are on sale now at the Shop - a festival pass grants access to all music, art, comedy, film and workshop events at Sled Island subject to venue capacity. The Festival Discovery Pass is $199, the Festival Discovery Plus Pass is $349 and the All-Ages Pass is $50. More information can be found on the Festival Passes page.