The second wave of Sled Island 2016 artists is here!
Joining an already stellar lineup are psych and drone kings Oneida (who will share a bill with previously announced post-punk band Protomartyr), experimental sludge-doom band SubRosa, new lo-fi pop project of Hunx and His Punx frontman The Seth Bogart Show, California punk weirdos together PANGEA, tongue-in-cheek garage-rock four-piece Chastity Belt, breezy Montreal pop group TOPS, recently-reformed and much-loved indie rock project Land of Talk (who will join Sled Island’s outdoor Olympic Plaza bill on June 25 featuring Guided By Voices, Built to Spill, SUUNS and more to be announced), slow-burning folk experimentalist Circuit Des Yeux, metal-inspired noise-rock favourites Crosss, frenetic free jazz group JOOKLO ZAPPA (featuring Stanley Zappa, nephew of Frank Zappa!), East Coast pop hero Shotgun Jimmie, buzzy post-punk faves Fountain and gritty coldwave project BLANKA.
As previously announced, Sled Island is proud to welcome Peaches as 2016 guest curator. Peaches’ just-announced selections include otherworldly electronic beat-maker Planningtorock, smart-mouthed hip-hop party-starter Cakes Da Killa, razor-sharp rapper Junglepussy, bold Baltimore club trailblazer TT The Artist, ferocious physical performance duo Hyenaz and hot and heavy electro-pop artist Vice Cooler (who will open for Peaches at Flames Central on June 25). Additional selections will be announced in the coming weeks.
Even more artists announced today include Astral Gunk, Davachi/Smith, Feed Dogs, The Highest Order, HSY, Johnny De Courcy, Marlaena Moore, Máscaras, Partner, Shearing Pinx, Sightlines, Yes We Mystic and Zad Kokar. We're especially proud to showcase hometown acts Blü Shorts, Crack Cloud, Form, Lab Coast, Numenorean, PMMA and Slo Dance.
Previously announced acts include Peaches, Guided By Voices, Deafheaven, The Sonics, Angel Olsen, Built To Spill, Julia Holter, Tortoise, Protomartyr, Psychic TV, HEALTH, SUUNS, Dawn of Midi, New Bomb Turks, Radioactivity and Duchess Says.
Sled Island passes, which grant access to all Sled Island shows (subject to capacity) are currently available at SledIsland.com, Sloth Records (736B 17th Ave. SW) and Lukes Drug Mart (112 4th St. NE). Tickets to select Sled Island shows are currently on sale at SledIsland.com, Sloth Records (736B 17th Ave. SW) and Lukes Drug Mart (112 4th St. NE). Tickets for newly-announced shows will go on sale at these same outlets on Friday, March 25 at 10:00am MST.
Sled Island’s complete 2016 lineup, including comedy, film and visual art programming, will be announced in the coming weeks.