Sled Island returns from June 21 - 25, 2017!
Sled Island is an annual five-day music and arts festival that brings together 250+ bands, comedy, film and art in 35+ venues across Calgary, Canada.
This year's lineup includes visionary producer, rapper, DJ, label owner and filmmaker Flying Lotus as guest curator, beloved metalcore pioneers Converge (who will perform an intimate show at the #1 Legion), noise-rock phenoms Cloud Nothings, post-rock meets shoegaze act MONO (Japan), raw indie-rock songwriter Waxahatchee (who will perform a special solo show at the Central United Church), minimalist indie-rock legends Low, influential electronic experimentalist Silver Apples, pop-punk party band Shonen Knife, atmospheric black metal band Wolves In The Throne Room and Ethiopian jazz great Hailu Mergia.
Grindcore band Daughters will make a stop at the festival, as well as club king Jimmy Edgar, iconic punk ensemble mike watt + The Missingmen, garage-rock wildcards Guitar Wolf, creamy smooth pop group DIANA, folk-pop act Weyes Blood, proto-punk legends Simply Saucer, recently-reformed and much-loved indie rock project Land of Talk (who return to Sled Island after a memorable show at the festival last year), synth wizard Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, standout trap producer OZZIE, chilling doom act King Woman, Tuareg guitar three-piece Les Filles de Illighadad, ruthless noise-punk band Uniform and surf-pop group Mrs. Magician.
The first batch of Flying Lotus’ curatorial selections have been announced! West Coast hip-hop legend DJ Quik, digital funk party-starter Seven Davis Jr, fragmented ambient experimentalist Yves Tumor, ambient, breakcore and drone soundscaper Dedekind Cut, globe-trotting electronic composer Ash Koosha and zigzagging hip-hop talent Tierra Whack are all performing at his behest.
Recently-announced Sled Island 2017 comedy acts include Aparna Nancherla, Brent Weinbach, Levi MacDougall, Marty Topps, Tranna Wintour, Nour Hadidi and more.
Stay tuned for our full lineup (including additional headliners, 185 more bands as well as film, visual art and special events) coming in the next several weeks.
Purchase Discovery Passes, Discovery Plus Passes, Sampler Packs, All-Ages Passes and tickets at SledIsland.com, Sloth Records (736B 17th Ave. SW) and Lukes Drug Mart (112 4th St. NE).