Sunday, March 10, 2013

Summer Festivals 2013 - Sled Island (Calgary, Alberta)

  photo via ffwd

Sled Island, based in Calgary, is an annual music and arts festival that started in 2007 and has been a festival that has been on my radar since its inception. It consistently has featured an interesting lineup and this year is no exception. Recently the first wave of headliners for this year's festival were announced. Taking place from June 19-22 in Calgary, with its mainstage at Olympic Plaza in downtown Calgary this year's headlingers include The Jesus and Mary China, Explosions In The Sky, Swans, Divine Fits, Joel Plaskett Emergency, Mac DeMarco, Colin Stetson, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, and Metz. The guest curators for this year's festival are influential sound artist Tim Hecker and John Dwyer of the Krautrock-inspired garage band, Thee Oh Sees. In addition to these headliners, expect to see more than 250 other bands, filmmakers, artists and comedians? Pretty sweet if I do say so. Enough for a trip to Calgary perhaps? The festival starts a week after Toronto's NXNE ends, so it is perfectly do-able. Festival passes are on sale now with limited individual tickets to shows to be available in the future.

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