Sled Island Music & Arts Festival Announces Second Wave Of 2018 Artists

by the partae
(March 27, 2018 – Calgary, AB) The Sled Island Music & Arts Festival is thrilled to announce its second wave of 2018 artists. The annual festival sets itself apart by presenting a thoughtfully-chosen lineup of music, comedy, film and art in more than 30 venues throughout Calgary, Alberta each June. The 60 artists announced todayrepresent just a sample of the 250+ bands that will descend on the festival from June 20 – 24, 2018.
New additions to this year’s lineup include live electronics masters Mount Kimbie (playing a full band set), perennial Sled Island fave and guitar wizard Mary Timony (performing her famed Mary Timony Plays Helium set), electro R&B crooner Harrison Brome and bassy troublemaker josh pan (co-headlining the Sled Island Block Party as well as playing sets at the HiFi Club), plus giddy garage rockers Peach Kelli Pop (joining an already-announced show headlined by Cherry Glazerr at Dickens).
Three new Deerhoof selections have been added to the lineup as well. We think you’ll love discovering the experimental rock sounds of empath, Prissy Whip and Solid Freex as much as we did!
As always, this year’s lineup features a generous helping of Canadian talent. Please join us in welcoming Michael Rault, Faith Healer, jo passed, BA Johnston, myst milano., The Avulsions, Symfan, Hood Joplin, Borscht, Cartel Madras and another 40 Canadian artists announced today.
Today’s complete list includes Alder & Ash, Basic Instinct, Black Pills, Blue Odeur, Body Lens, Bog Bodies, Boyhood, Building Confidence Through Play, Cascades, Counterfeit Jeans, Crims & Flow, Dada Centauri, Discovery Zone, Glaux, ItsJab, Janitor Scum, Jean Daddy, Jock Tears, Jonathan Kawchuk, Le Plaisir, Leather Jacuzzi, Life in Vacuum, Lingua Ignota, Man Meat, Overland, Paradise, Pinact, Possum, Scattered Clouds, Screaming Targets, Sightlines, Sister Ray, SLATES, Text Chunk, The Radiation Flowers, Truster, Valiska, Vase, VICTIME, White Hills, Wish Lash and Woodhawk.
Previously announced artists include Dirty Projectors, Deerhoof, Wye Oak, Shabazz Palaces, John Maus, Cherry Glazerr, Mount Eerie and many more.
Our complete 2018 lineup, including additional headliners, 170 more bands as well as comedy, film, art, special events and conference programming will be announced in the coming months.
Media accreditation is open now, click here to apply.
Sled Island passes grant access to all Sled Island 2018 shows (subject to capacity) and are currently available at, Sloth Records (736B 17th Ave. SW) and Lukes Drug Mart (112 4th St. NE).
A limited number of single tickets to newly-announced Sled Island 2018 shows will go on sale this Thursday, March 29 at 12:00pm MST at these same outlets.
Discovery Pass ($214): Our first recommendation for anyone wanting the full Sled Island experience! Access to all Sled Island events (250+ bands, comedy, film and art), subject to capacity.
Discovery Plus Pass ($366): The ultimate Sled Island experience! Priority access (subject to capacity) to all Sled Island events (250+ bands, comedy, film and art), artist lounge access, a Sled Island 2018 t-shirt, tote bag, limited edition screenprinted poster and more!
All-Ages Pass ($40): Exclusively for attendees under 18 years of age! Access more than 50 all-ages events for the price of a single show ticket.
Sled Island is an annual five-day independent music and arts festival in Calgary, Alberta that brings together a community of more than 250 bands, comedy, film and art as well as over 44,000 attendees in more than 30 venues across the city. Since 2007, Sled Island has produced a thoughtful, eclectic and one-of-a-kind festival that earns rave reviews from attendees, artists and media across the globe. Visit for more information.

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