Partying in the Great White North
The annual Sled Island Music and Arts festival have announced its first wave of 2017 artist
The Great White North will be prepared for another year of festivities as Sled Island Music & Arts Festival have announced its first wave of 2017 artists.
The annual festival sets itself apart by presenting a thoughtfully-chosen lineup of music, comedy, film and art in more than 35 venues across Calgary, Alberta each June. The artists announced today represent just a sample of the more than 250 bands that will descend on the festival from June 21 – 25, 2017.
Sled Island’s first wave of 2017 artists includes metal-core pioneers CONVERGE, noise-rock band CLOUD NOTHINGS, raw indie-rock songwriter WAXAHATCHEE, minimalist indie-rock legends LOW, influential electronic experimentalist SILVER APPLES, atmospheric black metal band WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM and folk-pop songwriter WEYES BLOOD.
Ethiopian jazz great HAILU MERGIA will make a stop at the festival, as well as noise-rock and grindcore band DAUGHTERS, recently-reformed and much-loved indie rock project LAND OF TALK, avant-chamber ensemble THOR & FRIENDS, plus experimental metal band EX EYE.
Additional bands joining the lineup include indie-folk group MOTHERS, intoxicating doom project KING WOMAN and frenetic post-punk band NEW FRIES.
Recently, Sled Island was excited to announce visionary producer, rapper, DJ, label owner and filmmaker FLYING LOTUS as 2017 guest curator. Each year, Sled Island’s guest curator puts their stamp on the festival through special programming choices and with their presence at the event. Flying Lotus’ curatorial selections will be announced in the coming months, along with other festival acts, including additional headliners.
Sled Island passes are on sale at savings of 15 percent until March 13, 2017 at SledIsland.com. And for further information regarding tickets also visit their website.