Apart from the 2013 cancellation, anyone here have good/bad things to say about this one?
> SLED ISLAND ANNOUNCES 2015 CURATORS
GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR
JUNE 24 TO 28 IN CALGARY, ALBERTA
Calgary's Sled Island returns from June 24 to 28, 2015 for another year of cutting edge, dynamic and all-around awesome musical experiences. Organizers are thrilled to announce Canada's Godspeed You! Black Emperor as this year's guest curators. Aside from unleashing their top musical picks on the city, the band will also be playing two very special shows at the beautiful Central United Church in what will be their first-ever appearance in Calgary.
Since forming in 1994, the celebrated orchestral post-rock band have released four critically acclaimed albums and wowed audiences around the world with stunning shows that blend wall-of-sound performances with captivating film projections.
Each year, Sled Island's guest curator helps to set the direction and tone of the festival through specialized programming choices and with their presence at the festival. Past curators have included: John Dwyer (Thee Oh Sees), Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, The Julie Ruin), Tim Hecker, Andrew W.K., Colin Newman (Wire), Fucked Up, Scott Kannberg (Pavement) and more.
Sled Island is an annual five-day music and arts festival in Calgary, Alberta, that brings together over 300 bands, artists, comedians and filmmakers in more than 30 venues across the city. Since 2007, Sled Island's thoughtful, eclectic programming and independent spirit have fused with Calgary's youthful energy to produce a one-of-a-kind festival experience. The festival was included in TIME Magazine's Top 14 festivals to check out in 2014. Please visit SledIsland.com for more information.
"The connection between those acts, and Sled Island's great secret, resides in putting together a well-selected list of live music. It's still all about the curation.... if you define a festival by its crowd, then Sled Island is the best in the world." - Noisey
"Sled Island is a multi-day music festival that brings 250 bands to town to play 30 venues. If organizers have their way, Sled Island will make Calgary the Austin of the North, if only for a few days a year." - The A.V. Club
"One of the advantages Sled Island has on almost any other festival is that the wonderful and weird venues are scattered around Calgary. Every performance seemed to take place in venue that would be a signature spot in most other cities.... It showcased the strength and weirdness that grows in towns that get skipped when bands route their tours. It took the charms of the city and made it the festival's defining characteristic." - Wondering Sound
"Sled Island's innovative, eclectic and thoughtful programming and independent spirit have combined with Calgary's youthful energy to produce a largely unique festival experience." - Consequence of Sound
Passes on sale now at a limited-time rate of 10% off!
$179 Discovery Pass: Access to all Sled Island events (250+ bands, art, film, comedy), subject to capacity.
$315 Discovery Plus Pass: All the benefits of the Discovery Pass as well as priority access to all Sled Island events (skip to the front of lines!), Artist Lounge privileges, a Sled Island delegate bag and more!
$45 All-Ages Pass: Access to all-ages venues including Olympic Plaza, National Music Centre, Tubby Dog and many more.