Sled Island Announces the Rest of 2013 Line-up

Over the last couple of years, Calgary’s Sled Island has turned into something of a NXNE West with a cool selection of indie acts from across the continent and around the world.  I went last year and had a really good time (except for the weather, but that wasn’t their fault.)

This year’s big gets include the Jesus and Mary Chain, Swans, Divine Fits, Superchunk, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and Joel Plaskett Emergency.

Just added are The Thermals, Winnipeg’s KEN Mode, Besnard Lakes and Suuns.  

A full line-up of the festival (which runs at several dozen venues across the city from June 19-23) can be found here.

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One thought on “Sled Island Announces the Rest of 2013 Line-up

  • May 1, 2013 at 6:50 pm
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    Having attended Sled Island since its inception, I can safely say it's my favourite festival, beating out much bigger/grander ones like Lollapalooza and Coachella just through the sheer magic of seeing incredible acts in tiny, intimate venues. The SXSW festival structure is the most fun for any attendee in that the excitement and camaraderie or jumping from show to show across the downtown core, meeting new people and splitting up/meeting up again/catching secret shows/seeing impromptu sets/discovering your new favourite band by accident is exhilarating in a way that camping out in front of a giant stage knowing exactly what to expect can never really equal.

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