Published Feb 14, 2017Calgary's annual music, arts and film festival Sled Island is set to unpack its 11th edition this summer. We'd already learned that Flying Lotus was on board as guest curator, and now the first batch of performers have been unveiled.
In addition to curating, FlyLo will perform at the fest. He'll be joined by a truly eclectic batch of artists.
Confirmed performers include metalcore stalwarts Converge, legendary pop outsider Silver Apples, slowcore pioneers Low, indie pop artist Waxahatchee, punk outfit Cloud Nothings, black metal experimenters Wolves in the Throne Room, and folk performer Weyes Blood.
Rounding out the first fest announcement are jazz performer Hailu Mergia, post-hardcore weirdos Daughters, Canadian indie outfit Land of Talk, Thor Harris' new project Thor & Friends, Colin Stetson's experimental metal band Ex Eye, indie group Mothers, doom outfit King Woman and post-punk act New Fries.
Of course, this is just scratching the surface — when it takes place from June 21 to 25, Sled Island will feature more than 250 performers spread over multiple venues.
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