Published Feb 13, 2018Festival season is fast approaching, and Calgary's Sled Island is the latest organization to bust out their initial lineup. Following news that the fest had tapped Deerhoof as guest curators, Sled Island has shared its initial lineup.
The first wave of artists has just been unveiled, and it includes performances from Dirty Projectors, John Maus, Mount Eerie, Grouper, Lido Pimienta, Ufomammut, Slow, Synkro, 40 Watt Sun, the Body, Oren Ambarchi & Will Guthrie, Wand and Bat Fang.
As for the artists hand-picked by Deerhoof, those include Wye Oak, Cherry Glazerr, Shabazz Palaces, Tyondai Braxton, Guerilla Toss, Eucademix and Lithics. Of course, Deerhoof will also perform a set themselves.
Stay tuned for plenty more, as Sled Island will still announce 230 other projects as well as their comedy, film and visual art lineups. The festival takes place from June 20 to 24 at various venues across Calgary.
Learn more about Sled Island with Exclaim!'s festival profile.