Sled Island Music & Arts Festival is fast gaining a reputation as one of the must-see festivals in North America. Known for it’s diverse, fun, and forward-thinking lineup, the festival continues to grow each year, proving to be not only an exciting but essential part of Calgary’s growing and dynamic cultural landscape.

Today, the first wave of artists has been announced, with headliners The Jesus and Mary Chain, Explosions in the Sky, Swans, Divine Fits, Joel Plaskett Emergency, Colin Stetson, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Mac DeMarco and Metz. In addition to this initial lineup, over 250 bands, visual art, film and comedy acts will be announced in the coming months.

Organizers this year are excited to announce Sled Island 2013, taking place from June 19th to 22nd, will be curated by Tim Hecker & John Dwyer of Thee Oh Sees. Both artists bring their diverse and inventive tastes to the table to help curate what will be the biggest Sled Island to date.

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