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a shot from Sled Island 2008 (more by Rae Holtsabum)
Sled Island 2008

The Sled Island Music and Arts Festival -- taking place at various venues in Calgary, Alberta from June 24 to June 27 -- is pleased to announce the initial line-up and the inclusion of Olympic Plaza as the main venue on Friday, June 26. This year will include over 200 bands performing at 23 venues plus art shows, film screenings, and a comedy component at the Sled Island Music and Arts Festival.

Sled Island 2009 will feature performances by the influential indie rock darlings The Breeders (featuring Kim Deal of the Pixies) making their first Calgary performance, NYC post-punk revivalists Liars bringing the noise, the legendary Canadian metal band Anvil the recent subjects of the critically acclaimed documentary Anvil: The Story of Anvil and the garage rock assault of Tel Aviv's Monotonix known for their incredible live show. New Orleans-based musician and mad genius inventor of the 'drum buddy' Quintron & Ms. Pussycat will bring the party along with blood-soaked party rocker Andrew W.K. and Toronto-based electro tour-de-force Holy Fuck on the more 'offensive' front. Phil Elverum's (of The Microphones) latest moniker Mount Eerie will deliver a symbiotic balance of fuzz and folk matched by Owen Pallett's Final Fantasy surrealist violin stage performance. Calgary-based experimental icons Azeda Booth aim to mystify crowds along with their all-male psychedelic pop counterparts Women making their second festival appearance...The complete festival line-up and schedule will be revealed on June 1. [pr]

Festival passes are on sale now.

As previously reported, Colin Newman, vocalist and guitarist for Wire, will be guest curating this year's festival. Full lineup below...

Sled Island 2009 line-up so far:

Women
Woodhands
Tricky Woo
The Breeders
Obits
Anvil
The Coathangers
HEALTH
Liars
The King Khan & BBQ Show
The Evaporators
Mount Eerie
Hot Little Rocket
The Pack A.D.
Sub-linguals
Githead
Final Fantasy
The Rural Alberta Advantage
The Whitsundays
The Dead Science
Andrew W.K.
Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir
Novillero
The Bronx
Nardwuar's Video Vault
The United Steel Workers of Montreal
Slim Twig
Quintron and Miss Pussycat
O'Death
Monotonix
Jonathan Toubin
Malajube
Ladyhawk
Library Voices
Hollerado
Japandroids
The Dudes
Flash Lightnin'
The Cripple Creek Fairies
Holy Fuck
Battle Snakes

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Comments (7)

this is such a weird lineup.... awesome, in its own totally uncategorizeable way.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 12:34 PM

Sled Island was fun last year.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 12:38 PM

Screw Canada. You can't cross their border with a DUI on your record.

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 12:50 PM

fuck yeah AWK!

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 2:02 PM

loooove the new breeders album...

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 3:11 PM

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeah sled. last year rocked, let's do it again!

Posted by Anonymous | May 7, 2009 5:14 PM

Screw America. You can't cross their border with a DUI on your record.

Posted by Anonymous | May 11, 2010 5:36 PM

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