As the piles of snow begin to recede and the hats and gloves are put away we can all look forward to a busy music festival season ahead. One of the country’s best is Calgary's Sled Island festival and after clearing up some minor logistical issues the fifth edition of the event has been announced for 2011. Taking place on the weekend of June 22th to June 25th, festival organizers have now revealed six of the festival headliners with a promise of many more to come.
Without further adieu...
For the 2011 edition of Sled Island, UK punk pioneers the Buzzcocks will headline, along with the Dandy Warhols, Blonde Redhead, Sleep, Of Montreal , the Greenhornes and Calgary’s favourite bohemian son Chad VanGaalen returns. The 2011 festival is being curated by Ian Svenious, Grant Lawrence and Bogus Tokus.
Organizers have promised to announce 100 more acts on April 1st, with tickets going on sale as of March 19th right here.
Definitely one of this country’s most diverse and artist packed festivals, Sled Island 2011 is a not miss.
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