Published Apr 02, 2013Last month, Calgary's Sled Island festival unveiled a handful of headliners committed to play the 2013 edition, including Jesus and Mary Chain, Swans and Explosions in the Sky, and now the fest has let loose even more info on just who will be playing this year from June 19 to 22.
You can now also count on Danish post-punk faves Iceage making their first-ever appearance in Calgary, and also playing will be Superchunk, buzz-building Maritimes producer Ryan Hemsworth, Vancouver punks White Lung, the Weakerthans' John K. Samson, and Hot Snakes offshoot Night Marchers. Other recent additions include Mount Eerie, BadBadNotGood, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Javelin and the Gaslamp Killer.
Last month we speculated that Torche's upcoming tour stop at Calgary's Dickens Pub on June 20 would likely coincide with Sled. Organizers have now confirmed that the Floridian doom-pop unit will in fact appear as part of the fest.
As previously reported, acts that had already been announced include Divine Fits, Joel Plaskett Emergency, Colin Stetson, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Mac DeMarco, METZ, Tim Hecker and Thee Oh Sees.
Passes are on sale now, with the Festival Discovery Pass running at $199, and the Festival Discovery Plus Pass, which includes front-of-the-line access, artist lounge privileges and more, is $349. You can find out more about ticket prices over here.