Published Jan 17, 2011Late last year, the future of Calgary's beloved Sled Island festival was facing a potential roadblock due to a lack of funding. Founder Zak Pashak revealed that the festival would need to raise an additional $200,000 to cover an office space and a full-time staff if they were going to move on for a fifth festival. Fortunately, they have managed to raise the money and 2011 is looking good for another party in Calgary.
On the official Sled Island Facebook page, a post reads, "All systems go. Thank you Govt of Alberta and city of Calgary for your arts support." In addition, the weekend of June 22 to June 25 has been selected for the Sled festivities.
With the festival back end all set up, they need to start booking bands, so the Sled Island page is now up and running on Sonicbids. If you're interested in applying, applications can be submitted with a $15 service charge. The deadline is March 18.