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Sled Island 2022 Full Music Lineup Announced

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The Sled Island 2022 full music lineup is here! The 150+ artists revealed today are added to a list of more than 30 previously announced artists, confirming over 200 acts to perform at this year's festival!

Newly announced additions to this year’s lineup include resounding indie rock legends Built to Spill, acclaimed ambient singer-songwriter Grouper, SoCal pop punk heroes Joyce Manor, minimalist indie luminaries Low, beloved Calgary musician and visual artist Chad VanGaalen, “surf noir” four-piece La Luz, psych-heavy garage rock trio L.A. Witch, industrial horrorcore rap artist and 2020 Polaris Prize-winner Backxwash, accomplished Canadian singer-songwriter Julie Doiron, prolific rapper and producer R.A.P. Ferreira, Olympia’s heavy-as-hell death metal four-piece Mortiferum, trailblazing doom-meets-noise project Body Void, Calgary-based doom metal duo Mares of Thrace, and recently-established heavy metal outfit Worse, featuring former members of Pride Tiger and 3 Inches of Blood. These acts join already announced artists such as guest curator Sudan Archives, Princess Nokia, Alex Cameron, SASAMI, Lydia Lunch RETROVIRUS, PEARS, Frankie and the Witch Fingers, Pantayo, and many, many more. 

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Sled Island 2022 First Wave Lineup Announced

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The first wave of Sled Island 2022 artists is here! 

The incredible artists joining our previously announced 2022 guest curator Sudan Archives include acclaimed experimental hip-hop revolutionary Princess Nokia, the sultry soft rock croon of Australia’s Alex Cameron, genre-bending alternative artist SASAMI (formerly of Cherry Glazerr), the No Wave pioneering, fiercely poetic punk rock of Lydia Lunch RETROVIRUS, hardcore punk quartet PEARS, psychedelic garage rockers Frankie and the Witch Fingers, and Filipina kulintang ensemble Pantayo.

Also included in the first wave lineup are emotional avant-folk artist Circuit des Yeux, pioneering queer-country group Lavender Country, hair-raising doom metal band Primitive Man, high energy lo-fi post-punk outfit Sweeping Promises, the intense and brash post-punk trio Control Top, the catchy art punk of Uranium Club, avant-garde classical composer Flore Laurentienne and the unimitable electronica of JOYFULTALK.

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Sudan Archives Announced as 2022 Guest Curator

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Alright, let's try this again!

Los Angeles-based violinist and vocalist Sudan Archives will be joining us as guest curator for Sled Island 2022, running June 22 - 26! The acclaimed electronic and R&B-infused musician and Stones Throw Records recording artist was originally scheduled to guest curate the 2020 edition of the festival, which was cancelled due to the global pandemic. 

“I’m excited Sled Island invited me back again to be a part of this year’s event,” says Sudan Archives. “It’s such an eclectic festival and I can’t wait to see my curatorial picks included within this year’s lineup!”

Along with guest curator duties, Sudan Archives will perform at the #1 Royal Canadian Legion (116 7th Ave. SE) on Saturday, June 25, 2022. Sled Island passes grant access to this show (subject to capacity). 

Each year, Sled Island’s guest curator puts their stamp on the festival through special programming choices and their presence at the event. Sudan Archives’ curatorial selections, to be announced in the coming months, will join over 200 additional bands, comedy, film and visual art projects chosen by the festival in multiple venues across Calgary.

Rediscover a sense of endless possibilities at Sled Island Music & Arts Festival 2022. Passes are on sale at SledIsland.com, and Lukes Drug Mart (112 4th St. NE). Today is the final day to save 25% on select Sled Island passes. Semi-early bird pricing begins tomorrow and will last until February 22, 2022, at 11:59 pm MST.
 

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