Show Me the Body Announced as 2024 Guest Curator

Image description: A black and white press photo for the hardcore trio Show Me the Body, where the three men stand in a line. The bass player and drummer appear shirtless, and the frontman stands in the middle in a plaid jacket, grinning with a cigarette in his mouth.

We're thrilled to announce that New York experimental hardcore trio Show Me the Body will be joining us as guest curator for Sled Island 2024, running June 19 - 23! The group’s cross-genre musical approach, ceremonial live shows, dedication to creating inclusive spaces, and commitment to fostering a global sense of community made them a very fitting choice for this role, and we’re excited to be working with them for next year’s festival.

Along with guest curator duties, Show Me the Body will perform at the #1 Royal Canadian Legion (116 7th Ave. SE) on Saturday, June 22, 2024. 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. Show Me the Body’s curatorial selections, to be announced in the coming months, will join over 200 additional bands, comedy, film, visual art and conference programming chosen by the festival in multiple venues across Calgary.

Passes go on sale this Friday, December 8 at noon MST at a special early bird rate of 20% off, and will be available at, and Lukes Drug Mart (112 4th St. NE). Payment plans and all-ages passes will also be available. For more information, visit

Unfamiliar with Show Me the Body? Start with their 2022 LP Trouble The Water, about which Pitchfork said the band “strike gold” with “daring” music in a glowing review. Also, be sure to check out some of their live footage available on YouTube to get a sense of what we're in store for this June! 

Thank you to our sponsors and funders at connectFirst Credit UnionLukes Drug MartEighty-Eight BrewingDandy Brewing CompanyCalgary Arts Development, The City of CalgaryAlberta Foundation for the ArtsStructured AbstractionVenture for Canada, and the Government of Canada.