The Hold Steady, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks and Thurston Moore Set for Sled Island
The Hold Steady, Archers of Loaf, Andrew W.K., Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, Grimes, Timber Timbre and Thurston Moore are among the marquee acts slated to appear at Calgary, AB’s Sled Island festival. The Canadian fathering will take place from June 20-23. On June 22 and 23, the festivities will take place at Olympic Plaza. Sled Island is part of Calgary 2012, the celebration of Calgary as the Cultural Capital of Canada. According to a statement from the fest, “2012 marks a pivotal year in Calgary’s cultural history including the centennial anniversaries of some of the city’s cultural cornerstones: Calgary Stampede, City of Calgary Recreation, Calgary Public Library and Theatre Junction Grand and Pumphouse Theatres. As a celebration of the city’s vibrant and youthful culture, the festival plans to shine a spotlight on the flourishing music and arts communities that exists in Calgary.” Additional acts will be confirmed int he coming weeks.