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Published: 2013/06/21

Severe Flooding Forces Cancellation and Evacuation of Sled Island Festival

The Sled Island Music Festival in Calgary, Alberta has been cancelled and evacuated because of severe flooding. 75,000 people have evacuated from the Calgary area, and the event’s organizers have released a statement that reads:

In light of the current emergency situation, and in line with our commitment to the safety of festival-goers and the citizens of Calgary, all reamining Sled Island festival events are cancelled.

We have been fortunate to be able to hold two successful days of the festival and we thank attendees for their enthusiasm and flexibility.

In terms of our policy on passes and tickets, we ask for patience and understanding until we are able to address this in the days to come. We realize that there will be many questions to be answered from festival-goers, artists and partners. The Sled Island office in Mission has been evacuated and we are operating with limited resources.

Our commitment to the safety of the citizens of Calgary remains paramount. Please take care of your friends and family who may require assistance and stay safe.

Slated to headline this year’s lineup were Explosions in the Sky, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Swans, Divine Fits, Superchunk, Mac DeMarco, Iceage and Colin Stetson.

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