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Ginger Beef

Retro-pop duo Ginger Beef released their debut album towards the end of 2023. The band combines the virtuosic flute-playing of Jiajia Li and the auteurish production style of producer/multi-instrumentalist Warren Tse (also known as MSG). Together, they make the kind of old-school instrumental music at the intersection of Lunar New Year and an after-hours club.

Kue Varo & The Only Hopes

Ever since Calgary music scene veteran Kue Varo assembled The Only Hopes posse in 2022, she’s been brewing up a potent concoction of psychedelic rock with a Western flavour. Debut album Cowboy Witchcraft is a whirling storm of bluesy rock and gothic ballads that are certain to put a spell on you.

Tebby & The Heavy

Take an electrifying journey through a swirling soundscape with Tebby and the Heavy’s magical brand of playful neo-psychedelia. Pedal-heavy shoegaze helps to create their distinct kaleidoscope sound, while the ghosts of ‘90s grunge and surf rock haunt the proceedings. This dynamic trio knows how to rock and roll and look cool while doing it.

36?You haven’t heard of 36? This band with a question mark in its name has been tearing up Calgary for years. The seven-piece experimental art-rock group fronted by Taylor Cochrane returns to Sled Island with new singles “FEERS” and “wasted.” The group’s blend of psychedelic and indie rock sounds fresher than ever.

About Sled Island:

Sled Island is an annual five-day independent music and arts festival in Calgary, Alberta that brings together a community of music, comedy, film and art with over 30,000 attendees in multiple venues across the city. For more information, visit SledIsland.com.

Upon entering a festival venue, the passholder agrees to being photographed, filmed or recorded in that venue, and agrees to the publication, reproduction, distribution and broadcast of all photographs, video or other recordings of the passholder’s voice or likeness without further notice or compensation in any publicity, advertisement or other publication carried-out by, or on behalf of, Sled Island and in perpetuity in any manner and media whatsoever, including print, broadcast or internet.

Everyone has the right to feel safe and included at Sled Island. All festival attendees must abide by Sled Island’s safer spaces and inclusion policy and agree to the code of conduct, which can be found at SledIsland.com/SaferSpaces.

Sled Island acknowledges Calgary as the traditional territory of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Ĩyãħé Nakoda First Nations, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Goodstoney First Nations. Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta (Districts 5 and 6).