109 7 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3E6

OKGB

Mutating indie outfit OKGB dodges easy description with their effusive brand of post-punk. These energetic tunes bounce while the vocals oscillate between Mark E. Smith’s banshee shouts and Chad VanGaalen’s crooning melodies. Composed mainly of Calgary expats, OKGB has honed their live sets to deliver catchy pop-punk hooks with verve and an uppercut.

Smokey

Step into the shadowed plains with Smokey as your guide, and delve into the whispered tales embedded in the calloused hands of prairie folk. On his latest single “Your Beast,” Smokey unravels mysteries through mischievous acoustic melodies and gothic narratives, giving a voice to the eerie tales of the isolated western prairies that will echo through your soul – and eardrums.

WUT

West Coast trio WUT say they make “sweet sounding songs about not-so sweet topics.” You can hear it on the pop-punk/indie-pop bops throughout their 2020 album NOW on tracks like “Hazardous Conditions.” The band’s next move is to release a new full-length at some point this summer.

Double Rider

After a decade of performing and touring together, classic rock power-trio Double Rider has unveiled its first album to the world. Featuring songs written by the band’s late grandfather Matthew Many Heads, Times of the Day is both an homage to Indigenous life and a fresh take on bluesy soft rock.

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).