High-octane power trio THICK returns to Sled Island in support of new album Happy Now. Like all the best music from THICK — see also “Your Mom” and “Love You Forever” — the record is bursting with choruses, slam-dance riffs and breakneck drums. Beyond the rush of the instrumentals, there comes a bittersweetness in the lyrics and gang vocals that temper a sweaty good time with intimacy.
The spirit of ‘60s surf cinema gets a garage-punk facelift via Barnacle and its hazy blend of power-chord rush, spacey vocals, and pointed melodies. After shredding through a slew of Eastern Canada festival appearances in 2022, this four-piece party machine makes western landfall with its first Sled Island appearance.
Earth Freaks strike with contagious psych-rock energy. Simultaneously carefree and precise in approach, the quartet cruises atop driving rhythms and desert-tinged riffs. Explosive live shows bring it all to life, offering an invitation to float beyond current reality and into a space untethered by time.
Conjuring elements of absurdity and punk-rock sentiment, Wack is a local power trio harnessing raw power and emotion in a digestible, accessible package. Featuring anthemic sing-alongs, distorted power chords and loosey-goosey harmonies soaring above bombastic drum beats, Wack is music for all occasions — the bedroom, parking lot or the stage.
About Sled Island
The Sled Island Music & Arts Festival is a five-day, multi-venue festival taking place June 21 – 25, 2023. For more information, visit SledIsland.com.
Everyone has the right to feel safe and included at Sled Island. All festival attendees agree to abide by Sled Island’s safer spaces and inclusion policy, 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 Wesley First Nations. Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
Please note: This is an 18+ event.