Sled Island fest a smash hit again this year - Metro US

Sled Island fest a smash hit again this year

Skinny jeans, black-rimmed glasses and indie music united thousands of Calgarians at the Sled Island festival over the last five days.

Officials of the increasingly popular local music festival said the fourth year has proven to be more popular than ever as it becomes more of a staple on the local arts and music scene. The festival doubled its sales even though it also cost twice as much for tickets.

“I think more people know about it, more people are talking about it and more people are coming out to support it,” spokesperson Drew Marshall said.

“The lineup has been really amazing.”

Popular local acts like The Dudes accompanied big name acts like Melissa auf der Maur and Shout Out Out Out Out to rock the city at various locations.

Candace Montei travelled from Red Deer to spend the weekend listening to “awesome” music.
“The amount of bands you get for the price you pay is next to none. There were so many awesome acts, plus great ones I’ve never heard of before,” she said.

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