Sled Island logoAfter whetting appetites from here to Timbuktu with an initial announcement that included bands like legends The Jesus & Mary Chain and Swans to relative newcomers Metz and Divine Fits, The Sled Island Music & Art Festival has done it again, throwing another 50 or so bands our way today.

Similarly, the list includes more bands with legendary status among newer groups on the map and everything in between.

Namely, indie rock royalty Superchunk and Canadian hero John K. Sampson have been added to the lineup along with influential DJ The Gaslamp Killer, psych-pop buzz band Unknown Mortal Orchestra as well as The Night Marchers, featuring members of Hot Snakes, who were favourites of Sled's 2012 edition.

Sled once again showed its diversity with this announcement, adding everything from punk wunderkinds (White Lung, Iceage) to hip-hop/jazz experimenters (BadBadNotGood) to doom-pop (Torche).

For a look at the full lineup of bands, and to get your early bird festival wristbands, head on over to Sled's website right now! The festival takes place from June 19-22, 2013 in Calgary, AB. For the fourth year in a row, CFCR is proud to be involved in the festival as an official media sponsor, and for the third time, we are excited to be putting on a showcase of Saskatoon bands at the festival, so keep your eyes & ears peeled to find out more info on that. For a glimpse into CFCR's Sled experience at the 2012 festival, full of words, pictures, videos & sounds, check out our "Sled-trospective."