Published Jan 17, 2017Calgary's annual music, arts and film festival Sled Island is gearing up for its 11th edition this year, and festival organizers have just announced their guest curator for 2017.
Revered producer and newly-minted filmmaker Flying Lotus will curate this year's fest, with his curatorial selections joining over 250 additional bands, comedy acts, films and visual art projects in over 35 venues across Calgary.
A press release notes that as a guest curator, Flying Lotus will help "set the direction and tone of the festival with special programming choices and their presence at the event."
Past guest curators have included Peaches, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, yhe Julie Ruin), John Dwyer (Thee Oh Sees), Tim Hecker, Andrew W.K., Colin Newman (Wire), Fucked Up, Scott Kannberg (Pavement) and more.
Sled Island runs from June 21 to 25. The festival will announce its first wave of artists for the 2017 edition in February.