Friday, June 21, 2013

Sled Island 2013 CANCELLED due to floods

Sled Island, the annual alternative music festival in Calgary, issued a notice that they were cancelling the remaining days of this years festival after the massive amounts of flooding in the city and most of their venues being listed in evacuation zones.

Due to the current emergency situation in Calgary, Canada, where severe weather conditions and flooding have caused authorities to evacuate an estimated 100,000 people in the city, Sled Island Music and Arts Festival has announced the cancellation of all remaining events for this year's festival. The safety of the festival attendees, staff members, participating artists and the people of Calgary is, and will always be, Sled Island's top priority.

Besides the festival venues that were affected the festival headquarters is located in one of the first evacuated places in the city, Mission.

The festival plays host to over 250 bands every year, most of which are from out of town. A lot of bands are trying to get out of the city and many are stranded after cancelled weekend shows.

Shows started on Wednesday night and a lot of the Thursday night shows were relocated, but the decision was made on Friday morning to cancel the festival. Hipsters all across the city wept and added to the flood waters. 

The festival has not yet announced how they are going to deal with ticket sales. 


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