Sled Island Festival canceled due to severe flooding


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    Calgary’s Sled Island Music Festival has been forced to cancel the remainder of this weekend’s festivities as the city deals with severe flooding. According to CNN, over 75,000 citizens have evacuated their homes and many city streets are submerged in water.

    Festival organizers said in a statement:

    In light of the current emergency situation, and in line with our commitment to the safety of festival-goers and the citizens of Calgary, all reamining Sled Island festival events are cancelled.

    We have been fortunate to be able to hold two successful days of the festival and we thank attendees for their enthusiasm and flexibility.

    In terms of our policy on passes and tickets, we ask for patience and understanding until we are able to address this in the days to come. We realize that there will be many questions to be answered from festival-goers, artists and partners. The Sled Island office in Mission has been evacuated and we are operating with limited resources.

    Our commitment to the safety of the citizens of Calgary remains paramount. Please take care of your friends and family who may require assistance and stay safe.

    This year’s lineup included The Jesus and Mary Chain, Explosions in the Sky, Swans, Divine Fits, Superchunk, Mac DeMarco, Iceage, Colin Stetson, and more.

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