Last month, the organizers at Sled Island whet our appetites with an initial lineup announcement that included The Jesus and Mary Chain, Explosions in the Sky, Swans, Divine Fits, the Joel Plaskett Emergency, Colin Stetson, the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Mac DeMarco and Metz.
Now, they've rounded out that initial announcement with a hefty batch of bands to get us all excited for festival season. Highlights from the second batch of announcements include indie rock legends Superchunk, mysterious Danish post-hardcore brats Iceage, post-Hot Snakes punk band Night Marchers, melodic metal masters Torche, psych-pop outfit Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Anacortes indie rock master Mount Eerie (playing a rare full band set), bookish Weatherthans frontman John K. Samson, hotly tipped jazz improv troupe BadBadNotGood, production whiz Ryan Hemsworth, sneering Vancouver punks White Lung, pop experimenters Javelin and Flying Lotus associate The Gaslamp Killer.
In addition to those groups, the following acts are confirmed to be playing:
Heidi Alexander of the Sandwitches, Bear Mountain, The Beets, Biblical, The Blind Shake, The Burnettes, Burning Love, Burnt Ones, Calvin Love, Catl, Circles, Code Orange Kids, Deadkill, Cop City Chill Pillars, Crosss, Dent May, Kris Ellestad, Hannah Epperson, Fist City, Football, Gaytheist, Gold, HighKicks, Homeshake, Ital, Jamaican Queens, John Wesley Coleman III, July Talk, Lowell, The Mallard, Monogamy Party, NerdX, New Friends, Old Man Markley, Outer Minds, Rabbits, Running, The Slabs, The Soft Option, Sons of Bears, St. Alvia, Sunshine, Trigger Effect, UBT (formerly Uncle Bad Touch), Walter TV and Warm Soda.
Sled Island runs from June 19 to 22 at various venues across the city, including a return to Olympic Plaza. Tickets are available now here.