Indie music festival reports potential losses of up to $500,000
Calgary’s Sled Island festival, which cancelled the majority of their events due to flooding, posted a note on Thursday, July 11, regarding refunds.
According to the notice, “Sled Island will be refunding all individual tickets for shows that did not occur due to the cancellation of Sled Island 2013.”
The festival was scheduled for June 19 to June 22. The announcement of cancellation came on Friday, June 21.
There is still no word on if festival passes will be refunded. However, Sled Island promoters state that this would be a major blow for the event:
If we were to refund every individual ticket and pass holder, we would lose three significant streams of income, projected to have been $500,000.
We sincerely hope this all works out in everyone’s favour. The festival is a major destination for indie music in western Canada, and has supported many Saskatchewan musicians in the past.