Indie rock festival faced losses of up to $200K due to massive flooding throughout Alberta
Calgary’s Sled Island festival has just announced via email that it will return in 2014 on June 18 to 22.
The festival faced substantial losses after a state of emergency was issued in Calgary in June due to massive flooding throughout the city and the province. Many shows and performances were cancelled as a result, and Sled Island had offered refunds to all ticket and pass holders.
While promoters admitted that this could have resulted in up to $200,000 in losses for the festival, nearly 70% of attendees either declined their refund or chose to reinvest that money in the festival through an online charitable donation page.
Last year’s Sled Island festival featured many Saskatchewan bands, along with CFCR’s Tubby Dog showcase. Hopefully we can all get back out again next year and party extra hard.