The Story

Since 2007, Sled Island's thoughtful, eclectic programming and independent spirit have fused with Calgary's youthful energy to produce a one-of-a-kind festival experience. Each June, the five-day music and arts festival brings together a community of over 250 bands, comedians, filmmakers and artists as well as over 30,000 attendees in more than 35 venues, transforming the city into an arts lover's paradise that has earned rave reviews from artists, fans and media from across the globe.

"Held every year for about the past decade in Calgary, Alberta, Sled Island is one of Canada's best-kept festival secrets." - The A.V. Club

"Sled Island is fast becoming one of Calgary's most eclectic and expansive music festivals." - CBC

"One of the most exciting music festivals in the world, with 2015 drawing in a hugely diverse line-up of artists from all corners of the globe along with locals at the top of their game." - AUX.TV

By far the most interesting bar-level festival this summer." - Chart Attack

"Sled Island has single-handedly redefined Calgary’s music scene, which is no small feat." - Get Outside Canada