Wednesday Preview


You really can't go wrong with the colossal number of amazing shows happening at Sled Island tonight! Here are just a few great options for those in need of advice. 

There are a few shows tonight we've pegged as being in very high demand. We encourage passholders who have a can't-miss band in mind to show up early! Sure to be busy are Mount Eerie at Central United Church, Thundercat at The Palace Theatre (tickets are now sold out), No Warning at Dickens, 40 Watt Sun at The Palomino, Mary Timony Plays Helium at the #1 Legion and Mount Kimbie at Commonwealth.

Half the fun of Sled Island is stumbling upon your new favourite band! With that in mind, we've compiled some awesome shows you may have missed. Why not try the Calgary Electronic Music showcase (Chuurch and more) at the HiFi Club, Michael Rault at the Ship & Anchor or all-ages shows at Tubby Dog (Fountain and more) and McHugh House (Sharing and more)?

We don't call it a music and arts festival for nothing! Film, art and special events are in full swing tonight!

We're out of breath! Seriously, consult our handy, customizable, shareable, fully-mobile online schedule to see it all. C'mon now, use that pass how it was intended! Not a passholder? Advance tickets are sold until 30 minutes before doors open and door tickets will be offered for every show that does not run out of advance tickets (subject to capacity).

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Tuesday Preview

The Sled Island Kick-Off Party at Commonwealth is tonight! We have two floors of live music featuring Cartel MadrasBodywashLab CoastOra CoganTechOneMelted MirrorBlue Odeur and Uncanny Valley. In Kick-Off Party tradition, this is a multi-genre bill of acts we don't want you to miss!

Passes grant admission (subject to capacity). If you bought a pass and haven't picked it up yet, your name will be on the guest list at the door (subject to capacity). Get there early to secure your spot! Advance tickets and door tickets are also available.

There's even more to see than our Kick-Off Party tonight! Our 12th annual Sled Island Poster Show launches at Pin-Bar at 6:00pm with 12 limited edition, hand-silkscreened designs for purchase.

Over at the HiFi Club, Videokills is back by popular demand at 7:00pm! This event pairs international short silent films with live music and really blew us away last year.

Visual art has begun! Four projects are now available to view—get the breakdown on our schedule page.


Schedule Changes 2018

With more than 250 bands, comedy, film, art and special events happening at Sled Island 2018, a couple hiccups are only to be expected! We've compiled all of them in this handy blog post and will be updating it if any more tweaks happen. This is the most up-to-date information about all scheduling.

Wednesday, June 20

  • Overland has cancelled her appearance at Sled Island. HomeSick will now play an extended set at The HiFi Club from 9:00 - 11:00pm.
  • Dead Soft have cancelled their appearance at Sled Island 2018. They are replaced by Dadweed at the #1 Legion (Main Floor) at 11:00pm.

Thursday, June 21

  • Members of Deerhoof and friends are now performing to the Argentina vs. Croatia World Cup game at noon at The Palomino (Upstairs). This event is called From Russia With Love (ARG vs. CRO).
  • Mahogany Frog is now playing at MacEwan Hall at 8:00pm.
  • nêhiyawak is now playing at 9:30pm at Commonwealth (Upstairs).
  • Megan Fenske's short film is no longer screening at Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat at the Globe Cinema.

Friday, June 22

  • Jean Daddy has cancelled their appearance at Sled Island. Billy Moon replaces them at 8:00pm at Broken City (Patio).
  • WLMRT has cancelled their appearance at Sled Island. Chunder Buffet replaces them at 2:00pm at Palomino (Parking Lot).
  • Paul Jacobs has cancelled his appearance at Sled Island. Trash Hawks replace him at 2:00pm at Sloth Records.

Saturday, June 23

  • Paul Jacobs is replaced by Wayst at 9:30pm at Nite Owl (Library)
  • WLMRT are no longer playing at 4:00pm at Broken City. That slot has been left vacant to allow more changeover time at the venue.
  • Jean Daddy is replaced by The Plodes at 4:00pm at McHugh House.
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