About Sled Island

Since 2007, Sled Island's thoughtful, eclectic programming and independent spirit have produced a one-of-a-kind festival experience. Each June, the five-day music and arts festival brings together a community of more than 250 bands, comedy, film and art as well as over 30,000 attendees in more than 30 venues, earning rave reviews from attendees, artists and media across the globe.


"One of North America’s best under-the-radar music festivals." Uproxx

“During the Sled Island Music & Arts Festival, the city hosts one of the best à la carte club-hopping experiences, drawing both international and homegrown headliners.” THUMP

"No matter how well-versed you already may be when it comes to left-of-the-dial, edgy music, it’s always been a festival of discovery." The Calgary Herald

"Sled Island is, for good reason, a focal point of the month of June." BeatRoute

"That glorious time of year when this city comes alive with the craziest, noisiest, most challenging, intense, insane, amazing and downright delicious sights and sounds. Sled Island." TheYYScene


Sled Island acknowledges Calgary as the traditional territory of the Blackfoot and the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikuni, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Ĩyãħé Nakoda First Nations, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley First Nations. Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.