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 music, comedy, film and art as well as over 40,000 attendees across multiple venues, earning rave reviews from attendees, artists and media across the globe.


“The artists of Sled Island 2022 covered vast ground with regard to genre, stature and geography, but all conjured nothing short of sheer devotion from every single crowd. The audiences were uniformly intense and eager.”⁠ - Exclaim!

“I was lucky enough to be able to go and see around thirty different acts perform (I averaged about 7.5 hours of live music per day). It was an excellently curated festival, showing off the best that Canadian music has to offer.” - Post Trash

“A festival of this nature is not only unique in execution but also just cool. It’s fun to say that you were able to spend a night going around the city being introduced to new spots and exploring the different musicians. If you still think Calgary is cowboy county with nothing to offer except for the Stampede, you’re missing out on one of the most exciting events that could have taken place. Next year, if you’re looking for an excuse to listen to incredible live music, meet an interesting cast of characters and simply have a good time, buy yourself a pass to Sled Island. It will be worth it, no questions asked.” - The Gauntlet

“Overall, regardless of venue, Sled Island held mini parties for music lovers all over downtown. From country to indie, music took over the city as people were glad to be back in person for live music. As always, Sled Island brought people together to discover new music and to support their favourite emerging artists.” - NEXT

“After sitting back for two years, Sled returned with a vengeance. Joy hung in the air in downtown Calgary this June - Sled is back, and Calgary feels electric once again. See you in 2023.” - Cups N Cakes

“Sled Island built bridges between Calgary and the rest of the world.” - Exclaim!


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.