Youth Central Review: All-Ages Programming at Sled Island 2019

Sled Island this year was absolutely unreal. Being sixteen, I wasn’t able to go to every show or every location, but that didn’t make the days any less memorable or impactful. I decided that for my first ever Sled Island, I wanted to remember every moment. My favourite way to do that is through photos, and so I bought a couple cheap disposables, took pictures throughout the week, and re-lived every minute when I got them printed. Going into the festival, I was nervous. I wasn’t familiar with Calgary’s, let alone the world’s more underground and independent music scene. When I looked at the list of performers, I can confidently say I didn’t know anyone. However, the culture surrounding this music was unbelievably welcoming. I knew no one and nothing, and yet, at the end of the week, I felt like an expert. The performers and the performance goers were kind and genuinely excited to be there. I’m so grateful to have
experienced such an amazing experience and catch a few moments along the way on
my London Drugs camera.

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Guest Blogger: Connor Lang from Youth Central

Every week between now and the start of the festival, we will have special guest bloggers writing about their top picks for Sled Island 2019! Check out their selections for a taste of what you can discover at this year's festival.

This week we have Connor Lang, high school student and blogger at Youth Are Awesome, who has picked some of his favourite artists playing all-ages venues!

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Sled Island Survival Guide

With over 250 bands, 30 venues and 40,000 attendees spread out over 5 glorious days, Sled Island may seem a little intimidating to those new to the festival. But fear not! We've polled seven Sled Island pros who have given us their best tips and tricks for taking on the festival.

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Sled Island 2019 Schedule Changes

The following changes have been made to the Sled Island schedule since it was printed in our physical program guides. 

A Monster And An Animal has been cancelled. There are no longer any art exhibits taking place in the #1 Royal Canadian Legion (Basement). 

Big Evil Rat is unable to make it to Sled Island. Their previously scheduled performance will be replaced by:

  • Hairnet - Saturday, June 22, 9:00pm @ Ship & Anchor

Blue Odeur is unable to perform at Sled Island. Their previously scheduled performances will be replaced by: 

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Four Ways to do Sled Island Saturday

Congratulations, you’ve made it to Saturday! But don’t slow down yet, because the busiest day of the festival is still ahead of you. We have events from morning to night at more than twenty venues, so chug those electrolytes and strap on your dancing shoes, because it’s going to be a long one! Here are four of our best bets to take on Sled Island Saturday

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