Western Canada's largest independent music and arts festival just got a whole lot bigger! The lineup for Sled Island 2012, happening June 20th - 23rd across multiple venues in Calgary, Alberta, now includes Canadian alt-country veterans The Sadies, garage-gospel punk legends Reigning Sound, ambient experimentalist Tim Hecker, The Hold Steady's Craig Finn and indie folk rockers The Antlers. Also joining the Sled Island 2012 lineup are The Strange Boys, How To Dress Well, Willis Earl Beal, NoMeansNo, Bonjay, Hayes Carll, And So I Watch You From Afar, Cadence Weapon, Duchess Says, Terry Malts and many more!
Sled Island's comedy lineup has expanded from two nights to four due to popular demand for the 2012 festival. This year's comedy lineup features veteran stand up comedian Todd Barry, Tim Heidecker from Tim & Eric's Awesome Show, Neil Hamburger making his brave return, jaywalking New Yorker Hannibal Burress and L.A. actress and comedian Natasha Leggero.
A limited amount of advance tickets for select shows including Archers of Loaf at MacEwan Ballroom, Thurston Moore at the Grand Threatre, go on sale this Saturday, April 7th at 10am MST. Festival passes are on sale at $199 for the Discovery Pass, $349 for the Discovery Plus Pass and only $50 for the All Ages Pass for those under 18 years old via the Shop. Olympic Plaza Tickets are on sale for Feist (2012 Juno Artist of the Year!), Timber Timbre, plus guest on Friday June 22nd and The Hold Steady, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, plus guests on Saturday, June 23rd at $45 per day via Ticketmaster here and here.