Sled Island Music & Arts Festival

Sled Island is an annual four-day independent music and arts festival in Calgary, AB. Hundreds of artists and bands will play in more than 30 venues throughout the city.

Festival Dates: -
Location: Calgary, Alberta

Sled Island is an annual music and arts festival that began in 2007. Zak Pashak, then owner of the Calgary music venue Broken City, had been inspired by Pop Montreal and the street life that was activated by that festival. 

Knowing that Calgary had many more artistic venues than it was usually thought to have, Pashak felt his hometown could host a similar event. 

In a downtown where cars often take priority to people, Sled Island is an urban life experiment. The goal is to open up as much of the downtown core as possible and fill it with as many types of people as possible—using music, film, comedy and art as the motivation for people to get together. 

Sled Island 2023 lineup

Music headliners include:

  • Sun Ra Arkestra

  • Osees

  • DEHD

  • Bartees Strange

  • Akintoye

  • Helado Negro

  • Haviah Mighty

  • Emma Ruth Rundle

  • Amindi

  • Mannequin Pussy

Sled Island is a multi-disciplinary festival, also featuring a slate of films, comedy, art showings and special events. For full event details, visit the festival website.

Tickets & Passes

Sled Island sells both full festival passes and some individual day tickets and event tickets. Ticket information and prices are available on the Ticket Info page. Tickets for individual bands are on sale now!

Buy passes in advance online here. 

4-Day Festival Discovery Pass - $214 + tax/fees
Access to everything the festival has to offer at all venues including, music, comedy, film, and art.

4-Day Festival Discovery Plus Pass - $366 + tax/fees
Full festival experience, access to all bands and venues, with the addition of priority access to all shows, artist-lounge privileges, Sled Island swag, and more. 

All-Ages Pass - $40 + tax/fees
For under-18 festival attendees only. Full access to all-ages venues, including mainstage. 


Single concert tickets are available for all venues, including mainstage. However, there is a limited amount of advance tickets available. Walk-up tickets will also be released at the doors of each show. 

Visit Sled Island's ticket page to find ticket selling locations or buy them online.

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