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. 

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2024 Lineup

The first wave of the 2024 line up has been released and includes

  • Mick Jenkins

  • Cherry Glazerr

  • Show Me The Body

  • Kari Faux

  • Planet Giza

  • W.I.T.C.H. (We Intend To Cause Havoc)

  • Laurel Halo

  • Forest Swords

  • Wombo


Sled Island’s complete 2024 lineup will be announced in the coming months, including additional headliners, over 150 more bands as well as comedy, film, visual art, special events and conference programming.

This festival is multi-disciplinary, 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 - $189-$237 (depending on time of purchase) + 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 - $309-$388 (depending on time of purchase) + 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 Day Passes - $65-$85 + tax/fees
Available in spring 2024

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.

PREVIEW: listen to the Sled Island 2024 Spotify playlist