Sled Island

Jun 2020

Glenbow Museum

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The basics

An urban festival that takes in over 30 venues to bring lo-fi, alt rock, art, documentaries, shorts and comedy to the masses.

The festival

Taking over downtown Calgary in Canada, Sled Island festival injects the local community with a music and arts celebration that aims to bring diverse people together and reimagine its urban setting into something more. With film and comedy strands as well as music and arts, there’s plenty to see and do across the 30 venues that take part over the four days.

This year will see 250 local and international artists roll into town, as well as 100 artists, while the whole festival is guest curated by Kathleen Hanna, riot-grrrl founder and member of Le Tigre. She’ll also be playing and a documentary on her life, called The Punk Singer, will be shown.

While Vancouver is usually the big hipster draw on the West Coast, Sled Island will be the peak of Canadian cool this summer.

Our tip

You can’t visit Calgary without checking out the Lake Louise and Banff National Park just over two hours away. One of the most beautiful spots on earth.



Getting there

How do I get there?

Flying: The airport is located in northeast Calgary, about 20 minutes from downtown in light traffic.

Travelling by Car: The Queen Elizabeth II (QE2) Highway brings visitors from the south and north, stretching from the Montana border north to Edmonton and beyond.

Travelling by Bus: The Greyhound Station in the west end of downtown has regular arrivals from all over North America. Red Arrow buses from Edmonton and Red Deer offer drop-off downtown.

For more information on getting to Sled Island please visit here



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When can I get them?

Tickets on sale now

Where can I get them?

You can buy tickets via The Sled Island Shop.

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