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Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Sled Island organizers have announced the initial headliners performing at this year's festival across multiple venues in Calgary this summer.  Running from June 20 - 23, 2012.Canadian songstress Feist leads the pack of initial headliners, along with New York's hardest working rockers The Hold Steady, indie rock pioneers Archers of Loaf (pictured below) and purveyor of party rock Andrew W.K.. Indie rock god Stephen Malkmus  (and The Jicks), rising star Grimes, Toronto's eerie folk artist Timber Timbre, and (Sonic Youth’s) Thurston Moore. These eight initial headliners will be among more than 200 musical acts performing at Sled Island 2012.
Let the stampede to the ticket windows commence.

From the Press Release:

Entering it's sixth year, Sled Island will once again return to Olympic Plaza, the fully licensed and all-ages main outdoor stage on Friday June 22 and Saturday June 23. Friday night at Olympic Plaza will feature performances by Feist and Timber Timbre, with others to be announced. Saturday at Olympic Plaza is an all-day event featuring several of the festival's biggest headliner acts including The Hold Steady, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, plus more to be announced. Tickets to both Olympic Plaza outdoor events go on sale at $45 for each day on Saturday March 3 @ 10am  MST via

Sled Island also pleased to participate in Calgary 2012, the celebration of Calgary as the Cultural Capital of Canada. 2012 marks a pivotal year in Calgary's cultural history including the centennial anniversaries of some of the city's cultural cornerstones: Calgary Stampede, City of Calgary Recreation, Calgary Public Library and Theatre Junction Grand and Pumphouse Theatres. As a celebration of the city's vibrant and youthful culture, the festival plans to shine a spotlight on the flourishing music and arts communities that exists in Calgary.  
Festival passes are on sale now for middle-bird prices at $179 for the Festival Discovery Pass and $299 for the Festival Discovery Plus Pass until Saturday, March 31st. Visit to pick up your festival pass today! or 


Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's going to be a great festival season in the Cultural Capital.

Last year Lee Ranaldo put on a guitar workshop at Cantos when he was here for Sled Island. I wonder if Thurston Moore will have a similar event? Personally I am hoping for a hair tossing workshop.

Sean Wraight said...

Barbara - Cultural Capital indeed. Mind you, you haven't lived until you've seen Glass Tiger, Trooper and George Thorogood for the 26th time.

Oy and vey...