Festival Watch: Sled Island


Calgary, Alberta’s Sled Island music festival leapt out of the gates in 2007, quickly becoming one of Canada’s best summer festivals. In past years the four-day fest has nabbed such international talent as Spoon, Cat Power, Mogwai, Dan Deacon, Grizzly Bear, The Breeders, The Buzzcocks, and local talent such as Chad VanGaalen, Braids, Final Fantasy, and Fucked Up.

The 2012 edition, held from June 20-23, features a similarly excellent line-up: Feist, The Hold Steady, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Timber Timbre, and Archers of Loaf, among others. For a preview of what’s to come, listen to the Sled Island 2012 playlist below, and follow Sled Island to find out what’s next from this consistently surprising event.

∞  June 20, 2012 — 9:00AM