Win Flights from WestJet at Lilac Festival
Lilac Festival returns to 4th St. SW on Sunday, June 3 from 10am to 6pm. Come check out the Sled Island booth between 22nd Ave. and 23rd Ave. and you could win one round trip flight for two guests to any regularly scheduled and marketed WestJet destination*!
Raffle tickets for this amazing prize will be available for $5 each. A winner will be drawn at random and notified on Monday, June 4. Our amazing volunteers will also be selling Sled Island 2018 passes, tickets and other goodies to kick off your festival season right.Read More >>
Sled Island Block Party 2018
Get ready for the sixth annual, free, outdoor, all-ages Sled Island Block Party! We’ve planned a serious rager for Saturday, June 23, 2:00pm - 10:00pm.
The Sled Island Block Party is the biggest dance party at the festival! We’re back in Inglewood and have lined up Bristol’s house head honcho Will Clarke, R&B all-star Harrison Brome, bass monster josh pan, rave expert Carissa Gem, warehouse bass act Dillon Nathaniel, dynamic duo Magic & Johnson, electro-pop ingenue Selci, minimalist badass BB Mars, party wrecking crew B*les & The Suede, multi-lingual pop act Strangerfamiliar and the serious pipes of Symfan. Major thanks to our friends at the Hifi Club for curating this special lineup.Read More >>
National Indigenous Peoples Day at Sled Island 2018
Sled Island is excited to celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day on Thursday, June 21 with all-day programming at Arts Commons and an evening show at Commonwealth Bar & Stage.
Join us and partners Indigenous Resilience in Music, Drum Beat, imagineNATIVE, Treaty 7 Film Collective, CBC Calgary and Arts Commons for a day of events at Arts Commons, beginning with a Mini Pow Wow at 11:30am. At 1:00pm, there will be a Rhythm of the People workshop with Sled Island 2018 artists Snotty Nose Rez Kids and Mob Bounce, who will present a talk, conduct a writing workshop and give a mini-performance. At 5:00pm, catch the imagineNATIVE Film + Video Tour, featuring shorts made by Indigenous filmmakers from across the country. All of these events are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.Read More >>
Sled Island 2018 Schedule Announced (With New Lineup Additions!)
The time has finally come! The full Sled Island 2018 schedule is here. Start planning the five best days of your entire freakin' life with all the what, when and where there is to know about Sled Island.
Today's announcement also includes new artist announcements including R&B sensation Kari Faux (pictured) and noise rock gods Cherubs, plus Sled Island Block Party performers Will Clarke and Dillon Nathaniel (who will also perform later on Saturday, June 23 in a special B2B set at the HiFi Club). Other new Block Party acts include B*les & The Suede, BB Mars, Magic & Johnson and Selci, all of whom join previously announced performers Symfan, Strangerfamiliar, josh pan and Harrison Brome.
Also added today are indie rockers nêhiyawak, blues rock powerhouse Bebe Buckskin, roots rattlers Cold Water and the stoner stomp of Gone Cosmic. Rounding things out are electronic entertainers Carissa Gem, HUNDRED% (Yung Nino + DJ C-Sik), OAKK and OpenEnd.Read More >>
Sled Island 2018 Special Events and Conference Programming Announced
Sled Island is thrilled to unveil this year's lineup of Special Events and Conference programming.
New activities under the Special Events heading include a partnership with IRIM, Drum Beat and Arts Commons for a series of events in celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, featuring a Mini Pow Wow, a Rhythm of the People workshop co-led by Snotty Nose Rez Kids (pictured) and Mob Bounce, as well as an imagineNATIVE shorts package (outlined in our Film lineup). Look for more information on Sled Island's National Indigenous Peoples Day programming next week.
Another addition to the Special Events portion of Sled Island is a weekend of fun and learning at the Memorial Park Library, where music-lovers of all ages are invited to take music lessons and jam with fellow festival attendees.Read More >>