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Sled Island  250+ bands, comedy, film and art in 30+ venues across Calgary, Alberta from June 19 - 23, 2019.

CONTEST ALERT! @femmewavefest kicks off this Thursday! We'll be at @DickensYYC to present a multidisciplinary night of film, spoken word and comedy, plus music from @NatmiMusic, @PollyDactic and @BodyLensBand.

Tickets are $15 advance or $20 at the door, but we have a pair to give away! To enter, like this post and tag a friend in the comments by Wednesday, November 14 at 4pm.

Learn more at!

#SledIsland #FemmeWave

Our friends at @QuickdrawYYC have revealed this year's complete GIRAF Festival of Independent Animation lineup! We're a community partner for the always-wonderful Indie Animation Mixtapes on November 23 and 24 at the @globecinema_yyc.

Selected from the best of the more than 1,000 short films that submitted to GIRAF, plus a few gems scoured from other festivals around the globe, the Indie Animation Mixtapes feature a stunning assortment of styles, moods, and storytelling techniques. If you want to know what’s happening in the world of independent animation today, this is where to look!

📸: 1. A Love Letter to the One I Made Up (dir. Rachel Gutgarts), 2. Dreamland (dir. Mirai Mizue), 3. Should You Meet a Lady in a Darkened Wood (dir. Daniel Stankler), 4. La Plonguse (dir. Iulia Voitova)

#SledIsland #GIRAF14

Just announced! We're glad to be a @CalgaryUndergroundFilm Festival community partner for the CUFF.Docs screening of MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A., a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist that chronicles her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star. Check it out at the @GlobeCinema_YYC on December 1 at 9:45pm!

Learn more and get tickets at

#SledIsland #CUFFDocs

Miss out on tickets to this Friday's Halloween extravaganza with @CJSW at the #1 Legion? We'll be releasing a VERY small number of extras tomorrow at noon at Don't delay if you want 'em!

📸: @ElyseBouvier


This Saturday! Sled Island presents the Forbidden Dimension 30th Anniversary & Album Release at @PalominoSmokehouse. These ghoulish purveyors of garage punk celebrate 30 years of yowling and spreading darkness by releasing a killer new album and hosting a party for the ages.

Fiends included in this evening of punk, metal, psych-rock, synth and twang are @Napalmpom, @TheShiverettes, @DRIHIEV, Conniving Cadavers, Body Break, Polly Orgy, Los Greasy Bombers, DS Lori and Liquor Mountain.

Tickets are $12 advance. Link in bio!


Our pals at @FemmeWaveFest announced their 2018 schedule today! We're presenting the fest's multidisciplinary Kickoff Cabaret at @DickensYYC on November 15, featuring film, spoken word and comedy, plus music from @NatmiMusic, @PollyDactic and @BodyLensBand.

Tickets are $15 or $20 at the door, or get a Femme Wave wristband! Learn more at


Last chance to apply for our Marketing & Communications Director position! Applications close this Sunday, October 14 at 11:59pm MDT.

This is a full-time, permanent position with a start date of mid-December 2018 or early January 2019. Learn more at the link in our bio!

📸: @dianeandmike_


SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN for Sled Island 2019 music, comedy, film and art! Apply by February 15, 2019 at Link in bio!

📸: @sujataphoto


This Thursday! Sled Island and @NMC_Canada are proud to present pianist and composer @JeanMichelBlais at Studio Bell.

DANS MA MAIN, his sophomore release, is an expansive album of post-classical piano with strands of electronic detail. Blending his conservatory skill and precise pop sensibility with synthetic accompaniment, Blais creates unique environments where the piano’s intimacy can be subtly disrupted at any time.

Calgary's Jiajia Li, praised as "one of the city's finest and most adventurous flautists,” opens the show.

Get tickets now at! Link in bio.

#SledIsland #StudioBell

NOW ON SALE! Tickets to our Halloween bash with @CJSW on October 26 at the #1 Legion are now available at (link in bio).
Each year, Sled Island teams up with @CJSW 90.9FM to close out the CJSW Funding Drive with a three-floor Halloween blowout. This year's party celebrates Calgary's FM "anchor" with more than 15 local bands covering iconic yacht rock, surf rock and beachy summer classics on the main floor, a dance party upstairs and karaoke in the basement! Lineup coming soon.
Sponsored by @BigRockBrewery
Food by @AlumniYYC
Photo: @ElyseBouvier

This Sunday at @POPMontreal! Don't miss our 9pm showcase at La Sala Rossa featuring @WolfParade and Sled Island alums @FreakHeatWaves.

The soaring choruses, rousing anthems, sprawling guitars and chaotic keys that make up @WolfParade are on proud display over the course of CRY CRY CRY, the band’s thunderous first album in seven years.

Shedding familiar influences from the heavily excavated histories of post-punk and krautrock, @FreakHeatWaves have now beamed into uncharted territory with the otherworldly sound of their third album, BEYOND XXXL.

Learn more and get tickets at!

#SledIsland #POPMtl

This Saturday at @blkrbtyyc! We're teaming up with @AfrosInThaCity to present UMOJA featuring @BonbonKojak, @DJDeemaks, @waleowulade and @rrra.sol.

Get ready for carefree tropical rhythms, spellbinding and exuberant Afro-house, brain-bending favela funk and all-around percussive hedonism.

Learn more and get tickets at the link in our bio!


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