Published May 03, 2010At the beginning of April, the organizers of Calgary, AB's Sled Island revealed the initial line-up for their 2010 edition. It included big names like Deerhoof, Fucked Up, Girl Talk, Les Savy Fav, Built to Spill and numerous others. Now, the entire Sled Island line-up is available for you to peruse. While You Say Party! We Say Die! had to drop off due to the untimely passing of their drummer, the line-up is full to the brim with talent of all genres and nations.
Get ready to squint your eyes at this enormous bill:
!!!, the Albertans, the Almighty Defenders, Angelo Spencer et les Hauts Sommets, Antipop Consortium, Apollo Ghosts, Austin Lucas, Azeda Booth, B-Lines, Babe Rainbow, Bart Davenport, the Bash Brothers, Beans, Big Business, Bikeland, Bison B.C., Black Lips, the Blind Shake, Bloodshot Bill, Bonnaventure James, Boogie Monster, Box Elders, the Boyfriends, Boys Who Say No, Braids, Brain Fever, Brazilian Money, BrontoScorpio, the Bronx, Built to Spill, By Divine Right, C'mon, Carpenter, Cavaliers!, Cave, CEX, Chain and the Gang, Champion and his G-Strings, Cheeseburger, Christine Owman, Chuck Ragan, Cinister Cee, Construction and Destruction, Cope, Copilots, Cousins, Crippled Children, Deadhorse, Deerhoof, Dinosaur Jr., DM Stith, the Donkeys, the Dudes, the Dutchess and the Duke, economics, El Mariachi Bronx, the Envelopes Filled with Cash, EquAzn, the Famines, the Frequency, Fist City, FlyVillain, FOONYAP and the Roar, Freak Heat Waves, French Friar, Friendo, Fuck the Tundra, Fucked Up, Gay Witch Abortion, Ghost Bees, Ghost Factory, Ghosts of the Land, Ginsberg's Inkling, Girl Talk, Golden Triangle, Goose, Greg Macpherson, Grown-Ups, Gyre Spire & Spindle, Hamas, Hard Drugs, Headaches, Hellshovel, Hollerado, Hot Water Music, Impirical, In Medias Res, In Vacuo, Jack & Julie (Georgiana Starlington), James Husband, Jane Vain, JAZZ, jesús, the Johnnys, the Jolts, Key to the City, the King Khan & BBQ Show, Kobra and the Lotus, Krang, Laura Barrett, Les Savy Fav, LET'S DANCE, Lorrie Matheson, Makeout Videotape, Man Legs, Manchild, Thee Manipulators, Mantrakid, the Mants, Mares of Thrace, Maylee Todd, the Melvins, Mico, Mini Mansions, Minstrel Cycle, Miranda Lee, Mockingbird Wish Me Luck, Monkey, Mount Analogue, Mr Jonathan Toubin, My Gold Mask, Myelin Sheaths, MYTHS, Nice Nice, Night Committee, NoMeansNo, North of America, Northcote, nR, Nü Sensae, the Nymphets, Odawas, the Pack A.D., Panther, Party at the Moontower, Passenger Action, Past Lives, Peace, Pete Meadows, the Poly Shores, the Posies, Profound Sound, the Provincial Archive, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Radians, Rah Rah, Red Cedar, Ricca Razor Sharp, Ruddy Guy, Rum Runner, Savk, Seizure Salad, Shep & DJ Stilz, Shout Out Out Out Out, Signals, Silje Nes, Slam Dunk, Sleepy Sun, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, So Cow, Southeast Engine, Spastic Panthers, Spookey Ruben, SSRIs, St. Giles, Sugar and Gold, Super Nice Bros, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Tension Slips, the Thermals, the Throwaways, the Thulls, Tonstartssbandht, Topless Mongos, Touch and Nato, Trigger Effect, Turbo Fruits, Ty Segall, Tyvek, Unnatural Helpers, Valleys, Weird Shits (Les Drague Mothers), White Lung, WhoMadeWho, Why?, Women, Woodhands, Woodpigeon, Wyzaker.
In addition to that mass jumble of band names, the Sled Island promoters have announced the two main-stage events. Taking place at Calgary's Olympic Plaza, the main stage will run from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on July 2 and from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. on July 3. The line-up for July 2 includes Fucked Up, Why?, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, the Thermals, Built to Spill and Girl Talk. The line-up for July 3 is Les Savy Fav, Black Lips, the Bronx, NoMeansNo, Big Business, the Melvins, Hot Water Music and Dinosaur Jr.
A number of different passes are available now. Fans can pick up standard festival wristbands for $170 or VIP passes, which guarantee entry into every show, for $350. Passes can be purchased here. In addition, individual passes for each main stage can be purchased here.