Published May 04, 2011The organizers for Calgary's Sled Island have kept our attention over the last two months while they slowly leaked the festival lineup piece by piece. Now, however, the wait is over, as the full list of performers is now available, including a wide array of talent from across Alberta and British Columbia.
Here's the full lineup for the 2011 edition of Sled Island, which runs from June 22 to 25:
Adaline, Adebisi Shank, Alberta Cross, Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys, An Horse, Animal Bodies, AU, Bare Wires, Barn Burner, Battle Snakes, Bayonets!!!, Beekeeper, the Beladeans, the BellRays, Biblical, Bison BC, B.J. Snowden, Black Dirt of the West, Black Mastiff, Black Rabbit, Black Wizard, B-Lines, Blonde Redhead, Blue King Brown, Book of Caverns, Braids, Brain Fever, Brody Stevens, Buzzcocks, Camp Radio, C'mon, Chad VanGaalen, Chains of Love, Chali 2na, Cheeseburger, Cold Craving, Cousins, Crocodiles, Cursive, Damages, the Dandy Warhols, DBL Dragon, Dead Ghosts, Dead Voices, Deer Tick, Demon's Claws, Dinosaur Feathers, Dominique Fricot, the Donkeys, Double Fuzz, Dreamdate, Drunk Horse, Dum Dum Girls, Duzheknew, Egg Tooth, Electric Six, Extra Happy Ghost!!!, Fabulous Dad, Faunts, Feral Children, Fist City, Float Like Stones, the Foggy Notions, Friendo, the Friends Electric, the Get Down, Gianna Lauren, the Gooeys, the Greenhornes, Grey Kingdom, Grown-Ups, Heart Failure Research Unit, the Hits, Honheehonhee, Hot Sweet Noise, Howlin' Rain, Hunter-Gatherer, Hunx and his Punx, Igloos, In Medias Res, Indian Wars, the Intelligence, Invasives, the James T. Kirks, Jasper Sloan Yip, Jenn Grant, Jeremy Clarkson, Jim Ward, the Jolts, Jon McKiel, Julianna Barwick, Justin Townes Earle, Keep Tidy, Ketamines, Keys N Krates, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Lab Coast, Lee Ranaldo, Legs, Library Voices, Long Long Long, Louise Burns, the Lusitania, the Luyas, the Lytics, Man Legs, Man Man, the Mandates, Maria in the Shower, Mariya Soetart, Memory Screen, Michael Rault, Miesha & the Spanks, Minto, Minus the Bear, Mode Moderne, Monokino, Moon Duo, the Muffs, the Nancees, Needles//Pins, Neil Hamburger, No Gold, No River, Of Montreal, Old Bones, On Lock, Orgone, Ortolan, Parts and Labor, Pat Jordache, Pierced Arrows, Play Guitar, Pujol, Quest for Fire, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Quivers, Rae Spoon, Rajas, Raleigh, Random Task Collective, the Raveonettes, Red Cedar, Red Fang, Rococode, Role Mach, Royal Canoe, Samantha Savage Smith, the Sandwitches, Sans AIDS, Scrapbooker, Seizure Salad, Shannon and the Clams, Shooting Guns, Shortwave Society, the Shrapnelles, Shuttle, Shuyler Jansen, Sidney York, Skratch Bastid, Slam Dunk, Slates, Sleep, Sleepy Panther, Slow Down, Molasses, Social Studies, the Soft Pack, Sonny & the Sunsets, the SSRIs, Stalwart & Sons, STRFKR, Stressed Out, Striker, Sun Wizard, Susie Forsyth, the Sword, Teen Daze, Teenanger, Teengirl Fantasy, Thee Oh Sees, Tig Notaro, Timecopz, Times New Viking, Topless Mongos, Trigger Effect, Twin Shadow, un, Vicious Cycles, Wake, Wastelanders, We Are the City, the Whitsundays, Wild Flag, Wild Nothing, Yip Deceiver, Young Liars, Young Ones, Zola Jesus
In addition to that behemoth of a list, Sled Island has announced details for the main stage at Olympic Plaza. The shows will see C'mon, Bison BC, the Buzzcocks, the Sword and Sleep take the stage on June 24 from 4:30 p.m. to 10:50 p.m., while Twin Shadow, Alberta Cross, the Greenhornes, the Raveonettes, Chad VanGaalen, Minus the Bear, the Dandy Warhols and Of Montreal will take the stage on June 25 from 1:30 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. Exact set times are available here.
Tickets for Sled Island 2011 can be purchased right here. A regular festival wristband will run you $199 while a VIP wristband, which guarantees access into every show with no lining up, can be purchased for $349. Passes for the main stage only are also available for $75 per day or $125 for both days. Finally, the under-18 crowd will benefit from their youthfulness with the all-ages wristband, a pass getting you into every all ages show including both main stage shows, for a mere $50.
Keep an eye on the Sled Island site for more information as it becomes available, including the full schedule of performances spread across various venues in Calgary.