One of the festivals that made the top five was Calgary’s relatively new Sled Island. Â Not to bad for a a festival that is only four years old!
Every year, Sled Island has been getting bigger and bigger. Â Of theÂ 231 acts scheduled to perform at Sled Island 2010,Â 77 are based in Calgary andÂ 107 from within Alberta.
Some of those bands are: Women (pictured above), The Posies, Golden Triangle, Cave, Chain and The Gang, Dinosaur Jr., The Thermals, The Bronx, Built to Spill, Girl Talk, King Khan & BBQ, the Almighty Defenders, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, Fucked Up, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Hot Water Music, Why?, Les Savy Fav, The Melvins, No Means No, Deerhoof,
I’ll be honest, I haven’t heard of most of the bands, but it doesn’t mean that I’m not excited to discover new music, which has always been one of the best parts about Sled Islands.