Every year the Sled Island Music and Arts Festival takes place in the city of Calgary. It started back in 2007 and has been going on ever since. It was the brainchild of Zak Pashak who at the time was the owner of the Calgary music venue Broken City.
Pashak was so inspired by the street life that was created during the Pop Montreal festival that he decided to host one in his hometown of Calgary.
Back and Better
In 2013 this particular festival was cancelled due to the floods that hit the area. However, it is back now and better than ever. Many refer to it as the ultimate urban life experience. It is nothing like you have ever experienced before. Downtown Calgary is known for its traffic. There are so many cars and they usually take precedence over people. However, the Sled Island festival turns that around.
The goal of the festival is to open up the downtown area and flood the streets with as many people as possible. This is accomplished by providing fun and thoughtful music to all who attend. You will be able to listen to the sounds of over 250 bands from all over the world when you attend the festival this year. You will also be able to explore different venues such as art, film and comedy.
Dates and Cost
This 5 day event will take place June 24th to 28th, 2015. If you want the full Sled Island experience it is recommended you purchase a Festival Discovery Pass. The pass is $199 and it will give you access to all events that take place at the festival. Please know entrance to events is subject to capacity.
For the under 18 crowd the All Ages Pass is the way to go. For just $50 those under the age of 18 will be granted full access to venues such as the Olympic Plaza.
If you want learn more about this amazing event visit them online at www.SledIsland.Com.