Sled Island is pleased to announce the initial musical lineup for the and Arts l at multiple throughout Calgary, Alberta. The full 2010 festival lineup will be announced May 1st and will include more than 200 bands, films, visual art and other programming.

The festival is set for June 30th-July 3rd and there’s plenty to see on this lineup announced already.

2010 :

(, Pennsylvania)
(, California)
(, Idaho)
The Thermals (, Oregon)
Les Savy Fav (, )
Hot Water (Gainesville, Florida)
WhoMadeWho (nhagen, Denmark)
The (, Georgia)
and The Pharmacists (Bloomfield, New Jersey)
(Berlin, Germany)
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Fucked Up (, Ontario)
Quintron and Miss Pussycat (, Louisiana)
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(, California)
The Bronx (, California)
(, California)
(, Ohio)
El Mariachi Bronx (, California)
Cex (Baltimore, Maryland)
The and the Duke (, )
Greg Macpherson (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Chain and the Gang (, )
(Gold Country, California)
Mr Jonathan Toubin (, )
Big Frieda (, Louisiana)
Georgiana Starlington (, )
Mark Sultan (Montreal, Quebec)
North of rica (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Panther (, Oregon)
Antipop Consortium (, )
Babe Rainbow (, B.C.)
Boys Who Say No (, Ontario)
(, California)
So Cow (Tuam, Ireland)
Angelo et les Hauts Sommets (Olympia, )
James Husband (Athens, Georgia)
Signals (, California)
C’mon (, Ontario)
The Nymphets (Montreal, Quebec)
My Gold Mask (, )
Turbo Fruits (hville, Tennessee)
Vain (Montreal, Quebec)
Valleys (Montreal, Quebec)
(, California)
Bloodshot Bill (Montreal, Quebec)
Cave (, )
Bart nport (, California)
Past s (, )
Provincial Archive (Edmonton, Alberta)
Azeda Booth (Calgary, Alberta)
Hollerado (Manotick, Ontario)
Slim Cessna’s Auto Club (, )
Passenger Action (Edmonton, Alberta)
(, Ontario)
NIce Nice (, Oregon)
Beans (, )
(, California)
No Means No (, B.C.)
Cavaliers! (Newmarket, Ontario)
The Pack A.D. (, B.C.)
Champion and his G-Strings (Montreal, Quebec)
SSRIs (, B.C.)
Tyvek (Detroit, Michigan)
Odawas (Berkley, California)
Unnatural Helpers (, )
(Calgary, Alberta)
The Donkeys (San Diego, California)
Carpenter (, B.C.)
Thomas Function (Alabama)
UUVVWWZ (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Mockingbird Wish Me Luck (Kitchener, Ontario)
Party at the Moontower (, B.C.)
Box Elders (aha, Nebraska)
Spookey Ruben (, Ontario)
In Medias Res (, B.C.)
Southeast Engine (Athens, Ohio)
Copilots (, B.C.)
Super Nice Bros (Mobile, Alabama)
Bison B.C. (, B.C.)
Cheeseburger (, )
DM Stith (Bloomington, Indiana)
Lucas (Bloomington, Indiana)
Northcote (Regina, Saskatchewan)
Silje Nes (Bergen, Norway)
Trigger Effect (Montreal, Quebec)
Barn Burner (Montreal, Quebec)
Golden Triangle (, )
You Say Party! We Say Die! (, B.C.)

Sadly the last band on the lineup may not be making an appearance following the horrible news that their drummer passed away after collapsing on stage during a show. So sad. Our thoughts go out with the family, friends and bandmates that he is leaving behind.

More about the festival…

General admission festival passes are now on sale for $170 (plus service fees) at That’s $42.50 per day for all 4 days of music with guaranteed access to both days of main site programming. A very limited amount of guaranteed all-access VIP passes are available for $350 (plus fees). Main stage individual day passes and a handful of individual show will be made available following the second and full festival lineup announcement on May 1st.