Sled Island 2012: Feist, Hold Steady, Malkmus, Archers of Loaf


Western Canada's largest independent music and arts festival Sled Island has announced the initial headliners performing at this year's festival across multiple venues in Calgary, AB, Canada from June 20 - 23, 2012. Local girl turned International pop star Feist leads the pack of initial headliners, along with New York's anthemic rockers The Hold Steady, indie rock pioneers Archers of Loaf and purveyor of party rock Andrew W.K.

Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, post-internet pop star Grimes, Toronto's eerie folk artist Timber Timbre, and art rock legend Thurston Moore will also headline. These eight initial headliners will be among more than 200 musical acts performing at Sled Island 2012.

Entering it's sixth year, Sled Island will once again return to Olympic Plaza, the fully licensed and all-ages main outdoor stage on Friday June 22 and Saturday June 23. Friday night at Olympic Plaza will feature performances by Feist and Timber Timbre, with others to be announced. Saturday at Olympic Plaza is an all-day event featuring several of the festival's biggest headliner acts including The Hold Steady, Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks, plus more to be announced.

Tickets to both Olympic Plaza outdoor events go on sale at $45 for each day on Saturday March 3 @ 10am MST via

Festival passes are on sale now for middle-bird prices at $179 for the Festival Discovery Pass and $299 for the Festival Discovery Plus Pass until March 31 via

Click here to see this listing in our Festival Guide

Initial Lineup

  • Feist
  • The Hold Steady
  • Archers of Loaf
  • Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks
  • Grimes
  • Timber Timbre
  • Andrew W.K.
  • Thurston Moore


    [Published on: 2/29/12]

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