Photo: Allison Seto, courtesy of Sled Island

Photo: Allison Seto, courtesy of Sled Island

Sled Island is one of the best opportunities in Calgary to discover a wide range of international indie acts as well as local faves. The thoughtful programming and citywide adventuring make for a unique festival experience that has everyone at Hedkandi out and about.

Because we love Sled so much, we're giving wristband holders 10 per cent off your service at any Hedkandi location, Butter Beauty Parlour, or Johnny's Barber + Shop.

Since we're always fans of locals first, check out the following Calgary acts that we love:

To help get you festival ready, here are some of our favourite songs from the other acts we're most excited about this year. We start the week off slow and steady with Angel Olsen's electric folk and Julia Holter's left-field pop. Oldies but goodies The Sonics and Psychic TV bring the punk rock vibe that we love. Cakes da Killa and Junglepussy help scratch our rap itch before we finish with the retro dance beats of Kaytranada and Sled's 2016 guest curator Peaches, whose electroclash beats and sex positive lyrics always set the party off: