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This month is Festival month! Shake out that grungy blanket and your bicycle. Time to get sunned.

Winnipeg Folk Fest (ft. Elvis Costello, Belle Orchestre, Iron and Wine, Neko Case…) is undergoing currently and running until the 12th of July.

Mukwah Jamboree, seeing the likes of Azeda Booth, Beija Flor, and Deadhorse in the foothills of the Rockies, awesome. Runs July 17th-19th

South Country Fair, also July 17th-19th…. This year, besides the fantastic camping the stage sees: Woodpigeon, United Steel Workers of Montreal, Twilight Hotel…

Calgary Folk Fest (ft. The Decemberists, Akron Family, Chad VanGaalen) is on July 23rd to the 26th.

Edmonton Folk Fest runs August 6th to 9th and this year the stage sees some amazing artists: Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir, Neko Case, Joel Plaskett, Loudan Wainwright III, Iron and Wine, Great Lake Swimmers…

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This years Sled Island line up, late on the draw, yes. However, also included in the post below is some great pre-post-in-tandem Seld Island festivites. So, stop complaining ok?

Official Sled Island Schedule

(schedules linked, below are my top picks, which are just ’cause I’m stoked to see these).

(Lethbridge = ^ Calgary = # Edmonton = +)

Tuesday

*Sub-linguals# @Tubby Dog – 8:15pm

Wednesday

*The Superfantastics @Verns – 12:30am

Thursday

*Cool art show @a bunch of places – 5pm-onwards

*Fox Opera# @Dickens – 9:30pm; Endangered Ape^ @Verns  -10:30pm; Pine Tarts# @Lord Nelson – 11pm; The Pack A.D. @Pal0mino – midnight; Monotonix @Distillery – 1am

Friday

*Summerlad#, Malajube, Biz Markie#, M5, Holy Fuck @Olympic Plaza – 3pm-8pm; NARWAUR VIDEO VAULT (ft. New Danger Kids^, Hot Panda+, and The Evaporators!!) 8pm – midnight; The Breeders @Olympic Plaza – 9:45pm; King Khan and BBQ @Dickens- midnight; HEALTH @Lord Nelson – 1am

Saturday (this is where is gets hard)

*If you can get up…. All Market Collective shopping @Ant Hill-11am

*Square Waves^ @Lord Nelson – 9pm; Myelin Sheaths^ @Dicken’s – 10pm; Bayonets!!!+ @Broken City – 10:30pm; The Moby Dicks^ @Tubby Dog – 11pm; Obits, The Wicked Awesomes+ @Broken City – 11:30pm; Liars @Dickens – 1am

Sunday

*Find a breakfast house party. Just walk around Kensington for a while with a flask and a pack of ciggies, it will come to you.

Non-Official Sled Island parties (which most have past and now I’m lacking in content).

Mammoth Cave Productions presents: Sled Island South!!!

Saturday June 20th, 2009

The New Danger Kids, Endangered Ape, Myelin Sheaths, Sleepy Head, Square Waves, The Moby Dicks, Mt. Royal, Mount Analog, Sleepy Heads.

@Henontic – 8pm. $12.00 at the door

“All ticket-buyers will be entered to win two passes to the Sled Island Festival being held between June 24 and June 27.”

Beatroute presents: A Sled Island Hangover Breakfast

@Local 510 – 10am

“Come celebrate Sled Island 09 BeatRoute style! Enjoy a free breakfast, cheap drinks specials, and some kick-ass live music courtesy of some festival performers: Githead (featuring Colin Newman of Wire); Hot Panda (Mint Records); No Gold (Rad-couver); Hunter Gatherer (local dudes)

Sponsored by Mint Records”

Lastly, who else is stoked for The Breeders?