Lineup announced by Hillside Festival

A few weeks earlier than usual, on the weekend of July 14-16, 2017, out on Guelph Lake, Hillside Festival will hold the 34th annual gathering on the island. In keeping with the strong spirit Hillside has cultivated, we have programmed a line up of artists who are gifted and ambitious. Our 2017 line up is packed with enablers and disrupters, enabling new ideas to come into consciousness and culture and disrupting the worn channels of thought and feeling upon which we rely.  In one-way or another, so many of these artists challenge the status quo, whether through their musical or literary experimentation or their activism, be it political, environmental, race- or gender-based.

Hillside will create a more vibrant and caring world by promoting altruism, equality, environmentalism and peacemaking in every aspect of its work. The Hillside Community Festival is a not-for-profit music festival that celebrates creativity through artistic expression, community engagement and environmental leadership.

Tickets are already on sale. This year our weekend passes will increase in price leading up to the festival:

Tier 1 (NOW – April 30th)  $129 + HST/SC
Tier 2 (May 1st – June 30th) $139 + HST/SC
Tier 3 (July 1st – July 14th) $149 +HST/SC

Friday Day Pass – $57 each + HST/SC
Saturday Day Pass  – $85 each + HST/SC
Sunday Day Pass – $85 each + HST/SC

Seniors Pass  (65+) – $74.50 + HST/SC

Don’t forget, children 12 and under are admitted to the festival for free!

Alphabetical list of performers scheduled:
The Aerialists
The Barr Brothers
Begonia
Big Brave
Billy Bragg (also with Joe Henry)
The Blurry Pickers
Boogat
Las Cafeteras
Century Egg
Chastity
Charlotte Cornfield
Cœur de pirat
Ora Cogan
Common Deer
Communism
Dead Flowers
Carly Dow
Duchess Says
The Franklin Electric
Future Peers
Matt Haeck
Sarah Harmer
HIGHPARK
Jaunt
The Jerry Cans
Kacy & Clayton
Kaia Kater
Kasador
Kevin Breit & the Upper York Mandolin Quartet
Lisa LeBlanc
Lost Cousins
The Lowest of the Low
The Luyas
Mbongwana Star
Mt. Joy
Murder, Murder
Irish Mythen
NEFE
New Canadian Global Music Orchestra
Lindi Ortega
Parsonsfield
Klô Pelgag
William Prince
Alejandra Ribera
Jenny Ritter
Xavier Rudd
DJ Shub
Rae Spoon
Lucas Stagg
Leonard Sumner
The Turbans
Lindy Vopnfjord
Weaves
Whoop-Szo
Lula Wiles
Charlotte Day Wilson

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I shoot live music performances and concerts. I love the excitement of entering a venue, knowing that I’ll be photographing a concert and enjoying the energy of the crowd. There’s nothing like being in a venue and looking at the expressions on the faces of people who are all transfixed by the talent onstage. I shoot about 120 shows each year, averaging 2 bands per show, as well as several all-day and weekend festivals in and around Southern Ontario. From the large venues to very small ones, bright lights or barely lit stages, I hope that my photos capture the enjoyment the artists have in doing what they love to do.

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