Hillside Festival announces lineup

GUELPH – Hillside Festival recently announced the full musical lineup for its 41st annual summer festival July 19 to 21 at Guelph Lake Conservation Area. 

The artist include ALIAS, Blue Moon Marquee, Chris Pierce, Dom Louis, MOONBEAN and Tragedy Ann.

The festival boasts over 50 Canadian and international artists, including Juno- and Polaris-prize winning Blackie & The Rodeo Kings (with Daniel Lanois and Terra Lightfoot), Patrick Watson, and Aysanabee, and internationally renowned artists like songwriter Richard Thompson and South African collective BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness). 

Featuring a wide range of genres and musical styles, the 2024 festival is going to be one to remember, officials say.

“We are deeply excited to share in another stellar year of music, art, workshops, food, dance, and crafts with our community from Guelph and far, far beyond,” said Hillside executive director Kate Johnston.

“We’re thrilled to be able to bring musical artists of such high quality from Canada and around the world to Guelph Lake Island.” 

She added, “There is so much more than music to celebrate at Hillside – from our family-friendly atmosphere with children’s area activities and performances, to our yoga, wellness, and craft workshops, to our dedication to sustainability with every single cup, dish, and piece of cutlery washed and re-used on site for the entire weekend.” 

Johnston noted over 1,300 volunteers “come together to create the Hillside festival village every year.”

Artistic director Samir Baijal said the 41st festival will feature “longer sets/changeover times, more collaborative sessions (workshops) and a more staggered programming schedule so that our audience may be able to see more performances on our stages.”

For more information visit hillsidefestival.ca.