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2019 Hillside Festival Lineup Announced!

2019 Hillside Festival Line-Up!

We called some people and sent some emails and rang some doorbells to get this summer’s line-up all together for you and here’s who’s playing Hillside July 12-14 in twenty nineteen:


Alan Doyle

Altin Gün

Alysha Brilla

Andrew Craig

Bird City

Birds of Chicago

Bruce Cockburn

The Burning Hell

Busby Marou


Cartel Madras

Chippy Nonstop

Common Holly


Dwayne Gretzky


El Coyote



Fast Romantics


Front Country

Fucked Up

Harrow Fair

Haviah Mighty


Ian Blurton’s Future Now

Jenn Grant

Jeremie Albino

John Southworth & The South Seas

Josh Q. and The Trade-Offs

Joyful Joyful

Kobo Town

Lydia Persaud

The Mastersons

Orville Peck

The Pairs

Quantum Tangle

Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi

Richard Reed Parry’s Quiet River

The Sea The Sea

Skydiggers featuring Paul Langlois of the Tragically Hip

Snotty Nose Rez Kids

Songhoy Blues

Splash N’ Boots

Steve Earle & The Dukes

Systema Solar

Valérie Ekoumè

Wild Rivers

The Wilderness

Yonatan Gat & The Eastern Medicine Singers

and more TBA!

Get your tickets using the internet!

Or get them using the actual, real world!  Buy them in person!

Weekend Passes $129* (for a limited time)
Senior (65+) Weekend Pass $79.50*
Friday ticket $57*
Saturday ticket $85*
Sunday ticket $85*

(*HST and service fees are extra)

Guelph outlets: 

Kitchener outlet:

Toronto outlet:

Hamilton outlet:

Thanks for considering the Hillside Festival for all of your one-of-a-kind summer music community festival needs! 


We win some, we get nominated for some

Horn tooting is never good. In fact, most tooting is very bad in today’s society. But having said that, let us allow us to toot our own horn for a moment because we work very hard at a lot of different things and sometimes we receive recognition for such efforts and we think it will make you feel good to know that we feel pretty good about ourselves. For example, here are some of the plaudits we’ve received recently:

  1. The International Clearwater Award (photographed above), “presented to a festival that prioritizes environmental stewardship and demonstrates public leadership in sustainable event production.” Boy, did we win the hell out of this one! This was presented to us in February 2019 at the Folk Alliance International conference in Montreal. Tom Power of the CBC radio show, q, was the MC/host.
  2. The Festivals & Events Ontario Best Greening of a Festival Award, which was presented to us in London, Ontario in March 2019. We are happy to offer other festivals advice about how they can be greener too. After all, we’re all in this together.
  3. Finalist for the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. This is the second year we have been a finalist. Last year, Debajehmujig Storytellers won in the arts organization category. And this year, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts festival won. Congrats to them!


Systema Solar, just going for a very normal stroll

You’ve seen the line-up! Tickets are available now so don’t delay! Click the yellow box below and be whisked away to a place where you tell your kids they can’t do a thing you’re doing exactly as you’re telling them they can’t do it. Summer fun!

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Have a listen to previous albums by Snotty Nose Rez Kids ahead of the May 10 release of their latest hip-hop opus, Trapline.

“[Hillside is] a beautiful, family-friendly environment; musicians for all tastes, artists, vendors; an awesome venue to celebrate peace and friends. This is a standout event not only because of the artists and organizers, but its Earth-First mentality blows other events out of the water.”

— Kimberly Peace, Hillside-goer





Publicist, Hillside Festival

341 Woolwich Street,
Guelph, ON N1H 3W4
Tel:  519.763.6396

Fax: 519.763.9514

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