About

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The Hillside Festival is a three-day, five-stage event with a broad artistic vision that emphasizes diversity:  of culture, of musical heritage and style, of age, geography and influence.

Set in a beautiful, accessible conservation area with campgrounds on Guelph Lake, we are world-renowned as one of Canada’s most progressive, environmentally conscious, completely non-corporate community festivals. We create a village on Guelph Lake Island that we fill with music, dance, drumming, food, crafts, and more.