Hillside Festival 2019

July 12 - 14

Bonnie Trash

Bonnie Trash

Co-presented by Guelph Jazz

Bonnie Trash is the goth-noir avant-rock outfit led by twin sisters Sarafina Troy and Emmalia Vash Bortolon-Vettor. Their debut EP, Ezzelini’s Dead, dives into the Italian folklore surrounding Ezzelino da Romano III, a medieval tyrant who ate his enemies and peasants. A menacing voice tells a story of post-modern cannibalism, heightened by location sounds and bowed guitar. The lust to consume is at an all-time high. We must consume ourselves in order to transform.

We, humans, are obsessed with having to know everything about everyone and anything that has to do with everything. Eating every piece thrown at us. The lust to consume is at an all-time high. We are becoming cannibals by consuming each other’s thoughts and words — real or fake. We must consume ourselves in order to transform.

Our debut EP Ezzelini’s Dead is based on the folk tales of Ezzelino III da Romano and the Ezzelini family. Ezzelino was a medieval tyrant in our ancestral town of San Zenone degli Ezzelini, Italy. He was said to be a cannibal.

Performance Schedule

  • Sunday, July 14th at 1:05pm

    Island Stage
  • Sunday, July 14th at 6:05pm

    Sun Stage