News Bites

2017 Guelph Fab Five

March 20, 2017

Guelph Ontario, a city of vibrant culture, is home to five cutting-edge arts festivals. Be sure to check them out throughout 2017: Guelph Dance Festival - June 1-4 Hillside Festival - July ...

Q&A: Le Trouble

February 8, 2017

Montreal-based five-piece Le Trouble is made up of twenty percent jamming and eighty percent hanging out. They're  five introverts who just happen to love making well-crafted pop mu...

Q&A: Murder Murder

February 8, 2017

Northern Ontario’s Murder Murder are a six-piece string band with suitcase percussion who create a unique blend of bluegrass and outlaw country. Their virtuosic musicianship and evocat...

Terra Lightfoot joins BROS bill!

February 8, 2017

Hey hey, we still have some tricks up our sleeves.  We're pleased to announce that Hamilton guitar-slinger Terra Lightfoot has just been added as an opener for the BROS show...

Q + A with Steve Poltz

February 1, 2017

One of our all-time favourites, Steve Poltz has made a huge impression on Hillside audiences. He's a little bit wild and a little bit sweet and one of the most accomplished contemporary ...

#HillsideHoliday!

December 9, 2016

We love talking about and implementing Green Initiatives, not just at Hillside, but also in our everyday lives, year-round. Show us the sustainable ways you're celebrating this festive month and y...

We're a Registered Charity Now

December 7, 2016

We’re proud to officially announce Hillside Community Festival became a registered charity this year. We are graciously asking friends of the festival to Help Hillside Flourish this holiday seas...

Our Annual 2016 Holiday Sale!

December 7, 2016

Our annual Holiday Sale is underway! We've got 2017 weekend passes on sale right now at a very special price of $125, but only until January 2nd. These weekend passes are over 15% off the fin...

Rent Our Community Space

December 6, 2016

The Community Room in our office, located at 341 Woolwich Street in Guelph, is now available to rent. With your rental fee, you have access to:  Our accessible main floor  An accessi...

End Violence Against Women and Children

December 2, 2016

Give voice and honour to the women who lost their lived in Montreal on December 6th, 2989. Remember and reflect upon the lost lives of woman and children as a result of violence. The prevention of vio...

2016 Guelph Film Festival

October 17, 2016

The Guelph Film Festival is running November 3-6, 2016 and Hillside Festival is co-presenting Spirit Unforgettable on Friday, November 4th at 7pm at the Guelph Youth Music Centre. Producer, ...

2016 Annual General Meeting Notice

October 12, 2016

All Hillside members are invited to our Annual General Meeting, Wednesday, November 23rd at the Hillside Festival office, 341 Woolwich St. Start off the evening with a little drumming at ...

Holy, Holy F**k

July 21, 2016

Holy F*ck! They’re back. After lying dormant for six years, the band Holy F*ck has released a new album titled Congrats.  They first exploded on the scene after the release of their 2005 d...

PUP and the Dark

July 15, 2016

“The dream is over.” Four words that no singer wants to hear when seeking medical attention for damaged vocal chords. This was the unfortunate reality for the band PUP when lead vocalist S...

[email protected] Call For Entry - HAPPY HILLSIDE

June 21, 2016

HAPPY HILLSIDE! A Visual Celebration of Guelph’s favourite Festival of Music and Community. [email protected] and the Hillside Festival executive present a History Mix of over 20 y...

Sending Love to our LGBTQ community

June 13, 2016

We are sending love to our LGBTQ community and the people of Orlando, Florida, who are suffering such sorrow and pain—we are sending abundant love of difference, love of spirit, love of imaginat...

The Milk Carton Kids turn heads

June 10, 2016

The two voices of The Milk Carton Kids in perfect close harmony fade into the background like a ghost, as the final hand-picked notes of a folk song ring out from vintage acoustic guitars. Even throug...

Taking the Hillside Bus

June 10, 2016

Hillside provides free shuttle bus service for patrons and volunteers. The bus leaves downtown Guelph from St. George’s Square on Quebec St. at Wyndham. If you have your Hillside ticket ...

Sneak peek at our 2016 schedule

June 10, 2016

Here is a peek at the scheduled days/primary sets for the following artists as the schedule takes shape: FRIDAY Youth Showcase Andy Shauf Ought PUP Son Little The Milk Carton Kids...

Hillside Receives Three Awards for 2014!

July 22, 2014

We were lucky enough to receive a Festival of Distinction award from Festivals and Events Ontario this year. It was an award given to “a select group of 23 Ontario festivals,” including Lu...