The Hillside Summer Festival and Hillside Inside are three-day, multi-stage events 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, our summer festival is world-renowned as one of Canada’s most progressive, environmentally conscious, completely non-commercial community celebrations. We create a village on Guelph Lake Island that we fill with music, dance, drumming, food, crafts, and more.
Hillside will create a more vibrant and caring world by promoting altruism, equality, environmentalism, and peacemaking in every aspect of its work.
The Hillside Community Festival is a not-for-profit music festival that celebrates creativity through artistic expression, community engagement, and environmental leadership.
Board of Directors
Marie Zimmerman | Executive Director
Samir Baijal | Artistic Director
Janet Linwood | Operations Manager
Cathy Simioni | Bookkeeper
Nichika Ramadoo | Fundraising and Communications Manager
Kavya Yoganathan | Video Editor, Marketing Assistant
Gareth Lind | Graphic Designer
Vish Khanna | Publicist
Matt Knischewsky | Technical Production Manager
Sascha Poddar-Kampmann | Security Director