Hillside 2024

Announcing Artists

Happy Hillside! As you may have seen, last week we announced our musical lineup for our 2024 festival, happening July 19-21. This announcement also came with the reveal of our official artwork for the 41st Hillside – beautifully drawn by the outstanding artist, Alyah Holmes! The response to both the lineup and art has been wonderful, so thank you for being as excited as we are!

To elaborate on our excitement, some words from our Executive Director, Kate Johnston, “We are deeply excited to share in another stellar year of music, art, workshops, food, dance, and crafts with our community from Guelph and far, far beyond. We’re thrilled to be able to bring musical artists of such high quality from Canada and around the world to Guelph Lake Island, and there is so much more than music to celebrate at Hillside – from our family friendly atmosphere with children’s area activities and performances, to our yoga, wellness, and craft workshops, to our dedication to sustainability with every single cup, dish, and piece of cutlery washed and re-used on site for the entire weekend. Over 1300 volunteers come together to create the Hillside festival village every year, and we can’t wait to welcome everyone to the island to celebrate the 41st annual Hillside Festival!”

Adding to Kate’s words, “The 41st annual Hillside Festival delivers a carefully curated program of artists from all over the world. During a time when we need to be more united than ever as citizens of planet earth – we bring you beautiful voices and sounds from home, across Canada, the US and across the oceans, all gathering on the island at Guelph Lake Conservation Area to celebrate our diversity, collective love of live music, the performing arts and to enjoy each other’s company”, remarks our hardworking Artistic Director, Samir Baijal. “This edition of the festival features longer sets/changeover times, more collaborative sessions (workshops) and a more staggered programming schedule so that our audience may be able to see more performances on our stages.

This year is truly going to be special, and we hope you will join us for another weekend filled with music, community, and so much more. Tickets are on sale—get yours here!

Hillside 2024 by-day lineup

Hillside in the News!

Following our announcement, you may have seen Hillside featured on your local news outlet. A big thank you to all the publications who’ve shared our lineup with their audiences! Check out some of the articles below:

CBC – https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/kitchener-waterloo/hillside-festival-lineup-2024-1.7156855
GuelphToday – https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/hillside-and-riverfest-elora-named-among-top-100-festivals-in-ontario-8391365
Exclaim! – https://exclaim.ca/music/article/hillside-music-festival-gets-patrick-watson-rich-aucoin-aysanabee-bombino-nobro-for-2024-edition
The Grand 101.1 FM – https://thegrand101.com/2024/03/27/hillside-festival-announces-2024-lineup/
Guelph Mercury Tribune – https://www.guelphmercury.com/news/we-can-t-wait-guelph-s-hillside-festival-unveils-2024-musical-lineup-featuring-juno-winning/article_ffaf47ea-508e-5634-91a6-58ec4eaec6cb.html

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