Hillside music festival announces 2017 lineup

By April 17, 2017 No Comments

A few weeks earlier than usual, on the weekend of July 14-16, 2017, out on Guelph Lake, Hillside Festival will hold our 34th annual gathering on the island.

In keeping with the strong spirit Hillside has cultivated, they have programmed a line up of artists who are gifted and ambitious. The 2017 line up is packed with enablers and disrupters, enabling new ideas to come into consciousness and culture and disrupting the worn channels of thought and feeling upon which we rely.  In one-way or another, so many of these artists challenge the status quo, whether through their musical or literary experimentation or their activism, be it political, environmental, race- or gender-based.


Tickets are already on sale. This year our weekend passes will increase in price leading up to the festival:

Tier 1 (NOW – April 30th)  $129 + HST/SC
Tier 2 (May 1st – June 30th) $139 + HST/SC
Tier 3 (July 1st – July 14th) $149 +HST/SC

Friday Day Pass – $57 each + HST/SC
Saturday Day Pass  – $85 each + HST/SC
Sunday Day Pass – $85 each + HST/SC
Seniors Pass  (65+) – $74.50 + HST/SC

Don’t forget, Children 12 and under are admitted to the festival for free!

Complete list of artists:

The Aerialists
The Barr Brothers
Big Brave
Billy Bragg (also with Joe Henry)
The Blurry Pickers
Las Cafeteras
Century Egg
Charlotte Cornfield
Cœur de pirate
Ora Cogan
Common Deer
Dead Flowers
Carly Dow
Duchess Says
The Franklin Electric
Future Peers
Matt Haeck
Sarah Harmer
The Jerry Cans
Kacy & Clayton
Kaia Kater
Kevin Breit & the Upper York Mandolin Quartet
Lisa LeBlanc
Lost Cousins
The Lowest of the Low
The Luyas
Mbongwana Star
Mt. Joy
Murder, Murder
Irish Mythen
New Canadian Global Music Orchestra
Lindi Ortega
Klô Pelgag
William Prince
Alejandra Ribera
Jenny Ritter
Xavier Rudd
DJ Shub
Rae Spoon
Lucas Stagg
Leonard Sumner
The Turbans
Lindy Vopnfjord
Lula Wiles
Charlotte Day Wilson

About Martin Bertrand

Founder and director of Shoeclack - He loves a bit too much everything about music festivals!