Guelph’s Hillside Festival returns for its 40th edition

[A report from correspondent Elisa FG. – Alan C]

“Lordy Lordy, who’s turning 40. It’s us!” Reads the poster for Hillside Festival 2023.

This July 28th, 29th and 30th Guelph Lake Islands welcomes the return of the Hillside Festival, who just so happens to be celebrating its 40th birthday, come rain or shine. All performers have been announced, with more on the way. Weekend and day passes are selling fast, and the carpool planning has already begun!

Bedouin Soundclash, Bibi Club, Adrian Sutherland, Debby Friday, Tami Neilson, Royal Castles are gracing the stages as well as kicking off the first day of the festival, on Friday July 28th.

The following day, Saturday July 29th DakhaBrakha, Izzie Walsh, Priyanka, U.S. Girls, Lynn Jackson, Willie Nile take centre stage with more acts still to be announced. Sunday July 30th, Cheikh Ibra Fam, BuenRostro, Hayden, The Human Rights, Kandy Guira, Leith Ross, Lola Kirke, Owen Pallett, Riki Gee’s Time’s Front Lawn, Zoh, and Amba will close the festivities, along with a set list of performers who have yet to be revealed.

Grab the sunscreen and rain poncho because it’s all going down, regardless of the weather. After all, you only turn 40 once! Festival goers have been waiting for this one for awhile and the fact that it’s a 40th Birthday bash, is all the more reason to grab some passes.

Although you may have already read what you needed to read in order to join the festivities, organizers promise to provide even more schedule specifics next month.

All you got to worry about is your RSVP, and bringing a birthday gift but what do you buy a festival that already has everything? A ticket.

Alan Cross

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