You know the summer is approaching as festival announcements continue to roll in, and we’ve got another one for you! Guelph’s Hillside Festival just shared the full summer plans for their 34th festival in 2017, and there’s actually a few important changes to take note of. The artists are phenomenal as always, but with the start date pushed up a few weeks and new ticketing policies, be sure to read on to catch up on all the details!
This year’s Hillside Festival takes place on July 14-16 – slightly earlier than usual. The full schedule hasn’t been released yet, but the booked dates for some artists are available on the festival’s performer lineup page. Speaking of artists, the lineup was released in alphabetical order rather than by headliners, so you’ll have to take a browse through yourself to decide what the big names are (jump to the end of this article or check their website for the full list).
In addition to date changes, ticket prices are now divided by tier. They’re already available through Ticketfly, but act fast if you’re interested – weekend passes are currently $129 plus fees and taxes, but only until April 30! Tier 2 tickets become $139 until June 30, and then $149 until the festival’s start. Day passes are also an option at $57 for the Friday and $85 each for Saturday and Sunday. There’s also a senior’s discount of $74.50 for the weekend pass – and children under 12 are free!
If you’d rather get tickets at a brick and mortar, the following locations all carry Hillside passes:
- The Bookshelf (41 Quebec Street, Guelph)
- Beat Goes On (23 Wellington Street E, Guelph)
- Encore Records (301 King Street E, Kitchener)
- Grooves (236 Dundas Street, London)
- Dr. Disc (20 Wilson Street, Hamilton)
- Soundscapes (572 College Street, Toronto)
For more information, including camping details, the full schedule, and any additional changes, be sure to keep an eye on Hillside’s website for more.
Full 2017 Lineup: