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Guelph’s Hillside Festival Announces New 2017 Dates, Lineup, and Ticketing Tiers

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:

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

Mathew Kahansky

Once upon a time, Mat studied journalism. That's how he became Alan's one-time intern and current-time contributor, and the rest is ongoing history - get it? Mat also studied biology and music, so he has a strangely specific knowledge set that doesn't really apply anywhere other than useless fun facts. He currently works for a music tech start-up in Halifax, and is a big fan of the em dash.

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