Hillside Festival 2016 – The Line-up

The musical lineup for the 33rd edition of the Hillside Festival has just been announced so it’s clear that summer can’t be too far away. A genre diverse musical delight, as always there is something for everyone. The festival runs from July 22 to 24 at Guelph Lake Conservation Area. Check out the artists scheduled to play below.

The following artists are currently scheduled to play: Ajinai, Un Blonde, Bahamas Junkanoo Legends, Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers, Buffy Sainte-Marie with The Sadies, Jennifer Castle, Caveboy, Chloe Charles, Choir! Choir! Choir!, The Cosmic Range, Rose Cousins, Dizzy, Emilie & Ogden, Esmerine, Evening Hymns, Fond of Tigers, Grand River Ramblers, Gregory Pepper & His Problems, Holy Fuck, Jerusalem In My Heart, Jesse Mac Cormack, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Kid Koala’s Vinyl Vaudeville Show, Land of Talk, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Les Hay Babies, Like A Motorcycle, Son Little, Luther Wright and the Wrongs, Mandolin Orange, The McGarrigle Family Sideshow, Casey Mecija, Mekaal Hasan Band, The Milk Carton Kids, Mo’ Kalamity, Nap Eyes, Noah23, Northcote, Old Man Luedecke, Ought, Steve Poltz, PUP, Repartee, Rising Appalachia, Andy Shauf, She-Devils, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, So Long Seven, The Suitcase Junket, SUUNS, TUNS, Valley, Versa, Woodpigeon, Donovan Woods and Xylouris White.

Tickets go on sale April 30 and will be available at Hillside House (341 Woolwich Street Guelph), Encore Records in Kitchener, Soundscapes in Toronto or online HERE. They will also go on sale at The Bookshelf in Guelph from May 1. Weekend passes are $146, day tickets are $57 for Friday, and $85 for Saturday or Sunday. A senior discount is available, children under 12 will be admitted free of charge. For more information, visit hillsidefestival.ca. Photo credit: Chris Monteiro.

About the author


Host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan Hall started in Radio in 1993 at WEFT 90.1fm in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Folk Roots Radio (formerly Royal City Rag) debuted on CFRU 93.3fm in August 2005 before developing into a syndicated radio show. As the host of Folk Roots Radio, Jan focuses on bringing new folk, roots and blues music and the voices of upcoming and independent artists to the airwaves. Jan is also a much sought after stage host and festival emcee. In 2019, Jan Hall received Folk Music Ontario's prestigious Estelle Klein Award for her contribution to Ontario's folk music community.

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