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September 17, 2002
Now in its 20th year, Hillside has seen the likes of Jane Siberry, Michelle Shocked, Bruce Cockburn, The New Deal, Alejandro Escovedo, Wild Strawberries, Amampando, Sarah Harmer, Emm Gryner, Sarah Slean, Martin Sexton, and literally hundreds more.
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From journal The Royal City
June 10, 2002
As if music and poetry is not enough there are participatory and educational workshops ranging from yoga, hip hop dance to women's sexuality. There is a small artisan village to stroll through as well where you can check out handmade drums, jewellery, soaps, oils and clothing.
Dining at Hillside is an international experience - there are no hot dog vendors here. There is Joon selling his plate of pad thai or Diana's pakoras and curry. Of course for the less adventuresome (or the kids) there is a peanut butter sandwich from the sandwich queens.
Bring your own plate - there are plate washing stations around the area to reduce the amount of garbage.
Another amazing thing about Hillside is that it is powered by over 1,000 volunteers. Everyone but a handful of people working on the festival are volunteers.
Another amazing thing about Hillside is the price $70.00 for the weekend unless you get an early bird pass in June for $50.00. At that price you can afford to take a chance on Hillside.
From journal The City of Music and Festivals