Hillside is rated one of the top 25 music festivals for a reason, well, many reasons actually: it attracts top performers from around the world, it's volunteer run, it's clean, and the food is fabulous. Hillside starts Friday night, the third weekend in July, and ends that Sunday night. Tickets are a very reasonable $50-70 Canadian.
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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