Hillside Festival in Guelph is returning for its 33rd year from July 22nd to 24th. The Greenrock Property Management blog team wants to help you plan an epic weekend at the festival. Toronto is great, but if you’re looking to get out of town for a little camping and live music, it’s definitely worth a road trip. Plan on approximately an hour and half travel time from Village Green,Davisville Village or any Greenrock Community in Toronto.
Hillside has quietly earned its reputation as a world class, unpretentious, environmentally conscious and family-friendly festival. Food vendors supply reusable dishes, patrons bring their own cups and all water is sourced on site. There is no corporate sponsorship. It all feels simple, genuine and authentic. It’s all about having a good time in a naturally beautiful spot, with lots of great music, artisans and food. Tickets are on sale now.
On Friday, July 22nd at 9:45 pm, The Milk Carton Kids take the mainstage. This band just received their second Grammy nomination for “Best American Roots Performance”. On Saturday, July 23rd at 3pm, witness something a little different withAjinai. A killer combination of traditional Mongolian music (think horse-head fiddle and throat-singing) with rock arrangements and electric guitars. Sunday the 24th of July at 3pm, catch The Lemon Bucket Orkestra and their unique brand of balkan-klezmer-gypsy-party-
There is so much music to experience at Hillside. Check out a full program lineup and schedule here.
A big part of the festival is the camping. Hillside takes place at the beautiful Guelph Lake Conservation Area. Festival camp sites go on sale the day the festival begins — Thursday, July 21st at 9 am. The camping permit is good for the whole festival weekend up until Monday, July 25th at noon at a cost of $148. The campsites can fit up to six people and one vehicle. They are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Just because you are camping in a beautiful spot by the lake doesn’t mean you want to roast hot dogs on a stick all weekend. The Food Bazaar at Hillside takes camp food seriously. From the 50 Pesos Food Truck to Lemongrass Thai Food or Diwa Indian Cuisine there is something for everyone, including vegan, organic and gluten-free options.