I have been hearing about Hillside for years, and with good reason, this festival has been going strong for over 30 years. Some say it is the best bastion of the hippy heartland this side of BC. Not only that, but they have an immensely well functioning festival. They have a fantastic Green initiative, making them one of the most efficient festivals in Canada.
Not only that but Hillside always has an impressive roster that is both well curated and caters to their niche audience perfectly. I have friends that go every year, so I have always been aware of this festival, although I have only been once myself. Personally, I think this years line up is beyond reproach. I cannot wait to see Sara Harmer, Billy Bragg, Xavier Rudd, The Jerry Cans, The Franklin Electric and so many more talented people! Hope to see you there this weekend.