Published Dec 03, 2013Hillside Festival takes place every summer in Guelph, ON, but the organizers also host an annual winter spinoff called Hillside Inside. That will return in 2014 from February 7 to 9 and bring with it a pile of great Canadian acts.
There will be five ticketed shows, most of them at St. George's Anglican Church in downtown Guelph. Performers include Timber Timbre, A Tribe Called Red, Whitehorse, July Talk, the Darcys, the Strumbellas, Lido Pimienta, Tanya Tagaq and more.
There will also be a kickoff event on the Friday (February 7) at the River Run Centre. This so-called "Fab 5" cabaret will offer a sampling of five different local festivals: Hillside, the Guelph Contemporary Dance Festival, the Eden Mills Writers' Festival, the Guelph Jazz Festival and the Festival of Moving Media. There will be performers from across a range of mediums, with Tony Dekker (of Great Lake Swimmers) appearing as Hillside's contribution to the bill
Individual show tickets will be available, and full festival passes cost $75 (plus tax and service charges). Tickets go on sale on December 7 and will be available at TicketBreak.com or in-person at the Bookshelf in Guelph.
There will also be some free events including a dance workshop.