Hillside Festival Gets Patrick Watson, Aysanabee, NOBRO, Bombino for 2024 Edition

Terra Lightfoot, Bry Webb, Altered by Mom, Dwayne Gretzky, Land of Talk, Rich Aucoin and more will also perform

BY Allie GregoryPublished Mar 27, 2024

Festival season is quickly approaching, and Guelph, ON's Hillside Festival is right on time to announce its 2024 edition, running, as expected, at Guelph Lake Island from July 19–21.

This year's event will see performances from ALIAS, Altered by Mom, Aquakultre, Ashley Maclsaac, Aysanabee, Bab L'Bluz, Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness, Beings (Steve Gunn / Jim White / Zoh Amba / Shahzad Ismaily), Bénin International Musical, Blackie & the Rodeo Kings with Daniel Lanois and Terra Lightfoot, Blue Moon Marquee, Bombino, Bronwen Olson, Bry Webb, Chris Brown & Kate Fenner, Chris Pierce, Christina Hutt, Dom Louis, Dwayne Gretzky, Espanola, Five Alarm Funk, Geordie Gordon, Golden Feather, Jaffa Road, Katie Tupper, Kim Churchill, Kirk Diamond, Land of Talk, Lëk Sèn, Leon Timbo, Medicine Singers with Yonatan Gat and Lee Ranaldo, Meredith Moon, the Messthetics and James Brandon Lewis, Minuscule, MOONBEAN, MOONRIIVR, Moskitto Bar, NOBRO, Patrick Watson, Peter Dreams, Rich Aucoin, Richard Thompson, Shauit, SHEBAD, Stephen Lewis & the Big Band of Fun, Tragedy Ann, Tray Wellington, Valérie Ékoumè, the Vaudevillian and Windborne.

Weekend passes are already on sale at Hillside's website for the Tier 2 price of $179 plus tax and fees. Tier 3 passes will cost an extra 10 bucks as of May 1. Single-day tickets will be on sale soon. Volunteer applications close on March 31.

"We are deeply excited to share in another stellar year of music, art, workshops, food, dance, and crafts with our community from Guelph and far, far beyond. We're thrilled to be able to bring musical artists of such high quality from Canada and around the world to Guelph Lake Island," said Hillside Festival's Executive Director, Kate Johnston, "and there is so much more than music to celebrate at Hillside — from our family-friendly atmosphere with children's area activities and performances, to our yoga, wellness, and craft workshops, to our dedication to sustainability with every single cup, dish, and piece of cutlery washed and re-used on site for the entire weekend. Over 1300 volunteers come together to create the Hillside festival village every year, and we can't wait to welcome everyone to the island to celebrate the 41st annual Hillside Festival!"

This year's festival art was designed by Toronto-based illustrator Alyah Holmes, whose goal it was to "bring to life the joy, movement, fun and feeling of togetherness experienced at Hillside Festival" with her poster design.

"Through vibrant colours and expressive characters my wordmark and illustrations represent the music, talent, activities, food, nature, experiences and people you'll enjoy at Hillside," said Holmes. "I hope my artwork resonates with everyone who has previously attended, entices those who are curious, and tells the story of a colourful and diverse musical and cultural summer festival!"

See the poster art along with the full lineup announcement below.

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