I’m constantly asked what my favourite music festival is, and while I haven’t been to any big festivals like Coachella, or Reading, or Sasquatch, I can tell you that one of the best festivals in the world is Guelph’s Hillside Festival.
I’ve done the festival several times:
2005 w/ Cuff the Duke
2006 w/ Cuff the Duke, Meligrove Band
2008 w/ Hayden
2009 w/ Tokyo Police Club, Gentleman Reg
2011 w/ Mother Mother, Sweet Thing, Hollerado
2012 w/ Arkells, Elliott Brood, Great Lake Swimmers
From the swims in the lake, to Meatfest (a BBQ that the technicians have every Saturday night to counteract the granola diet encouraged at the festival), it has really become a festival that I actually enjoy being at to enjoy music. The lineup is always quite good and it’s easy to find something you’ll like.
Happy Hillside to all!