Check out Guelph's Hillside Festival

Jul 21, 2015

The Hillside Festival is back for another year of great music and good times in Guelph. Today on the blog, Timbercreek Communities will give you a breakdown of the festival, including our top picks for can’t-miss performances. Timbercreek’s Guelph apartments at 27 and 40 Vanier Drive are located in the heart of central Guelph, close to all of life’s necessities including public transit, entertainment options, shopping and much more.

The Hillside Festival

The Hillside Festival in Guelph is a three-day, five-stage event that emphasizes diversity in modern music. This year’s lineup embraces a variety of TC Guelph Festivalstyles and influences including indie, rock, folk, hip-hop, blues, jazz, world, electronic and reggae music with bands like the Great Lake Swimmers, Cold Specks, The Arkells, The Durants, Kathleen Edwards, The Be Good Tanyas and many more. The Hillside Festival has been taking place in Guelph for over 30 years now and is the recipient of the Best Greening of a Festival Award for its environmental initiatives. The Hillside Festival will be taking place at the Guelph Lake Conservation Area, a 20-minute drive from Timbercreek’s 27 and 40 Vanier Drive Apartments.

Where to Buy Tickets?

Tickets for the Hillside Festival can be purchased online from or at some regional outlets including:

Both weekend and day passes are available and children 12 and under are admitted for free. E-tickets must be printed before admission.

Best Bets:


The Constantines are an influential post-punk rock band that has recently gotten back together after four years apart. This popular and world-renowned group is known for their beautiful lyrics, powerful singers and sophisticated musicianship.

The Once

The Once is a Newfoundland-based trio that has collected numerous Canadian Folk Music Awards, been named Newfoundland & Labrador Art Council’s Artist of the Year and earned a Juno nomination for best Roots/Traditional album.

Great Lake Swimmers

The Great Lake Swimmers are one of Canada’s most beloved indie/folk bands with their surging rhythm section, razor sharp violin solos and stunning banjo and guitar sounds. Most of their set will include songs from their dynamic sixth album, A Forest of Arms.

Enjoy great music in Guelph this summer at the Hillside Festival.

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