Hillside Festival - Saturday

Originally a duo conceived in the studio, RHYE has transformed into a collective led by vocalist and producer Milosh and elevated by a cast of accomplished multi-instrumentalists. As the band began writing new material, the expansive live show indelibly impacted the music for their second full-length album Blood, resulting in a warmer, more organic sound. It's a new beginning and a new musical experience. It's RHYE.


Canadian indie rock band from Vancouver formed in 1995 and fronted by singer-songwriter Dan Bejar.

Jake Clemons

American saxophonist, nephew of the late Clarence Clemons.

Jeremy Dutcher

Jeremy Dutcher is a Toronto-based composer and vocal artist.

Ken Whiteley

Brother of Chris Whiteley.

Rev. Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou

Author, documentary filmmaker, public intellectual, organizer, political activist, pastor and theologian in the Pentecostal Church of God in Christ.

Raised in the rural Arkansas Delta, he is based in New York and works internationally.

San Fermin

Brooklyn-based baroque pop band led by songwriter Ellis Ludwig-Leone

Members :
Ellis Ludwig-Leone
Allen Tate, vocals
Charlene Kaye, vocals
Rebekah Durham, vocals/violin
John Brandon, trumpet
Stephen Chen, saxophone
Tyler McDiarmid, guitar/bass
Mike Hanf, drums, percussion, and tuned percussion

Jessica Moss

Canadian violinist.

Mappe Of

Alternative Folk musician from Whitby, Ontario, Canada.

Indigenous indie rock band from Edmonton, AB.

Sarah MacDougall

Too Attached

Partner is funny, but not a joke. Gay but not for each other, as their Instagram tagline reads. Partner is the "mature" effort of two best friends named Josée Caron andLucy Niles. Borne of their bizarre and fortuitous friendship, Partner confidently harnesses the infinite power of Rock to explore a variety of niche yet strangely universal themes. Self described as post-classic-rock. The two met while attending Mount Allison University in small town Sackville, New Brunswick, on Canada’s East Coast. The duo played in numerous Sackville bands together over their University years (Yellowteeth, The Mouthbreathers and the aptly named hardcore band Go Get Fucked). Around late 2014 the idea of Partner came to fruition.Influenced by acts as varied as Melissa Etheridge, Ween, kd lang, and Prince, Partner delivers a refreshing and vital twist on a classic, prompting you to re-think what you thought was possible in Rock. Partner relocated to Windsor ON at the beginning of 2016. After a freakishly productive year of writing, recording, and touring, Partner have released their debut to the world, titled In Search of Lost Time (September 08, 2017). Their enthusiastic and action-packed live set has led to them being named the "best new band in Canada" in the Globe and Mail. Their album made NPR's All Songs Considered, Stereogum, Noisey, Exclaim, CBC Music, Indie 88 and many more best of 2017 lists. Partner is genre-defying and terrifying: part musical act, part teenage diary, and 100% queer.


Tickets available at the gate tent

35 years of environmentally-friendly music and community! Come out to the island and revel in the beauty that is Hillside Festival. 

Join us for one day or stay all weekend. Please note: Children 12 and under are admitted for free when accompanied by an adult. 

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