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Hillside Festival Announces 2012 Lineup w/ Kathleen Edwards, Joel Plaskett, Chad VanGaalen

Hillside is in its 29th year, meaning that this annual festival is practically a way of life for those who live near Ontario’s Guelph Lake Island, where the event is held each year. Now, the organizers have unveiled the much-anticipated lineup for the festival’s 2012 instalment.

Some of the big names playing this year’s Hillside, which takes place from July 27 to July 29, include Kathleen Edwards, Joel Plaskett Emergency, Chad VanGaalen, Elliott Brood, Great Lake Swimmers, Bahamas, Arkells, Rich Aucoin, Ohbijou, Memoryhouse, Jennifer Castle, the Wooden Sky, Zeus, Cold Specks, the Be Good Tanyas, Bidiniband, Bombay Bicycle Club, the Deep Dark Woods, Imaginary Cities, Sidi Touré, Keys N Krates, the Jezabels, Doldrums, and Bry Webb and the Providers.

A press release notes that the festival “emphasizes diversity: of culture, of musical heritage and style, of age, geography and influence.”

by Alex Hudson, Exclaim! Magazine