By: Curtis Sindrey (@SindreyCurtis) –
Since the first Hillside Festival on Saturday July 11th, 1984, Hillside has since expanded both in length (one-day to three-days) and with the kind of talent that it attracts ever year.
Celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, 2013 is no different, with dozens of acclaimed Canadian and international artists including Toronto-based indie rock quartet The Darcys, who will be releasing their new album, Warring, on September 17th, electropop superstar Diamond Rings, 2009 Polaris Music Prize winners Fucked Up, Sonic Youth alum Lee Ranaldo, Toronto-based punk trio and Sub Pop-signees METZ, 2013 Polaris Music Prize shortlister Colin Stetson and tons more.
Although this list is far from complete and in no particular order, here are some artists that we recommend checking out during Hillside 2013.
Nashville-based folk band Kopecky Family Band (Main Stage – 7pm)
Toronto-based punk trio METZ (Island Stage – 8pm)
Vancouver-based indie rockers Said The Whale (Island Stage – 9pm)
Toronto-based electropop artist Diamond Rings (Island Stage – 10pm)
Northern California-based bluegrass/southern rock quintet Poor Man’s Whiskey (Main Stage – 1pm)
Montreal-based experimental music collective and 2012 Polaris Music Prize longlisters Yamantaka//Sonic Titan (Island Stage – 2pm)
Toronto-based singer-songwriter and 2012 and 2013 Polaris Music Prize longlister Lindi Ortega (Main Stage – 4:45pm)
Toronto-based indie rock trio Eight and a Half, which features The Stills’ Liam O’neil, Dave Hamelin and Broken Social Scene’s Justin Peroff (Lake Stage – 6pm)
Toronto-based indie rock quartet The Darcys (Lake Stage – 8pm)
Vancouver-based garage rock duo The Pack A.D. (Lake Stage – 9pm)
Montreal-based bass saxophone player and 2013 Polaris Music Prize shortlister Colin Stetson (Island Stage – 3pm)
Montreal-based folk-rock singer-songwriter Martha Wainwright (Main Stage – 4pm)
Sonic Youth alum Lee Ranaldo (Main Stage – 6pm)
Toronto-based hardcore punk sextet Fucked Up (Island Stage – 7pm)
Hamilton-based folk-rock duo and 2013 Polaris Music Prize shortlisters Whitehorse (Main Stage – 9:40pm)