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Hillside Festival releases 2017 lineup

Legendary singer/songwriter Billy Bragg one of this summer's highlights
Billy Bragg
Billy Bragg

Legendary British singer/songwriter Billy Bragg is one of the highlights of this summer's Hillside Festival.

The festival released its 2017 line up on Tuesday morning.

The 34th annual festival takes place July 14 to July 16 at Guelph Lake Conservation Area.

Bragg will perform with American singer/songwriter Joe Henry. Last summer the duo released Shine a Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad, which was recorded at various stops along a train ride from Chicago to Los Angeles.

While the exact dates of all the performers is not yet finalized, Bragg is listed to play a solo show on the Sunday.

Other bands listed to perform:

The Aerialists, The Barr Brothers, Begonia, Big Brave, The Blurry Pickers, Boogat, Las Careteras, Century Egg, Chastity, Charlotte Cornfield, Coeur de Pirate, Ora Cogan, Common Deer, Communism, Dead Flowers, Carly Dow, Duchess Says, The Franklin Electric, Future Peers, Matt Haeck, Sarah Harmer, HIGHPARK, Jaunt, The Jerry Cans, Kcy & Clayton, Kaia Kater, Kasador, Kevin Breit & the Upper York Mandolin Quartet, Lisa LeBlanc, Lost Cousins, The Lowest of the Low, The Luyas, Mbongwana Star, Mt. Joy, Murder, Murder, Irish Mythen, NEFE, New Canadian Global Music Orchestra, Lindi Ortega, Parsonsfield, Klo Pelgag, William Prince, Alejandra Ribera, Jenny Ritter, Xavier Rudd, DJ Shub, Rae Spoon, Lucas Stagg, Leonard Sumner, The Turbans, Lindy Vopnfjord, Weaves, Whoop-Szo, Lula Wiles, Charlotte Day Wilson.

Weekend passes are currently on sale until April 30 for $129. They will then go up to $139 and day passes and seniors passes will be made available.




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