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Name Game: Change Weekends and Mega-Fest Scope

name game: Artistic director Sam Baijal says some of the headliners he was hoping for didn't happen yet, according to NOW Magazine. On the other hand, the weekend was stacked with incredible performances. The Guelph music festival, now in its 35th year, isn't about the name game. Amazing artists who are not that well known are our bread and butter, Baijal says. It's outlasted the on-indefinite-hiatus Way Home, whose mega-fest scope was major competition the last few years and forced Hillside to change weekends. Not as old as stalwart Mariposa Folk Festival which will be 60 in a few years and enjoyed record-breaking attendance last week or as young as nearby Riverfest Elora, which celebrates its 10th birthday in August with performances by July Talk, the Flaming Lips and more, Hillside occupies a special place in the local festival landscape. ( As reported in the news.