September 1, 2019

Hillside 2019: A compendium of posts - Concert Photos

Summertime is music festival time, and Hillside is one of the coolest, most easy-going, friendliest, and most socially and environmentally conscious festivals I've ever had the pleasure of attending. It always brings a hugely diverse set of performers from different genres, locales and cultures together, yet it somehow manages to deliver a consistent vibe that echoes, "Happy Hillside!"

Please enjoy some photos from around the festival and click the links that go to each individual post on each individual act that we covered this year. Sorry we couldn't see everyone! We tried!
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by Sarah Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by Sarah Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by Sarah Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by Sarah Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by Sarah Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
 Day 1

Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by Sarah Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Day 2


Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by Sarah Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by Sarah Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Hillside Festival on July 12, 13 and 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Day 3

Ian Blurton's Future Now

This year's Hillside coverage includes photos made by Sarah Ordean. Check out more of her work on Instagram.

I've also covered Hillside in 2018 and 2016. You can find my posts from those years here and here.

Until next year, "Happy Hillside!"

Hillside 2019: Day 3: Skydiggers featuring Paul Langlois of The Tragically Hip - Concert Photos

Skydiggers featuring Paul Langlois of The Tragically Hip at Hillside Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Skydiggers featuring Paul Langlois of The Tragically Hip at Hillside Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Skydiggers featuring Paul Langlois of The Tragically Hip at Hillside Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Skydiggers featuring Paul Langlois of The Tragically Hip at Hillside Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Skydiggers featuring Paul Langlois of The Tragically Hip at Hillside Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Skydiggers featuring Paul Langlois of The Tragically Hip at Hillside Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Skydiggers featuring Paul Langlois of The Tragically Hip at Hillside Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
The music world, and myself personally, are still reeling from the loss of Canadian musical icon Gord Downie of The Tragically Hip. This year's Sunday line-up at Hillside's main stage closed out with a special performance by The Skydiggers, joined by The Tragically Hip's Paul Langlois.

I didn't catch the whole set, but the ending was magical, with Tragically Hip tunes "Nautical Disaster" and "Wheat Kings" followed by "End of the Line" by The Travelling Wilburys.

Hope you enjoy the tunes below and will click here to check out a master Hillside 2019 post that includes links to everything we covered this year.

I've seen The Skydiggers once before, at TURF back in 2015. Those photos are here if you want to take a look.

Skydiggers' "I Will Give You Everything"

Paul Langlois' "Not Guilty"

The Tragically Hip's "Wheat Kings"

Travelling Wilburys' "End of the Line"

Hillside 2019: Day 3: Fucked Up - Concert Photos

Fucked Up at Hillside Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Fucked Up at Hillside Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Fucked Up at Hillside Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Fucked Up at Hillside Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Fucked Up at Hillside Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Photo by Sarah Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Fucked Up at Hillside Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Fucked Up at Hillside Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Fucked Up at Hillside Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Fucked Up at Hillside Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
After many years of covering concerts in Toronto, this performance at Hillside Festival marked my first time seeing Fucked Up. Yes, shocking but true. They put on a fun and intense performance were Damian Abraham and the band matched the crowd's enthusiasm, excitement and vibe.

There's some Fucked Up music below, and you can click here to get to a post with links to everything we saw at this year's Hillside.

This post includes photos made by Sarah Ordean. Check out more of her work on Instagram.

"Sun Glass"

"Crooked Head"

"The Art of Patrons"

Hillside 2019: Day 3: Bruce Cockburn - Concert Photos

Bruce Cockburn at Hillside Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Bruce Cockburn at Hillside Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Bruce Cockburn at Hillside Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Bruce Cockburn at Hillside Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Bruce Cockburn at Hillside Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Bruce Cockburn is a true Canadian musical legend. He writes poignant and political tunes that span folk and pop and many decades. It's hard to find a Canadian who doesn't know and love many of Bruce's tunes. It was wonderful to catch some of his main stage set at this year's Hillside Festival.

Some of his classics from his set are below.

You can click right here for a post that has links to all my Hillside 2019 coverage.

"Lovers in a Dangerous Time"

"Call It Democracy"

"Wondering Where the Lions Are"

Hillside 2019: Day 3: ECHLO - Concert Photos

ECHLO at Hillside Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
ECHLO at Hillside Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
ECHLO at Hillside Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
ECHLO at Hillside Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
ECHLO at Hillside Festival on Sunday, July 14, 2019 Photo by John Ordean at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative live music blog concert photography pictures photos nikon d750 camera yyz photographer
Toronto's ECHLO produce modern pop music and performed it for Hillside 2019. I was impressed with their powerful, anthemic tunes and heartfelt delivery.

Check out their music below, and click right here for a post with links to everything we saw at this year's Hillside.

"Beautifully Cruel"

"Head Hight"

"Got Me Drinking"