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Sam Baijal

Artistic Director,
Hillside Festival- Guelph Lake Island
Guelph, ON, Canada
Samir (Sam) Baijal has been the artistic director for the Hillside Festival in Guelph, ON since 1998. Sam also works for the University of Guelph where he presents concerts, organizes special events and promotions for the students and community. He enjoys his work immensely and is very passionate about live music. His favourite pastime is attending concerts.

Hillside Festival
Hillside began in 1984 as local gathering of musical friends in Guelph, Ontario. Today, it is one of Canada's best-loved music festivals with over 50 musical performances on five stages over three days during the last weekend in July. Held at Guelph Lake conservation area on an island connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway, the festival is anchored by the Hillside Community permanent main stage, a dramatic outdoor performance space with a living roof and gracefully arched acoustical wooden ceiling. Hillside is renowned for its artistic lineup, a stunning blend of up-and-coming Canadian performers, world artists, and local talent. The program is always richly diverse and highly entertaining. The festival celebrates it's 30th year this summer. July 26-28, 2013 www.hillisdefestival.ca