NXNE is a raging annual 10-day summer festival and conference every June in Toronto, featuring: music, gaming, comedy, interactive and more at this packed cultural explosion. The U.K. Guardian says "NXNE has crowned itself Toronto's leading music event." NXNE celebrates its 25th year in 2019 and takes over Toronto with showcases, panels, parties, installations, and more. NXNE includes a major free, three-day music festival in the centre of the city at Canada's biggest street corner, Yonge and Dundas. NXNE also features comedy, food, art installations and more. NXNE Game Land kicks off NXNE and features will one of Canada's largest eSports competitions live and on-line. We take over Toronto's best live music clubs to present our must-see Club LandCurator Series. Top Canadian artists present their favourite emerging bands. Admission to all with one low price wristband. Bars and clubs across the city stay open extended hours, till 4 am during NXNE. We are partners with our friends in Austin, Texas at SXSW. NXNE was founded in 1995.
Frequently asked questions answered for all your festival needs
When is NXNE 2019?
NXNE 2019 is in the middle of June, watch for dates soon. We just wrapped up 2018, June 8 -17.
WHERE IS IT?
NXNE takes place across the city of Toronto, one of the greatest cities in the world. The epi-centre of the festival is Yonge Dundas Square in the heart of the city, some call it the 6's Times Square.we shut down two blocks of Canada's biggest street. We also program in Toronto's top live music venues as well as non-traditonal music spaces. NXNE has featured bands: at the airport, in parks, on streetcars, a ferry boat and much more.
How do I become an NXNE Sponsor?
Please contact Michael Hollett at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The best up and coming bands in Canada and the world as well as top established acts. NXNE's Yonge Street Festival Village presents free programming all weekend. In 2018, we created the NXNE Festival Village on Yonge Street, closing down two blocks of the biggest Street in the world. NXNE presented great acts, for free, June 15 -17, 2018 including: Chvrches, Jazz Cartier, Azealia Banks, Lights, Big Freedia, U.S. Girls, Yungblud, Cadence Weapon, Torres, Seon Leon, Alx Veliz, New Swears, and many more. Plus Canada's top artists programmed our Club Land shows June 9 -16 in Toronto's best venues featuring their favourite up-and-coming acts. A $29 wristband gains priority access to all shows, less than a buck a gig.
WILL YOU MAKE ME LAUGH?
NXNE regularly programs comedy, from up-and-coming acts --remember, Canada is the comedy capital of the world -- as well as established comedians. NXNE presents great free live comedy as part of its Festival Village on Yonge Street.
CAN I FIND YOU ON THE INTERNET?
We're all over the damned web, you're reading us online right now. Find us on Twitter @nxne, we're on Facebook as NXNE and on Instagram as, you guessed it NXNE. We've got cool videos of previous NXNE performances at NXNE on You Tube. We also have our own channel on Twitch, yup, NXNE and you can follow our awesome playlists on Spotify as NXNE.
Should I email (insert name & email of person on the NXNE contact list) to ask them to book my band? NXNE takes a very limited number of unsolicited bands, if you think yours should be one of those, send your particulars to email@example.com.
CAN I VOLUNTEER?
You bet but! We love volunteers -- and they tell us they love being part of NXNE. You'll get great experience, meet cool people,maybe even make essential music industry contacts and, you get cool stuff and opportunties. Please fill out this form and we will be in contact when we're ready for you!
ARE YOU CONNECTED WITH AUSTIN'S AWESOME SXSW?
Yup, they're our business partners, friends and advisors. We're not shy about getting tips from some of the best festival and conference creators in the world -- and their Barbeque is way better than ours.