NXNE Festival Village takes over the street from Dundas to queen
NXNE takes over Toronto's Yonge Street every June, from Yonge Dundas Square, Canada's Times Square, south to Queen to create the NXNE Yonge Street festival Village, more than two blocks of free entertainment, activations and more. NXNE shuts down the street and sets up its main music stage on Yonge facing into the city's celebrated Square where a beer garden helps beat the heat. A Comedy Tent at the south end of the Festival Village brackets the fun and gaming stations, sponsor activations, buskers, community group information booths and much more keep the Village pumping throughout NXNE's three days on Yonge. NXNE’s 2019 Festival Village takes place Friday, June 14 to Sunday, June 16. The full Festival runs Friday, June 7 to Sunday, June 16.
NXNE's 2018 Festival Village headliners included: Chvrches, Jazz Cartier, Tinsahe, Lights, Big Freedia, Azealia Banks, Yungblud, U.S Girls, Cadence Weapon, Alx Velez, Seon Leon and many more as over 50,000 attended the Festival Village alone. Previous NXNE Yonge Street headliners have included: Iggy and the Stooges, Flaming Lips, St. Vincent, Run the Jewels, New Pornographers, Spoon, Mac de Marco and dozens more -- all for free.
Watch for lineup announcements in early 2019.