NXNE is a world leading music festival, has been since 1995 when it was founded with our Austin partners at SXSW. NXNE takes over the city of Toronto every June, bringing amazing, emerging live music to the city’s best concert venues including: free shows in the heart of the city, as well as ticketed shows in top clubs, performance spaces and non-traditional venues.
NXNE brings it's trademark music festival main event back to the centre of Toronto's downtown at Canada's most famous street corner, Yonge and Dundas Square in 2018. In addition to incredible live music, there will be an NXNE Festival Village on Yonge Street itself, June 15 -18 featuring comedy, interviews and panels, art, great food and cool activations. NXNE's June shows on Yonge have long been musical highlights of the year for the city with acts like: Iggy and The Stooges, St. Vincent, Run the Jewels, The National, Billy Talent, De La Soul, GZA, Gord Downie and hundreds more. We're looking forward to bringing that back and creating new highlights for Toronto -- all free of charge.
NXNE also takes over Toronto's best clubs throughout the festival, highlighted by the NXNE Club Land Curators Series. Some of Canada's top musicians program their fave venues for the night presenting their favourite up-and-coming acts. Fans can get priority access to all of the NXNE Curators' Series shows with one low-price wristband. Single admissions are also available at each show.
Many bands that have premiered at NXNE have gone on to become major international stars. NXNE also features some of the world’s biggest acts at the top of their game.
Featured NXNE acts from the last over 20 plus years include: Flaming Lips, Broken Social Scene, Weeknd, Feist, The Tragically Hip, GZA, Best Coast, Japandroids, Post Malone, Kaytranada, Lizzo and thousands more.