Want to play NXNE in 2019?


NXNE has proudly presented the best emerging bands from around the world for almost 25 years, since 1995. Producing dozens of shows across Toronto every June, from our mega Yonge Street Festival Village Main stage to some of the most intimate venues in the city and everything in between. NXNE employees a programming team to book the festival with the input from top guest curators including some of Canada’s leading musicians and, music industry tastemakers.

We invite new artists to submit to play at NXNE and there is no fee to apply. The festival does not book a lot of unsolicited acts, but your submissions will be reviewed by our team and shared with our guest curators. Helping introduce new acts to new audiences remains a fundamental aspect of NXNE and we will never stop seeking out the best emerging artists from around the world.

Some of NXNE’s tastemakers will be soliciting submissions for nights in NXNE Club Land, we will post details of their talent searches soon.

Please use the attached Google form to submit your band to NXNE and send inquiries to: perform@nxne.com. There is no fee to apply to play NXNE and, all bands performing at NXNE are paid. NXNE is a proud participant in the worldwide Keychain initiative and we are committed to gender equity including, in our festival lineup.