Toronto's NXNE unveils its 2018 lineup

May 17 2018, 10:29 pm

It’s definitely almost festival season in Toronto, and NXNE has now unveiled this year’s lineup.

After a rather unsuccessful 2017 festival run, the annual event announced that it will be relocating back to its original stomping grounds at Yonge-Dundas Square in 2018.

Taking place June 8 to 17, this year features Jazz Cartier, Azealia Banks, and Big Freedig headlining the local music fest.

As usual, the headliners will join emerging and other established artists throughout the weekend including U.S. Girls, TORRES, Sean Leon, Alx Veliz, Yungblud, Cadence Weapon, Kamikaze Girls, Nate Husser, and more.

Now in its 24th year, NXNE will take over Toronto’s downtown epicentre, Yonge-Dundas Square. And in addition to concerts, festival-goers can expect free outdoor programming, NXNE talk sessions, and comedy shows.

This year, the festival will expand the Club Land Curator Series throughout the week with leading Canadian musicians hosting and curating showcases across the city at dozens of venues and clubs.

Game Land will kick off the event and will take place in a unique downtown Toronto venue, and will feature a three-day live eSports extravaganza with hundreds in attendance and tens of thousands viewing online via NXNE’s Twitch channel.

North by Northeast 2018

When: June 8 to 17
Where: Yonge-Dundas Square, and other venues

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