NXNE's massive free festival returns to Yonge-Dundas Square next month

May 22 2019, 4:03 pm

NXNE’s massive free street festival is taking over Yonge-Dundas Square this June.

According to organizers, this year’s Yonge Street Festival Village Mainstage will feature legendary dance-diva Santigold, California indie rockers Cold War Kids, and hometown hip-hop hero Killy.

The festival will make Yonge Street pedestrian-only from Dundas to Queen from June 14 to 16.

This year’s festival features three free performance areas including the new Slaight Music Emerging Artists Stage at Queen Street. There will also be a free standup comedy tent, eSports, Cirque de Soleil street performers, the NXN-Flea Market and much more will provide a jam-packed lineup of activities throughout the festival weekend.

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Festival Village will feature a mix of indie, pop, hip-hop, and more. Musical performers also include: Toronto rap duo 88GLAM, Toronto hip-hop crooner anders, masked musical marvel Leikeli47, Vancouver-based First Nations hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids, award-winning Taiwanese rockers No Party for Cao Dong, Ontario indie band Cleopatrick, Greys, Kississippi, The Blue Stones, Notifi, Haviah Mighty, Just John x Dom Dias, Hot Garbage, Walrus, and more.

Founded in 1995 with SXSW, NXNE kicks off festival season by taking over the city of Toronto every June for 10 days, bringing talent and emerging live music to the city’s best-known concert venues. NXNE includes a free, three-day music festival in the centre of the city at Yonge and Dundas.

 

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NXNE 2019

When: June 14 to 16
Where: Along Yonge Street and at Yonge-Dundas Square