NXNE Music and Gaming festival postponed until late summer

Mar 31 2020, 6:33 am
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NXNE Music and Gaming Festival, originally slated for June 12 to 21, has been postponed until August due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

North by Northeast takes over downtown Toronto each year with a corral of performances by energizing artists, plus comedy, gaming, flea markets, and more.

Instead of returning this year to mark the transition from spring to summer, the celebration of arts and gaming fun will run from August 11 to 16.

 

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Festival Village, home to the concerts and comedy performances, is a major hub of the annual event. The lineup for this year’s series is yet to be announced, but you can keep an eye on the website for updates as they come through.

Also returning this year will be Club Land, which offers even more live music in indoor settings, Game Land — an eSports paradise — and NXNE Talks, celebrating “25 years of essential conversations.”

 

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“The City will need to eventually come together again, to celebrate live music and our community spaces enjoy each other and our communities along with the live music that unites and excites us all. When that time comes and we can all safely come together again, NXNE will join the arts and live music culture community in helping bring live music songs back to the city,” Michael Hollett, NXNE president, said in a release.

“Until then, our thoughts are with all the people on the front lines who are working, at great risk to themselves, to make us safe. We thank them and send them and all of you best wishes with the promise of better days. Please be safe and we’ll see you on the other side”.

 

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More than 200,000 guests attend NXNE each year.

The event’s website, which is updated with news about the postponement, reads “Please Stay Home.”

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