As the weather slowly starts to warm up, it can only mean one thing: festival season is coming.
And it just so happens that Canada’s premier music and gaming festival, NXNE, is returning to the city for ten days this June.
From June 7 to 16, festival goers can look forward to more curator and club shows, and an extended festival village that will include four stages for live performances.
This year’s ‘Club Land’ and ‘Festival Village’ will offer guests an impressive mixture of globally recognized and emerging hip-hop, indie rock, and pop performers at 20 of the top music venues in the city.
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NXNE Club Land will feature shows curated by leading Canadian musicians that highlight emerging artist showcases, art installations, late night DJ sets, and after parties, all in the city’s most cherished venues.
In honour of the festival’s 25th anniversary, the Festival Village will span over half-a-kilometre, packed with free entertainment, activations, and more.
The growing festival will include four performance areas for all festival-goers to enjoy for free throughout the festival including newly added Queen St. Stage presented by Slaight Music.
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“We’re proud and pumped to continue to connect audiences and emerging artists for 25 years. So much about music as an industry and an art form has changed in the last quarter century,” said Michael Hollett, president and managing director, NXNE.
“But the satisfying intimacy of unlocking new musical experiences for audiences — and finding new, passionate listeners for artists — never changes. NXNE continues to grow and develop along with music and the music fans that are so fundamental to everything we are.”
A low-price price wristband secures priority admission to all shows. Wristbands are priced at 1995 prices, $29, the same as in NXNE’s first year, and allows fans access to over 30 shows.
When: June 7 to 16
Where: Venues throughout the city
Price: Wristbands cost $29