Music Submissions

NXNE 2013 Music Submission Info 

Date & Location:
JUNE 10 – 16, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada

Head to sonicbids.com/nxne to submit. 

By submitting to play NXNE 2013, you’ll receive a 2-week free trial on Sonicbids. This means you pay only NXNE directly and not a separate Sonicbids fee to submit to this festival. And as part of the free trial, Sonicbids will credit you 25 tokens you can use to submit to other gigs at no cost.

For five days and nights, the 2013 edition of the NXNE Music Festival — expecting to bring in over 330,000 attendees for its 19th year — offers the hottest music and the freshest music-related ideas, all within a few km of each other. NXNE presents over 800 international, national, and local acts at 57 official festival stages in downtown Toronto’s famous club district.

There are 250 reserved slots for Sonicbids members and EVERYONE who applies to NXNE – even if not selected – can get deep discounts on full Artist passes for each band member.

About NXNE:
The event is an essential showcase opportunity for the best in new music. Many performers have played NXNE on their way to major worldwide breakthroughs. Hotly tipped buzz bands and soon-to-be-discovered gems join international touring acts, making NXNE eclectic and exciting.

In addition to hundreds of thousands music fans, NXNE brings in thousands of industry professionals that take part in conference sessions and thousands more fans at the concurrent NXNE Interactive, NXNE Film, and NXNE Comedy components of the festival.

NXNE 2012 attracted over 750 accredited media to the festival. NXNE enjoys the usual online suspects on the ground, taking it all in: Brooklyn Vegan, Vice, Gorilla vs Bear, XLR8, Exclaim!, and also draws correspondents from mainstream North American outlets like Vanity Fair, The National Post, The New York Times, CBC, The Globe & Mail, and internationals like BBC and Fused UK.

NXNE Music festival alumni include:
Iggy and The Stooges, The Flaming Lips, DEVO, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Fucked Up, De La Soul, Bad Religion, Descendents, Broken Social Scene, Feist, Of Montreal, Best Coast, Cults, Grimes, Portugal. The Man, Japandroids, Yukon Blonde, Purity Ring, The Pharcyde, Deerhoof, The Raveonettes, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, METZ, Action Bronson, Big Freedia, Twin Shadow, A Place to Bury Strangers, OFF!, Surfer Blood, Ty Segall, Jeff The Brotherhood, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, GZA, Kid Cudi, Black Lips, Sufjan Stevens, HEALTH, Wavves, The Dodos, Lower Dens, Diamond Rings, Killer Mike, Thee Oh Sees, Dum Dum Girls, Bleached, Dusted, The Men, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, PS I Love You, Zola Jesus, Ceremony, The Hundred in The Hands, Oberhofer, Doldrums, Mac Demarco, DIIV, Wild Nothing, John Maus, Daughn Gibson, Les Savy Fav, The Soft Pack, AA Bondy, The Death Set, Kid Sister, The Sonics, Bad Bad Not Good, Digable Planets, Warpaint, Cold Cave, No Age, King Khan & The Shrines, DFA 1979, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Glass Candy, Mudhoney, Dirty Beaches plus thousands more…

Whether you define your sound as Rock, Garage, Punk, Reggae, DJ, Folk, Hip Hop, Goth, Americana, Dance, Ambient, Metal, Bluegrass, Electronic, Singer-Songwriter, R&B, Acoustic, Alternative, or simply Bedroom 4-Tracker, get your NXNE application underway now.

NXNE 2013 submissions are open from September 1, 2012 until February 28, 2013. Until Jan 31, 2013, submit to play Canada’s premier music festival and conference while taking advantage of the $38 reduced submission fee. From Feb 1, 2013 to Feb 28, 2013, submissions are $50. Performers selected to appear at NXNE 2013 will have their artist information and website links featured at www.nxne.com. Please make sure your EPK is complete and up-to-date; NXNE cannot accept / review incomplete EPKs.

All artists selected to appear at NXNE are entitled to receive complimentary NXNE Artist passes, with priority access to all official festival venues and to the afternoon sessions of the Interactive Conference. (Sorry – managers, agents, crew and assorted hangers-on not included).

In addition, Canadian artists showcasing at NXNE are eligible for an opportunity to be included in the NXNE Top 60 Tip Sheet – a list of NXNE showcasing artists sent to a database of industry insiders, complimented with a dedicated microsite served via nxne.com.