The inaugural year of NXNE’s Game Land e-Sports event and tournament will kick off June 16th -18th, 2017 at Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS). Pro-gamers will compete for a $10,000 cash prize in a Starcraft II tournament. eSports athletes will also be able to participate in our Super Smash Brothers and Street Fighter V tournaments on site. Graham DzRifkindz Rogers and Zombiegrub from Basetrade.tv will also be on site to provide live play-by-play for all the exciting live gaming action. Eight of the world’s top Starcraft II players will compete live at YDS and the event will be broadcast on NXNE’s twitch.tv channel. NXNE Game Land will also host a viewing party for the CEO Fighting Game Championships being held simultaneously in Orlando, Florida. The square will also be jammed with hands-on gaming opportunities, an exhibitor zone and much more.

REGISTRATION


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SCHEDULE


Friday June 16
5PM
Game Land Opens
10PM
Game Land Closes
Saturday June 17
10AM
Game Land Opens
5PM
NXNE HP Omen Starcraft II Game Land Invitational
10:30PM
Game Land Closes
Sunday June 18
10AM
Game Land Opens
5PM
NXNE HP Omen Starcraft II Game Land Finals
10:30PM
Game Land Closes

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About Us

NXNE is a raging annual 10-day summer festival and conference, learn more!

NXNE is a raging annual 10-day summer festival and conference, featuring music, gaming, comedy, interactive and more at this packed cultural explosion. The U.K. Guardian says "NXNE has crowned itself Toronto's leading music event." NXNE celebrates its 23rd year in 2017 and takes over Toronto with showcases, panels, parties, installations, and more. NXNE includes a major three-day music festival that also features comedy, food, art installations and midway rides and games at NXNE's Port Lands festival site. NXNE Game Land will present Canada's largest-ever, free outdoor e-Sports competition at Yonge Dundas Square. We take over Toronto's best live music clubs to present our must-see Club Land series of emerging music with extended last calls at your favourite sweaty club/bar/pop up venue. We are partners with our friends in Austin, Texas at SXSW. NXNE was founded in 1994 and when you get to know us better, you can call us Northby.

FAQ

Frequently asked questions answered for all your festival needs.

What is North by Northeast / NXNE?

NXNE is a raging annual 10-day summer festival and conference, featuring music, gaming, comedy, interactive and more at this packed cultural explosion. The U.K. Guardian says "NXNE has crowned itself Toronto's leading music event." NXNE celebrates its 23rd year in 2017 and takes over Toronto with showcases, panels, parties, installations, and more.

NXNE includes a major three-day music festival that also features comedy, food, art installations and midway rides and games at NXNE's Port Lands festival site. NXNE Game Land will present Canada's largest-ever, free outdoor e-Sports competition at Yonge Dundas Square.

We take over Toronto's best live music clubs to present our must-see Club Land series of emerging music with extended last calls at your favourite sweaty club/bar/pop up venue. We are partners with our friends in Austin, Texas at SXSW. NXNE was founded in 1994 and when you get to know us better, you can call us Northby.

When is NXNE 2017?

June 16 - 25, 2017, coming up fast.

Where is NXNE?

NXNE takes place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, one of the leading live music cities in the world. Our multi-venue event includes: Toronto's best live music clubs, The Port Lands music festival site, E-Sports at Yonge-Dundas Square in the centre of the city, Toronto's Times Square.

I want to volunteer. How can I go about it?

What a lovely idea. You'll have fun, make new friends, make important connections in the music industry and get free stuff. We'll have volunteer info up here soon. We love our volunteers!

I want to advertise on your website/in your gig guide. What do I do?

This is something smart people say. Please get in touch with nxne@milkamili.com.

Who's playing?

This year's NXNE Port Lands music festival features: Passion Pit, Tyler the Creator, Post Malone, Bleachers, Sleigh Bells, The Soul Rebels featuring Talib Kweli, Twin Peaks, Cold Specks, Muna, Son Little and dozens more. NXNE's Club Land festival will feature the best up-and-coming bands as curated by some of Canada's best musicians

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Where are the Port Lands?

Just east of downtown Toronto, as close to Lake Ontario as you can get without falling in. Just past the Distillery District and south. Where those giant white abandoned industrial silos by the Cherry Street Bridge are, you can cross the bridge to enter to NXNE Port Lands.

It's just south of the part of the Gardiner Expressway that should have been torn down and where it curves to become the Don Valley Parkway. It's where the biggest bike paths in Toronto meet: one north-south, one east-west. It's on the way to Cherry Beach, across the street from Toronto's glamest, biggest new venue, Rebel; the former Sound Academy but way shiner. It's also across from T&T Market and just north of a working drawbridge. It's where Cirque de Soleil pitches their tent in the summer and some gasp and are charmed by wonderment.

There's regular bus service, plenty of parking and it is one of the most bike friendly sites in town with free bike valet parking during the festival.

By TTC bus, from the west, take the 172B Cherry St bus from King or St. Andrews to Commissioners St. Coming from the east, take the 72C bus from Pape Station to Cherry and Commissioners St. There is tons pf parking for cars. Last year, we had a free boat shuttle from Harbourfront to NXNE Port Lands.

Artist FAQs

Should I email (insert name & email of person on the NXNE contact list) to ask them to book my band? NXNE takes a very limited number of unsolicited bands, if you think yours should be one of those, send your particulars to info@nxne.com.

Yonge-Dundas Square

What is a Yonge-Dundas Square?

It's a big public space at Yonge and Dundas in the heart of the city, in the middle of downtown Toronto (Dundas Subway). It's also called YDS, some claim it's Toronto's Times Square and we regularly create special NXNE events including mega concerts by Iggy and the Stooges, the Flaming Lips, Run the Jewels and many more. We added a live video gaming in 2016 on the big screen and on dozens of consoles and computers. We are presenting the biggest free, outdoor live E-Sports event ever in Canada in 2017 to kick off NXNE the weekend of June 16 -18.

I hear the shows at YDS are free. That's cool, but what's the catch - how much are they?

They're free. Really.

Are they all ages?

Yes. Fun for the whole family. Also free.

Media

I'm a member of the media and I don't know what I'm doing. Help me.

If you have any specific questions that need immediate answers, please email Sacha Miller - Worklate - sacha@worklate.ca


If you are a member of the media and would like to request press accreditation to cover the festival, please fill out the form here

 

Other

Where can I find NXNE on the internets?

You already have. You can also follow us on Twitter, double tap us on Instagram, and like us on Facebook for updates on every damned thing. And not just during the festival either. We'll keep you company all year round.

I have specific questions for specific people. Where do I find that information?

Contact page to the rescue. Please direct all general inquiries and additional, pressing questions somehow not already covered in this fawkin FAQ to info@nxne.com.

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Contact


Address

115 Danforth Ave., Suite 302
Toronto, Ontario M4K 1N2

Phone

416-901-6963

Emails

General Inquiries

info@nxne.com

Volunteer Opportunities

volunteer@nxne.com

NXNE Media & Publicity

Please direct all press inquiries to: Sacha Miller - Worklate - sacha@worklate.ca