NXNE has been all about great music for 22 years. This year we added a brand new music venue in the Port Lands, in Toronto’s east end, right by the lake. Our new site is across the street from what was the Sound Academy 51 Commissioners Street at the corner of Cherry Street and Commissioners Street. There’s great bike access as well as regular TTC buses, water taxis and parking for cars.
We featured some of the world’s best Indie bands as well as vintage and emerging hip hop and soul including: Schoolboy Q, Father John Misty, Ghostface Killah, Mother Mother, Dan Mangan, Shamir, Daniel Caesar, The Zolas, Mick Jenkins, HIGHS, Born Ruffians, Tiken Jah Fakoly, the Devin Cuddy Band with a Special Guest Jim Cuddy and many more. Port Lands festival passes were the least expensive of any festival this summer in the Toronto area.
We provided the full festival experience at NXNE Port Lands.
We also continued to program Toronto’s best clubs with our Club Land shows including: Eagulls, Moving Units, The Joy Formidable, The Hunna, Pere Ubu, King Khan and The Shrines, Stonefield, Bionic, Kamasi Washington, TUNS, Billions, Cold Specks, Prozzak, Radioactivity, MSTRKRFT, Adam Baldwin, Vogue Dots, Diana, Screaming Females, Bertrand Belin, So So Glos and more!
You like free stuff? Thought so. We featured emerging Toronto bands as well as live video games at our old home at Yonge Dundas Square from Thursday night through Saturday. Tons of demo games were on the Square along with live music and more.
NXNE alumni include:
Iggy and The Stooges, The National, St. Vincent, The Flaming Lips, DEVO, Spoon, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Ludacris, The New Pornographers, Juicy J, Ty Dolla $ign, Fucked Up, Sleigh Bells, Shad, De La Soul, Social Distortion, Bad Religion, Danny Brown, Billy Talent, Descendents, Broken Social Scene, Feist, Spiritualized, of Montreal, Mac DeMarco, Best Coast, Cults, Grimes, tUnE-yArDs, Future Islands, Rhye, A$AP Ferg, Pusha T, Swans, Run the Jewels, Portugal. The Man, Japandroids, Yukon Blonde, Blonde Redhead, Deafheaven, Tink, Baths, Hundred Waters, San Fermin, Kate Tempest, U.S. Girls, Purity Ring, The Pharcyde, Deerhoof, The Raveonettes, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, Born Ruffians, METZ, Action Bronson, Big Freedia, Twin Shadow, A Place to Bury Strangers, OFF!, Surfer Blood, Ty Segall, Jeff The Brotherhood, Ryan Hemsworth, Hollerado, Omar Souleyman, Courtney Barnett, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists, GZA, Kid Cudi, Black Lips, Sufjan Stevens, HEALTH, Wavves, Glass Animals, Rae Sremmurd, 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, Angel Olsen, Atlas Sound, Vince Staples, Doldrums, Real Estate, Willow Smith, DIIV, Tobacco, Kelela, Wild Nothing, John Maus, Odonis Odonis, 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, Death From Above 1979, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Glass Candy, Mudhoney, Dirty Beaches, plus thousands more.