Music takes over Toronto. NXNE is your chance to see more than 1000 bands on over 50 stages. Whether it’s big headliners, bands on the rise, or your new favourites, there’s plenty to hear and discover.
The 20th annual NXNE runs June 13-22, 2014; Music anchors the festival June 18-22.
- Huge free shows at Yonge-Dundas Square
- Hot new buzz acts up close in clubs, bars, dives, and galleries
- Parks, airports, and everywhere else: NXNE takes over Toronto
- New for 2014: VICE Media re-creates their hugely successful SXSW VICELAND
- Also new for 2014: Boiler Room stages the best in underground music with signature showcases
- What’s NXNE without Secret Shows? Small sweaty clubs, up-and-coming bands, your best guesses
NXNE Music festival alumni include:
Iggy and The Stooges, The National, The Flaming Lips, DEVO, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Ludacris, Fucked Up, De La Soul, Social Distortion, Bad Religion, Billy Talent, Descendents, Broken Social Scene, Feist, Of Montreal, Best Coast, Cults, St. Lucia, Villagers, Grimes, Portugal. The Man, Japandroids, FLAG, Joey Bada$$, Calexico, Yukon Blonde, Purity Ring, The Pharcyde, Smif N’ Wessun, Deerhoof, The Raveonettes, Yamantaka // Sonic Titan, METZ, Action Bronson, Big Freedia, Twin Shadow, A Place to Bury Strangers, OFF!, Surfer Blood, Coeur De Pirate, Dan Deacon, 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, Mikal Cronin, Majical Cloudz, WHY?, Iceage, DIANA, The Soft Moon, White Lung, Thee Oh Sees, Dum Dum Girls, Bleached, Dusted, The Men, Blue Hawaii, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, PS I Love You, Zola Jesus, Braids, 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, Bear Mountain, Big Black Delta, 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…