NXNE Music Festival June 7-16

NXNE: Founded in 1995 with our partner SXSW, NXNE kicks off festival season by taking over the city of Toronto every June for 10 days, bringing incredible talent and emerging live music to the city’s best concert venues. NXNE includes a free, three-day music festival in the centre of the city, at Canada's biggest street corner, Yonge and Dundas. This year, NXNE celebrates its 25th year of uniting people through music, by bringing the best talent to the streets of Toronto.


NXNE is excited to announce the addition of 94 new acts to its Club Land 2019 lineup. New acts include Southern soul musician Swamp Dogg, Canadian punk rockers Single Mothers, alt-country singer-songwriter Oh Susanna and LA-based DJ Total Freedom. Club Land shows will be performed at iconic music venues across Toronto from June 7-16. All festival scheduling information can be found on the official NXNE app, now available to download from Apple Store and Google Play.

NXNE CLUB LAND will continue to offer programming that represents the diverse communities of Toronto through its Curator Series and other notable shows. It will feature shows programmed 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. The Curator Series aims to encourage music fans of all genres to club hop across the city and witness their favourite artists transform the showcase experience. A low 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.

NXNE welcomes back past curators including; Brendan Canning (Broken Social Scene), The Elwins, Dan Burke, Ian Blurton; while also introducing new curators like Charlotte Cornfield, DJ Shub, Raptors Uprising, Royal Mountain Records, Taiwan Beats, Blue Crane Agency, Wavelength, Vox Future, Night Owl Festival, Lisbon Lux, Double Denim, Matt Sandrin and Heavy Trip.

Featured CLUB LAND acts include: hip hop artist Haviah Mighty as well as experimental music performance group Persons, acoustic rocker Owen, punk infused hip hop Just John x Dom Dias and new age musician Nick Schofield.  Indie act Most People, pop artist Syngja and fierce punk band Dishpit will all be a part of the CLUB LAND experience.

In addition to NXNE’s CLUB LAND Curator Series, highlight shows will include indie emo rock band American Football supported by alternative bedroom-pop act Ellis as well as an All Ages show with Chicago based rapper Cupcakke at The Phoenix Concert Theatre.

A $29 wristband gets people access into all the CLUB LAND shows. Wristbands can be purchased online at

This year, in honour of its 25th anniversary year, NXNE expands FESTIVAL VILLAGE (June 14 – 16) to 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.

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. 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.”

- Michael Hollett, President & Managing Director, NXNE

Courtesy of Taro PR

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