North by Northeast (NXNE) Canada’s most important festival of emerging music returns this June 14 – 19 with over 300 of the world’s best new bands in more than 20 of Toronto’s top live music venues.
NXNE is a legendary annual music festival held every June across downtown Toronto since 1995 — until recently. NXNE festival celebrates community and new music with showcases, panels, parties, and more.
Toronto has one of the greatest live music scenes in the world and NXNE works with the city’s remarkable music venues to showcase top emerging Canadian and international acts throughout Festival Week. The Festival also features secret shows by top artists.
Discovery is at the core of NXNE and artists including: Billy Talent, The Arkells, Daniel Caesar, Feist, the Weeknd, Sam Roberts, Knaan, Lizzo, the Lumineers and thousands more all played intimate, NXNE gigs early in their careers.
Using a model developed through our partnership with SXSW, NXNE runs tightly produced shows that run on a strict schedule designed to encourage confidant club hopping, certain artists will appear when advertised.
Festival admission is through low-cost festival passes or single venue tickets. NXNE is committed to eliminating financial barriers for artists and doesn’t charge performers to apply and all bands are paid to play.
NXNE is committed to removing ﬁnancial barriers from connecting artists with audiences and we have eliminated all fees to apply to play the Festival – applications now closed — and admission prices are low to ensure broadest access to the festival — and full venues for club operators.
For a full list of venues and artists visit: nxne.com/venues
For ticket purchases visit: nxne.com/buy-tickets