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NXNE: North By Northeast Festival

June 2017 (dates to be announced) across Toronto. Visit the official website: NXNE.com. ShareThis

North by Northeast (NXNE) has become the Canadian festival destination for emerging artists and major-label headliners, for music filmmakers and for digital interactive innovators bridging the gap between technology and the arts and is an essential gathering spot for artists, industry professionals and fans.

New for 2016: NXNE will include a new outdoor festival experience. The Port Lands, located at Cherry and Commissioners Street, will be the home of a major festival hub that will reflect the spirit of NXNE. The ticketed “festival within a festival” June 17 and 18, will feature live music from discovery bands, artists on the cusp of glory and major headliners, as well as art installations, a convoy of food trucks and you-had-to-be-there moments in a convenient location.

Also new in 2016, NXNE‘s Interactive, Music and Gaming Conference will focus on video gaming with a speaker series, industry panels and job fair focusing on technology, gaming and how musicians can thrive in these industries. This year’s keynote speaker will be none other than ATARI founder, Nolan Bushnell on June 15. The Interactive and Gaming Conference will be held at Ryerson University at the Ted Rogers School of Management, which overlooks Yonge-Dundas Square, where NXNE will extend the music-meets-video game element for live gaming opportunities and dynamic concerts.

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