NXNE: North by Northeast Festival

  • June 13 – 22
  • Various venues
  • NXNE.com

800 bands/30 films/150 comedians/10 days

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. Seen as the most anticipated summer music event in Canada, NXNE Music, NXNE Film, NXNE Interactive, and NXNE Comedy are an essential gathering for artists, industry, and fans.

For ten sleepless days and nights, NXNE Music offers the hottest music and the freshest music-related ideas—all within a few kilometres of each other. NXNE presents over 800 international, national and local acts at various official festival stages in downtown Toronto, plus 65 interactive sessions, 150 comedians and many art installations.

NXNE Film screens 30+ of the year’s best music-themed features, documentaries, shorts, and experimental films from around the world. Directors, producers, actors and musicians attend many of the screenings – many of which are world or Canadian premieres.

NXNE Interactive (NXNEi) is a digital interactive media conference like no other. It brings together content-creating artists, tech entrepreneurs, digital marketing gurus, web business experts, and social media aficionados for four days of workshops, presentations, and panels that explore the newest ideas in bridging the gap between creativity and the interactive world.