NXNE: North By Northeast Festival

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Event date June 8 to 17, 2018 LocationAcross Toronto Official website Official website

Gaming, innovation and hundreds of new and established musical artists at over a dozen venues across the city are what make NXNE a favourite of the summer festival roster.

Michael Angelakos of the band Passion Pit performs on stage at the North by Northeast Festival in Toronto.

North by Northeast (NXNE) is a 10-day summer festival destination for emerging artists and major-label headliners and for digital interactive innovators, bridging the gap between technology and the arts. NXNE is an essential gathering spot for artists, industry professionals and fans.

In 2017, NXNE includes a major three-day music festival June 23 to 25, situated in the Port Lands at Cherry and Commissioner Streets. Among the dozens of major acts coming, the 2017 headliners are Passion Pit, Kaytranada and Post Malone. This “festival within a festival” also features comedy, food, art installations and midway rides.

NXNE Game Land is Canada’s largest-ever, free outdoor eSports competition in the heart of the city at Yonge-Dundas Square.

The fest also takes over Toronto’s live music clubs with its Club Land series of emerging musicians with extended last calls at your favourite sweaty club/bar/pop up venues.