NXNE: North By Northeast Festival

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Event date June 7 to 16, 2019 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.

NXNE includes a major three-day music festival in the heart of the city at Yonge Dundas Square. The “festival within a festival” NXNE Festival Village on Yonge Street, June 15 to 18 features comedy, interviews and panels, art, great food and cool activations.

NXNE Game Land returns June 8 to 10 at the legendary Concert Hall at 888 Yonge Street.

The fest also takes over Toronto’s live music clubs with its Club Land series of emerging musicians curated by K-OS, Jim Cuddy, Moe Berg and more with extended last calls at your favourite sweaty club/bar/pop up venues.