Now in its 19th year, North by Northeast Festivals and Conference (NXNE) has become the Canadian festival destination for emerging artists as well as major-label headliners; music filmmakers; comedians; visual, sound, and other artists; and for digital interactive innovators bridging the gap between technology and the arts.
Beginning June 10 - 16th, NXNE runs seven days and nights, with an eclectic mix of music, film, comedy and art to check out at venues throughout the city. I always view the schedule online and make a bucket list of all the bands I want to see throughout the weekend. Things can easily get hectic but travelling from venue to venue between sets is all part of the fun!
Other than the NXNE Music takeover, there are a few other series to check out:
NXNE Film screens 30+ of the year’s best music-themed features, documentaries, shorts, and experimental films from around the world.
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.
NXNE Comedy presents popular and emerging stand-up and sketch acts from around the world.
NXNE Art will connect visual artists with an expanded, engaged audience. It will feature late-night visual art fun as well as a packed slate of daytime activities both on the streets and in galleries. Art will also be presented in non-traditional viewing spaces.
TPL also has a local music collection that includes many of the bands who have previously played NXNE and many that are playing this weekend! Check out our Make Some Noise blog and our local music collection here.
To find all the detailed schedule and ticket information, check out NXNE online!
What shows will you be checking out?