+10 acts to catch at NXNE
Here’s how to get the most out of your clubhopping wristband
NXNE is back to its old self this year after a couple of years as a destination festival at the Port Lands, refocusing around its Festival Village at Yonge-Dundas Square and its good old-fashioned club hopping. A $29 wristband will get you into all the Club Land shows, and it’ll let you discover some good stuff if you go in blindly or let the curators exert their influence. Or you can take our recommendations for hidden gems below.
We could tell you to see the free Festival Village headliners like Azealia Banks, Chvrches, Big Freedia and U.S. Girls (and we will), but this guide will focus on the smaller-font names that will make you say, “Wow, I’m glad I went to that,” and then kiss the filthy wristband you’ve been wearing for a week straight.
NXNE takes place June 8-17 at venues throughout the city. $29 for a Club Land wristband at nxne.com. Festival Village shows happen at Yonge-Dundas Square (1 Dundas East) and are free.