Iggy and the Stooges, X, De La Soul, Mudhoney, Les Savy Fav and Thee Oh Sees to Headline NXNE 2010
Published Apr 13, 2010All right, Toronto music fans, time to fashion some sort of drool-catching contraption to the bottom half of your face. The annual NXNE festival has announced its initial line-up, and we have to say, it's a bit of a doozy.
We'll get the big news out of the way first. None other than Iggy and the Stooges will be gracing Toronto's Dundas Square on June 19. The band will play a free show from the Virgin Mobile Stage, with a line-up including James Williamson on guitar, original Stooge Scott Asheton on drums, bassist Mike Watt of Minutemen fame, longtime saxman Steve Mackay and, up front, the godfather of punk himself: Iggy Pop.
Of course, that's not all: American first-wave punk-rockers X will return to Canada for the first time in 20 years, original line-up intact, while lo-fi Danes the Raveonettes, Long Island hip-hop icons De La Soul, grunge favourites Mudhoney and angular post-punkers Les Savy Fav will all make festival appearances, as will Japandroids, Cold Cave, Kid Sister, Wavves, Surfer Blood and Thee Oh Sees.
Sloan will also play a headlining show at Yonge-Dundas Square. The Canadian indie quartet will take the stage a day before the Stooges, on June 18.
As per yearly tradition, these bands will not only be joined by many hundreds more musical acts, but by a slew of films and a number of conferences as well.
This year's NXNE will go from June 14-20 in venues across Toronto.
Watch Matt & Kim get all magical at last year's event: