NXNE Announces 2018 Lineup with Jazz Cartier, Azealia Banks, Big Freedia
Published May 17, 2018NXNE returns to Toronto again next month, and the first round of performers has just been revealed.
The festival runs from June 8 to 17, with Jazz Cartier, Azealia Banks and Big Freedia topping the initial bill.
In addition to ticketed Club Land events, Yonge-Dundas Square will host a series of free live performances featuring sets from U.S. Girls, Torres, Yungblud, Sean Leon, Alx Veliz, Cadence Weapon, Kamikaze Girls and Nate Husser.
UPDATE (5/22, 5 p.m. EDT): NXNE has now added a few more acts, including Chvrches, Lights, Robert DeLong, Skye Wallace and Strands.
Of course, as previously announced, the festival will also feature a series of club shows curated by Canadian artists, with those shows running from June 10 to 16.
Curators include Leah Fay and Peter Dreimanis (July Talk), K-os, Jasmyn Burke (Weaves), Odario Williams (Grand Analog), Katie Monks (Dilly Dally), Cadence Weapon, Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), Cone McCaslin (Sum 41), Terra Lightfoot, Ian Blurton (Change of Heart), Moe Berg (Pursuit of Happiness), Ralph, the Elwins, Dan Burke and more.
Performers include Phédre, Saya, Die Mannequin, Charlotte Cornfield, Ice Cream, Sun K, Myst Milano, the Pick Brothers Band, La Timpa, Goodbye Honolulu, Ferraro, Tatnisha, Hex, Just John and Evan Redsky.
Other artists set to play during the week-long festival include Ace Dillinger, Aphrose, Baby Blue (Young Teesh and Prince Josh), Bookchop, Caroline East, CJ Flemings, Coco Supreme, Craig Currie, Dani Nash, Dave Monks, Dom Dias x Just John, Everythingoshaun, Eyedea, Faiza, Freeza Chin, Garcons, Ghost Caravan, Gunner & Smith, Hua Li, Khadijah Lopez, Kimmortal, Kyvita, Lemin, Len Bowen, Like a Motorcycle, Liza, Mark Bragg, Mark U, Megan Nash, Merival, Mimico, New Chance, Nick Faye & the Deputies, Nobros, Phab, Property, Rum Ragged, Samurai Champs, Selena Dhillon, Stones, Streel, Surf Dads, Sydanie Moon, Talvi Faustmann, Tange, the High Divers, the O'Pears, Tobi, Tylor Jay Santos & Jonah Yano, Vaness, Vaz and Will.
Club Land wristbands are currently available for $29, and you can purchase those here.
For full information and festival updates, check out the official NXNE website. Watch a teaser for the upcoming fest below.