Announces First Round of Programming for 2014
JUICY J + DANNY BROWN + RHYE
MAC DEMARCO + RUN THE JEWELS
OMAR SOULEYMAN + SPEEDY ORTIZ + MAS YSA
COURTNEY BARNETT + ODONIS ODONIS
plus NXNEi speakers including
PAUL ROSENBERG (Shady Records) + CHRIS KASKIE (Pitchfork)
OLIVER EL-KHATIB (OVO)
OLIVER EL-KHATIB (OVO)
NORTH BY NORTHEAST (NXNE) announces its first round of NXNE Music + Interactive programming for its 20th anniversary, taking place during the expanded dates June 13-22, 2014.
NXNE Music has confirmed performances by ST. VINCENT, following the February release of her much-anticipated self-titled fourth solo album; Three 6 Mafia co-founder and Academy Award winner JUICY J; DANNY BROWN, whose album Old placed on Exclaim!’s “Best of Hip Hop 2013” list; 2013 Polaris Music Prize long listers RHYE; the stage antics of MAC DEMARCO which have built up buzz on NME and Brooklyn Vegan; and hip-hop heavyweights El-P and Killer Mike’s Guardian-featured RUN THE JEWELS.
Also on the music lineup: legendary Syrian artist OMAR SOULEYMAN, supporting the release of his first studio album aimed at Western audiences - the Four Tet-produced Wenu Wenu; Massachusetts rockers SPEEDY ORTIZ, tipped by SPIN on their “Best New Artist” list; Australian artist COURTNEY BARNETT, who captured Stereogum’s attention with her “Album of the Week”, The Double EP: A Sea Of Split Peas; ODONIS ODONIS, the band NME wishes had soundtracked the violent parts of Fight Club; and The FADER-profiled MAS YSA, whose debut single earned him a Pitchfork “Best New Track” designation.
For additional information and to see more artists playing NXNE 2014, visit nxne.com.
As part of NXNE Interactive (NXNEi), the festival will present over 65 sessions with a roster of speakers including PAUL ROSENBERG, who has steered Eminem’s career since 1997 as the President of Shady Records and CEO of Goliath Artists; OVO Founder and co-manager for Drake, OLIVER EL-KHATIB; entertainment lawyer and Last Gang Records Co-Founder CHRIS TAYLOR, who represents some of the biggest names in music; President of Pitchfork CHRIS KASKIE, whose groundbreaking site has changed music criticism; and Executive Vice President and Head of Content at Dat Piff KP SWAZY, the authority on online mix tapes and new ways to consume rap and hip-hop.
All NXNE passes and wristbands are now available online at nxne.com/tickets.
Now in its 20th year, NXNE Festival and Conference is one of the world's premier festivals. NXNE's five pillars - Music, Film, Comedy, Art, and Interactive - are essential gatherings for artists, industry, and fans. NXNE draws 350,000 attendees and generates an annual economic impact of over $50 million on the city of Toronto.