Skip to main content

@NXNE - - Let's Do It Again in 2015‏ - #Toronto

NXNE
20 Years Ain't Enough
Let's Do It Again in 2015
 
 

The 20th year of NXNE (North by Northeast) was the largest, most exciting and widespread festival yet, with five successful streams - Music, Film, Interactive, Comedy and Art - taking over the city of Toronto from Pearson Airport to Toronto Islands.

"The bottom line is that this was the best run year of NXNE, top to bottom." - The National Post 

During the 10-day festival, June 13-22, 2014, 800 artists performed at over 50 venues across the city, including a combined audience of 160,000 at Yonge-Dundas Square (YDS) over four days with performances by Sleigh Bells, St. Vincent, Spoon and Juicy J.  NXNE Music also presented three nights of shows at Massey Hall, a new stage at Ryerson on Gould Street, parties and performances at the Edward Day Gallery, the first-ever venue on a streetcar with the MiO Squirtcar, and an all-day concert at the VICE Island stage on Toronto Island. 

"I love Toronto. I wanna move to Toronto." said Juicy J during his Yonge-Dundas Square performance at NXNE.

The 14th NXNE Film Festival, in partnership with Hot Docs, expanded the scope of its acclaimed programming from just music-themed movies to the best films across all genres for the first time ever. The Canadian premiere of Richard Linklater's Boyhood at NXNE Film smashed the single screening attendance record for the festival. NXNE Film presented 10 World or Canadian premieres, with an increase in artist attendance for Q&A's and industry opportunities. 

NXNE Interactive presented 74 speakers over four days for the fifth and strongest year yet, with sold-out sessions featuring Actor, Comedian, Writer and Podcaster Marc Maron, VICE co-founder Suroosh Alvi interviewed by Reggie Watts, and the first public talk by OVO founder and Drake’s co-manager Oliver El-Khatib.

This year’s NXNE Comedy included 53 shows with 160 comics at 12 venues. Highlights included sold-out shows by Reggie Watts and Macaulay Culkin's The Pizza Underground at The Great Hall, as well as the Canadian premieres of Simon Amstell and Luisa Omiela (What Would Beyonce Do) at the British Invasion showcases.

For the first time ever NXNE Art, in partnership with Hermann and Audrey, hosted an Art Lounge where art installations and programming provoked new ideas for a future Toronto. In the vein of pushing bold ideas forward, NXNE Art invited world-class art talent from the North East to animate a number of public spaces with new murals and art pieces including bringing to life O'Keefe Lane Overpass, 49 Niagara and 19 new murals in Graffiti Alley.

"This year's NXNE was a benchmark in the festival's history. We not only celebrated the past 20 years, but enhanced the streams that put us on the map in the first place. We look forward to the next 20 years and beyond!" said Christopher Roberts, the Festival Director of NXNE.

NXNE and Right to Play also presented The 2nd Annual Backyard Concert in a Rosedale home, raising over $200,000 for the charity featuring unforgettable intimate acoustic performances by Gord Downie, Matthew Good and Serena Ryder.

The 8th annual NXNE Put The Boot In charity soccer match, also in support of the festival’s charitable partner Right to Play, raised over $12,000 to help to improve the lives of children around the world through the power of sport. Musicians, media, and celebrities competed for the coveted Queen and Beaver Cup – won this year by a 5-1 result for the Rockers over the Rollers. 

NXNE would like to thank the Government of Ontario, FACTOR, and the Government of Canada for their generous support of the 2014 festival.

"North By Northeast has crowned itself Toronto’s premier music event.” - The Guardian
NXNE 2015 runs June 12-21. Submissions open in September 2014. Visit NXNE year-round at http://www.nxne.com.
 
 
NXNE Facebook     NXNE Twitter

Comments

Most Popular Post

.@adidasoriginals Originals by wings+horns FW17 / #adidasoriginals

adidas Originals by wings+horns FW17

The Tragically Hip - Ahead By A Century

We lost a great man yesterday to Brain Cancer, "Gord Downie" lead singer of The Tragically Hip, for all our international followers, he was like a John Lennon...
This was one of the many songs I use to listen to growing up "Ahead By A Century", I will share more of his work in the next coming days... 
- TONY-
WE MISS YOU GORD YOU WERE A STAPLE....

"BEST SINGER SONGWRITER" DAHLIA WINS x TWO AT 2017 TIMA / .@dahliamusicnow

INTRODUCING DAHLIA AND HER NEW ALTERNATIVE INDIE-POP EP, ‘SHIFT’
Show — October 17th @ The Piston (Toronto) Show — November 3rd @ the Monarch Tavern (part of RedPine Music Night) (Toronto)
Awards — Won “Best Singer Songwriter” 2017 Toronto Independent Music Awards Awards — Won “Best Song: 2nd Runner Up” 2017 Toronto Independent Music Awards “Best Singer Songwriter” & “Best Song: 2nd Runner Up” for “Dreamlova” — linked here! WINNER for “Best Singer-Songwriter” in the 2017 Toronto Independent Music Awards, indie-pop powerhouse DAHLIA releases her new alternative indie-pop EP, ‘Shift."  A familiar indie industry face since 2006, DAHLIA — Dahlia Fernandes — has long been dubbed one of the most dexterous songwriters on the scene. Having created in collaboration with the likes of Rich Kidd (Drake, Busta Rhymes, K-os), Roy Hamilton III (Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, N’Sync), and America’s Got Talent’s Stacey Kay — as well as placing a song in Degrassi’s Ana Golja’s film, ‘Full Out’ (see…

YSL Beauty opens its first pop-up shop in Canada / Yves Saint Laurent

POP-UP SHOP TORONTO
THE BRAND’S FIRST EVER FREESTANDING SHOP IN CANADA
On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, YSL Beauty opens the doors of its very first pop-up shop in Toronto. The 1100-square-foot shop is housed in Square One shopping center until December 31st, right in time for the festive season.
YSL Beauty is breaking new ground with the opening of its first boutique in Canada with a mission to recruit millennials and immerse them in a young, edgy and luxurious world. With a storewide assortment of over 400 units, the pop-up shop includes a focus on YSL’s best-selling franchises within lips, face and fragrances, including the recently launched Tatouage Couture and Teint Encre de Peau All Hours.
A two-month beauty temple. The pop-up will let the Canadian beauty girls and boys experience one of the hottest brands of the moment. They will have exclusive first access to the latest limited editions, create their own personalized lip wardrobe, enjoy free makeup consultations, enjoy always-…

SECOND SHOW: Rap Season presents Majid Jordan at REBEL

PHASE ONE IS #1 .. AND HUFF POST AGREES

Phase One CEO Frank Babar has been making power moves in the music industry for over 35 years. This month, the entrepreneur took time out of his busy schedule to speak candidly with Huff Post about the successes of P1, and his vision for the future. Check out the article HERE
This week Phase One is also celebrating the release of Maino's gritty street anthem "Bag Talk," featuring Dave East."Bag Talk" was released on Phase One subsidiary label Litt Music / Hustle Hard.Plug in your aux chord and stream the song HERE.

FUTURE & YOUNG THUG TEAM UP FOR SURPRISE MIXTAPE 'SUPER SLIMEY' OUT TODAY

INVADING DIGITAL RETAILERS NOW
TOP 10 ON ITUNES OVERALL TOP ALBUMS CHART & TOP 5 ON TOP HIP-HOP/RAP ALBUMS CHART

Rap Season and Live Nation present .@DanielCaesar at Danforth Music Hall

PUR ATTITUDE™ SUPPORTS NATIONAL BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION, INC.®

PUR ATTITUDE™ SUPPORTS NATIONAL BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION, INC.®

.@JaheemRichMuzic - Deserve It All (VIDEO)

Check out this new video by Jaheemrich filmed by my business partner MRDAMIANSINGH...
Jaheemrich has came a long way perfecting his craft, now he's ready to let the world know....
HE DESERVES IT ALL...


IG @jaheemrichmuzic  Filmed: MRDAMIANSINGH