NXNE IS AN ANNUAL MUSIC AND GAMING FESTIVAL HELD EVERY JUNE ACROSS DOWNTOWN TORONTO SINCE 1995 — UNTIL COVID.
THE FESTIVAL CELEBRATES COMMUNITY AND NEW MUSIC WITH SHOWCASES, PANELS, PARTIES, GAMING, INSTALLATIONS, AND MORE.
NXNE takes place across the city of Toronto, one of the greatest cities in the world. The epicenter of the festival is Yonge Dundas Square in the heart of the city, some call it the 6’s Times Square. We shut down two blocks of Canada’s longest street. We also program in Toronto’s top live music venues as well as non-traditonal music spaces. NXNE has featured bands: at the airport, in parks, on streetcars, a ferry boat and much more.
In 2013, NXNE collaborated with then Creatures Collective at 822 Dundas Street West Gallery Project Space to host the first series of art installations, comedy shows and performance art pieces under the Creative Direction of NXNE team members and Darren Christopher L.