NXNE Announces Festival Village Programming & More

NXNE has announced that its 2019 Yonge Street Festival Village Mainstage will feature legendary dance-diva Santigold, California indie rockers Cold War Kids, and hometown hip-hop star Killy as the festival takes over Canada’s biggest street, making it pedestrian-only from Dundas to Queen from June 14-16.

This year’s festival features three free performance areas, including the new Slaight Music Emerging Artists Stage at Queen Street. A free standup comedy tent, eSports, Cirque de Soleil street performers, the NXN-Flea Market and more will provide a busy lineup of activities throughout the festival weekend.

Festival Village will feature a mix of indie, pop, hip-hop, and more. Musical performers also include: Toronto rap duo 88GLAM, Toronto hip-hop crooner anders, masked musical marvel Leikeli47, Vancouver-based First Nations hip hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids, award-winning Taiwanese rockers No Party for Cao Dong, Cobourg, ON indie band Cleopatrick, Greys, Kississippi, The Blue Stones, Notifi, Haviah Mighty, Just John x Dom Dias, Hot Garbage, Walrus, and more.

As part of this year's Festival Village from June 14-16, NXNE will showcase over 30 local makers and purveyors with its first ever NXN-Flea.

NXNE Club Land, curated by artists like Brendan Canning, Charlotte Cornfield, Jim Cuddy, Ian D’Sa, and The Jerry Cans will feature 50 shows across iconic Toronto venues from June 7-16. More information about these shows will be announced in the coming days. Some new acts have been added to the NXNE Club Land Curator Series. Fresh off tour with Laura Jane Grace (Against Me!), Control Top will headline the Monarch Tavern on June 11. Club Land will also feature acts including queer-pop performer Sir Babygirl, New York City-based rapper/producer/dancer Le1f, L.A.-based DIY artists Justus Proffit, fresh off Coachella Justin Jay, Toronto punk band Bad Waitress, and dynamic genre-bending Samurai Champs in the diverse series.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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