Now in its 16th year, NXNE is set to hold its annual music/film/interactive conference and festival on the week of June 14th-20th. It puts 625+ international and local bands on 50 stages, screens 40+ films, populates Conference Village sessions with groundbreaking keynotes and inspired panel discussions, and breaks ground in the interactive media arena. From small intimate shows to stages at Lester B. Pearson International Airport and Union Station, to free open?air concerts in the heart of the city at Yonge?Dundas Square, the NXNE experience permeates Toronto.
As always, I’m really looking forward to the shows. This year features performances by Iggy and the Stooges, The Raveonettes, Sloan, Japandroids, Surfer Blood, The Soft Pack, Avi Buffalo, Timber Timbre, Diamond Rings, The Besnard Lakes and Free Energy, to name a few. I’m also psyched for the Interactive element of the festival, called NXNEi. This will be its first year, aninteractive media conference and workshops programmed in conjunction with FITC to bring the key players in new media innovation for featured talks, frank discussions and community?voted panels.
For more info, and info on passes, visit NXNE.