The 18th annual 5 day festival kicks off today, June 14th and will feature hundreds of bands from all over the world, in over 50 venues, primarily located on Queen West, College St and the Bloor St. annex. Wristbands range from $50 to $250 for the festival, and allow you free cover to any NXNE show, at any venue. Some choose to hit the festival with a detailed itinerary, squeezing in all of your favorite bands, while others wander aimlessly in hopes of finding a new favorite, or catching an enigmatic secret show, either way, with over 780 bands descending on the city, your music needs are covered.
No Wristband? No Problem!
The Festival in its 18th year, is hosting a number of must-see artists for FREE at Dundas Square.
Thursday: Bad Religion is set to headline Thursday evening with trademark 3-part vocal harmonies and the punk sound that inspired the revival of punk in the 80’s.
Friday: Next up, the homegrown Matthew Good, former frontman of The Matt Good Band, one of Canada’s most successful alternative Rock bands, will undoubtedly have the square at capacity on
Friday evening for a night of rock .
Saturday: Young Street will be shut down, to make way for the Flaming Lips and their endlessly entertaining live show of confetti, costumes, complex lights, mind blowing projections, and the famous plastic bubble, frontman Wayne uses to traverse the audience.
Sunday: Closing up the Dundas Square festivities on Sunday will be the highly anticipated performance from Ghostface Killah and Raekwon, undoubtedly two of the most prominent members of the seminal Wu-Tang Clan. Grab a tee for $9.99 to wear at the show HERE!
Check out the full lineup at: http://nxne.com/schedule/#navsrc=music