Take 1,000 bands, add 30 films, 50 stages, 150 comedians, 65 interactive sessions and oodles of art installations, then mix ‘em all together over a 7-day period and you will find yourself bang in the middle of NXNE 2013. Here’s a rundown of just a few things to look forward to as NXNE celebrates its 19th year…
You’ll remember this fella as one half of the famous duo OutKast. He’s performing solo as a featured artist at this year’s festival. You can catch him at Yonge and Dundas Square on Sunday, June 16th at 9pm.
These punk legends hail from Southern California and boast over three-million in record sales worldwide. Get your bad-ass on and catch them at Yonge and Dundas Square on Thursday, June 19th at 9pm.
Homegrown talents Leah Fay and Peter Dreimanis make the perfect duo with her sweet tone complimenting his rough edge. Catch this handsome pair at The Mod Club on Friday, June 14th at 10pm.
The Rolling Stones – Charlie is my Darling – Ireland 1965
Never-before-seen footage – shot just weeks after Satisfaction shot to #1 in the charts – shows intimate details of life on the road before The Stones became legends. Showing at The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema on Friday, June 14th at 9:15pm.
Mistaken for Strangers
Lead singer of The National, Matt Beringer, invites his brother Tom on the road to work as part of the crew. Tom films along the way! The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, Friday June 14th at 4pm.
Marketing for The Shy Type
Presenter Daniel Schutzsmith focuses on various techniques to successfully market your business and make yourself look “awesomesauce” in the eyes of your clients. Wednesday, June 12th at 11:15am.
Living the Dream
Dream about quitting your day job and going it alone as an entrepreneur? Presenter Jennifer Hood discusses the highs and the lows, the good and the bad of you working for you. Get ready to be inspired! Wednesday, June 12th at 1:45pm.
Darren Copeland “Underwater Soundwalk”
Darren Copeland leads visitors in a walk through an environment that literally performs for them. Toronto Sculpture Garden; Yonge and Dundas Square on Sunday, June 16th at 11am.
Phil Shaw @ Art Fair
This intentional contrast is based on how homosexual culture and identity has existed just as long as religion. The imagery showcased supports the idea that homosexuality is as important to humanity as religion. Ryerson Quad, Saturday, June 15th at 12pm.
There are several options if you’re interested in attending the festival this year. You can go all out and get the priority pass which will ensure entry into any show or screening. Cost is $275, $150 for students. Alternatively there are cheaper, wristband options…
Full Fest Wristband: $60 +HST = $67.80
Single Day Wristband: $30 +HST = $33.90
Film Fest Wristband: $25 +HST = $28.25
Spotlight Series Tix: $20 +HST = $22.60
Check out the website for more sales and schedule info.