North by Northeast

NXNE 2017 – Round 1 Artist Announcement

North by Northeast has released their first 2017 artist announcement and it’s a good start. Now entering its 22nd year,  the annual Toronto music festival returns to the Port Lands with Passion Pit, Tyler, the Creator and Post Malone in the headlining position for fthis venue. Also included in today’s announcement, Bleachers, Sleigh Bells, The Soul Rebels Ft. Talib Kweli, Twin Peaks, Cold Specks, Muna, and Son Little and a promise of 20+ artists to come.

Festival dates are June 23 to 25th, early bird pricing is up and tickets are on sale! NXNE is using RFID wristbands and we’re serious when we say you should really consider the VIP package. There’s nothing like front row access and VIP bathrooms.

Other highlights of this festival, the Club Land venues, Game Land featuring video gaming and E-Sports, the comedy tent, art installations, midway rides and of course food vendors.

NXNE is one of our favourite festivals, partly because it’s on home turf and partly because it includes free shows that all of you can see. Stay tuned for more artist announcements.

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EDIT -Tyler the Creator has dropped out and been replaced by Kaytranada.

Hey – Wanna Go to NXNE 2011? Let Me Send You!

Good morning boys and girls.

It is with great pleasure and a huge smile on my face that I am writing to you this morning. You see, after much hinting and working and waiting I can now tell you that I have TWO 5-day North by Northeast 2011 wristbands to give away.

side note: NXNE charges taxes and service fees totaling $11.30 for all tickets – including the free ones. But it’s better than paying $61.30!

This is the 17th year for NXNE and by all accounts it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. There are over 650 bands on the bill and more than 40 films set for screenings. And you get access to all of them with your 5-day wristband.

Now, there are a few steps that we need to follow to get you entered to win, but nothing that will require blood, sweat or tears. Unless you don’t have AC in which case you may be sweating because it’s getting pretty hot in Toronto.

Step 1. Read this blog.

Step 2. Click the link here

Step 3. Register at (red button in the upper right corner)

Step 4. Verify your account using the email that comes to you.

Step 5. Leave a comment at the bottom of this post telling me why you want to go to NXNE 2011 and which email address you used to sign-up at

It’s as easy as that. No jokes. 2 lucky winners will be picked at random by me and a group of my peers who won’t be entered in the contest.

Make your answer stand out. Tell me why you should be the winner.

If you have never checked out North by Northeast do yourself a solid and be there. If you’ve been going every year for as long as you can remember, you know exactly why you want to go back.

If you’ve already got your tickets, enter anyway. And tell your friends.

I wanna be a giver my friends. Help me be a giver!

Be awesome. Good luck.

7 years ago
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