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Event/Attraction Info

Date and Time: June 14 - 20, 2010

Tickets Prices: See Prices

Age Limit: <age limit?>

Contact: [email protected]

Website: http://nxne.com

Address: 370 King St. W. (Festival HQ)

Main intersection: King & Peter

Neighbourhood: Entertainment District

Nearest Subway: St. Andrew Station

NXNE is the annual North by Northeast Music Festival and Conference held in Toronto. The event is considered a premier place for showcasing new music and music-related film. 2010 marks NXNE's 16th year, and will take place between June 14 - 20 inclusive. Over 650 bands are scheduled to perform across 50 venues spread throughout the city.

Participation in the festival and conference requires registration and payment of a registration fee (see Tickets section). However, there are also numerous free concerts at venues such as Yonge-Dundas Square and even the Pearson International Airport.


Music Festival

Artists from around the world are will be performing in 50 venues throughout downtown Toronto.

A complete venue list and schedule can be found at the festival website here

Venues for Free Concerts

  • Yonge-Dundas Square - Yonge and Dundas St.
  • Union Station – On Yonge at Bay St.
  • Metro Square – 55 John St. at King St.
  • Bellevue Square Park – Kensington Market
  • Market Lane – Front and Jarvis (near St Lawrence Mkt)
  • Matt Cohen Parkette – Bloor and Spadina
  • Harbour Parklands – Queens Quay Ferry Terminal
  • College Park Parkette – South of College Park (Yonge/Gerrard)
  • Holy Trinity Square – 10 Trinity Square


The NXNE Conference features celebrity interviews and panel sessions related to the music business. Demo-listening and mentoring sessions are designed to keep participants up-to-date in music-business trends. Past conference guests included Police drummer Stewart Copeland, head Sex Pistol Johnny Rotten, guerrilla songwriters Steve Earle and Bruce Cockburn, Peaches, Patti Smith, Thomas Dolby and Stones’ ex-guru Andrew Loog Oldham.

The conference will be held at the NXNE festival headquarters at the Hyatt Regency on 370 King St. W.

Film Festival

The NXNE Film Festival features a program of hand-selected music-related movies and documentaries from around the world.

The 16th NXNE Film Festival will screen many of its 40 music-related films at the NFB Mediatheque, 150 John Street. Gala presentations on June 17 and June 18 will be held, respectively, at the Royal Cinema and the Bloor Cinema. A full scheduled can be found on the film festival mini-website.

Ticket Information


  • Access all NXNE club shows & screenings from June 16 to June 20
  • Access to Up-close & intimate shows by festival bands at the AUX-TV Day Stage, NXPO music-lifestyle trade show, priority access to the NXNE Record Show June 19

One day wristband: $25
Five day wristband: $50

Available online and at various retailers


There are 3 different passes to choose from:

  • Priority Pass: front-of-the-line priority access to all NXNE club shows, film screenings, and Conference Village sessions

Students: $100, Regular: $200

  • NXNEi Pre-Festival Workshop for 1 day, June 14

All interactive workshop sessions, space permitting (does not include NXNEi Interactive conference, June 15‐16, 2010)
Students: $159, Regular: $199

  • NXNEi: 2 days Interactive, June 15 – June 16

All interactive conference events, space permitting (does not include NXNEi interactive workshops, June 14, 2010)
Students: $99, Regular: $199

Pass Combos

  • NXNEi “The Works” (NXNEi + NXNEi Pre-Festival Workshop: 3 days, June 14 – June 16)

All interactive events, space permitting. Includes two‐day interactive conference and one‐day workshop.
Students: $249, Regular: $349

  • NXNE Duo Combo (NXNE Priority Pass + NXNEi: 6 days, June 15 – June 20)

Priority access. All NXNE music concerts, film and Conference village events, and all NXNEi interactive conference events, space permitting. (does not include NXNEi interactive workshops, June 14, 2010)
Students: $199, Regular: $349


Festival and conference participants can stay up-to-date with NXNE via multiple social media outlets:

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