TORONTO (CelebrityAccess) — Organizers for the North by Northeast (NXNE) announced the dates for the 2018 edition of the festival, as well as the event's return to downtown Toronto.
The festival, now in its 24th year, will take place in Yonge-Dundas Square from June 8-17. The festival will include free outdoor programming June 15-17 and will transform Yonge Street into a festival village throughout the weekend to host free concerts, NXNE talk sessions and comedy shows.
In addition, the festival will expand the Club Land – Curator Series throughout the week, with Canadian artists hosting and curating showcases at venues around Toronto.
As well, the festival will debut with Game Land, a dedicated eSports event from June 8-11. The games will be carried live on the festival's Twitch channel.
“We at North by Northeast have always loved presenting amazing new music at Canada’s most exciting intersection, free of charge. And NXNE’s fans and supporters have been clear they love shows on Yonge Street, even miss them. So we’re bringing the music back to the centre of the city, bigger and better,” says Michael Hollett, NXNE Founder.