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Mar 15, 2017

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NXNE PORT LANDS FESTIVAL TURNS UP TORONTO WITH FIRST LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT

NXNE PORT LANDS FESTIVAL TURNS UP TORONTO WITH FIRST LINEUP ANNOUNCEMENT

Passion Pit; Tyler, the Creator and Post Malone Headline NXNE Port Lands Festival

Toronto (March 7, 2017) – North By Northeast (NXNE), Toronto’s premier music event unveiled its first round of performers to kick off the summer at its 2nd annual NXNE Port Lands festival taking place June 23 to June 25, 2017 in Toronto. Headliners for the 3-day festival include the enigmatic Passion Pit, the subversive hip-hop performer Tyler, the Creator and silky-voiced rapper Post Malone. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit www.nxne.com.

These headliners will join other emerging and established voices throughout the weekend including: Bleachers, Sleigh Bells, The Soul Rebels Ft. Talib Kweli, Twin Peaks, Cold Specks, MUNA and Son Little. The second wave of artists will be announced in early April.

“The team at NXNE is driven by its passion for music and pop culture and it’s what drives us to bring Torontonians the most dynamic and innovative programming possible,” said Michael Hollett, President and Managing Director of NXNE. “This year’s Port Lands lineup will light up our stages with the most diverse voices in music today.”

In addition to the stellar musical performances, festival-goers can expect major enhancements to this year’s Port Lands event including a comedy tent, sponsor activations, midway carnival rides and games, art installations, and comfortable retreats for attendees in-between sets.

Port Lands, now in its second year, is a growing part of its parent festival NXNE and was introduced as part of a major expansion in 2016. NXNE, which celebrates its 23rd anniversary, continues its growth by extending the overall festival to 10-days in which fans can engage in the immersive experiences and programming NXNE offers including: Club Land, Game Land, and Future Land.  NXNE takes place June 16 to June 25 in downtown Toronto. Additional programming announcements will be made in the coming weeks.

About NXNE

Founded in 1995, North By Northeast is an annual 10-day music festival and interactive conference. The festival includes four main streams of programming including Club Land, Game Land, Future Land and Port Lands, a three-day outdoor music festival. NXNE utilizes over a dozen venues across Toronto including Yonge and Dundas Square, The Danforth Music Hall, Horseshoe Tavern, Adelaide Hall and more. Partnered with SXSW, NXNE is the premier Canadian destination for bands, innovators, artists, industry insiders and fans. This year’s NXNE takes place June 16-25, 2017. For more information please visit nxne.com. 

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