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Apr 19, 2017

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NXNE UNVEILS FULL LINEUP FOR PORT LANDS FESTIVAL TAKING PLACE JUNE 23-25 IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO


 

NXNE UNVEILS FULL LINEUP FOR PORT LANDS FESTIVAL TAKING PLACE JUNE 23-25 IN DOWNTOWN TORONTO

Tinie Tempah, Amir Obè, Yukon Blonde, Lizzo, River Tiber, Franklin Electric and Many More Join Previously Announced Performers Including Passion Pit; Tyler, The Creator And Post Malone

Toronto (April 19, 2017) – North By Northeast (NXNE), Toronto’s premier music festival, announced today the addition of some of music’s hottest and most exciting performers, finalizing its lineup for the 2nd annual Port Lands Festival. Newly announced highlights include award-winning English rapper, singer and songwriter Tinie Tempah; fast-rising Detroit rapper, vocalist, and producer Amir Obè; critically acclaimed and live show-stopping indie rockers, Yukon Blonde; the SXSW highlight performer that the LA Times called ‘a singer and rapper to watch in 2017Lizzo; the multi-instrumentalist who has been sampled by Drake, and collaborated with the likes of Kaytranada, Pusha T, and Jazz Cartier to name a few, River Tiber and Montreal’s hotly hyped alt-folk band, Franklin Electric. NXNE Port Lands will take place from Friday, June 23 to Sunday, June 25, 2017 in downtown Toronto. For more information and to purchase weekend or single day passes please visit www.nxne.com.
                                                                                             
“Since our inception, NXNE has proudly built up the reputation of curating a festival that always includes a strong element of discovery,” said Michael Hollett, President and Managing Director of NXNE. “With this year’s Port Lands lineup, we have brought together some of the biggest performers in the world as well as a fantastic group of artists who are about to be launched into the musical stratosphere.”
 
Festival goers will also have the opportunity to experience some of the best homegrown talent Canada has to offer as well, including Yukon Blonde (Vancouver), River Tiber (Toronto), Cold Specks (Toronto), The Franklin Electric (Montreal), EMP (Toronto), Humans (Vancouver), K.I.D. (Mississauga), John River (Mississauga), Heartstreets (Montreal), Saya (Toronto), Grandson (Toronto), Caveboy (Montreal), Beach Season (Calgary), Lost Cousins (Toronto), The Kents (Toronto), Ebhoni (Toronto), Blajk (Toronto), Ferraro (Toronto), Midday Swim (Toronto) and Teen Ravine (Toronto).
 
NXNE PORT LANDS 2017 LINEUP BY DAY: 
 
FRIDAY
Post Malone
Sleigh Bells
Amir Obè
Twin Peaks
Cold Specks
EMP
The Regrettes
Jalen Santoy
Ferraro
 
SATURDAY
Tyler, the Creator
Bleachers
Tinie Tempah
Son Little
MUNA
K.I.D
John River
Heartstreets
Caveboy
Beach Season
Ebhoni
Blajk
 
SUNDAY
Passion Pit
The Soul Rebels Ft. Talib Kweli
Lizzo
Yukon Blonde
River Tiber
The Franklin Electric
Humans
Saya
Grandson
Lost Cousins
The Kents
Midday Swim
Teen Ravine
 
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.
NXNE will be gearing up for more exciting announcements between now and the festival. Stay tuned for more information on NXNE Club Land, Game Land and Future Land programming in the coming weeks, as well as a new festival presenting sponsor.