NXNE announces big expansion for 2017
NXNE took some chances last year and after digesting all the negative feedback has decided to make some big changes for the 2017 edition. This year they're expanding the schedule to run over ten days as well as introducing new programming that takes them back to the festival's roots.
From June 23 to 25, the Port Lands will act as the headquarters for most of the festival's larger activities and shows. This outdoor space will feature two main stages, art installations, and lounge zones to hang out in between acts. There will also be carnival rides and a comedy tent.
Club Land will include shows scheduled at venues across the city. It won't be as extensive as in past years, but larger music venues like the Danforth Music Hall, the Horseshoe Tavern and Adelaide Hall will host concerts, harking back to the early days of the expansive festival.
Yonge-Dundas Square will play host to the three-day Game Land part of the festival from June 16 to 18, which will include live e-Sports competitions and gaming demonstrations.
NXNE will run from June 16 - 25, 2017.
Photo by Matt Forsythe.
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