NXNE will again launch with its Game Land, eSports Competition. NXNE’s hugely popular Game Land, one of Canada’s leading eSports events, kicks off the festival each year, with online tournaments and a weekend of live gaming and eSports. Professional gamers and talented amateurs compete for cash prizes in person and online through NXNE’s Twitch channel.
The Club Land series takes over many of Toronto’s top live music venues for NXNE’s full 10 days with many venues having extended last call till 4 am. The Club Land shows are programmed by Canada’s top musicians as well as leading music Tastemakers.
NXNE CLUB LAND will continue to offer programming that represents the diverse communities of Toronto through its Curator Series and other notable shows. It will feature shows programmed by leading Canadian musicians that highlight emerging artist showcases, art installations, late night DJ sets and after parties, all in the city’s most cherished venues. The Curator Series aims to encourage music fans of all genres to club hop across the city and witness their favourite artists transform the showcase experience.
NXNE will again be closing down two blocks of Yonge Street to car traffic and opening it up for fun with the creation of Festival Village from Dundas to Queen.
In addition to the Festival Village’s Main stage, NXNE on Yonge also includes: a free Comedy Tent, gaming stations, a beer and spirits garden, additional music stages and much more.
Who is it for?
Club shows: 19+. Yonge Dundas Square events is all ages.
YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE EVENTS & Yonge Street Village- FREE
Gameland- Free Play & Ticketed
Tickets: Wristbands are priced at 1995 prices, $29, the same as in NXNE’s first year, and allows fans access to over 30 shows.
How to get tickets?
At the door subject to availability.
WHEN & WHERE
AUGUST 11 -16, 2020
NXNE Gameland: August 14 – 16, 2020 @ Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst St, Toronto
CLUB LAND: August 11 -16, 2020
Festival Village: August 14 – 16, 2020
This year, in honour of its 25th anniversary year, NXNE expands FESTIVAL VILLAGE to span over half-a-kilometre, packed with free entertainment, activations and more. The growing festival will include four performance areas for all festival goers to enjoy for free throughout the festival including newly added Queen St. Stage presented by Slaight Music. Village spans Yonge Street—from Dundas Square to Queen—to create NXNE Festival Village, more than two blocks of free entertainment, comedy, activations and more.
Where: Various Venues, Downtown Toronto and Yonge Dundas Square