North by Northeast (NXNE) takes over Toronto starting tonight! As part of its music line up, it has announced award-winning hip-hop artist Shad will be headlining at Yonge-Dundas Square on Sunday, June 21. Presented by Vans, the rapper completes the weekend line-up alongside previously announced artists NÜE, Casey Veggies, and Ty Dolla $ign.
NXNE has also confirmed LA synthpop artist Cold Cave, on Saturday June 20 at Red Bull Sound Select at Adelaide Hall with Programm, Greys and Deafheaven.
CBCMusic.ca will present a big night of music at the NXNE Hub (170 Spadina Avenue) on Friday, June 19 with performances by rock n roll duo CATL, bearded folk hero Ben Caplan, indie rock quintet Jane’s Party, the 2015 Searchlight winner Orange O’Clock and a choice appearance by Danish punks Iceage.
NXNE will also present must-see music and comedy performances at the NXNE Hub running throughout the Festival, June 17 to 21. The NXNE Hub turns comedy club when Video On Trial’s Julia Hladkowicz, Mr D’s Mark Little, and Last Comic Standing’s Ben Kronberg join the already announced Nick Thune on Thursday, June 18 for a night of laughs.
On Saturday, June 20, Sirius XM Radio’s Next Top Comic, Matt O’Brien; NXNE comedy vet and Just For Laughs favourite, James Hartnett; and one of the “18 Funny Women You Should Be Following On Twitter,” Ashley Barnhill will join Eric Andre at the NXNE Hub.
For a complete list of NXNE 2015 events, visit nxne.com or download the official NXNE 2015 app your iPhone or Android mobile. In the meantime, why not get ready for NXNE with this Spotify playlist here.