North By Northeast announced dates for the 2018 festival Wednesday, which will take place June 8-17. Now entering its 24th year, the festival will move away from the Port Lands. The festival will offer free outdoor programming at Yonge-Dundas running from June 15-17.
Plans call for the festival to turn a portion of Yonge Street into a “festival village,” and the Club Land – Curator Series will also be expanded. Game Land, the festival’s eSports stream will also return and run June 8-10.
“We at North by Northeast have always loved presenting amazing new music at Canada’s most exciting intersection, free of charge. And NXNE’s fans and supporters have been clear they love shows on Yonge Street, even miss them. So we’re bringing the music back to the centre of the city, bigger and better,” says Michael Hollett, NXNE Founder.